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Komatsu adds tech to lineup with off-brand dump truck monitoring

Japan's top construction equipment maker seeks new revenue sources

A Komatsu mining dump truck: The company's Komtrax monitoring system has come standard on equipment since 2001.

TOKYO -- Komatsu, Japan's top construction machinery maker, will make its remote monitoring system available to other manufacturers' dump trucks for the first time.

Komtrax uses satellite positioning data to locate equipment and monitor its operational status. The system has come standard on some Komatsu machines since 2001, but the company will now offer it as a stand-alone product.

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