The iWAREHOUSE system becomes the first telematics solution to integrate multiple operational systems in a single, factory-installed display unit. At MODEX 2016, iWAREHOUSE and The Raymond Corporation unveiled the first truck model featuring the integrated display. The first truck will be from the Raymond® Reach-Fork series. In addition to iWAREHOUSE telematics functionality, the new display offers operators the ability to toggle between lift truck operations information, a height-tilt indicator and the Raymond Vantage Point® operator camera system displays. The display effectively streamlines multiple display hardware on lift trucks into one unit, thereby increasing operator visibility and minimizing the number of instruments with which the operator needs to interact.
“Since launching in 2008, iWAREHOUSE has pushed the material handling industry forward by unleashing the power of data-driven insights to help make operations more accountable, productive and effective,” said Jim O’Brien, vice president of telematics with The Raymond Corporation. “Now, we’ve put our unmatched industry understanding to work by enabling the iWAREHOUSE display to integrate with other display systems. It is an ideal solution for managers who want to get the most from their operations with minimal setup time.”
The updated iWAREHOUSE display is a factory-installed, user-friendly 7-inch full-color touch screen. There is no need to set up or install any additional telematics hardware on the lift trucks post-purchase to use iWAREHOUSE. Fleet and operations managers simply need to subscribe to the service, similar to satellite radio availability in newer car models.
“Optimizing material handling operations through data-driven insights is the future of the industry,” said Michael G. Field, chief executive officer for The Raymond Corporation. “This new approach moves telematics functionality from being an add-on to an integral component of the lift truck. It leverages the systems and information we already have to create an easier way for our customers to run better and manage smarter, and it just makes sense to offer more complete visualization of lift truck data.”