The AEMP Telematics Standard has been expanded to include 19 data fields with fault code capability, to create the new AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics Application Programming Interface (API) Standard.
The new draft standard recommends use of an API with standardised server-to-server communication protocols to access data, so that end users with “mixed” equipment fleets – those that are comprised of machinery using different telematics systems – can use their own business systems and software without having to deal with multiple telematics provider applications.
A large number of equipment manufacturers that distribute within Australia have incorporated telematics as standard into their machinery, including Komatsu, Caterpillar, Hitachi, Hyundai, Volvo Construction Equipment, Sandvik Construction, Metso and Atlas Copco.
The API standard’s secure internet protocol also allows for manufacturer protection of proprietary information; disclosure to third-party companies for the purpose of aggregation is not permitted.
A collaborative effort for industry
The standard is a collaborative effort of the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), who have made the standard available to end users, such as contractors, fleet managers, rental managers and distributors.
This is in addition to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), systems management firms and other interested construction/industrial and related industry professionals.
“This new industry-wide draft standard provides end-users with more OEM equipment data and more convenient access, which allows them to better manage and analyse information across their fleets, and helps them save time and money on the job site or within their operations,” the associations stated in a joint communiqué.
Achieving global recognition
The associations also stated they would soon be submitting the AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to “achieve a globally recognised standard for conformity worldwide”.
“The release of this draft API standard is a significant achievement,” AEMP board chairman Thad Pirtle said. “It will be of great benefit to all heavy equipment fleet management professionals as the association continues its efforts to encourage integration to telematics into today’s modern fleets.”
Industry professionals are able to access the AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard for free but they must also sign up to the AEMP or AEM websites to receive it. They will then receive future updates on the standard, as well as any additional documentation.