VAN (value added network) and it’s advantages

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What is VAN ?

Which two files does it maintain?

And what are it's advantages?

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VAN (value added network) and it’s advantages


VANs are known as value added networks or virtual area networks.

It is exclusively used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).  It provides the facility for a specific network to transfer the information, store the data and email etc.

On VAN the sending data from one sender can be held in network until it is scheduled to be delivered to another user or receiver.

VANs are able to provide telecommunication support.

It can give translation services to a small organization which reduces their cost and saves time.  It might be possible that a company need to join more than one VAN because the company which is to communicated belongs to more than one.

But don’t worry now most of the VANS are able to communicate with one another.

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VAN (value added network) and it’s advantages



VAN is an acronym for value-added network or virtual area network. A virtual area network (VAN) is a network on which users are enabled to share a more visual sense of community through high band-width connections.

It is the middleware architecture to support the needs of multi-edged network computing.

This architecture dynamically constructs the requested VAN by employing algorithms to map the specification to physical network (node and link) resources and protocols to acquire these resources.

Basically VAN acts as a regional post office. It receives transmissions and notifies the ‘to’ and ‘from’ messages and route the transaction to the last recipient.

Freeway's software is already VAN enabled and supports both TRADACOMS and the newer EDIFACT and EANCOM standards.


  • Routing, Storing and delivering EDI messages.
  • VAN is the go-between in EDI communications.
  • Acting as a gateway for different transmission methods.
  • Handling telecommunications support.
  • Providing third party audit information.
  • Caching, Filtering.
  • Topology feature like coverage and connectivity.

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