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 be created and having to access multiple portals for mixed fleets. Nevertheless, the industry is working on resolving some of these issues.
Earlier this year, the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) recently released a new version of its API which is intended to make it easier to transfer telematics information in mixed equipment fleets to end user business enterprise systems. This will allow fleet managers to analyze data from mixed equipment fleets and be able to extract the nuggets of information that will reduce the amount of maintenance that needs to be performed on equipment. FleetEdge, ORBCOMM’s industry-standard telematics application designed specifically for heavy equipment managers, is now compatible with the AEMP telematics standard, allowing OEMs to integrate data from different types of equipment into FleetEdge.
ORBCOMM’s FleetEdge is now even more powerful with the new maintenance module, which allows users to register equipment and create and evaluate their own maintenance intervals, to determine when a specific machine is due for servicing. Users are also able to add parts that need to be replaced, and create/file logs to keep track of all maintenance that was done and when for a specific asset. This gives fleet owners actionable data on maintenance and equipment performance based on utilization and operating hours.
We’ve also upgraded the FleetEdge mobile app so that users have a more complete view of equipment utilization, geofence activity and sensor data, brought to life with improved charts and graphs, right from your mobile device.
FleetEdge integrates with the powerful dual-mode PT 7000 device, part of a comprehensive telematics solution that includes sensors, connectivity and web-based interface which provides tracking and location data, operational status as well as analytic, predictive and diagnostic tools for every asset in your fleet.
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