Case Develops Case Fleet Connect Telematics Solution

Maximising utilization and reducing operating costs are vital objectives for any equipment operation. However it has always been difficult for a fleet manager to assess exactly what each machine is doing, when they may be working on many remote locations across the country.

Through the use of the ‘Case Fleet Connect’ telematics system fleet managers can now remotely monitor their entire fleet in one simple operation. Customers will be able to order new machinery direct from the factory pre-wired for the Case telematics solution, with installation carried out at their local dealer. Case Construction Equipment dealers can also retro-fit the system to existing Case equipment and other non-Case fleet machinery and vehicles for a complete fleet solution.

The system will use a telematics control unit mounted on each machine to collect information from the machine and from GPS satellites. This data is then sent on through the mobile communication networks to the Case Telematics Web Portal, allowing customers to see exactly where machines are located and the work that is being carried out.

Maintenance, Security And Profitability
The Case Fleet Connect telematics system will allow customers to see the last reported location of equipment online, through Google mapping, monitoring running and idle times and allowing managers to see exactly when machines are being used, which can be vital to a rental business. This can also prevent machinery being left idling when not in use, cutting fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.

In addition the system provides a regularly updated location service, with the ability to geofence machinery on a site or within a local area, with text and e-mail alerts if the machine is taken outside of the pre-arranged working area. The system also provides for working curfews and motion detection, again alerting a company if equipment is moved outside of working hours.

Constant monitoring allows managers to better prepare for regular preventative maintenance, as operating hours are recorded and any faults can be flagged up to service technicians. The system is linked to a customer’s local Case dealer, facilitating rapid response and planned maintenance scheduling.

The Case telematic system will provide customers with reduced operating and maintenance costs, will improve fleet performance and productivity and can be used to lower insurance premiums in some markets through location and positioning. Telematic systems will become a major part of fleet operation, allowing managers to increase utilization of equipment, better plan preventative maintenance and more rapidly respond to issues on site, cutting operating and ownership costs and boosting profits.

The Case telematic solution will continue to be developed over the coming years, to offer increased facilities and services to customers.

Supporting The Equipment Market
Case Construction Equipment continues to build on its traditional strengths, this year celebrating 170 years of partnership with customers and dealers around the world. The company has guaranteed substantial investment in new technologies and will continue with development of innovative high technology equipment solutions, through further investment in Tier 4 engines and other technologies such as telematics.

Case continues to invest in the best dealer network in the business too, offering additional training for new dealer partners that have recently joined the Case family. The Case Customer Centre Paris has also benefitted from additional resource, with a dedicated area for technological innovation, demonstrating the latest engine, transmission and hydraulic technology for both dealers and customers. All equipment at the centre will feature the Case telematics solution, providing customers with a live demonstration of the benefits of closer monitoring and fleet management.

Case will expand its popular Rodeo demonstration event and operator competition this year, allowing customers and operators from across Europe to try the latest Case machinery. The Case telematics solution will be installed on all Case Rodeo machinery in 2012, allowing customers a chance to see the system in action

Case Construction Equipment
Unit 4 Hayfield Lane Business Park
Auckley
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN9 3XA UK

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