Deactivation of Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1

Microsoft announced the deactivation of Transport Layer Security 1.0 and 1.1
Announcement from Microsoft on September 30th, 2020:
Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 are security protocols for establishing encryption channels over computer networks. Microsoft has supported these protocols since Windows XP/Server 2003. However, due to evolving regulatory requirements as well as new security vulnerabilities in TLS 1.0, Microsoft recommends that customers remove TLS 1.0/1.1 dependencies in their environments and disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1 at the operating system level where possible. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/lifecycle/announcements/transport-layer-security-1x-disablement

PTV xServer internet with API version 1 will no longer be able to support TLS 1.1 or lower by the date September 30th, 2021 due to security updates in Azure.
PTV will start to deactivate the protocols with the planned map updates starting in October 2021. The updates will be announced via our PTV Developer Blog. You can subscribe our blog to stay posted.

  • Your action is required if you are still using TLS 1.0 or 1.1 version, as the requests will not get through to our service after we update the map clusters.
  • If you still use .NET Framework version 4.5 and lower or Java 7 runtime and lower your action is required.
  • Update your framework to a newer version to guarantee access to our service after the update on our map clusters.

.NET Framework
We recommend updating to NET 4.6 and above. You don’t need to do any additional work to support TLS 1.2, it’s supported by default. More detailed information regarding different NET. versions can be found here:
https://blogs.perficient.com/2016/04/28/tsl-1-2-and-net-support/

PTV Java Clients
We recommend updating to a Java 8 runtime environment for the PTV xServer clients because Java 8 runtime supports TLS 1.2 by default.

Discontinuation of Feature Layer General Truck Restrictions

We like to inform you about a change in our PTV World- and Europe City Map 2021.2H and 2021.2T.
We do no longer deliver the General Truck Restriction data. Therefore, we do no longer include the PTV General Truck Restrictions feature layer in the map delivery. 

The General Truck Restrictions did include country wide weekend and holiday truck bans for the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • France
  • Liechtenstein
  • Poland
  • Luxembourg

The PTV General Truck Restriction data should not be mixed up with the PTV Truck Attributes. The PTV Truck Attributes contain physical or time-dependent restrictions for individual roads, this data will remain in our scope of delivery.

We discontinue the delivery of this FL General Tuck Restriction, because it was only used by very few customers. The reason for that is that the routing did not use the data in the desired way. Trucks did wait on borders when Sunday driving restrictions applied instead of driving possible and logical detours.

On Premise customers who update to this PTV World- and Europe City Map 2021.2H and 2021.2T need to exclude the PTV General Truck Restrictions form their routing and rendering request. Otherwise, the requests will fail, because of missing Feature Layer data.

For PTV xServer internet we have a transition phase.
In a first step we do deliver an empty FL General Truck Restrictions (FL GTR) in the update to PTV World- and Europe City Map 2021.2H and 2021.2T. Updates are planned starting from End of March 2021 like communicated via mail and PTV Developer Blog.

That has the following effect on routing and rendering:

  • Customers who do routing in Europe with activated FL GTR will see a change in the results, because there is no data in the empty layer.
  • The weekend and holiday truck bans do not occur anymore.
  • Customers who do display FL GTR will not see the general truck restriction data because the layer is empty.
  • Only the base map and other requested FL data will be displayed.

In a second step we exclude the PTV General Truck Restrictions from the update to PTV World- and Europe City Map 2022.1H and 2022.1T. Planned from September/October 2021 on. For update dates on PTV xServer internet please subscribe for our PTV Developer Blog.

That has the following effect:

  • Customers who do routing or rendering with activated PTV General Truck Restrictions will get failed requests, because the Feature Layer is not present in the map.

How to fix this:

  • Customers need to exclude PTV General Truck Restrictions form their routing and rendering requests.
  • This can be done any time before the update to PTV World- and Europe City Map 2022.1H planned for September/October 2021.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this change in data delivery may cause you. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Discontinuation notice for PTV Mapserver and PTV xServer add-on PTV Feature Layer (FL) “PTV_TruckWaitingTimes”

From May 05, 2020, PTV will no longer provide updates or support for PTV Feature Layer (FL) “PTV_TruckWaitingTimes” (for all versions) used by PTV xServer.

The reason for this discontinuation notice is that the data providers stopped any data support. Therefore, PTV cannot keep the services up and running.

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.

Discontinuation notice for PTV Mapserver and PTV xServer add-on Traffic Info Loader (TIL) and Traffic Message Cannel (TMC) Data

From May 05, 2020, PTV will no longer provide updates or support for the listed traffic messages: 

 

  • Traffic messages from HERE based on the data format ML3 / WFS used by PTV Mapserver and PTV xServer
  • Traffic Info Loader (TIL) – all versions
  • Traffic message channel (TMC) as a component providing the location codes from HERE

The reason for this discontinuation notice is that the data providers stopped any data support. Therefore, PTV cannot keep the services up and running.

PTV xServer add-on

Version

Description

Here Traffic Message

All versions

Based on TMC, ML3 and WFS

Traffic Info Loader (TIL)

All versions

Module providing traffic messages

TMC HERE

All versions

Traffic component providing location codes from HERE

PTV Mapserver add-on

Version

Description

Here Traffic Message

All versions

Based on TMC, ML3 and WFS

Traffic Info Loader (TIL)

All versions

Module providing traffic messages

TMC HERE

All versions

Traffic component providing location codes from HERE

In order to assist customers, PTV Group has already provided the following upgrade paths, where clients can login to update to the latest versions of:

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.

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.

Discontinuation of PTV Mapserver 5.13 and PTV Maps 2018

To ensure a smooth transition, we kindly ask you, to notice following information. PTV Group will be discontinuing PTV Maps version 2018 and PTV Mapserver version 5.13 as of 1st January 2020.

From these dates onwards, we will no longer provide updates or support for the versions listed below. Please notice that for PTV Mapserver the discontinuation also includes detailed, extracted and transit maps as well as the corresponding data content, such as traffic patterns, truck attributes, POIs, toll scenarios, and ID mappings.

To assist our customers, PTV Group has already provided the following upgrade paths, where clients can login to update to the latest versions of:

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.

Discontinuation notice for PTV Mapserver version 5.13 effective from 1st January 2020:

PTV Mapserver Version Operating System
PTV Mapserver 5.13 Windows (x86)

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

At a glance: 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.
This map was replaced by an extracted PTV World Map (TomTom).

In case you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your representative sales partner.