Terex boosts equipment security by adding telematics technology to Genie work platform


Terex – a global manufacturer of lifting and material-handling plants for a variety of industries – has recently boosted the security of equipment for its Genie work platform by adding new telematics technology, reports The Construction Index.

The newly added Access Manager is an add-on feature that controls machine usage by assigning randomly generated, or personally selected, unique code to an individual operator through Genie’s Lift Connect telematics portal.

After the operator has been assigned the unique code they can be specifically assigned to equipment and the unit can start.

Not only can Genie’s Access Manager be added to any unit equipped with Lift Connect, it has also been reported that any machine with an active Lift Connect subscription – as well as a CAN control system – has the ability to use the company’s new remote disable functionality.

Christine Zeznick, Director of Product and Business Development for Telematics at Genie, added: “When a unit is equipped with Access Manager, an operator must enter a code before they can start that unit, ensuring that only authorized operators can operate the machine.

“Not only does this provide greater security for equipment, it also can help ensure only trained operators have codes.”