The company has been steadily increasing both the number of machines and the number of countries covered by telematics systems. From the start of 2012, JCB’s 3CX and 4CX backhoe loaders, side-engined telescopic handlers and tracked and wheeled excavators have been fitted with the JCB LiveLink system. JCB LiveLink is also standard across Europe on all wheeled loading shovels above 8tonnes operating weight.
JCB chief innovation and growth officer Tim Burnhope said: “The benefits of JCB LiveLink are many-fold: not only does it offers customers improved visibility of their fleet, it also provides detailed performance and operational information which allows business owners to run their operation even more efficiently and cost-effectively.
“Importantly, it also protects machines from theft and this enhanced level of security can result in reduced insurance premiums as well as greater peace of mind.”
JCB LiveLink provides a telematic link to JCB’s machines which gives customers real-time location information, with curfew and ‘geo fence’ alerts as defence in the fight against thieves. If a machine is removed, the customer immediately receives a series of email alerts. Out-of-hours alerts can also be sent by SMS. In addition JCB LiveLink monitors the health of the machine as well as machine hours and performance.
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