JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, recently released its ClearSky fleet management telematics solution. The all-new ClearSky responds to customer requests for a tool that is simple, flexible, and easy to use.
ClearSky combines multi-year service plans and several hardware options providing equipment owners and operators flexible options for access to critical engine and equipment operational data. Data points, including location, engine hours, usage, fuel and battery levels, and maintenance schedules, are conveniently available in real-time and accessible from desktop or mobile devices. The dashboard, settings, and a library of widgets can be edited and prioritized according to customer preferences.
The system also monitors fault codes and other critical alerts, which can be sent via text and email. Additionally, ClearSky data can be integrated with customers’ enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for seamless fleet management.
“We developed ClearSky based on customer feedback in order to provide more focused, meaningful data delivered in a cost-effective solution,” says Jonathan Dawley, Global Vice President, Aftermarket at JLG. “The new, more intuitive system makes it easy for them to use the data to proactively manage and maintain their fleets. As a result, ClearSky lets users enjoy the benefits of improved fleet performance and productivity, increased equipment uptime, enhanced fleet security and visibility, and reduced cost of ownership.”
Data is transmitted securely from anywhere in the world using cellular technology or satellite communications, depending upon the device installed to suit the geographic location of the asset. All transmissions are routed through a secure data center to a customer’s business system or through a user-friendly web interface available on desktops and mobile devices.
ClearSky is offered as a factory-installed option for new JLG machines or as an aftermarket installation kit to retrofit JLG products in the field. JLG developed the fleet management solution in partnership with ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and internet of things (IoT) solutions.
“ORBCOMM stood out among all other telematics systems for their proven expertise in servicing large heavy equipment OEMs and providing the flexibility, scalability, and resources needed to support the global deployment of their solutions across JLG’s customer base,” says Dawley. “We look forward to partnering with ORBCOMM to develop the next generation of telematic solutions and help define the way our customers use them in the construction and equipment rental industries.”