Maintaining equipment at an altitude of over 5,000 metres is always going to be tough, but when that equipment is moving along the highest road in the world then it takes determination and great software to keep the assets rolling.

Nasa’s Maximo system must lay claim to supporting the highest altitude assets, but this summer the Peacock Engineering Fingertip team will push Maximo to the limit as they cross the Himalayas on motorbikes designed in the 1940s.

The Royal Enfield Bullet is the classic normally aspirated design still produced in India and loved by its fans around the world. As the air thins above 4,000 meters the limited oxygen takes its toll on the riders and the machines.

This summer the Peacock team will push themselves, their machines and Fingertip to the limit when they cross the Himalayas.

Maximo will be used to plan and record maintenance and failures of bikes, alongside Fingertip which will record reliability and repair activity.

In the Himalayas we’ll set Fingertip to sync with Maximo whenever it sees a connection, but we could go days without a signal.

Mike Knapp, Director, Peacock Engineering

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