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Trimble Dimensions: introducing construction technology solutions for small-site and utility contractors

Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software has introduced two new capabilities, EZ Level and BaseAnywhere.

Trimble has introduced office software, site positioning and machine control solutions designed for site and utility contractors and owner/operators. These solutions offer small- to mid-sized contractors a reliable, flexible and affordable option to leverage construction technology. The announcement was made at Trimble Dimensions.

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Hirschmann MCS camera indicator gives the operator constant view of the application

he camera is compatible with Hirschmann’s 4.3” and 7” color graphic vSCALE consoles and offers the option of horizontal or vertical camera orientation.

Hirschmann MCS is introducing a new camera indicator that can be used on all types of mobile equipment. The system provides a direct view of the application (ie: drum rotation) allowing the operator to have a constant visual of any situation.

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Estimating software takes the risk out of bids and makes the process more efficient

The HeavyBid Quote Summary screen helps you manage bid day more efficiently
by performing automatic pricing calculations on last-minute items, identifying the most advantageous quote, and putting your bid into an attractive, professional proposal that you can send to clients.

Bidding for jobs is one of the most important functions of any construction firm, big or small. Without lining up a steady stream of work, a contractor is unable to plan cash flow, grow the business, or develop a reputation as a reliable company that has a solid track record.

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Penton’s new EquipmentWatch verification app offers immediate serial number/VIN verification

The EquipmentWatch Verification mobile app enables both serial number and VIN decoding from anywhere in the field.

Penton’s EquipmentWatch has launched the new EquipmentWatch Verification mobile app that provides immediate serial number and VIN verification for heavy equipment and on-road trucks in the auction and resale markets. Available for both Android and iOS devices, the new app gives dealers, appraisers and inspectors a trusted resource for verifying the year of manufacture of an asset.

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Kespry Drone 2.0 ideal for mine planning, operations, inspection and safety now flies over 30 minutes per flight

The new Kespry Drone 2.0 weighs under 2 kilograms, which puts it in the “Micro UAV” category.

Kespry, which designs automated drone systems for commercial use, has announced the new Kespry Drone 2.0. The new lighter-weight drone flies 2X as long, covers 2X the ground area, and has 2X the wind resilience, due to the new airframe, battery and flight system improvements.

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Daimler Trucks North America to participate in U.S. Department of Energy SuperTruck II initiative

SuperTruck II is supported by the DOE under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced that it has been selected to receive a $20 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the SuperTruck II program. The new award is part of a multimillion dollar, multi-year program to increase the fuel economy of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles while decreasing carbon pollution.

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Trimble and Vermeer introduce Trimble Ready factory program with a GPS steering option for new Vermeer Terrain Leveler

Trimble and Vermeer have announced the introduction of a Trimble Ready factory option for the new Vermeer T1255III Direct Drive Terrain Leveler surface excavation machine (SEM). Vermeer T1255III SEMs that ship from the factory Trimble Ready make it faster and easier to install a Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System, which can reduce the cost and complexity of the installation.

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Penton launches new EquipmentWatch.com; simplifies and expands the heavy equipment industry’s most powerful and trusted online software solution

EquipmentWatch, has relaunched its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform ideal for the heavy equipment industry.

Penton’s EquipmentWatch, the world's leader in data, insights and workflow tools for the heavy equipment industry, has relaunched its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform at EquipmentWatch.com. It includes broad equipment coverage across the construction, lift/access, agricultural and commercial truck markets, for everyone involved in the equipment lifecycle.

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ISO approval for new mixed-fleet telematics standard

The new ISO mixed-fleet telematics standard enables equipment users to gather more OEM equipment data into their preferred business or fleet management software.

The mixed-fleet telematics standard from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) has received approval from ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, to be accepted as a global standard.

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Topcon and Bentley Systems announce integration between MAGNET 4.0 and ProjectWise

With the direct communication from MAGNET to Bentley’s ProjectWise, users of Topcon’s MAGNET and 3D-MC software solutions can now, while working in the field, access or receive i-models created by Bentley’s OpenRoads design.

Topcon Positioning Group and Bentley Systems have announced a new level of direct communication between Bentley’s design applications and Topcon mobile work force products with the upcoming MAGNET 4.0 release.

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