Lester IT, a developer of information systems for transport companies, has updated the IRS “Transportation” platform. It will now be easier to perform tasks that require a lot of RAM. Two new versions were released: version 7.01 – for Windows 10 with support for 64-bit architecture and version 5.13 – for older operating systems.
The IRS “Transportation” platform is developing not only due to the expansion of the functionality required for the automation of railway companies, but also in terms of architectural and technological approaches.
Thanks to the support of 64-bit architecture in IRS “Transportations” 7.01, the possibilities for the simultaneously edited volume of data and the speed of their processing are expanded. Now it will be easier for users to perform tasks that require a large amount of RAM, for example, filling out service catalogs or price lists. The installer has also been completely rewritten. 7.01 was developed using .Net Framework 4.5, in the future it is planned to further update the version of the used .Net Framework.
Version 5.13 is equivalent in functionality to version 7.01, but is intended for older operating systems – Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It supports 32-bit architecture. During development .Net Framework 4.0 was used.
“According to a report by StatCounter, the share of Windows 10 among all desktop versions of Windows in Russia exceeds 71%, while older versions have less than 29%. However, in the corporate segment, the share of old operating systems is higher, and our customers still need to support them. So we plan to release updates for the 5th series of the Transportation IRS for at least three years and they will be functionally compatible with the versions of the 7th series, “said the director of the Lester IT software development department. Nikolay Stepanov…
The release of the 7th version is the first step towards a comprehensive update of the IRS “Transportation” platform. The Lester IT developers plan to release three cumulative updates with a step of 1.5 months. And by mid-2022, versions 7.02 and 5.14 are expected to be released.
In 2021, IRS “Transportation” was actively increasing its functionality. On the basis of the platform, an API was developed for data integration, and the Lester.SmartIntegration service was created to integrate information systems of participants in railway transportation. For the basic automation of growing companies, the packages “OFU.Business” and “Tracking.Business” were formed, which can be quickly deployed on servers or in the cloud. Also, the developers have expanded the platform’s capabilities for managing the wagon fleet and accounting for containers under the responsibility of the agent. In IRS “Perevozki” it became convenient to work with powers of attorney for the right to operate wagons. And for the companies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, an integration solution was developed with the automated control system of the DKR of JSC “NC“ KTZh ”.