Abird introduces smart fleet monitoring solution
By Sarah Ann McCay05 March 2014
HSS power rental business Abird has launched a Remote Fleet Monitoring (RFM) system for use across its entire generator fleet.
Using telematics, Abird’s RFM-enabled solution means that customers can manage their power remotely. The new Abird system works from a PC, Smartphone or tablet using an intuitive interface.
The App-based connected technology allows customers to monitor data from the whole fleet and assess individual assets in detail for improved fuel, service and fault management.
Functionality includes real-time information on the location and running status of all generators on hire, report generation and performance information for individual machines including internal and external fuel levels, GPS position, operating hours, oil pressure, engine temperature, power meter and battery level. Customers can also choose to set customised alerts.
Darron Cavanagh, managing director at Abird said: “This is a major investment in our fleet and our service excellence. RFM helps to take the guesswork out of equipment management – customers know where their generators are, how they’re performing and what fuel they’ve got left.
"This is an innovative, next-generation solution about total transparency for total control that now comes as standard with all of our machines.”
HSS acquired power rental company Abird in late 2012. Abird operates a network of depots across England and Wales.