ALK Technologies, a provider of geologistical and navigation software, announced the availability of PC Miler Web Services 26, an application programming interface designed to efficiently fulfill all PC Miler routing, mileage and mapping requests in a simple hardware and software-agnostic system.
A new service option is available in PC Miler Web Services 26 that implements Windows Communication Foundation, a Microsoft .NET framework designed to simplify the process of building and maintaining service-oriented Web applications. WCF implements modern industry standards for interoperability of Web services and provides a unified programming model for service-oriented applications that communicate across the Web and the enterprise. An ASMX service option also is available.
“This hosted solution enables transportation and logistics companies, as well as developers, to rapidly deploy applications using PC Miler 26 routing, mileage and mapping,” said Michael Kornhauser, senior vice president, Enterprise Solutions at ALK Technologies. “We have seen a significant trend among partners and customers to access our industry-standard capabilities through this powerful cost-effective SaaS solution. This trend is highlighted by the largest Internet load boards upgrading to PC Miler Web Services.”
The Premium service is designed to provide more accurate transit times and ETAs via real-time predictive and historical traffic speed data features, providing 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. Users can see real-time traffic maps and access traffic forecasts for more than 1 million miles of roads across the United States and Canada, according to ALK.