JCB has launched a new product to help customers monitor the location of all powered or non-powered equipment, regardless of its size, function, or brand.

The LiveLink Asset Tag is a small battery-powered, Bluetooth-transmitting device that can be fixed to any asset – from hand tools, machine attachments such as breakers, buckets, and sweeper collectors, through to skips, powerpacks and site accommodation units. Discover the new Asset Tag at Hillhead 2024, where visitors can enter a LiveLink giveaway to be in with a chance to win one of the new tags, a LiveLink renewal or reconnection.

The tag integrates with JCB LiveLink, a fleet management system, providing complete visibility and improving productivity by eradicating the time wasted locating misplaced equipment.

At 68mm x 32mm x 16mm and weighing just 50g, the tags are compact, discrete, and lightweight. Attached by bolts or adhesive, they are strong and durable, achieving the highest IP69K rating for protection against dust and water ingress. This makes them capable of withstanding the rugged outdoor conditions typically found in the construction and agricultural sectors.

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The tag integrates with JCB LiveLink providing complete visibility by eradicating the time wasted locating misplaced equipment

They function by transmitting a Bluetooth connection from any enabled LiveLink unit or partner units, to track the location of any piece of equipment registered within the customer’s LiveLink account.

LiveLink Asset Tag uses the latest Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 technology and can be located within an 800-metre line of sight range of the nearest enabled LiveLink unit or partner unit. The tags feature an impressive four-year battery life.

Mario Moser, JCB Aftermarket Managing Director commented, “By integrating with the JCB LiveLink system, customers can now benefit from a single, central source for all asset management. The JCB Asset Tag is another great addition to the LiveLink portfolio to help businesses maximise efficiency and drive productivity.”

He continues “Losing or misplacing any piece of equipment can be costly and result in unnecessary downtime. Designed to bridge the gap between larger machine telematics and the types of site equipment not typically monitored, the Asset Tag provides increased visibility and control over all assets.”

Launched in 2011 and now with over 500,000 machines monitored by the system, JCB LiveLink gives machine operators and fleet managers easy access to all data through an online portal and mobile app. Every aspect of fleet management is covered with features including service tracking, security geofencing, What3words global location, machine utilisation data and mixed fleet functionality.