Fort Dodge, Iowa-based Maximum Capacity Media, publisher of Lift and Access magazine, hosted a Telematics Showcase on July 15 that allowed participating manufacturers to present their telematics products and discuss their features and benefits for attendees.
Participating companies included JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa., MicroLogic, Westboro, Mass., Iowa Mold Tooling, Garner, Iowa, and JCB, Savannah, Ga. Publications in attendance included Rental Equipment Register, Underground Construction, Lift and Access, Crane Hot Line and Industrial Lift and Hoist.
JLG's Howard Kaplan, vice president product parent, aerial work platforms and David Baxter, director of marketing, aftermarket products and services, presented information on the company's ClearSky Connected Asset Technology, which is currently in pilot programs in North America, Europe and Australia. Kaplan estimated that the company would know by the end of August when the product would officially launch.
MicroLogic's chairman and CEO, Sheldon Apsell, and vice president, Marc Desrosiers, discussed the company's fourth-generation iSite solution. Tim Worman, IMT's product manager for commercial vehicles, presented information on the company's ValuePlus Fleet Management for its field service vehicles. The system helps vehicle owners target costs, evaluate fleet maintenance and analyze whether a fleet is being properly utilized. JCB's Chris Giorgianni, general manager, product marketing, discussed the company's LiveLink satellite navigation system, which is expected to launch worldwide in the first quarter of 2009.
Look for extended coverage of the Telematics Showcase in the September-October issue of Lift and Access and in the September issue of Industrial Lift and Hoist.