Vermeer introduced a new telematics system at the 2013 International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition in Louisville, KY. The InSite asset management system (InSite) is designed for utility construction contractors and provides real-time machine data so that fleet managers and business owners can make informed decisions on how they utilize and maintain their equipment.
The InSite system stands apart from similar technology in the market because it was designed to collect specific data that relates directly to underground construction applications. The data can be delivered anywhere and on multiple platforms, such as a tablet or mobile device.
“The InSite asset management system provides asset/HDD owners the ability to receive real-time machine data, which allows them to make informed decisions,” said Jon Kuyers, global product manager for underground at Vermeer. “Having quick access to usable information provides owners with a competitive advantage to potentially improve productivity.”
The major features of the InSite system are:
- Machine health monitoring: Provides alerts for specific machine functions which help identify when issues may occur
- GPS locating: Reduces amount of time it takes to locate an active or inactive machine, as well as acts as a theft deterrent with user-defined geographical parameters
- Machine utilization: Allows fleet manager or owner to remotely monitor machine hours and fuel usage, enabling for proactive maintenance scheduling and helping to manage operating costs
InSite is available on new HDD machines beginning January 2014.