AIMING to offer fleet managers more visibility and control over the use of connected tools, Stihl has announced a new Connected app.

With its streamlined design, fleet managers can easily find the data they need from the homepage, which provides an overview of the fleet of tools as well as model and ownership information. From the homepage, users can access information on machine running time and maintenance schedules.

To help improve efficiency and minimise downtime, the maintenance page is where fleet managers can 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 tool availability, as well as minimise downtime by ordering spare parts ahead of time.

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One of the new features available to users is the ‘nearby’ function, which shows the tools 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: Stihl Smart Connector, which is attached to the tool; the Stihl app which connects to the Stihl cloud and the Stihl connected portal. When used in conjunction, Stihl Connected enables professional users to 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.

The Stihl Connected app is currently available to download free for Android and iOS on the app store.

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