Stihl has launched a new app that offers fleet managers more visibility and control over the usage of connected tools.
With a new streamlined design, fleet managers can easily find the data they need from the Stihl Connected homepage, which provides an overview of the fleet of tools as well as model and ownership information. From the homepage, users can also quickly and easily access information on machine running time and maintenance schedules.
To help improve efficiency and minimise downtime, the maintenance page is where fleet managers can easily see which tools are due for servicing. It is also where they can access the maintenance history, making it easier to effectively plan based on the tool availability, as well as minimise downtime by ordering spare parts ahead of time.
One of the new features available to users is the “nearby” function, which shows users the tools that are in their immediate vicinity, as well as allowing them to view the last known locations of the devices on a map.
Stihl Connected comprises four central system components; Smart Connector, which is attached to the tool, Stihl app which connects to the Stihl cloud and connected portal. When used in conjunction, Stihl Connected enables professional users to easily analyse key machinery performance data that can be used to not only improve daily work processes, but also help achieve optimal task scheduling for an even more efficient team.
Stihl Smart Connector is easy to install and transmits the working time data via Bluetooth to a smartphone or tablet and then the cloud, giving users universal transparency about where power tools are being used and their current status.
The smart technology has been introduced by Stihl so professional users can ensure that their power tools are reliably ready for operation, leading to time and cost savings. The new Stihl Connected app is currently available to download free for Android and iOS on the app store.