19 January 2022

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JCB LIVELINK SIMPLIFIES MACHINE LOCATION WITH WHAT3WORDS

The JCB LiveLink telematics portal has been updated to include full integration with the what3words global location system.

what3words is a pioneering system that maps the entire globe into 3m x 3m squares, giving each location a unique 3-word reference. The addition of what3words functionality to JCB LiveLink means that every single machine connected to the system can instantly be pinpointed to a specific location at any time.

This incredibly simple yet effective system makes it possible to identify an exact location without a postcode or a street address. For JCB equipment – which regularly works on sites without post codes – it is simple to use what3words with LiveLink. With a single click, the what3words location of any machine is shown. This integration benefits not only the customer, but crucially it aids JCB dealers and service technicians in locating the machine, and also helps police forces in the recovery of stolen machines.

Notably the system is used internationally by emergency services, such as mountain rescue teams trying to locate an injured hiker, where they are far from a road and certainly without a postcode. 

Launched in 2011 and now with over 300,000 machines monitored by the system, JCB LiveLink gives machine operators and fleet managers easy access to all fleet data through an online portal and mobile app.