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JLG expands augmented reality capabilities

AR App has increased functions for fleet managment with more than 60 models that can be viewed and manipulated in 3D

Global MEWP and telehandler manufacturer JLG Industries has given its JLG Augmented Reality (AR) app, a facelift with new, next-generation upgrades, the company has announced.

The enhanced interface comes with an expanded machine inspections functionality and a new “Fleet” feature that allows users to add and store multiple assets for easy tracking by serial number or asset ID. Data can be saved on machines and accessed instantly, regardless of connectivity, further optimising fleet management.

“This new, expanded version of the JLG AR app not only has a more modern look and feel, but it also operates more effectively and efficiently,” said Ara Eckel, director of product management for connected solutions at JLG. “Taking a machine-first approach, we have evolved this tool with very targeted enhancements and additional features that will improve users’ productivity. Its’ customer-centric design makes the app easier to navigate and more quickly connects our customers to the information they are looking for.”

Starting at the machine level, users can select a product and go directly into its content module from the menu guide or through the app’s improved search functionality. New machines and content have also been added to the equipment modules offering users more than 60 models to view and manipulate in 3-D. Content is now cloud-based, rather than native, to reduce the application’s size from 1.3 GB to 227 MB and enhance accessibility to new and updated content. The inspection assistance functionality has expanded to cover annual machine inspections, daily machine inspections and pre-delivery inspections.

The JLG AR app can be used by project managers, rental companies, operators and technicians. It will continue to provide five important functions that increase safety, productivity and efficiency on job sites: Machine Visualisation, Accessory Visualization, Operation Guidance, Decal Viewer and Inspection Assistant.

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