Genie announces that the updated SmartLink™ Control System for its Genie GS Slab scissors and Runabouts product family have now been implemented for the EMEAR Region (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia). SmartLink is an all in-one system that provides capabilities such as on-board diagnostics and troubleshooting. The SmartLink system provides end users with intuitive and easy-to-use controls that are common across all SmartLink units, making operation easy with proportional controls.
Driven by customer feedback, the SmartLink system upgrade includes a new, simplified platform controller user interface, as well as additional functionality such as proportional lift and drive control on the joystick. The upgrade will also reduce hand fatigue by replacing the “push and hold” with a “momentary push” button to begin lifting on the joystick. Outriggers are also controlled by the joystick. To make user experience even easier on existing machines, the upgrade may be quickly retrofitted in the field.
“The SmartLink upgrade is a clear example of how we continuously improve our products to provide additional value to our customers,” said Carlo Forini, Director of Business Development & Product Management, Terex AWP EMEAR. “Early customer feedback has been enthusiastically received.”
The SmartLink system, first introduced in 2011, allows customers to interact with the machine’s diagnostics directly on the unit without any additional tools. Advanced diagnostics can be obtained by simply connecting a standard laptop to the machine with an ethernet cable. For customers, this solves the most difficult portion of troubleshooting a unit and is also unique to Genie products.
Available to order via Genie® Parts, a SmartLink upgrade retro-fit kit including software update, controller overlay replacement, upgrade decal kit and replacement manuals can be installed easily in the field without replacing platform or ground control units.
The SmartLink system upgrade applies to Genie® scissor and portable products that use the SmartLink control system including the GR™, GRC™, QS™, GS™ slab scissors and GS-69 DC and GS-69 BE Series.