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 requirement for increasing profitability in construction companies. The transparency and visibility of all machines and their current status plays a crucial 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 consistently from manufacturer to manufacturer; i.e., for example, weight was 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: Uniform machine data
In a diverse fleet, it can be a major challenge to bring the data together in a way that provides a consistent and cohesive overview. A company would have to enter into a special agreement with each OEM that provides machines in its fleet to obtain the data. In addition, the company would need to develop an independent service and software to collect and operationally use 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 is the use of the AEMP standard for the end user?
In simple words, 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 includes 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?
Retrieving machine data often presents a number of challenges, despite current standardization. First and foremost, it can be costly, especially when retrieving data from multiple OEMs in a mixed fleet. In addition, some of the manufacturers either provide data that does not comply with the AEMP 2.0 standard, do not offer integrated OEM-integrated telematics, or use old equipment that does not have an integrated telematics solution installed. In addition, you may be dependent on the different agreements and policies of each OEM. 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 our own custom software such as SAM. However, such a system also has its weaknesses, as each telematics device must be installed manually.
What does this mean for me as a SAM user?
Despite the advantages and disadvantages of the various options outlined above, you as a user:in the SAM software can still choose between our telematics solution, an external third-party telematics solution or an integrated AEMP 2.0-standardized OEM solution, depending on the application and specific requirements of the use case. If you choose our solutions, we will help and support you with the installation of the IoT devices.
With our solutions, we want to give the end user complete flexibility so that you and your employees can work as effectively and stress-free as possible. If you would like to have an overview of our portfolio, simply request a free quote and see for yourself!