Collecting data from commercial vehicles, construction equipment and construction machinery, creating reports, comparing facts and figures thereby optimizing processes – digitalization is gaining momentum in the construction industry and is considered the key to success.
Different data sources are needed depending on the information and timeliness of the data. For example, a robust range of hardware specifically tested for construction is used to display current positions on the map and track routes in real time or trigger alerts. This hardware is installed directly in the equipment, machine or vehicle (excavator, flatbed truck, paver, etc.). Data that does not need to be displayed in real time, such as equipment utilization or fuel consumption, is obtained via a manufacturer interface (ISO 15143-3/AEMP). Thus, a holistic representation of the machine fleet requires different data sources, which are combined in the t-matix IoT platform.
The t-matix IoT portal offers the possibility of hybrid data processing for a device, i.e. a construction device, a machine or similar can be linked to two data sources (hardware + interface) at the same time. The data obtained flows into different reports such as “route tracking” or “fuel consumption” and can thus be used optimally. Clearly recognizable optimization potentials, analyses of consumption and utilization data, machine location and alerts in real time are just some of the advantages of hybrid data processing. This is particularly evident in mixed fleets with several machine manufacturers and installed hardware.