Genie begins telematics standardisation for EMEAR
After standardising telematics connectors for selected models in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Russia (EMEAR), Genie has revealed plans to make all of its aerial work platforms (AWPs) and telehandlers telematics-ready by the end of 2015
Telematics is now standard on selected Genie models sold in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Russia (EMEAR).
The latest deliveries of Genie’s S-range telescopic booms, Z-range diesel articulated booms, Z-40/23 narrow articulated booms, and Runabout scissor lifts, all come with factory-fitted telematics connectors.
The manufacturer has revealed plans to make all of its aerial work platforms (AWPs) and telehandlers telematics-ready before the end of 2015.
“Our customers have many brands of equipment to manage, and many different versions of telematics solutions,” said Matthew Skipworth, service solutions manager at Genie’s parent company, Terex AWP EMEAR.
“Our new telematics-ready aerial work platforms are unique in that they are the only products of their kind providing our customers the ability to manage their diverse fleets without being forced into a particular telematics solution,” he added.
Designed to increase equipment security and optimise the performance of rental fleets, Genie’s eight-pin connector acts as an interface between the machine’s electrical control system and third-party telematics modules currently available on the market.
Last month, PMV revealed that Genie was considering standardising card readers on its larger booms. By standardising these types of feature, Genie is making way for safety-related technologies such as the International Powered Access Federation’s (IPAF) Smart PAL Cards.
“In addition to being compatible with our customers’ existing fleet-management hardware, this system is also quick and simple to install on request to provide customers the benefit of rental-ready Genie equipment, including track-and-trace and smart ID access-control module options,” Skipworth concluded.
To find out more about Genie’s current operations in the Middle East, check out the face-to-face interview with Terex AWP’s Sharbel Kordahi, due to be published in the April 2015 issue of PMV Middle East.