The J939 cable connects yellow iron to the cloud and tracks real-time data. - Photo: Samsara

The J939 cable connects yellow iron to the cloud and tracks real-time data.

Photo: Samsara

Samsara has rolled out the J1939 cable, a new heavy equipment cable, that connects yellow iron of all models to the cloud and tracks real-time GPS, engine performance, and diagnostic data.

This new cable is designed to consolidate data from all makes and models of heavy equipment in the cloud for easy accessibility, according to the company. Having heavy equipment data alongside trucks, trailers, and unpowered assets means construction fleets can make critical decisions to improve operational efficiency and positively impact their bottom line.

Heavy equipment engine data, such as fuel level, DEF level, and coolant temp is captured in real-time, giving fleet teams the information they need to make quick equipment management decisions. 

“Samsara makes it easy for us to manage our mixed fleet, with both embedded telematics and Samsara’s aftermarket gateways, all in one unified platform,” said Greg Jones, Equipment Asset Manager at Mach Energy Services. 

As part of Samsara’s unified platform, the new J1939 cable helps construction teams:

  • Bring all their models into view in one system so fleets can always access Samsara’s real-time GPS, alerts, scheduling, maintenance tools, and usage reporting regardless of equipment make or machine types.
  • Maximize asset usage with scheduling tools and utilization reports to ensure the machines are used to maximize revenue, especially for leased equipment.
  • Improve machine uptime with preventative maintenance schedules based on real-time engine logs, diagnostic data, and fault codes, whether your machines are in the shop or on the job. Analyze information like fuel level, DEF level, battery voltage and more—all in real-time. 

Samsara is also field testing direct software integrations with original equipment manufacturers’ (OEMs) telematics platforms, including John Deere’s JDLink and CAT’s VisionLink Telematics Systems. - Image: Samsara

Samsara is also field testing direct software integrations with original equipment manufacturers’ (OEMs) telematics platforms, including John Deere’s JDLink and CAT’s VisionLink Telematics Systems.

Image: Samsara

New OEM Telematics Integrations 

In addition to the new J1939 cable, Samsara announced that it is also field testing direct software integrations with original equipment manufacturers’ (OEMs) telematics platforms, including John Deere’s JDLink and CAT’s VisionLink Telematics Systems.

For our customers with prior investments in OEM telematics, this makes it easy to bring location and diagnostics data from John Deere or CAT models directly into Samsara’s unified platform, to streamline maintenance and maximize equipment usage.

The J1939 cable is now available for all Samsara customers.