New PTV xServer 1.12 are released

Dear all,

Good news for the developer components community and customers: the new PTV xServer 1.12 are released. Pls let me take the chance to give you a short overview what is part of the above mentioned release.

Variable toll calculation: consider future toll-rates now

Calculate your current and prospective toll costs now in advance and even more exact. Using the new PTV xServer 1.12 enables you to incorporate already decided changes of toll (e.g higher rates or new toll areas) in your calculations. This enables you to be informed today about the upcoming toll changes, based on the date related valid toll rates.


Emissionscalculation: Integration of elevation data

This function enables you to provide reports about all global warming gases and further harmful substances according to Greenhousegas Protocol (GHG). The quality of the PTV xServer emissions-reports were further improved by the implementation of the HBEFA 3.1 database. This enables the PTV xServer to consider uphill slopes  and declines of the planned tour.  And of course tunnels and bridgets are included to avoid miscalculations.

Improved geocoding by Singlefied Search

This new feature within the PTV xLocate enables you to improve the usablity of your searchfunctions in your applications by displaying  a selection of geocoding results during the entry process.

Extended Traffic information provided by the Traffic Incident Info

With the extension of the real-time traffic information PTV improved this services portfolio. These Traffic information is exact-to-the minute and allows  the consideration of short-term traffic problems. It  enables our xServer-customers to offer a service for traffic jam avoidance or for example a best starting time calculation supported by further routing functions (pls. note: this feature is currently not offered for the MapServer). But as mentioned before: here we have real-time data, no historical data. The dynamic traffic information is available in the following countries: Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France**, Belgcountrym**, Netherlands** (** Available by end of april 11)

Tracking Premium

Last but not least we improved our tracking  functions by this new feature. Tracking Premium affords the re-location of tracks for recalculation on mileage or check of speed limit violations.

So that´s it, so far.  As you can see this release offers some interesting new and/or improved functions. Now pls. let me take the chance to give a big thank to the complete team for their excellent work, especially to our development department and our 2nd level support.

During the next week the production of the DVD will start and it’s planned to deliver the first packages asap.

If you have any further questions, don´t hesitate to ask me


Best regards

Sven Halfeld

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.