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October 28, 2014 4:00 AM
Construction equipment has improved so much from its beginnings more than 100 years ago. This is mostly true of technology developments that are intended to provide more important information to equipment operators, owners and fleet managers. Axis Capital Group, Singapore will help you understand how telematics can improve your bottom line. (Axis Capital Group, based in Singapore, is a company that sells and rents construction capital equipment from cranes to excavators and related heavy construction equipment throughout Southeast Asian countries such as KL Malaysia, Beijing China, Jakarta Indonesia, Bangkok Thailand and many more.)
Technology has considerably changed how construction tasks are achieved and how machines are monitored from the overview of steam-powered engines to internal combustion engines, from tracks used for tanks during World War II to the first crawler tractor. At present earthmoving machines bid operators entrée to more information than ever before. LCD displays offer real-time machine information and camera views for better-quality visibility. Controls likewise have advanced ever since the first levers were installed on construction equipment.
You have possibly perceived of the latest technological advances in machine intelligence and communication, usually recognized in the industry as telematics. The latest improvements in telematics can suggestively benefit your company by dropping fuel usage, providing machine error codes, increasing operator knowledge, improving operator efficiency and strengthening your company’s bottom line.
What is Telematics?
Telematics is machine communication and connectivity. Telematics was presented in the 1980s in the automotive industry along with a basic GPS location service. The technology completed its way into the construction industry almost 10 years ago. Ever since, the way information is collected, the types of real-time data collected and how that data is conveyed has rapidly altered. This technology may also help avoid scams and frauds.
It must first be equipped with a modem for heavy construction equipment to employ the power of telematics. The modem, equipped with a cellular and satellite antenna, gathers data from sensors on the machine and directs the data from the machine to a central database via cellular service or satellites, when cellular service is not available and even in remote locations. Equipment owners and fleet managers can log in to a website to view valuable information about one machine or an whole fleet of construction equipment.