Harness the power of intelligence onboard your machine. Use predictive maintenance to prevent downtime and to extend the life of your resurfacer. Diagnostics and historical data from your fuel-powered machine’s engine or your electric-powered machine’s battery, motors and controls give your team the insight it needs to maintain a busy rink schedule. The ice business is notoriously difficult with high costs related to equipment maintenance and utilities being an ever-present challenge. The ability to monitor energy and water consumption and other variables during resurfacing provides a new vantage point to save valuable resources and improve your bottom line.
Big Data For Operations of Any Size
Designed to accommodate single machine operations as well as multi-machine fleets, Zamboni Connect™ is the toolbox filled with useful metrics to monitor and enhance performance. Our digital Resource Center is filled with the information your team needs to safely and efficiently perform the task at hand.
Identify trends and monitor consumption
Operators of fuel-powered machines can evaluate consumption of fuel and ice-making water in addition to viewing RPM, engine coolant temperature and ground speed data. Electric resurfacer users can monitor electric consumption, battery charge, battery temperature, charge duration, ice-making water consumption and ground speed data. The Zamboni Connect™ dashboard for all machine models will record and display all diagnostic trouble codes, and reference their status. All suggested and performed maintenance activities are recorded and displayed in the maintenance log, which can be downloaded and searched for details.
Find Value in the Data
Designed for ease of use, the customer interface is tailored to the needs of your facility with options for simple and complex presentation of data and reporting. Using your facility’s WiFi network, the machine shares data collected from each resurfacing, battery charge, etc. with the app displaying useful information and a quick comparative analysis versus the past week’s performance. Access to your machine’s entire history creates a library of useful information you need to minimize downtime and optimize your operation. Customize reports to view daily/weekly/monthly or any variable and combination of data points collected. The Zamboni Connect dashboard provides additional value to arena operators through intelligent resource management and improved product performance.
Not Just Preventative: Predictive Maintenance
Take your maintenance program to the next level. Plan service and routine maintenance on your terms. The ability to monitor critical performance metrics allows you to identify trends in energy consumption, battery health and more. Diagnostic Code? Zamboni Connect has the resources you need to make an informed decision.
Connect Your Team
As the industry leader in ice resurfacing, we have identified a broader need for arenas to have visibility into the operation, maintenance and performance of their machines. Zamboni Connect allows you to give your ice maintenance team the information they need to efficiently use the equipment you have. As unique users, your staff is granted access to important digital materials including your machine-specific maintenance log; suggested preventative maintenance calendar and notifications; service manuals; operational video presentations; diagnostic codes and troubleshooting tips. The dashboard connects your team’s communication, providing a platform for documentation and consistency between machine operators.
Coming to a Screen Near You
Your facility’s personalized dashboard is accessible from any screen. At any hour of the day. Customized settings for notifications allow you the choice of team or individual alerts for potential show-stopping issues. Not on site? You’re still in the loop. Login to the web-based platform from any computer, in any location and you have instant access to remotely oversee the operation. Your cloud-based data is also accessible via the Zamboni Connect mobile app, available for iOS and Android devices.
A New Partner in Rink Management
Zamboni Connect™ gives you insight into resource management and decision-making based on actual machine and operator performance. Monitor and evaluate detailed results of your fuel/electric/water consumption for the opportunity to conserve and save money. Optimize the performance and reliability of your equipment with detailed routine and scheduled maintenance items in advance of inconvenient or unplanned service interruptions. Give your team the platform to communicate, document, and reference important information about the ice maintenance process. The Internet of Things is coming to the ice industry and your arena. Once again, Zamboni is leading the way.
WiFi requirements for the Zamboni Connect System:
Signal Strength: Excellent or -50 dB to -65 dB is ideal (-70 dB minimum)
Download speeds: 1.0 Mbps (minimum)
Upload speeds: 1.0 Mbps (minimum)
Router compliant with IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz only). A dedicated router for Zamboni Connect™ system is recommended. Best location for router installation is in machine storage room, or line of sight to machine storage room or ice pad.
WiFi Network name should not contain spaces.
WiFi password should meet industry standard requirements of a password length between 8 and 64 characters.
Browser Requirements: For optimum user experience, we recommend the following web browsers, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
We do not recommend Microsoft Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer users will be unable to use parts of the Zamboni Connect website. As of 2016, Microsoft no longer provides security updates or technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware, helping to keep users and their data safer. As such, we do not support use of Internet Explorer to view the Zamboni Connect website.
Other Considerations: Some documents in the Zamboni Connect System are hosted in the Amazon Cloud Web servers. If your organization has a firewall that blocks Amazon Cloud, you may experience issues when trying to view Service Manuals, Operating Instructions or other documents in Additional Resources.
We recommend talking to your organization’s IT professional to get zamboniconnect.com whitelisted for access to these documents.