Friday, November 2, 2012

ALK's Annual DTOD Release for the United States Department of Defense

Princeton, New Jersey - November 2, 2012 - ALK Technologies, Inc., a global leader in GeoLogistics™ and navigation software, and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced the release of the Defense Table of Official Distances (DTOD) Version 26.1, the official standard of vehicular land distances for all DoD household goods, DoD freight, and travel reimbursement for military personnel. The DTOD is deployed over the Internet using PC*MILER Web Services, ALK's hosted interfacing application.

The Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), which serves as the liaison between the U.S. DoD and commercial carriers, is one of the world's largest shippers with more than $5 billion spent annually on transportation services. The DTOD also is used by the General Services Administration (GSA), which provides transportation purchasing services to most non-Defense U.S. government agencies.

All motor carriers and logistics companies that handle freight or personal property shipments for the SDDC or GSA must use the most recent version of DTOD to generate distances for payment and audit purposes.

PC*MILER 26.1 and PC*MILER|Worldwide 26.1 are the commercial versions of the DTOD that enable carriers and logistics services providers to generate DTOD distances. Additionally, the comprehensive suite of PC*MILER integration products has also been updated and enhanced. PC*MILER interfaces with all leading transportation, logistics and fleet management systems.

The release of Version 26.1 marks the fifteenth year that ALK Technologies has been the official provider of critical mileage data and services for the U.S. DoD. The DTOD 26.1 generates routes, distances, transit times, maps, and driving directions over the entire international highway network, providing seamless coverage of 227 countries worldwide.

The DoD uses an enterprise version of PC*MILER Web Services to deploy DTOD quickly and efficiently to the 17 applications and tens of thousands of personnel who rely on DTOD distances. DoD applications and personnel can seamlessly access DTOD updates and releases from central mileage servers, without the delays and expense associated with shipping and updating software at each application and personnel site.

About ALK Technologies:

About ALK Technologies
ALK Technologies, a global leader in GeoLogistics™ and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics, mobile workforces and consumers. For 30 years, ALK has led the transportation industry with high-quality routing, mileage and mapping solutions. Product lines include award-winning CoPilot Live, the GPS navigation software of choice for fleets, mobile operators, hardware OEMs, systems integrators, professional drivers and consumers. ALK's PC*MILER is widely recognized as the industry standard and is depended on by transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide. Our newest product, ALK Maps is a development platform designed for the transportation industry and provides commercial routing, geocoding and mapping visualization for enterprise applications.