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Case CE dealers to begin offering Leica’s off-machine construction tools

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 06, 2016

Case CE dealers to begin offering Leica’s off-machine construction tools

Case Construction Equipment announced today that its North American dealers will begin carrying off-machine construction tools from Leica Geosystems. The move comes through the expansion of a partnership between the two companies ...

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Better Roads News

Topcon launches SmoothRide system for mapping road surfaces at highway speeds

Posted by Chris Hill on March 29, 2016

Topcon launches SmoothRide system for mapping road surfaces at highway speeds

Topcon has launched a vehicle-mounted system for mapping road surfaces for road construction work that allows scanning at highway speeds. The information collected can be used to enhance work for pavers ...

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Equipment

John Deere’s new ROI calculator lets you see how much JDLink telematics could save your fleet

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 28, 2016

John Deere’s new ROI calculator lets you see how much JDLink telematics could save your fleet

For those contractors and fleet managers interested in telematics but hoping to see those benefits illustrated in dollars and cents, John Deere has released an online ROI calculator for its ...

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Equipment

Cummins releases new telematics app, Inline 7 service tool

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 08, 2016

Cummins releases new telematics app, Inline 7 service tool

Cummins recently introduced two new tech tools, one for subscribers of its telematics service and another for technicians. The engine maker's new Connected Diagnostics (CD) app is available on both Apple ...

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Better Roads News

Topcon unveils robotic LPS concrete paving system

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on March 01, 2016

Topcon unveils robotic LPS concrete paving system

Topcon Positioning Group has introduced a local positioning system for concrete paving for use when GNSS signals aren't available. The company says the LPS system uses multiple Topcon PS series robotic total ...

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Equipment

The SiteWatch 700 is a solar-powered, streaming jobsite surveillance system with any-device access

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 18, 2016

The SiteWatch 700 is a solar-powered, streaming jobsite surveillance system with any-device access

Thanks to advances in cameras and the reliability of wireless networks in recent years mobile surveillance towers are officially a growing industry within construction. And while there are companies like Cameras ...

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Equipment

Preco VideoLink II adds audible, radar object detection to in-cab camera backup camera systems

Posted by Tom Jackson on February 12, 2016

Preco VideoLink II adds audible, radar object detection to in-cab camera backup camera systems

Backup cameras are good. Radar object detection systems are even better when it comes to preventing accidents. At the World of Concrete last week, Preco announced its newest product the ...

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Equipment

AR hard hat maker Daqri expands leadership, including hire of former SpaceX exec

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 11, 2016

AR hard hat maker Daqri expands leadership, including hire of former SpaceX exec

We went nearly a year without much news from Daqri, the tech company behind a new hard hat equipped with augmented reality technology. But in the last few months the ...

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Equipment

Trimble’s new HV302G interior construction laser features visible green beam

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 10, 2016

Trimble’s new HV302G interior construction laser features visible green beam

During the World of Concrete show last week in Las Vegas, Trimble introduced a new interior construction laser that self-levels and has a visible green beam. The new HV302G can be ...

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Equipment

Away with the masts, Topcon’s new 3D-MC Max GNSS blade control boosts speed, precision and accuracy

Posted by Tom Jackson on February 05, 2016

Away with the masts, Topcon’s new 3D-MC Max GNSS blade control boosts speed, precision and accuracy

Automated blade control using GNSS signals has been the most revolutionary earthmoving technology of the last decade and now it seems the technology is entering a second phase of refinement ...

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Equipment

Mack Trucks expands telematics program with GuardDog services support

Posted by Tom Jackson on February 03, 2016

Mack Trucks expands telematics program with GuardDog services support

Last year Mack Trucks announced the launch of a telematics program, GuardDog Connect. This year at World of Concrete, the company announced that the service is now available and standard in all ...

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Equipment

Terex to light up equipment with ORBCOMM telematics

Posted by Tom Jackson on February 01, 2016

Terex to light up equipment with ORBCOMM telematics

Terex Materials Processing, a division of Terex Corporation, announced that it will begin offering an ORBCOMM telematics solution on Powerscreen and Terex Finlay machines. The telematics system will be offered as ...

