What is AEMP 2.0 about?

What is the AEMP 2.0 standard? Why is it so important? How can this AEMP standard help our partners?

The management of construction equipment fleets has undeniably become a necessary prerequisite for increasing profitability in construction companies. The transparency and visibility of all machines and their current status plays a decisive role in increasing efficiency in the company and avoiding downtime.

Today, most manufacturers equip their machines with their own telematics solutions to transmit machine data such as GPS position, fuel consumption and many other operating parameters. In the past, the data provided was not presented uniformly from manufacturer to manufacturer; i.e., for example, the weight was given in tons for manufacturer A and in kilograms for manufacturer B. Access to the data required the use of the specific OEM website and portals.

The most important thing: standardized machine data

In a diverse fleet, it can be a major challenge to bring the data together in such a way that a uniform and coherent overview is created. A company would have to enter into a special agreement with each OEM that provides machines in its fleet in order to receive the data. The company would also need to develop an independent service and software to collect and operationally utilize this OEM data for mixed fleets.

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) recognized this challenge and introduced an OEM telematics standard, now known as AEMP 2.0 (or ISO 15143-3).

What use is the AEMP standard to the end user?

In simple terms, the standard creates a common data format that enables the process of retrieving mixed fleet data in a single portal or third-party software. The standard contains more than 20 parameters such as serial number, GPS location, operating hours, fuel consumption, vehicle identification, location, operating hours or mileage, fuel level and many other variables.

Is the AEMP 2.0 system error-free?

Despite the current standardization, retrieving machine data often poses a number of challenges. First and foremost, it can be costly, especially when data is retrieved from multiple OEMs in a mixed fleet. In addition, some manufacturers either provide data that does not comply with the AEMP 2.0 standard, do not offer integrated OEM-integrated telematics or use old devices that do not have an integrated telematics solution installed. In addition, you may be dependent on the different agreements and guidelines of the individual OEMs. This can be limiting in some cases, especially for dynamic companies with growing fleets.

In other cases, a single telematics solution, similar to our IoT devices and software, can prove very beneficial, especially when coupled with its own customized software such as SAM. However, such a system also has its weaknesses, as each telematics device has to be installed manually.

What does this mean for me as a SAM user?

Despite the advantages and disadvantages of the various options outlined above, as a user:in the SAM software you can still choose between our telematics solution, an external telematics solution from a third-party provider or an integrated AEMP 2.0-standardized OEM solution, depending on the application and the specific requirements of the use case. If you opt for our solutions, we will help and support you with the installation of the IoT devices.

With our solutions, we want to give end users complete flexibility so that you and your employees can work as effectively and stress-free as possible. If you would like an overview of our portfolio, simply request a free quote and see for yourself!