OpenJaw Technologies develops innovative Technology Tool for RADIUS – the Global Travel Company

Posted: April 25th, 2005

Agency desktop and XML server technology to power Radius wheel

Dublin, Ireland – 25 April 2005

OpenJaw Technologies, a leading provider of XML technology solutions, today announced that it has developed the agency desktop and XML server technology powering the recently announced RADIUS Wheel for member agencies connecting to Amadeus, Sabre, Apollo, Galileo and Worldspan.

When a RADIUS agent makes a reservation, the RADIUS Wheel checks the database for available proprietary inventory that can be offered at a lower rate than the originally booked services. These counter-offers will be displayed within seconds to the booking agent, who can then propose them at point-of-sale to the client. The alternatives can be special prices and promotions negotiated by RADIUS, the individual travel management company or the client themselves.

“RADIUS’s leadership position in the provision of advanced technology solutions to their members meant that we needed a partner that shared our technology vision, but also had extensive travel industry knowledge “, said Jay Richmond, CIO, at RADIUS.”OpenJaw’s knowledge of the industry and the OpenTravel” Alliance XML specifications made them an ideal partner for this ground-breaking development.”

Commenting on the new development, OpenJaw’s Chief Technology Officer, John Lambe said, “The RADIUS Wheel application uses advanced XML and Web Services technologies, including the message specifications of the OpenTravel” Alliance to provide real-time counter-offers, with inventory availability checking, direct to the agents desktop. OpenJaw is proud to have been chosen as technology partner for this project by RADIUS, which is significant in providing a highly lexible platform to deliver innovative content direct to the desktops of their member agencies.”

Notes to Editors:

About OpenJaw Technologies

OpenJaw Technologies is a leader in delivering high performance travel distribution solutions to the global travel industry. Our solutions enable the world’s leading travel companies to market, distribute and sell their online travel offerings in a differentiated way.

OpenJaw’s solution portfolio includes the xDistributor Integration Platform and Business Rules Engine that enables travel supplier integration, distribution channel management and dynamic packaging; xRez: a highly customisable Internet Booking Engine; xRezAgent: a sales and servicing platform for call centre agents; xLocation: a location data and hierarchy management application; xHotel: a content, mapping and inventory management system for accommodation and xEvent: a content and inventory management system for events and destination activities.

OpenJaw is a member and active participant of the OpenTravel™ Alliance.

OpenJaw Technologies is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with a regional office in Madrid, Spain.


RADIUS – the global travel company is one of the world’s largest travel management companies with combined annual sales of over $17.3 billion (USD). RADIUS is comprised of 90+ shareholder agencies in 80+ countries around the world with over 4,600 travel agency locations and is headquartered in the United States with regional offices servicing the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific. Press releases are available at

For more information, contact:
Yvonne Waldron
Director of Marketing,
OpenJaw Technologies Ltd.,
Station Mews, Lindsay Grove,
Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Tel: +353 (0)1 882 5444