Equipment makers, fleet managers closing in on a telematics agreement
- The idea of having machinery report automatically to fleet managers on its own health is a boon for the people who don't want surprise downtime to affect production, but manufacturers worry about how much data would be out there for anyone to capture.
- Now, a joint task force of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) has agreed that manufacturers will settle on a standard, secure was to send data from a machine back to its owners, and the owners will agree to keep their data in-house for management use and not to let it get to third parties.
- Each side surveyed its members to find out who could live with what data disclosures and who needed what.
From the article:
"It demonstrates AEMP’s commitment to the Equipment Triangle philosophy we embrace by building upon our mutual trust and respect for each party’s proprietary information.” said Bob Merritt....
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