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

Toll update 2019_04 available

Slovakia
New tariffs 2019 and new toll roads. This scenario replaces the previous ‘Slovakia October 2016’ scenario.

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.2H – toll update version 2019_2H_5
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.1T – toll update version 2019_1T_7
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.1H – toll update version 2019_1H_8
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.2T – toll update version 2018_2T_10
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.2H – toll update version 2018_2H_13

Please note: This and all following toll updates will be only available via automatic update with the PTV Content Update Service.

We recommend to use PTV Content Update Server Version 2.x.
Also your current PTV xServer API Version 1 can work with PTV Content Update Server Version 2.x – using  PTV CUS xServer 1 Adapter.
For PTV Mapserver please use the PTV Toll Update Tool.
PTV xServer internet was updated recently.

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

Toll update 2019_03 available

France
This scenario contains the current toll charges, i.e. mainly the motorway network on the basis of the last available tariffs from ASFA dated Feb. 2019. This scenario replaces the previous ‘France January 2019’ scenario.

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.2H – toll update version 2019_2H_4
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.1T – toll update version 2019_1T_6
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.1H – toll update version 2019_1H_7
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.2T – toll update version 2018_2T_9
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.2H – toll update version 2018_2H_12

Please note: This and all following toll updates will be only available via automatic update with the PTV Content Update Service.

We recommend to use PTV Content Update Server Version 2.x.
Also your current PTV xServer API Version 1 can work with PTV Content Update Server Version 2.x – using  PTV CUS xServer 1 Adapter.
For PTV Mapserver please use the PTV Toll Update Tool.
PTV xServer internet was updated recently.

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

Toll update 2019_2 available

Hungary
This scenario contains the kilometre-based truck toll in Hungary (regulation 25/2013 [V. 31.] effective 1 January 2019). The provision applies to all trucks in excess of 3.5 tons, on motorways and other major transport routes.
Cost is calculated based on the number of axles and the emission class. Motorways and the major secondary routes are identified on the map as subject to toll. New sections. Calculation type: Exact. This scenario replaces the previous scenario ‘Hungary November 2015’.

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.2H
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.1H
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.1T
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.2T
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.2H
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.1H

Please note: This and all following toll updates will be only available via automatic update with the PTV Content Update Service.

We recommend to use PTV Content Update Server Version 2.x.
Also your current PTV xServer API Version 1 can work with PTV Content Update Server Version 2.x – using  PTV CUS xServer 1 Adapter.
For PTV Mapserver please use the PTV Toll Update Tool.
PTV xServer internet was updated recently.

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

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.

Europe special toll update package is available

The first package of the Europe special toll update was released 2 weeks ago. With this second package the Europe special toll update 2019_1 is complete.

This package contains the following countries:

Greece
New tariffs for Rio–Antirrio bridge. This scenario replaces the previous ‘Greece January 2017’ scenario.
Spain
This scenario includes new rates for the Cadi Tunnel, the Vallvidrera Tunnel and the Artxanda Tunnels for 2019.This scenario replaces the previous “Spain January 2018” scenario
United Kingdom
This scenario contains the most recent tariffs from January 2019. New tariffs for Eurotunnel, M6, Mersey tunnel, Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge, Tyne Tunnel. Tunels Severn Bridge, Second Severn Crossing from 2019 on toll-free. This scenario replaces the previous ‘Great Britain January 2018’ scenario.
Denmark
New tariffs for the Storebælt Bridge and the Øresund Bridge 2019. This scenario replaces the previous scenario ‘Denmark January 2018’.
Sweden
Current version of the tariffs dated January 2019. This scenario replaces the previous ‘Sweden January 2018’ scenario.
Ireland
New tariffs 2019. This scenario replaces the previous ‘Ireland January 2018’scenario.
Andorra
New tariffs for Tunnel d ‘Envalira. This scenario replaces the previous ‘Andorra January 2018’ scenario.
Croatia
Tunel Sveti Ilija from 2019 on toll-free. This scenario replaces the previous ‘Croatia January 2018’ scenario
Turkey
New tariffs 2019 for Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, 15 July Martyrs Bridge, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Osman Gazi Bridge, Eurasian tunnel. This scenario replaces the previous ‘Turkey January 2018’ scenario.

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.1T
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.1H
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.2T
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.2H
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2018.1H

Please note: This and all following toll updates will be only available via automatic update with the PTV Content Update Service.

We recommend to use PTV Content Update Server Version 2.x.
Also your current PTV xServer API Version 1 can work with PTV Content Update Server Version 2.x – using  PTV CUS xServer 1 Adapter.
For PTV Mapserver please use the PTV Toll Update Tool.
PTV xServer internet was updated recently.

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