ALK Technologies announced the release of PC Miler Rail 17, the latest version of its rail routing, mileage and mapping software solution.
The recently updated PC Miler Rail 17 includes a number of feature enhancements such as directional routing for accurate mileage over one-way rail lines; the ability to view mileage split amongst participating carriers for interline routes in the batch processing module; and new function calls for the programming interface.
Additionally, the rail network data in PC Miler Rail 17 contains seventeen new railroads; hundreds of new freight stations and junction interchanges; and revised rail systems incorporating recent track abandonments and changes in track ownership.
PC Miler Rail is used by most large rail shippers, railcar lessors and all Class I railroads for transportation management, the company says. Key benefits include fuel surcharge calculation, car hire, equipment management, rail car mileage auditing, rate determination and negotiation, carrier selection, and ad valorem tax reporting.
ALK offers customers several licensing options to access PC Miler Rail routing, mileage and mapping functionality. The standard Windows-based interactive single or multi-user installation allows users to manually run and analyze routes, while PC Miler Rail-BatchPro processes large volumes of origin-destination pairs.
PC*Miler Rail-Connect integrates with custom or third-party applications and includes Microsoft Excel Add Ins to compute routes via spreadsheet formulas. A TCP/IP add-on is available for interfacing with other platforms including UNIX, IBM iSeries, and CICS Mainframe.
PC Miler Rail map data files can be licensed to use with ALK’s routing network model or other GIS software, the company says.