Posted by Equipment World Staff on February 17, 2015
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has begun using an iPhone app to get accurate measurements of stockpile volume and tonnage, as well as keep track of locations. Last year, the ...
Posted by Tom Jackson on February 06, 2015
The Topcon press conference at World of Concrete was chock-full of new products and a few interesting corporate developments. On the product front the company showed: The new TP-L5 pipe laser series includes ...
Trimble’s new QML800: A tablet and 2 lasers that can mark hundreds of interior points in mere hours (VIDEO)
Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 06, 2015
When it comes to laying out interior points and walls, it's hard work on the knees, sometimes requiring days of kneeling down marking points on the floor with measuring tape ...
Trimble’s new lasers have “fingerprints”; can relock to receivers thanks to new HL760 remote control
Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 05, 2015
Trimble introduced four new lasers to its Spectra Precision lineup at World of Concrete, each featuring automatic self-leveling and aimed at general construction. Available in mid-February, all of the new lasers, ...
Catch jobsite thieves in real time from your phone with the Eyetrax Ranger Series construction camera
Posted by Tom Jackson on February 04, 2015
Security cameras are cheap and easy to find, but most have shortcomings. The Ranger Series construction camera from Eyetrax solves these problems with three high tech improvements over standard cameras. First, ...
Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 21, 2015
More than 20 years after its release, it's easy to see how "Doom" was a preview of the future of video games. Just about every top-selling modern video game, be ...
Posted by Tom Jackson on January 21, 2015
Tape measures only get you so far, and they're not the fastest way to take measurements, especially when you have a lot of them. Leica Geosystems has introduced it's DISTO ...
Posted by Tom Jackson on January 21, 2015
Digital devices and the rough and tumble of construction can sometimes be a bad mix. Tech21 recently introduced its Patriot case range to protect your smartphones and tablets. The 360-degree case ...
Posted by Tom Jackson on January 20, 2015
For every reported fatal workplace accident there are 29 minor injuries and 300 near misses that go unreported. And anybody who knows construction knows why. Guys are afraid to interrupt ...
Posted by Tom Jackson on January 19, 2015
Topcon's eXchange software add on saves time by converting for AutoCAD Civil 3D civil engineering design data into files compatible with Topcon 3D construction solutions as well as the company's ...
Posted by Amy Materson on January 09, 2015
Crews can streamline communication on the worksite with Jobsite Unite, a new mobile and web-based communication platform that allows superintendents, foremen, project managers and workers to more effectively communicate, boosting ...
Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 19, 2014
Why should the guys and gals running closed-cab equipment be the only ones who get to enjoy some music while they work? With the Braven BRV-X, tradesmen, construction laborers and ...
Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 17, 2014
Though the Federal Aviation Administration has largely dropped the ball with regard to establishing regulations for commercial drone flights, the agency has at least acknowledged the great potential the technology holds for ...
Construction and the Internet of Things: Own it, control it, get out in front of it…or it will control you
Posted by Tom Jackson on December 15, 2014
You've probably heard the hype about the Internet of Things—small sensors, transmitters and computer chips embedded in everything from thermostats to coffee makers to jet engines. Chris Rezendes has heard the ...
RFID engine meter from OEM Data Delivery gives telematics information at a fraction of a big-system cost
Posted by Tom Jackson on December 15, 2014
If you're intrigued by telematics-based equipment monitoring but hesitate about the cost, OEM Data Delivery has a RFID system that can record and transmit the most important machine data without ...
Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 11, 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration is so far behind in creating regulations for commercial drone and unmanned aerial vehicle use that the agency will miss its 2015 deadline for issuing those ...
Posted by Tom Jackson on December 11, 2014
Sensitive electronics don't mix well with rough jobsite conditions, but the new generation Spectra Precision LL300S laser level was built to take just about anything you can throw at it. With ...
Posted by Amy Materson on December 10, 2014
Las Vegas-based Caterpillar dealer Cashman Equipment has now made available a fatigue monitoring system for heavy equipment operators. Initially rolled out on Caterpillar mining trucks in 2013, the Seeing Machines Driver ...
Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 20, 2014
For fleet managers and operators getting a bit of help or a few tips on the John Deere E-Series articulated dump trucks in your fleet just got as easy as ...
Posted by Tom Jackson on November 18, 2014
If you weren't there, I'm sorry to say, but you missed it. What was "it?" It was the feeling of 300 light bulbs going off above 300 people's heads at the Association ...
Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 12, 2014
When Apple and IBM announced a partnership focused on more efficiently spreading iPads and iPhones throughout the corporate world, many were shocked. This was after all, the company Apple co-founder ...
Two experienced fleet managers tell how telematics data helps make their companies more competitive, explain how to adopt the technology
Posted by Tom Jackson on November 10, 2014
There will come a time in every construction company's life, when a trigger event will make the deployment of telematics not only advisable, but even necessary. And that time is ...
PHOTOS: A tour of Trimble’s connected jobsite: Network of dozers, workers and the office removes chaos from construction
Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 06, 2014
When Trimble president and CEO Steve Berglund opened the company's 2014 Dimensions user conference Monday, he mentioned how, from a technology standpoint, not much has changed for the company over ...
Posted by Amy Materson on October 31, 2014
Doosan has launched an upgraded telematics package for the company’s full line of heavy equipment. Standard on all machines except for DX63-3 and DX85R-3 compact excavators, Doosan Telematics is in ...
Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on October 27, 2014
Clear trends have emerged in the past four years as contractors rely more heavily on technology, according to a new Equipment World survey on Internet use and social media. In ...
Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 17, 2014
It's easy to forget now that they've become so commonplace, but the fact that your smartphone is outfitted with a high-resolution display, camera, internet connectivity, GPS and sensors like an ...
Face the Nation: How an artist, a construction company and GPS joined forces to sculpt a face atop the National Mall
Posted by Equipment World Staff on October 16, 2014
The intrinsic power of GPS is its effectiveness in so many diverse applications. But while many tout the technology’s ability to pave a runway to millimeter specs, few would cite ...
Construction tech conference Trimble Dimensions 2014 is right around the corner and we’ll have full coverage
Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 16, 2014
Each year Trimble hosts a big conference in Las Vegas to give both current and future users of its technology first-hand knowledge on how its devices and software can improve ...
Posted by Tom Jackson on October 15, 2014
Last month we introduced you to the world of drones in construction. If you're looking for more information on drones and are prepared to take a deep dive exploration (albeit ...
Live from Topcon: Real time video with DS-200i total stations lets you see exactly what you’re measuring
Posted by Tom Jackson on October 14, 2014
Total stations can take snapshots of worksites and survey layouts. Now Topcon has added a video functionality to it's line of direct aiming total stations. The DS-200i provides real time, touch ...
Posted by Tom Jackson on October 13, 2014
Telematics can be very complex, or in this case very simple. The ST-575-HWI wireless hour meter from OEM Data Delivery can be installed on any make or model of equipment. With ...
Brinno’s BCC 100 time-lapse camera records your construction project from the ground up with no fuss
Posted by Tom Jackson on October 10, 2014
If you've ever wondered how they take time lapse photos and videos of big construction projects going up, the answer is the Brinno BCC 100 Time Lapse Video Construction Camera. The ...
Daqri’s Smart Helmet is a hard hat that fills a worker’s vision with useful data based on surroundings
Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 09, 2014
The photo above is not a still from the next Tron movie. It's a hard hat equipped with Google Glass-like augmented reality features that a company called Daqri hopes construction firms and ...
Posted by Jack Roberts on September 29, 2014
Mack announced a major expansion package to its GuardDog Connect fleet telematics system today. The company’s new Mack Fleet Management Services is a suite of software and technology offerings made ...
Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 22, 2014
While companies like Space X and Virgin Galactic rush to pioneer the privatized the space travel industry, one of Japan's largest construction companies has plans to bypass rockets and other ...
Posted by Equipment World Staff on September 16, 2014
Those who have driven in the Fairfield, Vermont, area recently may have wondered what construction crews were doing placing hollow tubing over Wanzer Brook. Don’t worry, the crews weren’t going ...