The GlobalTRACS solution is designed to meet the demanding requirements of equipment manufacturers, enabling factory or after-market installation on all vehicle makes and models. It collects, manages and transmits equipment operating status and location data, which can be accessed via an Internet application, or integrated into existing back-end business software systems.
“The goal is to keep equipment downtime to a minimum,” said Bob Bernardi, vice president of New Holland Construction and Kobelco Construction Equipment, North America. “With a GPS device housed in a sealed, cast-aluminum enclosure affixed to a piece of construction equipment, the whereabouts of the machine is known at all times through GlobalTRACS, but that’s just one component of this system. In addition ot being a theft deterrent/vehicle recovery tool, GlobalTRACS permits remote tracking of operating hours and maintenance schedules, offers maintenance reminders and monitors other critical factors to give the owner/manager a continuous and accurate picture of individual machines and overall fleet productivity. The idea isn’t new, but the technology certainly is.”
Other advantages of the system include the ability for engine hours to be reported on demand, or at automated intervals.
Bernardi said all CNH brands would discontinue use of their analog-based system, FleetLink, for construction equipment.