By Eisha Cooke
Trimble made a major announcement at day one of ConExpo this week, with the news that its VisionLink® software now supports the new Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) 2.0/ ISO-15143-3 telematics standard.
By adopting the new standard, VisionLink's asset utilization, operation, safety, health and maintenance capabilities can more fully support fleets of machines from different equipment manufacturers. Trimble worked closely with the AEMP organization to develop the standard, and the VisionLink application is among the first in the industry to support the additional telematics data.
VisionLink is Trimble's fleet, asset and productivity management software for civil construction. It is web-based software that can also be used on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Using VisionLink contractors can manage their entire fleet, regardless of equipment manufacturer.
The new AEMP 2.0/ISO-15143-3 standard allows more health and maintenance data from the machine to be sent to the VisionLink application as well as providing improved security. These enhancements and additions can give contractors a more complete picture of the health and maintenance of their entire mixed fleet. VisionLink supports the ability to add additional AEMP data feeds as more equipment manufacturers and telematics solution providers adopt the AEMP 2.0/ISO-15143-3 standard.
For the full announcement, click here(http://www.trimble.com/news/release.aspx?id=030717e)
ConExpo – Day One in Summary
ConExpo got off to a flying start as we introduced Trimble PULSE™ and our range offleet solutions to the construction industry in a BIG way. The Trimble booth (N12067 - North Hall) looks extremely impressive and we are excited to be sharing this space with a number of other Trimble divisions including Aggregates, Buildings, Civil Engineering and Construction, Infrastructure, Positioning Services, Mixed Reality.
The booth attracted a constant flow of traffic and we’ve met some great people from a plethora of organizations who were keen to chat about their experiences, challenges and needs. Our Trimble PULSE YoYo’s have been going down a storm!
Trimble will also be providing a series of engaging product demonstrations throughout the week and our demonstrators Brandon and Andrea started the day at the Trimble software theater (S64228 – South Hall). At 10am, Brandon gave a 15 minute crash course on what construction fleets must do in order to comply with the new ELD Mandate rules. Andrea followed with an overview of our Trimble PULSE suite and how construction businesses can look to connect their entire field service operation, from the back office to scheduling technicians out in the field.
Andrea revisited the software theater in the afternoon to educate listeners on how to take a stepped approach to automatic scheduling. With so many advanced scheduling solutions on the market today, it can be a daunting task knowing what type of technology and level of sophistication would be the best fit for your business. Andrea addressed the advantages and limitations of technologies available at each stage in the scheduling journey, from paper-based to fully automatic. A key focus was put on semi-automatic scheduling, a process which few vendors provide yet many businesses prefer as it allows them to maintain some level of control and trust over a scheduling system.
For a full list of the daily software demo schedule, click here(http://heavycivil.trimble.com/rs/168-CRJ-586/images/Trimble-ConExpo-SpeakerSchedule.pdf).
We are expecting day two of ConExpo to be even busier and we can’t wait to welcome visitors to our booth. Be sure to stop by our kiosk, visit the Trimble solutions theater or catch our product demonstrators, Andrea and Brandon, at the CAT service truck in the gold parking lot for a demo of our ELD solution.