Maintained for Historical Purposes

This resource is being maintained for historical purposes only and is not currently applicable.

(General) Subject: Delayed Release of New Versions of TDClient and EDconnect

Posted Date:April 15, 2011

Author: Pamela Eliadis, Service Director, System Operations & Aid Delivery Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Delayed Release of New Versions of TDClient and EDconnect

TDClient and EDconnect are software products used by Federal Student Aid and its partners to send and receive Title IV data transmissions securely over the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG). These software products are elements of an integrated solution for file transfer from one SAIG destination point to another.

We conducted beta testing in the fall of 2010 in anticipation of an upcoming release of new versions of TDClient, including TDClient for Windows, Unix, Sun Solaris, MVS/zOS, AIX, AS400, and Linux. At that time, we also began providing information to the community about an upcoming release of EDconnect 8.0.

We regret the need to delay the release of the new versions of TDClient and EDconnect 8.0. We do not currently have a release date but will provide this information to the SAIG community as soon as possible.

Note: We will continue to support the current versions of EDconnect and TDClient. When we announce the release of the new versions, we will also provide information about a schedule to ensure all SAIG users upgrade their client software in a reasonable period of time.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this information, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at

Last Modified: 04/14/2011