Hiab expands its connected solutions offering
Hiab, part of Cargotec, is further accelerating the development of its digital and connectivity offering. Hiab today announced its forthcoming HiConnect(TM), a connected solution that, in combination with its class-leading load handling equipment, will further enhance productivity, efficiency, and safety for Hiab's customer's businesses.
HiConnect(TM) is a new connected service offering, enhancing the productivity of Hiab equipment for fleet operators. Customers will be able gain real-time insights via web-based dashboards showing the utilization, condition, and operation of their connected Hiab equipment. These insights will allow them to reduce unnecessary downtime, optimize performance, and actively manage service and safe operation. Select Hiab customers in several markets are currently successfully piloting HiConnect, with the commercial launch aimed for Q3 2017.
HiConnect adds to Hiab's connected solutions portfolio. First out was the ground-breaking and award-winning HiVision(TM) for forestry cranes, which lets the operator control the crane from the safety of the truck cabin, using Virtual Reality goggles, controllers, and connected cameras. With this, it provides precise operation, saves time, and increases comfort and safety. HiVision for forestry cranes is already commercially available and is proving itself in tough everyday usage with timber customers in multiple countries. Hiab is exploring the development of HiVision for other equipment types and usage scenarios.
Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services and digitally connected solutions. As the industry pioneer, Hiab's more than 3,000 employees worldwide focus on our commitment to increase efficiency in our customers' businesses and to shape the future of intelligent load handling.