SKELLEFTEÅ, Sweden (November 5, 2021) — Brokk launches Brokk Connect 2.0, the next step in the online platform for connected Brokk robots that was launched earlier this year. This version includes several new features, such as a sophisticated geofencing function, user customization of the platform and a weekly status report that helps Brokk owners to stay up to date on their fleet’s status. Most importantly, with Brokk Connect 2.0, the service is now available all over Europe and North America.
Announced in February 2021, Brokk Connect has been available in three pilot markets. With the release of Brokk Connect 2.0, it is now available to Brokk customers throughout Europe and North America. Brokk’s solution 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. These include a sophisticated always-on geofencing functionality that helps Brokk owners keep control of their fleet of machines and assists the owner in case of theft or unauthorized use. It is now also possible to customize the online platform based on personal preference and receive weekly status reports on Brokk robots to make sure everything is up to date.
“As we said when we announced Brokk Connect, it is a solution that we will continue to develop and expand,” said Martin Krupicka, CEO of Brokk Group. “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.”
One of the key benefits of Brokk Connect is providing access to real-time information about the location of the robot, the status, operational data, and any need for attention. Brokk Connect also lets owners leverage the data to managefleet utilization and optimize project planning. Finally, combined with a Brokk Uptime service contract, Brokk will monitor the machines’ status, as well as troubleshot any issues remotely and proactively. Machine uptime is maximized, 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,” Krupicka said. “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.”
In 2022, Brokk Connect 2.0 will be made available worldwide.
Brokk has been the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines and attachments for 45 years. Through continuous innovation in engineering and design, Brokk is able to offer unique solutions to multiple industries worldwide, including construction, demolition, mining and tunneling, cement and metal processing, nuclear and other specialty applications. For more information: Brokk AB, Box 730, 931 27 Skelleftea, Sweden; +46 910 711 800; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.brokk.com; Facebook; YouTube; LinkedIn and Instagram. For more information in North America: Brokk Inc., 17321 TYE Street SE, Suite B, Monroe, WA 98272; 800-621-7856; email@example.com; www.brokk.com; Facebook; YouTube; LinkedIn; Twitter and Instagram.