Danfoss Telematics Solutions drive efficiency and profit
Danfoss Telematics Solutions is a powerful and easy-to-integrate telematics platform for mobile off-highway equipment. It brings a comprehensive suite of telematics performance into an all-in-one system for new machines and existing fleet retrofits with only a minimal up-front investment.
Danfoss Telematics Solutions combine machine-integrated technology, satellite and cellular network connectivity, and a customizable, intuitive user interface to give fleet owners visibility of how, when, and where their equipment is used. A “plug-andperform” design, comprehensive capabilities and flexibility differentiate Danfoss Telematics Solutions from other telematics systems currently on the market.
“Telematics has become a megatrend in heavy equipment industries as more and more companies see value in having a 24/7, real-time overview of their fleet,” said Marco Tacke, product marketing manager of telematics solutions at Danfoss. “With Danfoss Telematics Solutions, we’ve drawn on more than 30 years of experience in electronics and applications know-how to develop a robust telematics platform that will drive efficiency and profit, enhancing OEM brands.”
Through use of the Danfoss PLUS+1 platform, OEMs can implement telematics features that customers demand without the need for specific programming knowledge. The PLUS+1 platform also makes retrofitting equipment as easy as replacing a cable without the need to change a single line of software code.
“Danfoss Telematics Solutions offer our OEM customers the opportunity to ‘plug-and-perform’ rather than ‘codeand- compile’,” Tacke said. “This saves significant time and cost during development, enabling customers to focus on their core competencies. We’re excited to offer our OEM customers a way to instantly and affordably compete in the telematics-enabled machinery market.”
A powerful IT infrastructure and Web-based interface gather, transmit, interpret and store data that is most valuable to the end user. The customizable interface is easy to use and accessible on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Capabilities of the system include:
“Operations can use this data flow to better manage maintenance, minimize downtime, allocate resources and protect equipment,” Tacke said.
Danfoss Telematics Solutions offer compliance with Global System for Mobile (GSM) wireless communication and Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, meaning every Danfoss telematics unit will function anywhere in the world. This flexibility comes with excellent speed and cutting-edge performance of 3G/UMTS. Plus, HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) and HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access) provide better and faster data upload and download, with even faster speed coming soon.
“Our platform has the power and capacity to expand as telematics capabilities and needs continue to evolve,” Tacke said. “Our initial offering, the WS unit, is only the first release from the platform. We will continue to introduce robust telematics solutions that turn knowledge into value.”