Komatsu GPS Tracking Comes Standard

September 28, 2010


Komatsu KOMTRAX wireless machine-information systemKomatsu has committed to making its wireless machine-information system, KOMTRAX, standard equipment on every one of its construction machines "at either model change or Tier 3 engine change, whichever occurs first," says Komatsu America's Chris Wasik.

KOMTRAX uses the GPS to identify the host-machine's location, and interfaces with the machine's on-board computer to track engine-run hours, error codes and cautions, maintenance items, fuel levels, and more information.

Critical data is transmitted via digital cellular signals to a secure website that dealers and customers can access with a password. Machines with standard KOMTRAX come with five years of free communication.