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Topcon GLS-2000 scanner update enhances data capture for vertical construction applications

The data captured with the new settings is designed for seamless integration in vertical construction software workflows.

Topcon Positioning Group announces a new firmware update for the GLS-2000 scanner designed to enhance its vertical construction applications, as well as offer a workflow for semi-automated modeling and construction validation. The firmware includes a new setting that allows objects for interior vertical construction to be captured with precise detail. 

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Are all excavators the same?

Among the top brands, many believe all excavators are the same. But when you look closely, you can spot the small differences in design that add up to huge differences in productivity and efficiency — differences that can boost your profitability. 


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A1A Software expands features of 3D Lift Plan

New features expand the options for users as they plan which type of crane pads or mats are best for the ground conditions. Ground bearing calculations can now be made for steel mats with an option for layering steel mats over timber for better distribution of outrigger loads.

A1A Software LLC continues to improve the interface and features of 3D Lift Plan, making it easier for customers to use the crane lift planning program as a sales tool, for bid proposals, crane selection and setup, lift planning, and documentation.

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Earthworks GO! brings Trimble grade control to small machines

Small machines like skid steers and compact track loaders can now be 2D grade control capable thanks to Trimble's Earthworks GO!

Trimble's Earthworks GO! Grade Control Platform is a 2D grade control solution for compact machine grading attachments. Trimble Earthworks GO! enables high-accuracy grading in an easy-to-use, portable platform. It is the only Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) compact machine control solution available today that runs on Android or iOS smartphones. The announcement was made at Trimble Dimensions.

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LOADRITE to be integrated into Trimble Earthworks grade control for excavators

Excavator operators will be able to get more accurate load numbers as LOADRITE is integrated into Trimble's Earthworks.

Trimble has announced LOADRITE Payload Management for Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform for Excavators integration. This integration will help increase productivity and efficiency for excavator operations, allowing contractors to track bucket-by-bucket payload, and monitor mass haul progress from the same Trimble Earthworks display. The versatile system can be installed on any hydraulic excavator that has Trimble Earthworks, and offers an easy transition between grade control and payload management, maximizing the contractor/s investment.

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Digital Job Box from PCM offers management options for construction industry

PCM, Inc. has introduced the Digital Job Box, a rugged solution that will transform the way the construction industry manages job site projects and connects remote workers to their office counterparts. The Enterprise Technology Group at PCM worked closely with construction industry leaders to create a powerful, rugged, and scalable solution that will allow construction firms and project teams to reduce costs and wastes. 

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Topcon introduces next generation of data processing software

MAGNET Collage version 2 includes new features to specifically enhance horizontal construction workflows.

Topcon Positioning Group announces the next generation of its single-environment software for processing, combining, visualizing, and performing analysis of point cloud datasets — MAGNET Collage version 2. Newly added features specifically enhance horizontal construction workflows.

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Doosan Bobcat North America partners with SafeAI to begin advanced autonomous research for compact equipment

Doosan Bobcat North America has partnered with SafeAI – a startup company located in Silicon Valley – to explore how advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies could be incorporated into Bobcat equipment. Through this pilot program, SafeAI plans to demonstrate how the latest AI technologies, Deep Neural Networks (DNN) and Deep Reinforcement Learning (DRL), can be used to perceive complex dynamic environments around equipment and provide automated control. 

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John Deere introduces industry-exclusive on-board grade indication on G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders

John Deere has introduced an exclusive on-board grade indication option. Available as a factory or field kit option on the large-frame G-Series skid steers (330G and 332G) and the large-frame G-Series compact track loaders (331G and 333G), this new feature is ideal for jobsites that involve levelling and slope work.

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What you need to know about electronic logging devices for trucks

Now that the dust has started to settle in the States, Canada plans to roll out a similar ELD mandate over the next couple of years. On December 18, 2017, the United States Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) implemented its Electronic Logging Device and Hours of Service mandate. The rule requires that motor carriers and drivers retain supporting documents to verify their driving hours. But, the biggest change that the rule instituted is requiring drivers track their hours of service (HOS) using an electronic logging device (ELD). 

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Volvo CE unveils electric compact wheel loader concept at Innovation Summit

Volvo CE demonstrated the prototype LX2 electric compact wheel loader at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin.

Volvo Construction Equipment demonstrated the LX2 electric compact wheel loader at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin. The prototype machine delivers zero emissions, significantly lower noise levels, improved efficiency and reduced operational costs.

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Innovation for the world we want to live in

In order to build the world we want to live in, we must continuously innovate to help drive a sustainable future. We help our customers to increase their operations and safety through innovation, with improved machine and site performance, which also benefit the environment. At Volvo Construction Equipment, we have a culture of innovation, and of course, as we live in an ever-changing world, we must continue to innovate to support our customers and our industry, and to be part of a viable solution.

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Getac announces Leica Geosystems selection of fully rugged tablet for Zeno solution

Getac announces Leica Geosystems selection of fully rugged tablet for Zeno solution

Getac announced that Leica Geosystems has selected its fully rugged ZX70 Android tablet as hardware of choice for the new Leica Zeno GG04 plus Tablet Solution. The new partnership will allow Leica Geosystems to bring comprehensive geospatial data collection capabilities to its customers in all terrains and weather conditions such as utilities, public services, transportation and construction.

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