Hitachi Construction Machinery

Europe

API telematics: why data is king in construction

January 26, 2021

The use of telematics systems in the construction industry is invaluable – the data provided enables contractors to make savings on fuel consumption, to plan work more efficiently, to schedule preventative maintenance effectively to ensure high availability and a higher residual value. It also helps to monitor environmental performance, increasingly vital for tenders on government projects.

In the UK construction market, telematics data is rising in importance and increasingly drives purchasing decisions for machinery. The biggest issue is for owners of mixed fleets 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 OEMs to communicate with one another.

Every OEM now provides a telematics API so contractors can view data either on their existing OEM-supplied platform (such as Hitachi Global e-Service) or on independent fleet management software.

More construction machinery telematics data, more often

To meet the growing demand for data, machines are becoming smarter and software platforms are able to share significant amounts of detailed information and analysis at greater frequencies – in some cases, every 15 minutes. The infrastructure and associated technology on which telematics solutions rely, via satellite and mobile networks, is also developing, enabling connectivity on a greater scale. The need for actionable data, presented in an accessible way, at a higher frequency, will only continue.

To find out more about Hitachi remote fleet management tools, including the telematics API, please contact your local dealer or visit our fleet management page.

Alternatively, you can listen to the HCME podcast or download our in-depth white paper here.

Other news

Hitachi Zaxis-7 excavators attachment versatility

Read more

Onsite podcast – Behind the scenes with the Hitachi Zaxis-7
November 5, 2020

[buzzsprout episode='4283435' player='true']   With so much interest in Hitachi’s all-new Zaxis-7 range, we thought we’d bring you up to speed about exactly what went on behind the scenes to bring these latest medium-size excavators to the market… Ghislaine Jonker, Manager Marketing for HCME, and Excavator P...

Hitachi_Nasta_4

Read more

Hitachi buckets make impact in Norwegian market
October 16, 2020

Hitachi buckets and quick couplers, specifically designed for the company’s ZW wheel loader range, are rising in popularity in the competitive Norwegian market. This development is supported by the Hitachi buy-back scheme for wheel loaders, and has been helped by the expertise of local authorised Hitachi dealer, Nast...

Hitachi 70th anniversary

Read more

Seven decades of Hitachi innovation
September 30, 2020

2020 marks a very special year for Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (HCM), as it marks seven decades since the start of full-scale production of its iconic excavators. Ever since the first mechanical excavator – the U05 – was developed by Hitachi, Ltd. and used to help rebuild post-war Japan, the company’...

ConSite Mine

Read more

ConSite® Mine helps maintain availability and extend the life of mine equipment
September 30, 2020

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. and its consolidated subsidiary, Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. have jointly developed “ConSite® Mine,” which helps resolve problems at mine sites by remotely monitoring mining machines on 24/7 basis through the use of IoT and AI based analysis of equipment operati...

0 Compare models

x

Download brochure

Brochure Download
By submitting this form, you agree to the Terms of use and Privacy policy.
Sending
Start your download
x

Download brochure

Brochure Download
By submitting this form, you agree to the Terms of use and Privacy policy.
Sending
Start your download