Software producer Maximatecc said it would launch its new telematics software Enterprise Connect at Bauma Munich in April.
The company said the telematics system integrated with vehicle control systems and boasted on-board data collection, GNSS positioning, wireless communication, cloud hosting and back-office web clients for big data analysis and reporting.
Maximatecc said the major benefit for equipment OEMs is that it is realised as a component of LinX Software Suite – Maximatecc’s open and modular software platform for realizing both basic and advanced HMI and vehicle control functionality. It said this meant that telematics can be realised as an integral part of the vehicle control system instead of as a stand-alone system.
One of the key features of LinX Software Suite is that all signals and data in the equipment control system - be it a operator joystick command, a sensor reading or a proportional drive output signal - are easily available to any software application running on the equipment, according to the company.
It said one purpose with telematics is to provide OEM organisations with feedback on how equipment fulfils the capabilities and specs that the OEM designed it to. With Enterprise Connect there is virtually no limit to the data that can be retrieved, according to Maximatecc.
Another purpose with telematics is aftermarket and service. With Enterprise Connect, all operator interaction with the equipment control system can be tracked, and Maximatecc said it enabled users to track not only alarms and error codes but also data on maintenance-prone parts. This makes it easy to detect misuse and to offer preventive maintenance plans.
The third purpose with telematics is operative data – like fuel consumption, production data and geographical info. Again, Maximatecc said LinX Software Suite’s easy access to on-board data makde it possible to follow not only the obvious KPIs but also more elaborate Performance Indicators, like operator behaviors.
The integrated mapping and GNSS positioning enhances the value of the information, both for the OEM organisation and the equipment owner, Maximatecc added.
“With Enterprise Connect you can use a web browser on a PC or a smart phone/tablet to visualize map position in combination with the desired KPI information for a whole set of machines or drill down to a specific machine, from anywhere at any time,” the company said.
Taking place in Munich, Germany, from 11 to 17 April, Bauma is the largest construction equipment exhibition in the world.