Construction Companies Can Manage Tools via Mobile App

Tool management startup WiiN Solutions developed an app specifically for construction companies that allows them to manage tools via mobile device.

Tool management startup WiiN Solutions developed an app specifically for construction companies that allows them to manage tools via mobile device.

Construction companies spread across multiple job sites will no longer need to ask “where is it now?” Tool management startup WiiN Solutions LLC developed an app specifically for construction companies that allows them to manage their tools within seconds via mobile device.

Industrial grade QR labels and cloud-based inventory allow authorized user to search, locate, request and returns tools within the app. Administrators are able to regulate user access, respond to pending tool requests and manage tool inventory, whether in the field or the office.

Companies can eliminate waste by spending less time searching for tools and less money replacing lost ones. They’ll also be able to improve efficiency by quickly locating and accessing their tools from job sites.

Since the WiiN app is downloaded and accessed on smartphones, no bulky scanners or extra devices are needed to manage tool inventory. Currently, WiiN is available on iOS devices, with Android capability in the testing phase. Pricing is based on inventory size, with monthly and yearly subscription options.

Lithium Ion Batteries Connect to App via Bluetooth

DEWALT launches its first line of premium 20V MAX 2.0 Amp (DCB203BT) and 4.0 Amp (DCB204BT) lithium ion batteries with Bluetooth capability.

DEWALT launches its first line of premium 20V MAX 2.0 Amp (DCB203BT) and 4.0 Amp (DCB204BT) lithium ion batteries with Bluetooth capability.

Adding to its growing offering of “connected” tools, DEWALT launches its first line of premium 20V MAX 2.0 Amp (DCB203BT) and 4.0 Amp (DCB204BT) lithium ion batteries with Bluetooth capability.

These batteries pair with Apple and Android smart devices via the free Tool Connect App. This innovation gives DEWALT users the ability to control their compatible DEWALT batteries remotely via a Bluetooth device. For the early-adopter who runs a business on a job site, this technology allows greater control over tools in residential, MRO and commercial work sites.

Bluetooth-enabled batteries solve a number of job-site problems and the Tool Connect App takes just a few moments to set up. Users can simply connect their compatible DEWALT batteries to their Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet (by initiating the pairing process) and view the inventory of paired units on the Tool Connect App home screen. This home screen allows users to remotely turn all compatible DEWALT Bluetooth batteries on or off at once, monitor battery charge level, view Bluetooth signal strength and pair additional batteries.

From the Tool Connect App home screen, users can select an individual battery to view its diagnostics and change settings by tabbing through four pages: Diagnostics, Actions, Info and Alerts. The Diagnostics screen indicates an individual battery’s state of charge, temperature and connection to Bluetooth. This screen also allows users to enable and disable a particular battery. By disabling a battery, the user prevents it from being used until re-enabled. This feature makes it easy to shut down equipment at the end of the day to conserve battery life and deter theft.

The Actions screen allows the user to customize their alert preferences depending on what information they need and when they need it. These options include Alert if Out of Range, Disable if Out of Range, Alert at Low Battery Charge, Alert at High Temperature and Alert at Charge Completion. In addition, this screen offers a Lending Button, which allows for sharing of batteries. The user can select an amount of time for the tool (with battery) to be lent and when the time is exceeded, the battery shuts down and the owner receives an alert.

Finally, the Alerts screen provides a comprehensive list of all of the alerts that have been generated by the Tool Connect App and the compatible DEWALT Bluetooth batteries. From here, users can select an alert to view more details or clear some or all alerts in the log.

Rugged Field Computer Receives Customizable Add-ons

Handheld Group announced new expansion pack features for its NAUTIZ X8 rugged PDA.

Handheld Group announced new expansion pack features for its NAUTIZ X8 rugged PDA.

Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, announced new expansion pack features for its NAUTIZ X8 rugged PDA. The new functionalities will make the NAUTIZ X8 even more versatile for field workers in a number of market segments, including forestry, surveying, construction, field services, warehouse projects and logistics.

