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Jlg Mobile Control App

Innovative Product Award Honorable Mention: JLG Mobile Control App for R Series Scissors

June 21, 2020
This industry-first technology and app enables users to drive, steer and load R Series scissor lifts while in a stowed position from an iOS mobile device. One of the year's most inventive products.

(For those who might have missed it, we recently presented the top winners of RER’s annual Innovative Product Award. The Gold Award for 2019 went to Doosan Bobcat for the MAXControl iOS Remote Control for Bobcat Loaders. The Silver Award went to Point of Rental for its POR One app, in a close vote between second and third place. And the Bronze Award went to Reachmaster for its Jibbi 40BL- EVO. You can read the story here:  

https://www.rermag.com/innovative-product-awards/media-gallery/21120271/doosan-bobcat-point-of-rental-reachmaster-take-top-prizes-in-rers-innovative-product-awards

         As part of an ongoing series, we will continue to post category winners and honorable mention winners in the Innovative Product Awards. Here is one of the year’s most inventive products:)

Honorable Mention: JLG  

Product: JLG Mobile Control App for R Series Scissors 

Manufacturer: JLG Industries 

Key Innovation: This industry-first technology and app enables users to drive, steer and load R Series scissor lifts while in a stowed position from an iOS mobile device.

Descriptive Copy:

The JLG Mobile Control app allows operators to have a better view of the jobsite while moving equipment, which helps improve safety conditions and reduce potential damage to the work environment. The technology is an evolution of the remote frequency control box, which allowed operators to perform a similar function but required the device to be tethered to the machine. The Mobile Control app is available as an option on new R Series scissor lifts, or available for purchase as an aftermarket option for installation on previously purchased machines.

Easy to use and equipped with an intuitive user interface, the app displays all the essential features needed to run the scissor as if the operator was standing inside the platform. In addition to displaying the battery and machine status, the app features an important horn symbol which allows operators to easily alert jobsite personnel when the machine is operating nearby. Pre-launch testing demonstrated that the learning curve to use the app to move the machine around the jobsite took only minutes, even for less experienced operators.