ALK delivers major upgrades with PC*MILER 26 software

Aug. 1, 2012
ALK Technologies Inc has released the PC*MILER 26 product line

ALK Technologies Inc has released the PC*MILER 26 product line. This routing, mileage, and mapping software now includes new interactive map features, Fastest routing, and RouteSync functionality for route compliance.

PC*MILER 26 provides an increased ability to interact with the PC*MILER RouteMap for more effective route visualization and customization. New features include the option to view satellite imagery, new map styles to customize the look and feel of the maps, and additional zoom levels to allow for more granular framing of the map window. Drag Routing and via point management make the route easy to customize and enable the creation of preferred routes.

The new Fastest routing type allows users to take advantage of real-time and historical traffic information, provided by INRIX, to find the fastest route to a destination. These routes may be longer in distance but are less congested versus the standard PC*MILER Practical and Shortest routes. PC*MILER|Traffic real-time, predictive, and historical traffic speed data can also be used for more accurate transit times and ETAs with all routing types. Users can set the time of departure, or desired time of arrival, day-of-week and time-of-day, to calculate more accurate ETAs. For additional optimization, Fastest routes are considered when Least Cost routing is generated. Traffic data is available through ALK's partnership with INRIX.

RouteSync is new capability that ensures operational consistency between dispatched routes and actual routes, delivering the guidance to drive the miles being billed. With RouteSync, routes and preferences are sent from PC*MILER in the back office directly to the latest version of ALK's CoPilot Truck navigation software in the cab. In addition to maintaining route compliance, RouteSync reduces non-revenue mileage, improves load profitability, and increases driver satisfaction.

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