TTControl is launching an end-to-end solution to connect mobile machines via a cloud platform to the customer. The offering enables OEMs and fleet owners to optimize their fleet management and machine design. It helps to ensure high availability of machines, which is especially useful for the agricultural and construction market. TTControl’s solution includes a hardware unit named TTConnect Wave (IoT gateway), an M2M SIM card as well as cloud platform access (TTConnect Cloud Service) and is now available for customers.
TTControl’s 360-degree approach to connectivity provides new levels of flexibility and true plug-and-play-functionality to customers. The new solution allows machine OEMs and fleet owners to fully benefit from machine data and enables services such as convenient monitoring and management of machines through up-to-the-minute information on machine status, operations and locations. Detailed information on parameters, individually defined by the customer, helps to improve operational efficiencies as well as to perform remote diagnostics. The solution also allows customers to make informed and data driven decisions regarding future machine design.
High availability of machines is crucial especially for the agricultural market. Some work within an agricultural year can only be done in a limited time frame, such as harvesting or planting. Up-to-the-minute machine status information is highly beneficial since it indicates potential upcoming technical issues in advance. Also, connectivity assists with field efficiency analysis and field operation recording.
The TTConnect Cloud Service includes access to a fully customizable and configurable web portal and the ruggedized IoT gateway TTConnect Wave. It requires no programming knowledge, and the machine data is accessible from PC or any mobile device. The device provides standard in-vehicle interfaces such as Ethernet and CAN in addition to its wireless and cellular interfaces.
The agricultural equipment manufacturer Maschio Gaspardo integrated TTControl’s new TTConnect Cloud Service into their sprayers. TTControl’s Roberto Ferrari discusses with Maschio Gaspardo’s Andrea Topan how the connectivity solution helps to improve the quality of their machinery, reduce costs and enable smart services for their customers.