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Aptella to Deploy Teleo’s Autonomous Heavy Equipment Technology


Aptella will support customers looking to retrofit heavy equipment with Teleo’s remote-operated and autonomous solutions across Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.

Intelligent positioning solution provider Aptella announces an agreement with Teleo, a US-based company building autonomous technology for heavy equipment.  

“With ongoing labour and skills shortages in the construction sector, there is more work to be done than there are people to do it,” said Martin Nix, CEO of Aptella.  

Automation and remote-control solutions from Teleo will help our customers to increase productivity with one operator capable of operating multiple machines in a safer, more comfortable environment,” he added.  

With more than 30 years’ experience fitting machine control solutions to all makes and models of heavy earthmoving equipment, Aptella is well suited to deploy Teleo technology as the latest innovation for the construction and material moving sector.  

Aptella will offer the full Teleo solution to customers and support sales, installation and training in all countries the company operates in including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.   

“We are delighted to announce our agreement with Aptella. Their skilled team will ensure the best outcomes for our mutual customers as they deploy Teleo’s cutting-edge supervised autonomy solution,” said Vinay Shet, Co-founder and CEO of Teleo.   

Teleo’s system can be retrofit to any make and model of machine and includes the company’s proprietary software, a remote command centre to operate the equipment, and a robust mesh network to enable two-way communication between the command centre and machines. The kit incorporates state-of-the-art sensors, including high dynamic range cameras that deliver high-definition visibility and video footage both day and night.  

Once a machine is retrofitted with Teleo’s technology, a skilled operator can control multiple machines, at multiple sites, from a single station. The technology brings the operator experience to the remote command centre by bringing the sound and feel of the machine into the room as if they were operating it in person.  

Teleo Autonomous Heavy Equipment Technology

The Teleo system introduces a host of benefits to customers, including:  

  • Attracting more operators: By transitioning these roles from the field to a remote command centre, Teleo is creating a safe and comfortable work environment. This makes the role of the operator more attractive to the next generation, making it easier to recruit, train and deploy skilled employees, while also making the job more accessible. 
  • Increasing site productivity: Multiple machines, across multiple sites, can be controlled simultaneously by one operator. Productivity is increased by letting operators virtually switch between machines, reducing downtime between breaks and shift changes on large sites.  
  • Enhancing operational visibility: With Teleo Insite, the company’s data and analytics platform, Teleo offers customers unprecedented visibility into daily operations, including a live operating view, camera recordings, operations statistics and more. With the data, customers can get ahead of the curve and continuously improve job site productivity.  
  • Increasing Safety: Working from the protected environment of the remote command centre, operators are now removed from harm’s way, keeping them safe and productive. It also reduces the long-term effects of exposure to harsh elements such as machine vibration, noise and particulate matter.  
Teleo Autonomous Heavy Equipment Technology