Discontinuation of various versions of PTV xServer, add-ons and maps

To ensure a smooth transition, we kindly ask you, to notice the following information. PTV Group will be terminating following products, plugins, maps and more:

  1. All versions of PTV World Map based on AND as of 1st April 2019
  2. PTV BCR Converter versions 1.0.1.0 and 1.0.0.0 as of 1st January 2020
  3. PTV xServer add-ons AJAX Maps versions 3.5.25-3.5.30 as of 1st January 2020
  4. PTV xServer .NET version 1.5 as of 1st January of 2020
  5. All other PTV Map versions 2018 as of 1st January 2020
  6. PTV xServer API version 1.24 and PTV xServer API versions 2.7-2.11 as of 1st April 2020
  7. PTV Content Update Service all versions of API 1 (1.28 and all previous versions) as well as version 2.11 and all previous versions of API 2 as of 1st April 2020

Please notice

  • that the Content Update Service of API 2 (currently version 2.12) is available. This service is also compatible to PTV xServer API 1 and very efficient.
  • The PTV World Map based on AND is replaced by an extracted version of PTV World City Map from TomTom. The contract with the data provider AND was terminated as of 31.03.2019. Therefore, maps based on AND may not be used in licensed PTV products. Consequently, PTV has stopped the processing and supply of PTV maps based on AND.

We have already provided the following upgrade paths to updating to the latest versions of:

From this date onwards, we will no longer provide updates or support for the versions as listed below.

Discontinuation notice for PTV xServer API version 1.24 effective from 1st April 2020:

PTV xServer Version Operating System
PTV xCluster Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.24.0.4 Windows and Linux distributions
PTV xDima Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.24.0.4 Windows and Linux distributions
PTV xLoad Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.24.0.3 Windows and Linux distributions
PTV xLocate Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.24.0.3 Windows and Linux distributions
PTV xMap Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.24.0.4 Windows and Linux distributions
PTV xMapmatch Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.24.0.4 Windows and Linux distributions
PTV xRoute Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.24.0.4 Windows and Linux distributions
PTV xTerritory Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.24.0.4 Windows and Linux distributions
PTV xTour Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.24.0.4 Windows and Linux distributions
PTV xServer bundle 1.24.0.0 – 1.24.0.5 Windows and Linux distributions

Discontinuation notice for PTV xServer API versions 2.7-2.11 effective from 1st April 2020:

PTV xServer Version Operating System
PTV Server 2.7.0 – 2.11.2 Windows and Linux distributions

Discontinuation notice for PTV xServer plugins effective from 1st April 2020:

PTV xServer plugins Version Operating System
Content Update Service 1.20.0.0 – 1.28.0.0
2.0.0 – 2.11.0
Windows and Linux distributions
Content Update Service Adapter 2.0.0 – 2.11.0 Windows and Linux distributions

Discontinuation notice for PTV xServer add-ons effective from 1st January 2020:

PTV xServer add-ons Version Comment
AJAX Maps 3.5.25.0 – 3.5.30.0 Java Servlet in combination with PTV xMap Server
BCR Converter 1.0.0.0 and 1.0.1.0 Windows and Linux distributions

Discontinuation notice for PTV xServer .NET effective from 1st January 2020:

PTV xServer Version Comment
PTV xServer .NET 1.5 Framework for .NET applications in combination with PTV xServer

Discontinuation notice for PTV Maps version 2018 effective from 1st January 2020:

PTV Maps Version Map & Data Provider
PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.1H, 2018.2H, 2018.1T, 2018.2T Here, TomTom
PTV North America City Map 2018 Here
PTV South America City Map 2018 Here
PTV Australia City Map 2018 Here
PTV World City Map Premium 2018.1T, 2018.2T TomTom (+AND)
PTV Africa City Map 2018 TomTom
PTV South Asia City Map 2018 TomTom
PTV Arabia City Map 2018 Here
PTV India City Map 2018 Here

Discontinuation notice for PTV World Map effective from 1st April 2019:

PTV xServer Version Comment
PTV World Map 2018 Contract was terminated effective from 31.03.2019 with data supplier AND.
It is not permitted to use AND data in PTV products from that time.
Please use the extracted PTV World Map from TomTom instead.

In accordance with PTV Group’s product discontinuation policy, we are providing you notice of this phase-out so that you have adequate time to replace the solutions via updating to the latest software versions available.

