ALK Technologies is including more real-time, predictive, and historical traffic speed data with the release of PC*Miler Web Services 25. This data will be included free of charge in PC*Miler 25 until PC*Miler 26 is released in 2012, ALK said.
“We are pleased to include the valuable new traffic speed data and features at no charge to help our customers and partners improve their dispatch, customer service and logistics planning solutions,” said Craig Fiander, vice president, marketing - enterprise solutions, ALK Technologies. “Recent destructive weather highlights the value of the real-time traffic features for alternate route planning and accurate ETA calculations.”
According to ALK, these features provide a predictive calculation of route-specific time of day and time of week-based transit times to improve load planning and hours-of-service compliance. The data is provided by Inrix, a provider of traffic information, and includes real-time traffic maps and traffic forecasts for more than 1 million miles of U.S. and Canadian roads.
Developed in Microsoft .NET and packaged as a web service, the product offers a standardized way to embed the truck-specific routes, mileage, maps, and reports of PC*Miler with third-party web services, .NET or web-based applications, the company said.Web Services 25 is offered as a Software-as-a-Service solution.
PC*Miler Web Services 25 offers quarterly map, toll costs and routing updates. It also offers access to multiple version capabilities, supporting the needs of customers with various versions of PC*Miler for contracts and billing.