One of the biggest issues for owners of mixed fleets is to be able to access all of their machine data on one platform. This is overcome by the use of an API (application programming interface), which allows the applications of different manufacturers to communicate with one another.
Hitachi provides a telematics API so contractors can view data either on their existing manufacturer-supplied platform (such as Hitachi Global e-Service) or on independent fleet management software (such as the one provided by ABAX).
Having all the information about different brands of equipment in one place makes life easier, enabling contractors to manage their fleet more simply and effectively, and saving time and money, on the job site and in service operations.
Analysing the data enables contractors to make savings on fuel consumption, plan work more efficiently, as well as schedule preventative maintenance effectively to ensure high availability and a higher residual value. It also helps to monitor environmental performance, which is increasingly vital for tenders on government projects.