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Welcome to the CDX Technologies September 2018 Newsletter


In this month's newsletter we introduce a new, free Bing Maps route optimization feature in CDXZipStream that can provide faster and more accurate results for up to 25 destinations. There is also a new instructional video on how to use one of our online tools for address verification.


Here is our latest blog posting -


Bing Maps Route Optimization


In July, Microsoft announced that Bing Maps can now optimize up to 25 stops as part of their REST API service. The change is discussed in this article. Optimization can be requested from Bing Maps for no additional charge.


CDXZipStream has been updated to take full advantage of this new feature. Previously, route optimization in CDXZipStream exclusively used an algorithm based on straight-line distance between stops. Bing Maps route optimization uses driving distance instead of straight-line, and so will generally provide more accurate results. Turnaround will also be quicker since all of the calculations are performed on Bing Maps servers (instead of in Excel). For 25 to 100 stops the optimization routine will revert back to the original straight-line distance algorithm.


Bing Maps optimization is available from the "Bing Maps Settings" dialog:



Registered users can get this feature by simply downloading and installing CDXZipStream version 3.5.2 or better.


New CDXStreamer Online Tool Video


We've previously talked about the online cloud-based tools available on This includes an Bulk Address Correction and ZIP+4 Lookup tool which can be used for processing up to 20,000 addresses at a time.  Software installation is not required.  It can be accessed on a one-time purchase basis or with your CDXStreamer account. If you are interested in an overview of how to use it please check out our new instructional video:


Online Tool for Address Correction, ZIP Code Lookup

Online Tool for Address Correction, ZIP Code Lookup



Latest Data Updates


Canadian and U.S. data feeds of CDXZipStream were updated as of September 25.  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".  The maintenance agreement also includes access to the latest version of CDXZipStream. If you are using our discontinued "Classic" version you can upgrade to the current software by purchasing this subscription at a fraction of the list price.


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 

September 2018



Map of the World


In This Issue 


Bing Maps Route Optimization


New CDXStreamer Online Tool Video


Latest Data Updates









YouTube Video: Online Tool for Address Correction, ZIP Code Lookup