A master craftsman working in his shop can typically reach any of his tools without looking. A jobsite manager supervising dozens of workers on a big commercial or construction project … not so much.
We all know finding tools, maintaining inventory, assigning responsibility grows exponentially more complex with every worker added.
DeWalt has come up with a piece of hardware, the Tool Connect Construction Asset Gateway (DCE081), which can be deployed in jobsite toolboxes, vehicles and tool cribs to automatically audit inventory and provide visibility of the tools within the DeWalt Tool Connect ecosystem.
Tool Connect is a free inventory tracking software that displays your tool information on the Site Manager website or mobile app. Tools are managed using more than 35 different hardware solutions, including Chip-Ready tools, Tag-Ready tools, Tool Connect batteries, the DCE040 20-volt adapter, and the DCE041 Tool Connect Tag that attaches to jobsite assets.
With the release of the Tool Connect Asset Gateway, you no longer need to use a mobile device to scan for tools and assets. The connected gateway is ready out of the box to track jobsite inventory in real time.
The Construction Asset Gateway connects the Tool Connect system to Site Manager via a prepaid cellular connection and associated assets to GPS coordinates. The gateway contains an internal battery designed for six months of operation per charge or can be powered by the USB power cord and included USB power brick.
The Construction Asset Gateway enhances the capabilities of Tool Connect Site Manager by bringing information from the field seamlessly and automatically into the software, allowing users to get the right tools in the right hands, improve crew accountability, and locate connected assets across multiple jobsites. The Construction Asset Gateway uses Bluetooth and cellular connectivity to scan an area for inventory, providing automatic customizable audits and location data.