JLG to launch revamped ClearSky solution
By Lindsey Anderson20 April 2023
JLG will launch a fully redesigned IoT telematics platform, ClearSky Smart Fleet, later this year, the company has announced. Dubbing the system as a “true, two-way fleet management and machine interactivity” platform, the latest ClearSky solution has been redesigned from the ground-up with new “innovative elements” added to “transform the way customers work.”
Key features include:
- Digitized daily processes for operational efficiencies
- Accurate and efficient machine location
- Additional equipment service capabilities
- Streamlined logistics with Automated Site Networks
- Actionable, on-demand machine and fleet insights
According to Ara Eckel, director of product management for JLG’s connected solutions, ClearSky Smart Fleet will be standard on most new machines produced later this year, and customers with existing JLG products can continue to use the legacy ClearSky program for their connected needs. Both platforms will be integrated into Online Express, JLG’s 24/7 e-Commerce site. The platform is expected to launch this Summer or Fall.
“Telematics today can only do so much,” Eckel said. “ClearSky Smart Fleet reimagines what’s possible, paving the way to a new frontier for connectivity solutions in the industry. More than yet another singular piece of software, it’s built as a robust, constantly evolving IoT platform capable of delivering new functionality, new insights and new ways to run cost-effective operations.”
According to reports, the platform will consist of computer hardware and a downloadable mobile app for two-way communication and tracking of equipment fleets and for linking together equipment fleets, namely, monitoring, analyzing, modifying, updating, linking, producing reports and issuing notifications relating to geographic location, productivity, service and fleet maintenance, system parameters, and life cycle management support of equipment. JLG’s new E18 vertical mast lifts will offer ClearSky Smart Fleet as an option, according to the company’s brochure.
More details will be revealed soon, JLG said.