Vodafone Business Services, the enterprise arm of Vodafone India, and construction equipment manufacturer JCB India have reached in a partnership to provide Machine-to-Machine solution to the latter.
Vodafone said it will deliver Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solution to power JCB`s Livelink – an advanced telematics system that allows remote monitoring of its construction equipment and provides information on service, operation and security of the equipment.
Vodafone Business Services Director Nick Gliddon said the VBS M2M powered Livelink will help the users of the JCB construction equipment to better manage the efficiency, maintenance and health of the equipment.
“JCB customers will manage working versus idle time, fuel usage and identify small problems before they cause unscheduled downtime.”
Vodafone said Livelink elements such as services, operation, security, remotely monitor machine health and identify and remove wasteful idle time are important to maximize the machine productivity.
According to Ipsos, the global construction equipment market was estimated at INR 5,551 billion last year. It is expected to reach INR 7,310 billion by 2016, representing CAGR of 7.7 percent.