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Komatsu develops remote monitoring iPhone app

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Komatsu has developed an iPhone app for its KOMTRAX remote machine monitoring system.

According to Komatsu the free app "gives instant access to vital information on every KOMTRAX equipped Komatsu machine in the user's fleet".

“Our new KOMTRAX app gives Komatsu customers the ability to monitor critical machine operating parameters, along with usage, performance and location, as well as overall fleet management,” Todd Connolly, Komatsu Australia’s head of fleet management and ICT, said .

“By providing customers with valuable information regarding their Komatsu machines, it helps get a quick overview of what machines in their fleet have been up to – all via their iPhone."

The app provides a number of different features for users which include the standard identification of each machine's location (including driving directions based on the phone's location); the machine's hours of use; idle time identification; fuel usage monitoring; whether any machine cautions have been triggered; and an ability to identify any machines that have not been used through a 'no usage' feature'.

“All these features can be customised so users can view set time periods, from one day up to a month,” Connolly said .

“In addition, a fleet can be filtered by model, customer management number or serial number.

“Komatsu’s KOMTRAX remote monitoring system was one of the first OEM-specific systems on the market, and has proven itself an invaluable tool in fleet and machine management,” he said.

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