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Technology and Software Rundown Week of July 4, 2016

Smart tools and equipment include a safety audit app with data analytics, mobile emergency alert and fall detection device, a battery system that changes voltage and a technology partnership to develop predictive safety for workers.

Apps

SafetyCulture iAuditor Available for Windows 10

With SafetyCulture iAuditor mobile app and platform for Microsoft Windows 10, enterprise managers can use it as a native Windows 10 app to conduct quality audits, security inspections, employee training programs and asset maintenance tests for workplace quality and safety. SafetyCulture empowers employees to take responsibility for their personal safety while providing rich data analytics that offer managers a window into onsite operations.

QuickBooks and Spectrum Connectors for Seamless Accounting in the Office and the Field

Procore Connectors

Procore has introduced a limited release of its QuickBooks and Dexter + Chaney Connectors to provide construction professionals with a choice of accounting solutions platforms. Procore is now integrated with QuickBooks Pro, Premier and Enterprise for real-time access to financial information and reducing double entry, improving communication between field and accounting teams. The Dexter + Chaney Connector allows for real-time access to financial information from Spectrum while maintaining accurate and secure financial data. Both companies collaborated on a bi-directional integration of data so users will enjoy a seamless experience when working in both systems. Both are available on the App Marketplace.

Products

Legrand Wireless Lighting Control Features New Vantage Keypad 

Legrande RadioLink

Legrand’s two-button, programmable keypad provides wireless, full scene control. The Vantage RadioLink EasyTouch II wireless keypad for new or retrofit lighting provides seamless scalability and quick installation without the need to run new wires when replacing standard three- or four-way switches. The proprietary Vantage wireless two-way communication protocol provides fully synchronized on/off and ramp up/down of lighting loads.

DEWALT® FLEXVOLT™ System Automatically changes Voltage

Dewalt FlexVolt

DEWALT’s FLEXVOLT™ system features batteries that automatically change voltage when the user changes tools. Two FLEXVOLT™ batteries, a 6.0Ah battery (DCB606) available in the fall of 2016 and a 9.0Ah battery (DCB609) available in early 2017, power the lineup of brushless 60V MAX and 120V MAX* FLEXVOLT™ tools. Their patent-pending technology is backwards compatible with most existing DEWALT 20V MAX tools and chargers. The key to this technology is the ability of the FLEXVOLT™ batteries to switch between DEWALT tools of varying voltages (20V MAX, 60V MAX and 120V MAX). High power tool applications that previously could only be accomplished by corded tools can now be performed with the DEWALT FLEXVOLT™ system of cordless tools.

SecuraTrac® Introduces Tiny, Powerful MobileDefender™ Model S

SecuraTrak

SecuraTrac® MobileDefender™ Model S (MD-S) mobile emergency pendant relays information about employee locations while providing them with an instant connection to help if an emergency occurs. The MD-S includes a built-in fall advisory capability that detects horizontal and vertical movement. If an employee falls on the job or is knocked over, a call for help is initiated automatically. The device also features Wake-on SOS, which preserves the battery while enabling the device to turn on, locate, transmit its location and make the emergency phone call after the SOS is activated.

Software

Numecent Cloudpaging Technology Helps Control IT Costs

Numecent Cloudpaging

Cloudpaging platform delivers software or applications to user devices on a company’s network. Numecent Cloudpaging helps ease this burdensome IT task by getting important apps or software to users via self-service or quick, IT-initiated processes to deliver essential software to employees in a fast, reliable way. Cloudpaging helps IT deliver CAD/CAM/CAE, GIS and 3-D design rendering applications to remote users to ensure they have the software tools needed to do their jobs. Delivering software and applications via Cloudpaging allows companies to control licensing, manage application costs and minimize IT costs.

Asta Powerproject include risk analysis tools
Asta Powerproject

Asta Powerproject construction project scheduling software Elecosoft version 14 will be given to current users as a regular maintenance update. Enhancements include a Risk Analysis tool that identifies tasks that are likely to affect the project finish date or overall cost and indicates the likelihood of a particular finish date and accuracy of cost. The Earned Value Analysis (EVA) reporter gives an overall view of the project progress versus planned. Other enhancements include a network viewer to show project plans as PERT charts; advanced admin tools to control access rights to projects; and flexible export tools for business intelligence data to external databases or spreadsheets.

B2W Inform application for mobile data capture and analysis

B2W Inform

Heavy civil construction management software B2W Software’s B2W Inform captures data and turns it into actionable intelligence by mining data enterprise-wide from electronic documents and delivering reporting capabilities to support analytics and data-driven decision-making. It enables fast, easy creation of electronic form templates to standardize and improve data collection, capture rich content in real time, and replace inefficient paper-based processes; and provides a single, centralized solution for health and safety, inspections, regulatory compliance and dozens of other form-dependent processes.

Partnerships and Acquisitions

Crosbie Group and Sentinel Alert partner on worker safety technology

Sentinel AlertSentinel, creator of safety software to detect and prevent worker accidents, is partnering with Crosbie Group of Companies to explore early indicators of worker risk around industry challenges such as noise exposure and repetitive strain injuries. The partnership will help Sentinel Alert tailor its software in an industrial worksite so it can have a real impact on the wellbeing of workers on any jobsite. The pilot is designed to help Crosbie Group of Companies create the safest operating environment to support the health and wellbeing of their workforce. Longer term, the Sentinel Alert platform will add predictive safety benefits for workers and offer additional efficiency gains.

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