JDLink automatically collects, transmits and manages information about where and how construction equipment is being used, as well as critical machine health data for superior equipment utilization, improved productivity and increased revenue. The system uses QUALCOMM’s Global-TRACS equipment management system to provide customers with vital information about equipment location, machine health and service status. Additionally, it issues special alerts to notify customers if equipment moves outside pre-set boundaries. “Having this realtime information system will enable customers to save time and costs, maximize their equipment utilization and uptime, and improve their overall service,” said Ken Poppe, product marketing manager, advanced technology for John Deere Construction & Forestry Company.
John Deere Construction & Forestry has teamed with Qualcomm Incorporated to create an equipment and machine monitoring and information delivery system.