About Isabel Honikel

Senior Technical Product Manager for PTV xServer internet

PTV xServer internet update – PTV World City Map Cluster with API Version 2

We would like to inform you that we plan to perform maintenance on the PTV xServer 2 cluster with PTV World City Map [Here].

The following tasks will be completed in the scope of this maintenance:

 

  • March 29th 2021 Update on xserver2-eu production cluster:
    • PTV xServer update to PTV xServer 2.22
    • Map update to PTV World City Map 2021.2H
  • March 30th 2021 : Update on xserver2-us production cluster:
    • PTV xServer update to PTV xServer 2.22
    • Map update to PTV World City Map 2021.2H
  • April 6th 2021 : Update on xserver2-eu2 and xserver2-us2  production cluster:
    • PTV xServer update to PTV xServer 2.22
    • Map update to PTV World City Map 2021.2H

The test system xserver2-eu-test is updated already, please test your application during the test phase and report any faults immediately.

Webinar – Discover the new features of PTV xServer 2.22

PTV xServer 2.22 has been released recently.
What are the new functions? Features?

  • xData: Retrieve additional segment information via segment IDs, e.g. from routing or matching results
  • xData: Apply annotations and absolute speeds with custom Feature Layers (Integration sample)
  • xLocate: Use as allowed countries also country subdivisions like US states
  • xDima/xRoute: Penalize turns on intersections, e.g. to prefer turns on passenger side (Technical Concept)
  • xRoute: Calculate a corridor around a route (Showcase)
  • xTour: Use multiple driver break intervals with the same duration
  • xTour: Use multiple driver operating intervals also in combination with break intervals

 See also the forums post regarding PTV xServer 2.22 release.

Let’s just check the bullets together and discuss them. Bernd Welter will also demonstrate some examples if needed.

We offer a webinar in German and in English, please use the registration links below:

German Webinar – March 23th 2021 4:00pm – 4.30pm CET
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English Webinar – March 24th 2021 4:00pm – 4:30pm CET
Register here

PTV xServer 2.22 released

The new PTV xServer API Version 2.22 is available for download. For the full list of features and improvements you can check the corresponding release notes here. The production system of PTV xServer internet will be updated on March 29th 2021 in data center EU and March 30th 2021 in data center US, the test system is already updated.

Here are some feature highlights of API Version 2.22:

  • xData:
    • Retrieve additional segment information via segment IDs, e.g. from routing or matching results.
    • Apply annotations and absolute speeds with custom Feature Layers.
  • xLocate:
    • Use as allowed countries also country subdivisions like US states.
  • xDima/xRoute:
    • Penalize turns on intersections, e.g. to prefer turns on passenger side.
  • xTour:
    • Use multiple driver break intervals with the same duration.
    • Use multiple driver operating intervals also in combination with break intervals.

For on-premise solutions you can download the latest version from the Customer Area at the Developer Zone. http://xserver.ptvgroup.com/de/nc/developer-zone/customer-area/ (login and license required)

For cloud solutions we provide a test and production system based on this release. The PTV World City Map test cluster contains the PTV xServer API version 2.22 release plus all future and finished changes for the next release. The production system of PTV xServer internet will be updated on March 29th 2021 in data center EU and March 30th 2021 in data center US, the test system is already updated.

Check the Cluster Overview page to get more information about existing PTV xServer internet deployments.

PTV xServer API version 1 – Technical Note

We would like to inform you that a problem of the MS Windows Server operating system in interaction with PTV xServer API version 1 was discovered.

Your PTV xServer installation is affected by this problem if the following points apply to it:

  • PTV xServer API version 1
  • Operating system Windows Server 2016, or Windows Server 2019 with current security patch
  • PTV xTour or PTV xDima with calls that clear the distance matrix before or after usage
  • Storage of distance matrices in a SMB / CIFS directory

Within this group, installations using either local Windows versions (Windows Server 2019) or Azure Windows versions 5 (Windows Server 2016) and version 6 (Windows Server 2019) with current patch are affected.

The impact of this bug is seen in PTV xTour or PTV xDima Server calls that delete the distance matrix before or after usage. The deletion cannot be done in some cases, so the request fails.

Here is an overview of the tested OS versions, for the combinations marked in red the error occurs:

Options for action to avoid this error:

  • Do not update the operating system and remain on an unaffected Windows version.
  • Install PTV xServer 1.32 release as soon as it is available. Planned for early April 2021.

If you need assistance please contact our product support team via support.xServer <support.de@xserver.ptvgroup.com>.

PTV xServer internet update – PTV America City Map cluster with API version 1

We plan to perform maintenance on March, 1st 2020 that does not require any downtime.
The following tasks will be completed in the scope of this maintenance.

PTV America City Map [Here]- production/integration – cluster with API version 1:

  • PTV xServer update from version 1.28.3 to version 1.30.0
  • Map update form PTV America City Map version 2020.2H to version 2021.1H.

Please test your application on the already updated test system and report any problem immediately.

PTV xServer internet update – NEW PTV Europe City Map [Here] cluster with API Version 1

We like to inform you that we now provide a new cluster with PTV Europe City Map from Here. This cluster is available with PTV xServer API Version 1.

You can now find the new map cluster listed in our cluster overview on our PTV xServer internet Developer guide.

We provide an equal feature set like we already do for the PTV Europe City Map (TomTom) cluster.

You can find the following services available on this cluster:

  • xMap
  • xLocate
  • xRoute
  • xMapmatch
  • xTour

We provide the following High Performance Routing (hpr) profiles on this cluster:

  • hpr-car.xml
  • hpr-transporter-xml
  • hpr-truck-40t-ta.xml
  • hpr-truck-40t.xml

If you like to read more about hpr technology an profiles have a look at our High Performance Routing description on our PTV xServer internet Developer guide.