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Industry Standards

Spotdata offers open standards to the media industry!

To facilitate industry participation, Imagine Communications has designed Spotdata as an open-protocol system that can be used with all computerized media systems. This means that all broadcasting and cable companies can send electronic invoices to all agencies regardless of the software used to create and/or reconcile the invoices.

Agency Standard
The Invoice File-Open Standard for Agencies provides the information agency software vendors need to configure media systems to receive electronic invoices via the web.

Broadcasting and Cable Standard
The Invoice File-Open Standard for Broadcasting and Cable provides the information traffic system vendors need to configure their billing systems. The standard describes the invoice file format necessary for electronic invoicing and the web delivery of invoices to agencies.

Imagine Communications
Imagine Communications provides comprehensive technology solutions for electronic media markets (broadcast television, cable, DBS, radio, streaming media, advertising agencies, media buyers and national sales reps). Imagine Communications offers one of the most complete arrays of business systems and automated delivery systems and services in the world, with products and services found in all 50 United States, throughout Canada and in more than 40 countries worldwide. More information on Imagine Communications can be found on the worldwide web at