Vodafone Business Services (VBS), the enterprise arm of Vodafone India will provide M2M solutions to power JCB’s construction equipment. This partnership will enable Vodafone to provide Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solution to power JCB’s Livelink – an advanced telematics system that allows remote monitoring of its construction equipment and provides information on service, operation and security of the equipment.
Announcing the collaboration with JCB India, Nick Gliddon, director – Vodafone Business Services said, “The VBS M2M powered Livelink will help the users of the JCB construction equipment to better manage the efficiency, maintenance and health of the equipment. JCB customers will manage working versus idle time, fuel usage and identify small problems before they cause unscheduled downtime.”
How does JCB Livelink Helps
Service – Accurate Hours Monitoring leads to improved maintenance planning as machines can be maintained at the most convenient time for one’s operation
Operation – The Fuel Reporting System enables operators to monitor fuel consumption, improving control of fuel stocks and planning of fuel orders
Security – Enables the user to track the location and also receive the tow away alerts
Remote Mainitenance – Remotely monitor machine health for any malfunction
Fuel Cost – Identify and remove wasteful idle time, improving utilisation and cutting fuel costs
“This Livelink deployment is an example of our strong, successful and differentiated approach to M2M in India. We have the capability to maintain over 10 billion SIMs and are confident of growing business further, especially from segments like healthcare and automobiles,” added Gliddon.
Speaking at the occasion, Vipin Sondhi, MD & CEO, JCB India said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Vodafone for our Livelink, an important technological upgrade for JCB equipment. This has the potential to radically change the way we enable our customers to monitor their machines and also in the way we provide real time support to our customers.”
The article first appeared in TeleAnalysis