New fleet management solutions with telematics
The new Genie Lift Connect telematics program focuses on actionable information, flexibility and transparency enabling rental customers to gauge how its equipment is performing, how often a piece is being utilised, where each unit is and when it is ready for maintenance.
“No matter whether a rental firm has an aerial equipment fleet of 10 or 10,000 machines, equipment management is a daily business activity,” Tim Merritt, Genie Australia National Product Support Manager, Terex AWP said.
“The world is changing. Our customers are operating their businesses faster and more efficiently than ever before, constantly looking for ways to add value and drive business growth. One technology opening up new opportunities for rental businesses is the use of telematics. Today’s Genie Lift Connect telematics technology has evolved to help hire companies understand the information their machines are providing, enabling them to manage their businesses more efficiently,” Tim said.
“Data is great, but value is created when data is transformed into actionable information. With dashboards and alert notifications, the Genie Lift Connect program provides fleet managers with tools to maximise efficiency and minimise downtime.
“With the introduction of standard APIs, customers can leverage data from mixed fleets and multiple OEM telematics platforms. The Genie Lift Connect solution provides data in two ways: Customers can utilise the Genie Lift Connect portal and all its features, or alternatively, if with an existing system, customers can consume the data via a standard API.”
According to Tim, as time goes on, the data from the Genie Lift Connect offering will become more powerful. Initially, this information will be ‘descriptive,’ focusing on what’s currently happening with a machine including how many hours are on a machine, where the machine physically is and if there are any fault codes on it. Over time, Genie Lift Connect data can be leveraged on a larger scale and used for ‘predictive’ and ‘prescriptive’ activities, such as predicting failures in the field and proactively prescribing maintenance and service based on how the equipment is being used.
“The opportunities for using the data from the new Genie Lift Connect program to monitor and manage aerial fleets are limitless,” Tim said.
Genie Lift Connect solutions will be available in Australia in late 2019.