ALK Technologies Announces Successful Integration and Certification
Grapevine, Texas--ALK Technologies, Inc. today announced the successful integration and certification of industry-standard PC*MILER® 25 and PC*MILER|Tolls 25 by strategic alliance partner Trimble Transportation to ensure customers can take advantage of the new enhancements.
Trimble Transportation, the leading provider of enterprise transportation software, has certified the new PC*MILER 25 release for its Optimization Software products IDSC ExpertFuel, IDSC TripAlert, and IDSC MatchAdvice, Appian Logistics, TruckMate and TMWSuite. Certification to other Trimble Transportation Enterprise Transportation Software is in process.
With new time-based features and enhancements, PC*MILER's twenty-fifth annual edition makes it simple to define a departure or arrival date and time to calculate more realistic transit times. PC*MILER 25 also has critical map data updates such as truck restrictions and truck-specific toll costs.
"Transportation service providers are concerned not only with cost containment but improving process efficiencies and data accuracy," said David Wangler, President and CEO of Trimble Transportation. "We continue to invest with our partners to take full advantage of the latest software developments to provide our customers with the best tools to achieve their goals."
PC*MILER 25 can also be delivered as a hosted solutions offering through TMW Managed Services when integrated with the IDSC Optimization, TL2000, TMWSuite, TruckMate and Innovative IES platforms. TMW Managed Services is designed to reduce IT risk and infrastructure investments, ensure system scalability and streamline technology deployments.
PC*MILER is the industry's most comprehensive and accurate truck-specific digital map data. PC*MILER 25 map data features and enhancements include 220,000 new and updated truck restrictions and allowances in addition to over 3.78 million road-specific attributes that affect truck travel.
Additional features include:
* An expanded capability to calculate toll costs based on time of day travel for 31 discount toll programs in the United States and Canada.
* Map tools to create geofences. When a route crosses a geofence, PC*MILER 25 displays a warning in the route itinerary or avoids the geofenced area altogether, based on user preferences.
* Real-time and historical traffic speeds to calculate optimal routes, more precise transit times and ETAs.
"The integration of PC*MILER 25 with Trimble Transportation' products adds even more precision to one of the most widely used platforms for planning and optimizing fleet operations," said Barry J. Glick, CEO of ALK Technologies. "ALK is pleased to be able to provide valuable real-time and predictive traffic speed data and features to TMW customers."
This valuable traffic speed data is included free of charge in PC*MILER 25 until the release of PC*MILER 26 in 2012.
About ALK Technologies, Inc.
Since 1979, ALK Technologies has developed innovative mobile navigation and transportation technology solutions. ALK's award-winning CoPilot Live GPS software is the navigation services platform of choice for fleets, mobile operators, hardware OEMs, systems integrators and professional drivers 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.
About Trimble Transportation
Trimble Transportation is the leading provider of enterprise software to transportation and logistics companies. TMW's solutions address every aspect of for-hire and not-for-hire, asset and non-asset based operations. Customers include for-hire fleets, brokers, 3PLs and private fleets along with heavy-duty vehicle service centers. With offices in Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Raleigh, and Vancouver, TMW currently serves more than 2,000 customers managing over 500,000 power units and maintaining more than 1.7 million assets worldwide, including North America, Europe, China and Latin America. For more information, visit www.tmwsystems.com or call (800) 401-6682.