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Vodafone Powers JCB India Provides next-Gen M2M Solutions

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The enterprise arm of Vodafone India – Vodafone Business Services announces its strategic technology partnership with JCB India Ltd – A premier manufacturer of construction equipment. Through this partnership Vodafone to enable 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.

The following Livelink elements are the key to maximize the machine productivity:

Service – Accurate Hours Monitoring leads to improved maintenance planning as machines can be maintained at the most convenient time for your operation

Operation – The Fuel Reporting System enables operators to monitor fuel consumption, improving control of fuel stocks and planning of fuel orders

Security – enables the user to track the location and also receive the tow away alerts

Remotely monitor machine health for any malfunction

Identify and remove wasteful idle time, improving utilisation and cutting fuel costs

Commenting on the collaboration, Nick Gliddon, Director – Vodafone Business Services said, “Vodafone is renowned globally for being an undisputed leader in M2M solutions and is driving the Internet of Things (IoT). 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.”

He added, “M2M presents a huge opportunity in the highly competitive Indian market.  This Livelink deployment is an example of our strong, successful and differentiated approach to M2M in India. We have the capability to maintain over 10 billion SIMs and are confident of growing business further, especially from segments like healthcare and automobiles.”

Speaking at the occasion, Vipin Sondhi, MD & CEO, JCB India Limited, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Vodafone for our Livelink, an important technological upgrade for JCB equipment. This has the potential to radically change the way we enable our customers to monitor their machines and also in the way we provide real time support to our customers.”

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