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5 reasons the old two-way radio is better than a smartphone for jobsite communication

5 reasons the old two-way radio is better than a...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jun 13, 2014

Is your jobsite one of the many across the country that has embraced smartphones? In many ways, these portable computers ...

Samsung updates its rugged smartphone with water- and shock-proof Galaxy S5 Active

Samsung updates its rugged smartphone with water- and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 30, 2014

Around this time last year, Samsung released what was at the time likely the sleekest water-, dust- and shock-proof smartphone ...

German trade association endorses AEM/AEMP telematics standard

German trade association endorses AEM/AEMP telematics...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 20, 2014

Just months after two United States based equipment associations announced a new standard to govern fleet telematics, a German-based trade ...

The Motion Computing R12 is a rugged Windows tablet designed for construction

The Motion Computing R12 is a rugged Windows tablet...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 21, 2014

Even though adoption of new software, devices and other technologies have a lot of room to grow when it comes ...

VIDEO: FieldLens demos Google Glass for construction jobsite collaboration and reporting

VIDEO: FieldLens demos Google Glass for construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 07, 2014

At ConExpo this week, we chatted with FieldLens CEO and co-founder Doug Chambers who was kind enough to throw on ...

Topcon unveils the LN-100: world’s first 3D positioning solution designed for BIM and construction layout

Topcon unveils the LN-100: world’s first 3D...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 24, 2014

If you've ever felt like a total station is more tool than you need or understand, Topcon has come up ...

No. 3 in 2013: Caterpillar launches the B15 smartphone

No. 3 in 2013: Caterpillar launches the B15 smartphone

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Dec 30, 2013

One of the coolest things we saw in 2013 was Caterpillar's entrance into the smartphone market. An obviously hard market ...

No. 1 in 2013: The 5 best smartphones for construction work

No. 1 in 2013: The 5 best smartphones for construction...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Dec 30, 2013

Remember that excitement we mentioned about the Caterpillar B15? It inspired us to go through the available options and rank ...

Contractors are spending more time with their smartphones: have increased app, social media and tablet use as well

Contractors are spending more time with their...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 30, 2013

While our 2014 Internet Use and Social Media Survey does not show the dramatic contrasts that our 2013 survey did, ...

Construction firm saves $1.2 million by switching from paper plans to iPads and Apple TV combo

Construction firm saves $1.2 million by switching from...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 22, 2013

For some people, adopting new technology comes easy. They naturally want whatever is newest and fastest. But for most, the ...

No. 5: Google Nexus 5

No. 5: Google Nexus 5

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 06, 2013

Phones from Google's Nexus program have always had the advantage of being officially supported by the company. That means Google ...

No. 3: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

No. 3: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 06, 2013

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Active makes rugged look good. The S4 active packs a quick 1.9 gigahertz, quad-core processor, but is ...

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