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IoT Technology Roundup: Setting the Standard for Modems, Devices and Connectivity

Last year was a transformative time in terms of technology, devices and connectivity for our Internet of Things (IoT) solution providers, and started on the heels of the historic launch of our new OG2 satellites, which have helped us provide

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Maintenance Module Helps Heavy Equipment Managers Make Smarter Decisions

Remote monitoring of heavy equipment can deliver many benefits including reducing machine downtime and maintenance costs. However, many fleet managers opt against remote monitoring systems to help with their maintenance programs, partly because of the volumes of data that can

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Heavy Equipment Theft a Big Problem for Fleet Owners

To see how much heavy equipment theft is a problem, take a look at some of the most recent stories that made headlines in the construction world: Police bust heavy equipment theft ring responsible for $1.5 million in machines stolen

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Construction Equipment Rental Market Reducing Downtime (and Costs) with Telematics

A recent report released by technavio profiled the expected growth of the heavy equipment rental market, specifically for construction equipment. Highlighting a healthy industry CAGR of 7+% until 2019 with higher growth in key geography markets such as Europe and

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Smart Heavy Equipment Maintenance: Remote Monitoring Reduces Servicing Costs

Remote monitoring of heavy equipment can deliver many benefits including reducing machine downtime and maintenance costs. For example, take a look at the article about Komatsu’s remote monitoring system that appeared in the its Down to Earth magazine (see p.

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Heavy Equipment Telematics Roundup: Mergers, Acquisitions and Innovation

In the heavy equipment world there is a need for continued innovation in order to stay ahead of the competition. From new product introduction to mergers and acquisitions, here are three examples of how heavy equipment manufacturers are building and strengthening

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OEM Roundup: Market Growth, Telematics Credits and How IoT Improves Product Support

From new and increased service capabilities to a booming market, here is what is making news in the world of OEM telematics. Telematics Service Extension: John Deere is extending the base subscription for its JDLink Ultimate service for select articulated

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Fuel Monitoring with Telematics Pumps Money Back into Owner Pockets

Looking to promote the fuel efficiency their construction equipment, Caterpillar has recently launched a new program that is aimed to put gas money back in the pockets of heavy equipment owners. Called “Cat pays you back”, Caterpillar will—for a period of three

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Heavy Equipment Telematics is Disruptive—Embrace It to Stay Competitive

At the recent Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) Management Conference and Annual Meeting, Caterpillar’s strategic development manager presented the first ever session on telematics for heavy equipment. Citing the demise of Kodak, Gerald Green stressed the importance of embracing

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Telematics an Integral Component of New Tier 4 Compliant Heavy Equipment

Heavy equipment manufacturers are busy launching new equipment that have lower emissions and are EPA Tier 4 compliant.  In addition to new features, telematics and the ability to remotely monitor the equipment is an integral part of the offering. Here

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