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 industry-wide 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 Management Professionals (AEMP) and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), 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).
“The release of this Draft API Standard is a significant achievement and will be of great benefit to all heavy equipment fleet management professionals as the association continues its efforts to encourage integration to telematics into today’s modern fleets. It clearly demonstrates AEMP’s Equipment Triangle approach to solving industry issues. AEMP is pleased have played a key role in advancing this critical industry initiative,” said Thad Pirtle, VP of Equipment for Traylor Bros, Inc and Chairman of the Board of AEMP.
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 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 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.
While access to the AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard is free, industry professionals must sign up directly via the or AEMP or AEM websites to be sent the Draft API 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.
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.