India’s Wipro Technologies Monday said that it has achieved a significant milestone in its ongoing Internet of Things (IoT) deployment for JCB India, a leading construction equipment manufacturer. JCB’s Livelink telematics system has successfully connected over 10,000 construction equipment and machines, such as Backhoe Loaders, Excavators and Compact Wheel Loaders, deployed for its customers across India.
The Livelink IoT solution has been designed and deployed on Wipro’s cloud-based Industrial asset platform. Wipro’s after markets solution team, a part of the Manufacturing and Hi-tech unit brought together a consortium of specialist partners to provide the turnkey solution and is responsible for ongoing deployment and support.
The Livelink system allows JCB to remotely monitor the real-time health and performance of JCB assets in the field. The predictive capability of the platform helps all stake holders to collaborate in ensuring operational availability of the asset whereby maximizing the value derived from it. The geo-fencing feature prevents misuse and theft of assets, while allowing asset owners to enforce contract compliance. The stakeholders have already started to see the benefit of the solution.
“IoT is an emerging technology domain and one where there are no proven paths for success. Wipro has been a trusted partner through the design and deployment of JCB’s Livelink IoT solution. Through a combination of strong technology expertise and excellent program management capabilities, Wipro has provided end-to-end integrated support to enable this milestone for our customers,” said Vipin Sondhi, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, JCB India Limited.
“IoT presents a huge opportunity for industrial manufacturers world-wide and this platform is one of the few live cases. We are privileged to have partnered with JCB India to bring the Livelink initiative to life. Today, we are delighted to have over 10,000 JCB machines across India, running successfully on Wipro’s cloud-based industrial internet platform. This platform provides an ideal base for us to deliver differentiated value to JCB’s end customers, said N. S. Bala, Chief Executive, Manufacturing & Hi-Tech Industry SBU, Wipro Limited.