JLG provides first look at new Internet of Things fleet management platform
JLG Industries, Inc. has shown a first look at the new ClearSky Smart Fleet, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for two-way fleet management and machine interactivity at the Summit of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) in Berlin, Germany. This JLG system will launch in late summer/early fall 2023.
"Telematics today can only do so much," says Ara Eckel, director of product management for JLG's connected solutions. "ClearSky Smart Fleet reimagines what's possible, paving the way to a new frontier for connectivity solutions in the industry. More than yet another singular piece of software, it's built as a robust, constantly evolving IoT platform capable of delivering new functionality, new insights, and new ways to run cost-effective operations."
This generation of ClearSky is a ground-up redesign, adding elements to transform the way contractors work. Key features include:
- Digitized daily processes for operational efficiencies
- Accurate and efficient machine location
- Additional equipment service capabilities
- Streamlined logistics with Automated Site Networks
- Actionable, on-demand machine and fleet insights
According to Eckel, ClearSky Smart Fleet will be standard on most new machines produced later in 2023, and users with existing JLG products can continue to use the legacy ClearSky program. Both platforms will be integrated into Online Express, JLG's 24/7 e-commerce site.
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