One small step in version number, one giant leap for PTV customers

Our annual minor release of the PTV xServer 1.14.1 is just around the corner. We expect it to be available in August 2012. Although it is only a minor release, there is a bunch of great new features included. And again we managed it to be downward compatible. Here are the most important ones:

PTV xRoute Server

  • New algorithm to calculate more accurate isochrones on a tile basis
  • Report of explicit speed limits in the segment list of a route
  • Extension of the ecotax in France (possibility to avoid the tax and to consider a discount in some regions)
  • New factors for the emission calculation according to CEN (European Committee for Standardization)

PTV xTour Server

  • New analysis of unscheduled orders to get reasons why
  • New planning possibility to amend tours with unscheduled orders without creating new tours
  • New algorithm to optimize the vehicle-tour allocation on a cost basis
  • Four new proposal functions to support a planer with more alternatives (e.g. in which tour could a new order be scheduled and which is best?)
  • Extension of the loading period calculation (e.g. loading functions at depots and orders possible)
  • Considering the loading gauge (length, width, height, weight) of orders
  • Considering orders demanding a co-driver

PTV xLocate Server

  • Improved geocoding of addresses in North-America



A long awaited feature concerning allĀ  PTV xServer is the 64-bit version. Additionally to our well-known 32-bit version, we plan to offer in August a 64-bit version as a preview. You are cordially invited to test them intensively. We would appreciate any kind of feedback. (by e-mail, comment on this post or in the forum)

The final release of the 64-bit version is planned for the PTV xServer 1.16, then you are able to choose between the 32- and the 64-bit version. Of course, the 32-bit version of the PTV xServers 1.14.1 still runs under a 64-bit operating system.

In August we offer free online presentations (webinars) to explain the new features. Are you already registered? Visit our webinar website here.

By Martina Beck

Martina Beck has been working for PTV since 2000. As certified computer scientist she was originally responsible for providing customers with technical support and she later moved on to the Product Management division. Since 2011 she has been working for PTV as an online marketing manager in international marketing with an emphasis on social media (et al. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube). The PTV Developer Blog is the PTV Developer Components' lead channel. The posts on important topics and trends originate from close cooperation with developers, the product management and other experts.