Danfoss launches PLUS+1® Connect platform

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Danfoss Power Solutions has released a full expansion of its complete end-to-end connectivity solution, PLUS+1® Connect. The software platform provides all the elements necessary for OEMs to easily implement an effective connected solutions strategy, improving productivity, decreasing cost of ownership and supporting sustainability initiatives.

Danfoss identified a need for a comprehensive solution from one trusted source. PLUS+1® Connect combines telematics hardware, software infrastructure, user-friendly interface, and API integration on a single cloud platform to provide one cohesive, connected experience.

“One of the biggest hurdles for OEMs when implementing connectivity is knowing how to apply the data they’re collecting to their business model and to take advantage of its full value,” said Ivan Teplyakov, Development Manager, Connected Solutions at Danfoss Power Solutions. “PLUS+1® Connect streamlines the entire process from front to back. The minute they don’t have to send a technician out in the field to do something, they see the return on their connectivity investment on that machine.”

Leverage the full value of telematics

PLUS+1® Connect opens the door to a wide variety of value-adding applications. These can include anything from basic asset management to monitoring maintenance schedules and machine usage.

Fleet managers can either set maintenance intervals for their machines or monitor connectivity status such as engine status, battery voltage and fluid levels. Any of these can directly contribute toward avoiding costly downtime, but in a simpler manner than traditional methods.

“Improving efficiency and productivity is at the heart of PLUS+1® Connect. Increased efficiency improves your bottom line with less effort and makes machines more sustainable. Being able to extend the life of your machine through connectivity is great, though having the capability to optimize fuel usage is even better. We’re seeing that sustainability is a major trend that is becoming more and more important to our customers and their customers too.”

PLUS+1® Connect enables OEMs to provide their customers with the connected capabilities they’re asking for without needing to invest in costly, complicated in-house expertise. This includes the portfolio of hardware available to equip PLUS+1® Connect software. OEMs can choose the current PLUS+1® CS10 wireless gateway, CS100 cellular gateway offerings or the upcoming CS500 IoT gateway offering depending on the level of connectivity required for their specific needs. These Danfoss hardware components are designed and engineered to work together with PLUS+1® Connect, which provides an added level of reliability and seamless integration.

The newly-launched PLUS+1® Connect can be purchased online through Danfoss’ new e-commerce marketplace.

Key product attributes

Single cloud platform — All telematics components and services are connected on the same platform, streamlining the entire implementation process. This allows new services to be developed and added to meet evolving customer needs.

User-friendly — Installation and activation processes are simple, removing complexities traditionally associated with telematics solutions.

Versatile — PLUS+1® Connect is applicable to various machines and use cases, whether for asset management purposes or to track usage hours.

Flexible and secure — PLUS+1® Connect was developed as an in-house Danfoss solution, and is a reliable, modular platform.