JAVA – “wind of change” wasn’t just an early 90’s thing

From the beginning of time PTV included Oracle JAVA Runtime Environment (JRE) in xServer. Oracle now changed its license policies and any updates for commercial use are only available with a paid subscription.
This marks a severe change for PTV especially in the xServer context. We want to be as flexible as possible and want to provide our customers a reliable, easy to maintain product.
Our learning from this was, we don’t want to be dependend on one particular JRE provider, but rather work with standard functionality, which is fulfilled by a number of providers.

What will happen?

Starting with the upcoming xServer Versions 1.28 and 2.12, PTV will not ship a JAVA JRE within its xServer products anymore. Instead it relies on a JAVA JRE provided by the operating system environment.

What are the advantages?

  • PTV Customers are not limited to a specific JAVA distribution – reducing potentional license fees.
  • You might just use an already installed JRE – reducing the number of JAVA Versions running on your System.
  • The Server can install security updates for JAVA independent of xServer releases keeping your system security up to date.

What will NOT change?

  • xServer will work just the same – it still uses JAVA to provide its services.
  • xServer Internet will take care of that issue for you.
  • Your integrations doesn’t need any ajustments and will still work and react the same.
  • The xserver performance will be comparable to an integrated JRE – no change in any direction is to be expected.

Things to consider

  • Since a JAVA RE is an additional xServer system requirement, you need to take care of that – just like any other JAVA depending software. But we worked hard to make it as simple as possible.

For more help and advice, contact support.de@xserver.ptvgroup.com

New PTV Mapserver 5.14.0.10

The new release of PTV Mapserver 5.14.0.10 is now available for download in the Customer Area . This release contains following improvements:

  • Routing bug fix: Setting the speed profile of IVehicle::put_SpeedProfile() with a maxSpeed parameter which is not the highest speed compared to all the other speed parameters, resulted in internal interpolated speeds with too low values. This issue is corrected and corresponds to the results obtained by PTV xRoute with the same settings.
  • InstKit Setup bug fix: Under unclarified circumstances the base DLLs of Mapserver did not install. Via script these DLLs are set explicitly for installation now.

Any further questions? Don’t hesitate to contact our PTV Support Team.

New PTV Mapserver 5.13.0.10

The new release of PTV Mapserver 5.13.0.10 is now available for download in the Customer Area . This release contains following improvements:

  • The speed classification in the upcoming maps Europe Premium 2019.1 (and higher) will change. To get better route calculation results, the used profiles have to be adapted. Further details can be found in the method description of IVehicle::put_SpeedProfile() and the ReadMe. More Information about this topic will also be provided later this Year.

Any further questions? Don’t hesitate to contact our PTV Support Team.

New PTV Mapserver 5.12.0.10

The new release of PTV Mapserver 5.12.0.10 is now available for download in the Customer Area . This release contains following improvements:

  • RoadEditor enhancement:
    Icon for blockings concerning explosive transports is
    replaced by an international variant.

Please also note the changes in Version 5.11.1.12

Any further questions? Don’t hesitate to contact our PTV Support Team.

PTV xServer 1.24 now available

Our new PTV xServer 1.24 release is available NOW!

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Besides several Bugfixes, Improvements and some Features, the Highlights of the 1.24 Version are:

PTV xRoute Server: With the new xRoute 1.24, the time zone of the start and destination point of a route is determined automatically if no time zone is set.

PTV xMap Server: Several displaying improvements and some new icons.

PTV xTour Server: As an additional vehicle restriction you can set the maximum distance per tour. With this you can plan tours for example with electric powered vehicles with a maximum reach.

See the 1.24 Release Notes for more details.

The PTV xServer 1.24 can be downloaded from the customer area Downloadof the PTV Developer Zone. If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.

 

Special Toll Update for Europe available

Austria

  • TollCalculationFrom January 1st 2017, noise pollution (per day and night) will also be taken into account along with air pollution (EURO emission classes).

Bulgaria

  • New tariffs 2017

Croatia

  • New tariffs 2017

Denmark

  • New tariffs of 2017 for Øresundbridge and Storebæltbridge

France

  • New tariffs for Mont-Blanc-Tunnel, Fréjus-Tunnel, Tunnel de Puymorens, Tunnel Maurice Lemaire, and Millau Viaduc from January 2017.

Germany

  • Extension of tolls on all secondary highways includes new tariff tables 15.4 (BAB), 4.4 (Bundesstraßen) & special toll 2017. New tariffs for Warnowtunnel.

Greece

  • New tariffs for Rio–Antirrio bridge.

Hungary

  • New toll roads – valid from 01.11.2015

Liechtenstein

  • Bugfix for EEV vehicles for Toll tariffs from 01.01.2017.

Netherlands

  • New tariffs 2017 (new vehicle categories).

Portugal

  • New tariffs for 25 de Abril Bridge, Vasco da Gama Bridge.

Romania

  • New tariffs for Donaubrücke Ruse (Rousse) und Giurgiu.

Spain

  • New tariffs 2017.

Sweden

  • Holidays for 2018 added.

Switzerland

  • New tariffs for Bodenseefähre Romanshorn.

Turkey

  • New tariffs 2017.

United Kingdom

  • New tariffs 2017.

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2017.2H (upcomming)
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2017.1T
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2017.1H
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.2T
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.2HNavigation
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.1H

You can download it from the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone or use automatic update with the PTV Content Update Service. For PTV Mapserver please use the current version of the PTV Toll Update Tool.

Services

If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.