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Welcome to the CDX Technologies July 2017 Newsletter



The new CDXZipStream Version 3 adds new Bing Maps features for routing and mapping.  The maximum number of stops on a route is now increased from 25 to 100, and users now have the ability to specify map size up to 10 times larger (and including more detail) than the current standard map.  


There is also now a free suite of apps on the Microsoft Store that provide the same capabilities as our online website tools for address and ZIP+4 lookup, and ZIP Code and demographic reporting.


Here are our latest blog postings:


CDXZipStream Version 3 Release


The number of stops that CDXZipStream supports in a route calculation has been increased from 25 to 100.  This new limit applies to both route distance calculations and optimization. Bing Maps itself only supports 25 stops per route and does not optimize stops.  CDXZipStream now has the ability to overcome this limitation by making multiple requests to Bing.  We've also updated our routing optimization and mapping to support this increased number of stops.


Mapping has also been improved to allow the option of adjusting the embedded map sizes in Excel and support the largest map size that Bing Maps provides.  This is over 10 times larger than the current standard map.  To adjust the map size, use the CDXZipStream settings menu and select "Bing Maps Settings".  We've also taken steps to avoid label overlaps when a large number of stop or points appear on a map.


These new features make our product competitive with online solutions costing anywhere from 30 to $100 per month for route optimization alone.  Registered users of our latest product version can get the new version free by downloading and installing the CDXZipStream trial.


New Free Apps in the Microsoft App Store


CDX Technologies is pleased to release a suite of apps that can be downloaded for free from the online Microsoft Store.  The tools will work on Microsoft Windows 8 and 10 operating systems where the Windows Store is available. Three apps have been released covering address correction and ZIP+4 lookup, and ZIP Code and demographic reporting.  These apps match the applications that are also available on our web site under the "Tools" menu.  There is no charge to use these services.


Click on the links below to get these apps in the store:


Postal Address Correction and ZIP+4 Lookup:  This application can correct US postal addresses to a standardized format and append ZIP+4 information along with other key data. Data can be entered in either a single line or multiple line format. Enter as much address data as you have and the program will fill in the rest. Single line addresses should be entered in the format "address,city,state ZIP". A separate tab is available for each format.


ZIP Code Report:  This free USPS ZIP Code Lookup tool from can find city, state, county and more for any ZIP Code. Just enter your US ZIP Code and press the "Generate Report" button to get a detailed report. The report contains over 20 key ZIP Code data items including latitude, longitude, area code and elevation. 


Demographic Reports:  This app creates demographic reports based on ZIP Code. Items covered include population, race, gender and general location information. Just select a report, enter your ZIP Code and press the "Generate Report" button. Information on all of the report items can be found by clicking on the "Data Definitions" link. Report types include general, demographics, race, gender and a combined report.


Latest Data Updates


Canadian and U.S. data feeds of CDXZipStream were updated as of July 26.  There were 38 changes made to the U.S. database this month.  If you would like to update your database to reflect these changes, select the "Account" option on the CDXZipStream commandbar and click on "Check for Available Database Updates".  You can then update each database as required. 


CDXZipStream updates are a part of the one-year software maintenance subscription included with your purchase.  If you would like to extend your subscription, please sign in to the CDX Technologies website and from the account area for CDXZipStream, select "Buy Data Update".


As always we hope you find the information here helpful for you and your organization.  You can contact us with your feedback and suggestions by replying to this email.


The Team at CDX Technologies 

July 2017



Map of the World


In This Issue 


CDXZipStream Version 3 Release


New Free Apps in the Microsoft App Store


Data Updates