CALVAEDI: PROVIDING ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS SINCE 1982
CalvaEDI’s original businesswas to provide an electronic mail service “pre-internet” created in 1982 and used by the American University of Paris on behalf of Apple France which hoped to streamline its internal communications as well as those with their hundreds of sales outlets.
Later, Apple authorised the opening of the service to owners of its first microcomputers and the “Calvados Network” was born; adding other applications such as downloading libraries, on-line thematic forums, and access to stock-market prices to electronic mail. The current directors of CalvaEDI were part of the original team that implemented the “Calvados Network”.
COMMUNICATION NETWORK EXTENDED TO TELEX, FAX AND THE INTERNET
Renamed “Calvacom” in 1986, the services provided were expanded in order to include users of other brands of microcomputers. Gateways to the Telex networks and for sending faxes were added in 1988 and 1989. An ISP “CalvaNet” activity was opened in 1993 in order to propose an Internet access for our users.
TRANSLATOR OF COMPUTERISED DATA BETWEEN DIFFERENT SYSTEMS
In 1992, a French "economic interest group" of independent hauliers, GIE France Rapide, contacted Calvacom for setting up a centralised translating system. Initially set up to provide for EDI exchanges between a closed group of 20 regional carriers, this system led to the creation of CalvaEDI in 1997 and now provides for the exchanges between more than 300 direct customers - both shippers and carriers - with several thousand external EDI partners.
GIE France Rapide no longer exists. We wish nonetheless to make public our gratitude to its directors at that time - Messrs Jacques Ruch and Robert Varillon, to the memory of their IT manager whose inspiration led to the creation of our activity - Mr. Hervé Coussou, and to Mr. Guy Monceau of DGS for his unsparing support of our efforts since its earliest days.
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