Next step for ‘Brokk Connect’Published 27/12, 2021 at 12:03
Brokk Connect 2.0 is the company’s ‘next step’ online platform for connected Brokk robots launched earlier this year. The new release introduces several new features, such as a sophisticated geo-fencing function, user customisation and a weekly status report that helps Brokk owners to stay up to date on fleet status. It is now available throughout Europe and North America.
Brokk Connect is an online platform that includes both hardware and software that are unique to meet the specific requirements of the operation and management of demolition robots. To provide the best coverage and always on operation, the robots are connected over the mobile network. Brokk Connect 2.0 delivers several new features including a sophisticated ‘always on’ geo-fencing functionality that helps Brokk owners keep control of their fleet of machines and assists the owner in case of theft or unauthorised use. It is now also possible to customise the online platform as a weekly status report function in case anything needs attention. “As we said when we announced Brokk Connect, it is a solution that we will continue to develop and expand. Brokk Connect 2.0 is now the next step, but it is definitely not the last. Connected machines and all their benefits are here to stay,” says Martin Krupicka, CEO of Brokk Group.
Some of the key benefits of Brokk Connect include access to real time information about the location of the robot, status, operational data and any need for attention. Brokk Connect enables the leveraging of data to manage fleet utilisation and optimise project planning. When combined with a Brokk ‘Uptime’ service contract, owners are able to monitor machine status, troubleshoot any issues remotely and proactively. Machine uptime is thereby maximised and the robot is always ready for the next job. “The feedback from our customers who have tried Brokk Connect and signed up for a Brokk Uptime service contract during the pilot period is that they could not imagine going back to machines without the system,” says Martin Krupicka.
Brokk Connect is available on all new Brokk robots but can also be retrofitted on older models. This way Brokk customers can get their entire Brokk fleet connected. With Brokk Connect 2.0 the solution will now be expanded across all of Europe and North America. In 2022 it will be made available for rest of the world as well.