European Trade Association Adopts Expanded Telematics Standard

May 27, 2014

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announce today the support and commitment from the Germany based trade association, VDBUM, for a soon-to-be-released expanded AEM/AEMP Telematics Standard.

VDBUM is a trade advocacy group serving the European Union and global partners. The organization specifically serves professionals in construction, environmental and mechanical engineering. VDBUM represents its members in all aspects of these industries to provide a networking outlet for professionals.

Udo Kiesewalter of VDBUM Service GmbH said, “We organized our VDBUM telematics committee in April to discuss our findings after our meeting with AEM and AEMP at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. During this committee meeting, we intensively discussed Version 2.0 of the telematics data standard with our end-user members and OEM´s equally.”

“From the OEM side, Liebherr, Wirtgen-Vögele, Caterpillar and Bauer were present. We are pleased to advise AEMP and that our committee supports the data points and the suggested frequency to be sent from the equipment asset to the full extent. Furthermore, we want to announce that Liebherr and Wirtgen-Vögele agreed to support Version 2.0 after the final end-user agreement is published by AEMP.”

Kiesewalter went on to say, “Our next step is to get in touch with the final version of the end-users agreement with the API for the technical implementation that will be distributed through AEMP. We want to develop a business case for telematics with our scientific partner, the University of Munich- TUM, for our end users.”

Stan Orr, CAE, President and CSO of AEMP said, “We are pleased with the commitment from VDBUM and their members to adopt the AEM/AEMP Telematics Standard for use in Europe and across all of their global operations. This is a major accomplishment for AEMP, AEM, and our industry as we make efforts to globalize and expand the standard. This would not have been possible without the joint efforts of AEMP and AEM, and each of our organization’s leadership who have worked so hard to expand the reach of this standard.”

Orr went on to say, “AEMP and AEM continue to work closely regarding the release of a Version 2.0 beta so that OEMs can begin the process of getting it integrated into their telemetry programs. Our goal is to have a final version available for distribution in the 4th quarter of 2014.”

About VDBUM –

Headquartered in Bremen / Stuhr, Germany, VBUM has 17 offices nationwide operating an extensive network that ensures direct contact with members and promotes cooperative interaction. The association represents a professional networking exchange that allows for a focused exchange of ideas and best practices within the industry.

About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) –

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 900 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.

About the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) ““

Formed in 1982, AEMP advances heavy duty and off-road equipment management as a career. The organization represents fleet management professionals who work in construction, government, utilities, energy, mining and all other related industries.

AEMP helps industry professionals attain the contacts, knowledge, career development and personal growth needed for success. Membership helps practitioners operate at peak performance and make lasting contributions to their organization’s growth.

AEMP believes excellence is achieved through continuing education, serving end users as a clearinghouse for technical, industry, and regulatory information. The organization strives to further this mission by developing, coordinating, and implementing programs to enhance the profession, and interacting with other organizations sharing common resources, purposes and goals.

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