M2M empowering JCB`s advanced telematics system

|October 26, 2015 0

MUMBAI, INDIA: Vodafone Business Services (VBS)-the enterprise arm of Vodafone India, has announced strategic technology partnership with JCB India- a manufacturer of construction equipment.

This partnership will enable Vodafone to provide Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solution to power JCB`s Livelink-an advanced telematics system that allows remote monitoring of its construction equipment and provides information on service, operation and security of the equipment.

Some features of the solution include:

Accurate hours monitoring: The solution provides accurate hours monitoring leading for improved maintenance planning as machines can be maintained at the convenience of your operation.

Fuel reporting system: enables operators to monitor fuel consumption, improving control of fuel stocks and planning of fuel orders.

Security: enables the user to track the location and also receive the tow away alerts. Plus, it can remotely monitor machine health for any malfunction. It can also identify and remove wasteful idle time, improving utilisation and cutting fuel costs.

Announcing the collaboration with JCB India, Nick Gliddon, Director, Vodafone Business Services, said, “With the VBS M2M powered Livelink, JCB customers will manage working versus idle time, fuel usage and identify small problems before they cause unscheduled downtime.”

Vipin Sondhi, MD & CEO, JCB India, added, “The M-M equipment has the potential to radically change the way we enable our customers to monitor their machines and also in the way we provide real-time support to our customers.”

According to Ipsos, the global construction equipment market was estimated at Rs 5,551 billion ($90.5 billion) last year and is expected to reach Rs 7,310 billion by 2016, representing CAGR of 7.7 percent.

India’s construction equipment market outpaced global growth trends with the market estimated at Rs 208.4 billion at the end of last year. Revenue is expected to reach Rs 461.5 billion by 2016, growing at a CAGR of 20.5 percent.

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