European Trade Association Adopts Expanded AEM/AEMP Telematics Standard

May 20, 2014

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced 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 serves professionals in construction, environmental and mechanical engineering, representing its members in all aspects of these industries to provide a networking outlet for professionals.

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

Liebherr, Wirtgen-Vögele, Caterpillar and Bauer attended the committee meeting. The committee supported the data points and suggested frequency sent from the equipment asset. Liebherr and Wirtgen-Vögele agreed to support Version 2.0 after AEMP publishes the final end-user agreement, according to Kiesewalter.

“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,” Kiesewalter said. “We want to develop a business case for telematics with our scientific partner, the University of Munich- TUM, for our end users.”

“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,” said Stan Orr, CAE, president and CSO of AEMP. “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.

“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.”