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Equipment

AI, robotics expected to claim nearly 500,000 construction jobs by 2020

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 25, 2016

AI, robotics expected to claim nearly 500,000 construction jobs by 2020

An estimated 5.1 million jobs are expected to be lost in the next five years due to advances in technology, specifically those in artificial intelligence, machine-learning, 3D printing and robotics, ...

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Equipment

Telematics 101: Cutting through the jargon to what you need to know to get started with this fleet tracking tech

Posted by Tom Jackson on January 22, 2016

Telematics 101: Cutting through the jargon to what you need to know to get started with this fleet tracking tech

Editor's Note: This is the first article in our ongoing Telematics 101 series. To view the other articles in this series Click here. EW: What is telematics? DS: Think of it as a ...

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Equipment

Parrot unveils fixed-wing Disco drone with autopilot and an orbiting “Loiter” mode

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 19, 2016

Parrot unveils fixed-wing Disco drone with autopilot and an orbiting “Loiter” mode

Outside of surveying uses, the vast majority of construction applications for unmanned aircraft require multi-rotor drones like DJI's Phantom series. The helicopter-like function of these drone models allows for way ...

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Equipment

Caterpillar unveils S50c smartphone, adding Push to Talk with exclusive launch on Verizon (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 15, 2016

Caterpillar unveils S50c smartphone, adding Push to Talk with exclusive launch on Verizon (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Caterpillar has launched its latest smartphone, an update to the thinner S50 model dubbed the S50c. Inside and out, this rugged phone is largely the same. Same processor, same 4.7-inch screen, same long battery ...

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Business

As smartphones, tablets become more necessary on jobsites, more contractors plan to increase IT spending

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 14, 2016

As smartphones, tablets become more necessary on jobsites, more contractors plan to increase IT spending

Though the adoption of technology among U.S. construction firms has been somewhat disappointing in the past, there does appear to be an uptick occurring as mobile devices such as smartphones ...

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Equipment

Daqri unveils updated version of Smart Helmet augmented reality hard hat with improved processing power

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 11, 2016

Daqri unveils updated version of Smart Helmet augmented reality hard hat with improved processing power

Weeks after announcing a collaboration with Topcon in order to integrate the device with that company's positioning solutions, augmented reality company Daqri has revealed the next generation of its Smart ...

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Equipment

2016 Innovations Awards: Year of the Drone headlines 3 game-changing construction technologies

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 08, 2016

A drone on hire from the new DroneBase service, hovers during a residential job.

In the past year, no other technology has shown more potential to impact – and improve – more parts of the construction business than unmanned aircraft, more commonly referred to ...

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Equipment

2016 Innovations Award Winner: Volvo CE Density Direct compaction system

Posted by Chris Hill on January 08, 2016

2016 Innovations Award Winner: Volvo CE Density Direct compaction system

Algorithms seem to rule the world now, with these programming juggernauts turning massive amounts of data into usable concepts. It’s an algorithm that makes Volvo CE’s Density Direct intelligent compaction ...

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Equipment

2016 Innovations Award Winner: Vermeer Insite productivity tools

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on January 08, 2016

2016 Innovations Award Winner: Vermeer Insite productivity tools

As Jon Kuyers tells it, Vermeer team members started to notice something when they visited contractors. “We’d go to a jobsite,” says Vermeer’s senior global product manager, “and our focus ...

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Equipment

Caterpillar studying how drones can enhance heavy equipment production

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 07, 2016

Caterpillar studying how drones can enhance heavy equipment production

Caterpillar is continuing the emphasis it has placed on predictive machine analytics in the last year with a collaboration that will explore how drones can assist in the collection of ...

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Equipment

Trailer’s GPS signal leads to recovery of $500k worth of stolen heavy equipment in South Carolina

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 05, 2016

Trailer’s GPS signal leads to recovery of $500k worth of stolen heavy equipment in South Carolina

When we talk about installing GPS tracking onto heavy equipment, we're usually talking about the big stuff: dozers, loaders, excavators, backhoes and the like. But even lower-priority items like trailers ...

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Tech

Mujjo makes premium gloves with touchscreen capabilities

Posted by Tom Jackson on December 24, 2015

Mujjo makes premium gloves with touchscreen capabilities

Yeah it's cold outside­—­and isn't it loads of fun to have to wrestle your gloves off just to answer your phone. These Mujjo gloves are designed to keep your digits from ...

