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Manitowoc, Telogis Announce Telematics Partnership

Posted on April 18, 2013

Manitowoc Cranes announced it has selected Telogis’ intelligence platform technology for its upgraded telematics solution. The new offering, Global CraneSTAR Express powered by Telogis, will give operations and project managers a comprehensive level of visibility into their most valuable field assets, said Mantowoc Cranes.

The technology works by monitoring and tracking Manitowoc crane operational data to determine how and where a crane is used, how many hours it is in use, and then transmitting that information back to the office so it can be reported and analyzed.

“The ability to automatically monitor and report on activities such as hours of use, fuel usage and idle time provides asset managers with the up-to-date information they need to drive productivity and effectively plan maintenance tasks,” said John Alexander, CraneSTAR product director, Manitowoc Cranes.

With existing hardware infrastructure and the mechanisms required to capture key telematics data built into the original system from Manitowoc, the solution now benefits from Telogis’ software, said the company. It will be deployed on specific models worldwide, and localized into seven languages.

“Building on the existing CraneSTAR technology provides our Telogis team with the opportunity to give Manitowoc customers a whole new level of visibility into the inner workings of their field operations and effectively transform the way they do business,” said Jeff Cohen, vice president, asset and security solutions, Telogis.