Case CE launches SiteWatch fleet management system
Remote monitoring and telematics system will help optimise performance
Case Construction Equipment has launched SiteWatch: a remote monitoring, telematics and data reporting system that allows customers to optimise machine performance and manage their fleets more effectively.
SiteWatch uses a machine-integrated control module to transmit real-time data to users anywhere in the world, providing they have internet access. The system’s interface allows both customers and dealers to review and analyse up to 18 months’ worth of information.
Case CE says that experts will be on hand across its dealership network to consult with customers and provide assistance throughout all stages of implementation, from setup to data analysis.
“We developed SiteWatch to empower our customers, especially small- to mid-size operations that may not be as familiar with the technology,” said Jim Hasler, vice president of Case CE in North America. “Knowledge is power. SiteWatch provides critical data that our customers and their dealers can analyse to maximise machine utilisation. SiteWatch empowers our customers to increase productivity, efficiency, and ultimately, profitability.”
The system provides a range of data, including performance metrics, idle-time analytics, scheduled maintenance intervals, machine health reporting, and programmable security alerts. Case CE claims that information such as this allows users to identify machine performance trends, operator efficiencies and training requirements.
“We look at SiteWatch as an essential business tool for today’s operations,” commented Brad Stemper, solutions marketing manager at Case CE. “SiteWatch comes pre-programmed to monitor up to 12 parameters, many of which are customisable, so the output can be as simple or comprehensive as our customers need, and this information allows them to make immediate decisions to improve costs, lower fuel consumption and complete scheduled maintenance. SiteWatch can also tell customers which machines are ready for deployment, allowing them to maximise productivity and fleet utilisation.”
Stemper added that SiteWatch can be used to provide fast and accurate job costing. By keeping track of machine usage and run time on a daily or a monthly basis, the system enables customers to quickly retrieve information concerning their fleets’ capabilities. This not only negates the need for users to call operators in order to retrieve machine hours, but also offers the potential to offset rental costs.
The system helps to conserve fuel and battery life through an array of power-management settings such as ‘hibernate’, ‘sleep’ and ‘standby’ modes. It also offers fleet-protection applications including curfew, geofencing and motion detection.
Customers can choose between a basic and an advanced subscription to SiteWatch, depending on how much, and how often, information is required. A three-year advanced subscription plan will be offered as standard on Case’s F Series wheel loaders.