Genie has chosen ZTR Control Systems as its industrial telematics solutions provider. Developed in direct response to rental customers’ unique business needs, the new Genie Lift Connect program is a telematics offering focused on actionable information, flexibility and transparency. Genie Lift Connect solutions will be available in North America in early 2019, in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia by mid-2019, and globally in 2019 and 2020.
“The world is changing,” said Christine Zeznick, Genie senior product and business development manager. “Our customers are operating their businesses faster and more efficiently than ever before, constantly looking for ways to add value and drive business growth. One technology that is opening up new opportunities for rental businesses is the use of telematics. Genie started its telematics journey in 2015 with the launch of the telematics-ready connector. This was in direct response to the mixed fleet nature of the rental industry and allowed our customers access to a few key data points with a plug-and-play solution of their choosing. Although many have appreciated this flexible approach, over time our customers have requested access to more data and information. Today’s Genie Lift Connect telematics technology has evolved to help rental stores understand the information their machines are providing, enabling them to manage their businesses more efficiently.
“We chose ZTR because we wanted to collaborate with a proven technology provider and develop an end-to-end solution that’s customized and differentiated. We listened to our customers, and with the Genie Lift Connect telematics solution, we’re giving customers more data and actionable information, through a transparent and flexible user interface than our competitors.”
Providing more than data, ZTR adds greater value for Terex AWP customers, equipment owners and end users by capturing specific and detailed safety, diagnostic, maintenance and performance insights that go beyond location and usage.
With dashboards and alert notifications, the Genie Lift Connect program provides fleet managers with tools to maximize efficiency and minimize downtime. With the introduction of standard APIs, customers are able to leverage data from mixed fleets and multiple OEM telematics platforms. The Genie Lift Connect solution provides data in two ways: Customers can utilize the Genie Lift Connect portal and all of its features, or alternatively, if with an existing system, customers can consume the data via a standard API.
“At Genie, we believe partnering with you and your rental business is important,” added Zeznick. “This is why we developed a new telematics solution that focuses on sharing more machine data. We believe that the more partners in the value chain with access to the machine data, the more efficient the rental industry becomes.”