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.

PTV xServer API Version 2.12 is now available!

We proudly present our new PTV xServer API Version 2.12 Release. For the full list of Features and Improvements you can check the corresponding release notes here.

xTour – Group ID’s

Here are some feature highlights of API Version 2.12:

  • Framework
    • Added support for external Java installations (64-bit Java 8 required. We recommend the use Amazon Corretto or Orcale Java). Please note that the Java Runtime Environment is no longer integrated in the PTV xServer and need to be installed separately. You find more information on the according Manual Page.
    • Updated the stored profiles to DataCompatibilityVersion 2 as all current maps are also based on this version. Please ensure that your profiles and map data have the same version. Otherwise the PTV xServer won’t start
  • xLocate
    • The representation of the country results (Name, ISO-2, ISO-3 or license plate code) can be specified in the request
  • xMap
    • Improved the rendering performance especially when using Feature PTV_(Truck-)SpeedPatterns
  • xRoute
    • Introduced a REST-API for xRoute (Note that the method is experimental)
  • xTour
    • Added support to plan precombined trips by specifying the attribute ‘groupId’ for each order and the attribute ‘orderGroupConsideration’ in the planning options. (Note that this is experimental)
    • Alternative depots are also supported for the methods ‘changeTours’ and ‘findChangeToursProposals’. (Note that this is experimental)
    • Added attribute ‘legReports’ to the element ‘TourReport’ to return information for each leg between two consecutive stops. (Note that this is experimental)
  • xLoad
    • Unloading sequence support
    • Added stackability restrictions by ItemTypes

For on-premise solutions you can download the latest version from the Customer Area at the Developer Zone.

For cloud solutions we will provide test and production systems based on this release. The Europe test cluster already contains the PTV xServer API version 2.12 release plus all future and finished changes for the next release.

  • Check the General Information page to get more information about existing PTV xServer internet deployments.

PTV xServer API Version 1.28 is now available!

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

featurelayer

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.

PTV xServer .NET SDK 1.6 is now available for API Version 1 and 2

Easily add PTV xServer functionality to your .NET applications with our new .NET SDK release. The new.NET SDK 1.6 is now compatible with PTV xServer API version 1 and 2, unfortunately the DemoCenter is still only available for API version 1.

Changes and Optimizations

  • Added support for integration of XMap2 Layers including Feature Layers
  • Added support for integration of Web Map Tile Services (WMTS)
  • Optimized tile caching and pruning
  • The InifiniteZoom property (to avoid jitter at deep zoom levels) is now set to true by default. This setting should be compatible with the previous setting. If you experience problems with your custom layer implementation, you can set it back to false. However, this property will be removed in future releases.
  • The MemoryPressureMode flag is ignored and marked as obsolete.
  • The protocol for the provider returning tooltip information has changed. Now the provider now must implement IUntiledProviderWithMapObjects:GetImageStreamAndMapObjects().

Bug fixes

  • Some minor bug fixes
  • Fixed rendering error if the Container-Control sets UseLayoutRounding

DownloadSoftware Development Kit

Customers with maintenance plan can download the .NET SDK from our Customer Area in our Developer Zone. After download the following components are available:

  • PTV xServer .NET components: map controls and other supporting functions for the creation of client applications.
  • Demo Center: Sample program illustrating typical scenarios and use cases of PTV xServer applications: map visualisations, routing, trip planning etc. The Demo Center is only available for API Version 1. The source code of the Demo Center is also included in the SDK for the retracing of the implementation.
  • Code Samples: Exemplary implementations demonstrate the utilization of the PTV xServer .NET components, e.g. map layers, rendering, routing demos etc.
  • Documentation: How-to descriptions, technical concepts and SDK reference in CHM-format.

Open Source project in GitHub

The PTV xServer .NET SDK is now also available as an open source project in GitHub. We decided to give the community the possibility to work on the source directly and modify it for their own needs. The GitHub project consists of:

  • PTV xServer .NET components: map controls and other supporting functions for the creation of client applications.
  • Code Samples: Exemplary implementations demonstrate the utilization of the PTV xServer .NET components, e.g. map layers, rendering, routing demos etc.
  • Documentation: How-to descriptions, technical concepts and SDK reference in HTML format.

ForumIf you need further information or support please contact the Support Team or visit our forum.

New PTV xServer Release available!

Toll Report in Florida using Feature Layer toll

We proudly present our new PTV xServer release. For details about the services you  find the corresponding release notes here.

Here are some feature highlights of API Version 2.9:

  • xLocate
    • Geocoding Data for North America (including Mexico and Canada) is now available
    • City results are now listed by population
  • xMap
    • Introduced rendering of toll roads
      Note that this feature requires new toll data in Feature Layer format which is currently only available for the US
  • xRoute
    • New way of toll calculation using Feature Layer toll data
    • Introduced multiple payment methods at toll locations (including electronic toll collection)
    • Determine when a vehicle enters or exists a toll road by using the new toll events
  • xTour
    • Support for EU drivers’ working hours in case of multi-day tours with daily rests anytime and anywhere necessary.
    • Added method ‘findChangeToursProposals’ to get proposals for modifying an existing tour plan stored on server side
    • The method ‘planTours’ can be stopped during computation getting an intermediate but valid response that usually differs from the final response.
    • Additional order relocation and swap moves are executed to improve the tour planning results

For on-premise solutions you can download the latest version from the Developer Zone.

For cloud solutions we provide systems based on this release. It contains the PTV xServer API version 2.9 release plus all future and finished changes for the next release.

  • Check the General Information page to get more information about existing PTV xServer internet deployments

PTV xServer 1.26.0.3 service release – now available

PTV xServer 1.26.0.3 service release is available now!

Besides some bugfixes in PTV xLocate and xRoute, the main reasons for this release are:

  • Retry mechanism for failed module restarts to gain more stability
  • Support of the updated French decree for emissions

See the 1.26.0.3 Release Notes for more details.

The PTV xServer 1.26.0.3 can be downloaded from thcustomer area of the PTV Developer Zone. If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.