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Topcon FC-500 data collector lets you map projects and share data instantly with the cloud

Topcon FC-500 data collector lets you map projects and...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Sep 11, 2014

Mapping GIS databases on electric utilities, gas pipelines, disaster management survey points, water and wastewater operations, forestry, highway maintenance markers ...

Employee and subcontractor software speeds up billing, approval and payment processes

Employee and subcontractor software speeds up billing,...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Sep 11, 2014

Dexter + Chaney has expanded the capabilities of its Spectrum Software with the release of two new "kiosks." The Employee Kiosk ...

AEM survey: Construction firms plan to grow staff and fleet size, but most have no plans to use telematics

AEM survey: Construction firms plan to grow staff and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 18, 2014

According to a survey released this morning by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, U.S. construction companies are fairly optimistic about ...

Need to know more about telematics? Learn from the best at AEMP’s 2014 Asset Management Symposium

Need to know more about telematics? Learn from the best...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 31, 2014

Telematics is reshaping the way we do construction, but the learning curve is steep and many contractors struggle to master ...

Hard hats with augmented reality to ship to construction companies by end of this year; more capable than Google Glass

Hard hats with augmented reality to ship to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 28, 2014

While discussing the reasons construction companies should become early adopters of Google Glass, we mentioned that the much-talked-about device was ...

FACE THE FUTURE: 5 reasons construction companies need to buy Google Glass right now

FACE THE FUTURE: 5 reasons construction companies need...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 21, 2014

Despite the excitement around its unveiling more than two years ago—complete with the wearable device shooting a live video during ...

Trimble demos Google Project Tango apps that can see through walls, make editable 3D maps with the wave of a tablet (VIDEO)

Trimble demos Google Project Tango apps that can see...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 30, 2014

Glass is by far the most well-known hardware project still in development at Google. But it's another project that likely ...

Managers of largest heavy equipment fleets in America voice frustrations with telematics: torrents of data, unintuitive software

Managers of largest heavy equipment fleets in America...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 18, 2014

Last week I attended the Association of Equipment Management Professionals annual retreat and strategy session.  As chairman of the AEMP's ...

Caterpillar unveils the B15Q: a faster rugged smartphone with Android 4.4 KitKat (PHOTOS)

Caterpillar unveils the B15Q: a faster rugged...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 16, 2014

A little over a year after releasing its first rugged smartphone, the B15, Caterpillar has upgraded the device with a ...

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 ...

Xbox-like remote control could make operating construction equipment as easy as playing video games (PHOTOS)

Xbox-like remote control could make operating...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 05, 2014

Over the years, advances in controls have greatly improved intuitiveness and thus simplified the operation of construction equipment in many ...

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 ...

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