Press Release Summary:
AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard provides end-users with more OEM equipment data and more convenient access, which allows them to better manage and analyze information across fleets. Standard expands original AEMP Telematics Standard to include 19 data fields (with fault code capability). Data is accessed via Application Programming Interface with standardized server-to-server communication protocols. Secure internet protocol allows for manufacturer protection of proprietary information.
Original Press Release:
AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard Now Available
ISO global acceptance sought for industrywide data sharing standard
The AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API (Application Programming Interface) Standard is now available to end-users, including contractors, fleet managers, rental managers and dealers/distributors, as well as OEMs, systems management firms and other interested construction/industrial and related industry professionals.
This new industrywide draft standard provides end-users with more OEM equipment data and more convenient access, which allows them to better manage and analyze information across their fleets, and helps them save time and money on the job site or within their operations.
The standard is a collaborative effort of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP), working on behalf of their members and the industry.
To achieve a globally recognized standard for conformity worldwide, the AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard will be submitted for acceptance by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Expanded equipment data, one program to manage mixed fleets
The AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard expands the original AEMP Telematics Standard to include 19 data fields (with fault code capability).
The Draft API standard also changes how the data is accessed: via an Application Programming Interface (API) with standardized server-to-server communication protocols, so end users with mixed equipment fleets can use their own business systems and software without the need to work across multiple telematics provider applications.
The Draft API standard’s secure internet protocol allows for manufacturer protection of proprietary information; disclosure to third-party companies for the purpose of aggregation is not permitted.
Must sign up online to receive Draft API standard
While access to the AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard is free, industry professionals must sign up directly via the AEM or AEMP websites to be sent the draft standard and to receive any future updates or additional documentation. Anyone who has previously signed up should receive the draft standard during the first week in September.
AEMP and AEM also encourage participation in the API developer group to ask questions and receive any clarification that is needed. Request access here: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/telematics-standard.
The associations caution that while they are making the draft standard available now to help companies become familiar with its contents for business planning purposes, the document is still a work in progress. Final language is dependent upon completion of the ISO acceptance process.
More information is available on the AEM and AEMP websites - http://www.aem.org/SRT/Technical/Telematics/ or http://www.aemp.org/draft-api/.
Up next: cranes, mobile elevating work platforms and air compressors
Currently telematics data related to crane operations as well as other niche products are excluded from the Draft API standard. Next steps include working on inclusion of crane data fields, followed by mobile elevating work platforms and air compressors.
Also, the Draft API standard has not had ag equipment input and therefore cannot be considered an ag equipment-utilized draft standard at this point. AEM is evaluating next steps from an ag sector perspective.
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About the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) - www.aemp.org
Formed in 1980, AEMP represents fleet professionals who work in construction, government, utilities, energy, and mining and more. AEMP maintains relationships among manufacturers, users, governmental agencies, educational institutions and others involved in the design and management of heavy equipment. AEMP created the term Equipment Triangle. It is the cornerstone of the association’s philosophy that a balanced relationship must exist between the End User, Distributor, and OEM/Supplier in the life cycle of a piece of heavy equipment or product. AEMP advances this philosophy through its education and certification programs.
About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) - www.aem.org
AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 850 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.
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