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Equipment

The future has arrived: 5D Robotics has developed autonomous heavy equipment tech for United Rentals with a distinct human element

Posted by Tom Jackson on December 23, 2015

The future has arrived: 5D Robotics has developed autonomous heavy equipment tech for United Rentals with a distinct human element

It's happening again. A technology that got a lukewarm reception in the consumer markets is in the first stages of creating a revolution the heavy equipment sector. The first time this ...

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Equipment

Collect equipment data easily and accurately on smartphones with Mobile Equipchat

Posted by Tom Jackson on December 23, 2015

Collect equipment data easily and accurately on smartphones with Mobile Equipchat

Mobile Equipchat is an equipment data­tracking app recently launched by OEM Data Delivery. Available on Android devices and soon to be released for Apple products, it allows users to capture equipment ...

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Equipment

Industrial analytics firm, Caterpillar partner Uptake named “Hottest Startup of 2015” by Forbes

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 22, 2015

Industrial analytics firm, Caterpillar partner Uptake named “Hottest Startup of 2015” by Forbes

Even Forbes admits it's a bit surprised to find Uptake, an analytics firm whose customers are entirely based in industrial markets, at the top of its "Hottest Startups of 2015" ...

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State/Local Government

N. Carolina DOT issues its own drone guidelines for recreational operation

Posted by Chris Hill on December 22, 2015

N. Carolina DOT issues its own drone guidelines for recreational operation

The “First in Flight” state is offering drone user guidelines for all those new to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in time for what could be a heavy gift-giving season for ...

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Equipment

The Top 5 Rugged Smartphone Cases for Construction [2016 Edition]

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 16, 2015

The Top 5 Rugged Smartphone Cases for Construction [2016 Edition]

No. 5 Story in 2015 « No. 6 Story No. 4 Story »   Unless you have opted for one of the rugged options in our Top 5 Smartphones for Construction roundup ...

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Equipment

7th Day of Construction Gifts: ‘Construction Simulator’ video game for PC and tablets

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 15, 2015

7th Day of Construction Gifts: ‘Construction Simulator’ video game for PC and tablets

For the heavy equipment junkie on your list this year, there are few better presents than 'Construction Simulator'. This extremely detailed game puts you behind the controls of real machines ...

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Equipment

FAA to require online drone registration starting Dec. 21

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 15, 2015

FAA to require online drone registration starting Dec. 21

Following the advice of recently disclosed findings by an agency task force, the Federal Aviation Administration has announced the official drone registration process for recreational and hobbyist pilots. Apart from businesses being required ...

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Tech

6th Day of Construction Gifts: UE ROLL waterproof Bluetooth speaker is perfect for the jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 14, 2015

6th Day of Construction Gifts: UE ROLL waterproof Bluetooth speaker is perfect for the jobsite

In the past, bringing tunes along to the jobsite without worrying about finding a plug or destroying the stereo with dust, water and other materials, meant lugging around a giant ...

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Tech

Daqri collabortating with Topcon on development of Smart Helmet augmented reality hard hat

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 08, 2015

Daqri collabortating with Topcon on development of Smart Helmet augmented reality hard hat

Topcon has announced a new collaboration on a hard hat equipped with augmented reality for construction. And you might remember the hard hat in question here. Last year, we reported on ...

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Equipment

1st Day of Construction Gifts: Caterpillar S40 Android smartphone (plus a chance to win one)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 07, 2015

1st Day of Construction Gifts: Caterpillar S40 Android smartphone (plus a chance to win one)

We're kicking off this year's 12 Days of Construction Gifts with Caterpillar's latest Android phone, the S40. And we're ringing in the holidays by giving one away! Powered by a quad-core ...

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Equipment

AEM/AEMP Telematics Standard to incorporate additional features

Posted by Tom Jackson on December 07, 2015

AEM/AEMP Telematics Standard to incorporate additional features

Earlier this year the Association of Equipment Management Professionals and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers announced a much expanded telematics standard to help contractors manage and analyze information across multi-brand ...

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Equipment

Caterpillar’s online fleet management quiz is quick way to get acquainted with telematics

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 04, 2015

Caterpillar’s online fleet management quiz is quick way to get acquainted with telematics

Much of Caterpillar's focus as of late, beyond its corporate focus of drastically reducing costs, has been on technology. Specifically, outfitting machines with more technology and sensors so that Cat ...

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