Princeton, New Jersey — July 21, 2010 — ALK Technologies, Inc. today announced the newly released version of PC*MILER Web Services 24. This hosted interfacing application provides industry-standard PC*MILER map data and functionality quickly and efficiently to customers. It does this regardless of the IT infrastructure via a schema driven XML/SOAP interface developed in Microsoft® .NET, packaged as a Web Service. It's a standardized way of embedding PC*MILER's truck-specific routes, mileage, maps, and reports with third party Web Services, and .NET applications.
PC*MILER Web Services incorporates all of the features and benefits of PC*MILER 24, an essential tool to predict and manage operating and transportation costs. It reduces out-of-route mileage, saving time, tolls, and fuel. PC*MILER Web Services 24 also calculates precise truck-specific toll costs based on vehicle weight and axle count. The service also offers multiple version capabilities, supporting the special needs of customers with various versions of PC*MILER for contracts and billing.
PC*MILER 24 encompasses 627,000 new and updated North American truck restrictions and 21,700 miles of new and updated truck-restricted roadway. The recently updated map data includes 3.52 million commercial truck restrictions, such as bridge heights, clearances and load limits. Its 427,600 urban road designations help keep commercial vehicles out of city centers and on designated truck-through routes around the city. PC*MILER is the most comprehensive and accurate truck-specific digital map data available.
PC*MILER Web Services is hosted in a tier-one data center to ensure stability and reliability. Users can choose their Feature Option Level to gain access to the features of choice: Lite, Standard, or Premium. An ALK-designed, hosted and maintained Graphical User Interface (GUI) is also available that includes the service's features and functionality, eliminating the need to develop a graphical interface on your own.
"Users can access the powerful data and functionality of PC*MILER 24 over the Internet, integrated into their own web-based systems or web sites," said Alice Elgrim, Director of Sales for PC*MILER Solutions. "Either way, PC*MILER Web Services provides the most accurate data and valuable services in a way that actually reduces IT costs."
New features and enhancements include:
- Least Cost Routing generates optimal routes based on custom fuel efficiency and operation cost settings.
- Calculate estimated Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions per route.
- Generate Comparison Reports to compare different routes, or the effect of different routing options on the same route.
- Display multiple routes on the map at the same time.
- Free quarterly updates of U.S. ZIP Codes.
For more information, visit: www.alk.com/pcmiler/WebServices.swf.
About ALK Technologies
Since 1979, ALK Technologies has developed innovative mobile navigation and transportation technology solutions. ALK's award-winning CoPilot Live GPS software is the navigation based services platform of choice for mobile operators, hardware OEMs and systems integrators globally. ALK's PC*MILER routing, mileage and mapping solutions are used by over 22,000 transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide. For more information on ALK Technologies, visit: www.alk.com or www.alk.eu.com.
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