PTV xServer API Version 1.28 is now available!

Check out the highlights of the PTV xServer API Version 1.28.

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General/All Services:

  • Added support for external Java installations (64-bit Java 8 required, Amazon Corretto and Oracle Java recommended). Please note that the Java Runtime Environment is no longer integrated in the PTV xServer and must be installed separately. You find more Information on the according Manual Page.
  • Updated the stored profiles to version 2 as all current PTV maps are also based on version 2. Please ensure that your profiles and map data have the same version as otherwise the PTV xServer won’t start.
  • In case of inconsistent map and Feature Layer data (e.g. mixing different providers or versions by mistake) the PTV xServer won’t start.

PTV xTour Server:

  • Feature: Added new parameter ‘mergeTransportPointCountPerSite’ that counts all transport points at the same site as single transport point regarding the restriction ‘maxTransportPointCountPerTour’.

See the 1.28 Release Notes for more details.

Download

The PTV xServer 1.28 can be downloaded from the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone. If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.

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.

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.

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.