PTV Group is committed to providing the highest level of quality and service to you. Based on your requests, we constantly enhance our software and keep integrating new and improved functions and contents. Therefore, we strongly advise you to partake in our maintenance contract, as it integrates extended functions and ensures their systems always remain up-to-date – a basic prerequisite for their day-to-day operations.

To meet the growing requirements, PTV Group, like other software providers, needs to limit the number of software versions available. This way, we can always make sure that our resources stay focused on further improving PTV xServer, PTV xServer add-ons and PTV Maps as the current software solutions create the perfect conditions for your business applications to excel.

In case you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your representative sales partner.

Partial discontinuation notice for PTV xServer add-on “Traffic Info Loader” (TIL)

To ensure a smooth transition, we would like to let you know that PTV Group will partly be discontinuing the add-on product “Traffic Info Loader” as of 31st of December 2019 (details see below).

To support your business application, PTV Group has already realized an extended approach based on the Feature Layer Technology which replaces the Traffic Info Loader. To provide detailed information, please use PTV’s Online documentation as follows: Feature Layer (PTV_TrafficIncidents).

1. New customers / prospects:

As per 31st of December 2019, the PTV xServer add-on module Traffic Info Loader (TIL) will no longer be available to potential customers of PTV xServer. The discontinuation of PTV xServer add-on TIL is due to the fact that a new technology (so called feature layer “PTV_TrafficIncidents”) replaces the deprecated TIL.

2. Existing customers:

For existing customers of PTV xServer, TIL is partially discontinued according to the conditions set out in the following:

1. PTV xServer existing customers with use of TIL on PTV TomTom maps: Complete discontinuation as of 31stof December 2019. Existing customers of PTV xServer will no longer be able to use the TIL service (no support and no maintenance included).

2. PTV xServer existing customers with use of TIL on PTV HERE maps: Within the framework of the existing contracts, PTV will continue to provide TIL services to existing customers of PTV xServer which allows for an unmodified use of TIL until further notice. Please notice that the current TIL version 3.2.3 must be used.

In accordance with PTV Group’s product discontinuation policy, we are providing you notice of this phase-out receiving adequate time to update your application via using the Feature Layer technology.

3. Additional discontinuation notice for PTV xServer add-on TIL effective from 31st of December 2019:

PTV xServer add-on Version Comment
Traffic Info Loader 3.2.2 Previous versions already terminated

In case you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Discontinuation notice for PTV xServer 32-bit version

We would like to let you know that PTV Group will be discontinuing PTV xServer 32-bit version as of 1st August 2019.

From this date onwards, we will no longer provide any updates or support for the 32-bit versions of PTV xServer. Please notice that the last updated 32-bit PTV xServer was released as version 1.26.0.4 at 28th of January 2019.

To assist the clients, PTV Group has already provided the following upgrade paths, where clients can login to update to the 64-bit version of:

PTV Group as other software companies were forced to react because of Oracle’s announcement regarding their licensing policy. For recent Java versions Oracle provides only 64-bit binaries. Therefore, PTV strongly recommends updating to the 64-bit version.

In accordance with PTV Group’s product discontinuation policy, we are providing notice of this phase-out so that you have adequate time to replace the solutions via updating to the 64-bit software version which is already available.

PTV Group is committed to providing the highest level of quality and service to our customers. Based on the requests given by our clients, we constantly enhance our software and keep integrating new and improved functions and contents. This is, why we strongly advise our customers to partake in our maintenance contract, as it integrates extended functions and ensures their systems always remain up-to-date – a basic prerequisite for their day-to-day operations.

At a glance: Discontinuation notice for PTV xServer 32-bit version 1.24 and 1.26 effective from 1st August 2019 (please notice: no updates available any more, please use 64-bit instead):

PTV xServer Version Operating System
PTV xCluster Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.26.0.3 Windows (x86); Linux (x86)
PTV xDima Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.26.0.3 Windows (x86); Linux (x86)
PTV xLocate Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.26.0.3 Windows (x86); Linux (x86)
PTV xMap Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.26.0.3 Windows (x86); Linux (x86)
PTV xMapmatch Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.26.0.4 Windows (x86); Linux (x86)
PTV xRoute Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.26.0.3 Windows (x86); Linux (x86)
PTV xTour Server 1.24.0.0 – 1.26.0.4 Windows (x86); Linux (x86)

Thank you for your continued support. In case you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.