The Nautiz X8 was built to enable efficient and reliable data collection in the toughest of environments. Ultra-rugged with superior processing power, screen size and sunlight visibility, the X8 has become immensely popular in the GIS, land surveying, public safety, forestry and military sectors.

Handheld offers three versatility-increasing expansion packs for the Nautiz X8:

  • Nautiz X8 Long Range Bluetooth (LRBT) Expansion Pack features a LRBT u-blox module, which allows long-range communication up to 300 meters. This option is especially well-suited for advanced forestry solutions, surveying and construction work.
  • Nautiz X8 Barcode Expansion Pack features an imager module (Zebra SE4750SR) with an LED aimer, which allows for competitive scanning performance without sacrificing design, ruggedness or user experience. This option is ideal for workers in field service, warehouse projects and logistics.
  • Nautiz X8 Basic Expansion Pack is an empty add-on cap for an extension of your choice. It increases the Nautiz X8’s customizability and flexibility for specific customer requirements. It also allows users to install custom accessories under the cap using the proprietary interface.

The new Nautiz X8 expansion packs will be available in September. All cap versions are designed to retain the Nautiz X8 IP67 classification.

The Nautiz X8 has an IP67 ingress protection rating and is completely protected against dust, sand and water immersion. It also meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military test standards for overall durability and resistance to humidity, shock, vibrations, drops, salt and extreme temperatures.

App Allows Access to Photos, Videos and Detailed Technical Information

Samco Machinery developed a free smartphone application allowing access to company pictures, videos as well as detailed technical information.

Samco Machinery developed a free smartphone application allowing access to company pictures, videos as well as detailed technical information.

Customers are searching for information in new ways and Samco Machinery is doing even more to put that information right at their fingertips.

Earlier this year, Samco Machinery developed a free smartphone application allowing access to company pictures, videos as well as detailed technical information. That application is now available to Android users. Once the Samco App is downloaded, it can be accessed at any time, without the need for online access.

The Samco Machinery App, available for free in the Apple Store and now in the Google Play Store, contains five sections to provide any data the potential customer may need.

  • About Samco Machinery: contains company information, a product gallery and the corporate video.
  • Markets: contains spec sheets and machine videos relating to the various industries served by Samco.
  • RFQ: allows customers to submit a request for information.
  • Support: features a link to the company website as well as the names, titles and email addresses of support staff.
  • News: hosts the latest company news, media coverage, as well as providing up to date trade show information.

App Offers Holistic Approach on Selecting a Roofing System

With the Free CertainTeed Roofing Guide app, homeowners can now easily drive inspiration for their home’s exterior color palette.

With the Free CertainTeed Roofing Guide app, homeowners can now easily drive inspiration for their home’s exterior color palette.

With the Free CertainTeed Roofing Guide app, homeowners can now easily drive inspiration for their home’s exterior color palette. The user-friendly mobile application, updated for iPad and now available for Android tablets, is an easy and efficient way to showcase CertainTeed’s shingle color and design options.

To offer homeowners a holistic approach on selecting a roofing system, the app includes the latest CertainTeed Roofing products; a layer-by-layer look at the components of the Integrity Roof System; an accessories brochure; and the CertainTeed Idea Book, which depicts an array of inspiring design options.

Designed for tablets, the CertainTeed Roofing Guide can be found by searching “CertainTeed” on Google Play or the iTunes App Store.

App Generates Real-time Fall Clearance and Swing Fall Calculations

The Miller Fall Clearance App from Honeywell

The Miller Fall Clearance App from Honeywell

Optimize your safety when working at heights with the new Miller Fall Clearance App from Honeywell for Apple or Android mobile devices. Use the Miller Fall Clearance App to generate real-time critical fall clearance and swing fall calculations for self-retracting lifelines and shock-absorbing lanyards. The app includes multilingual support in English, Spanish and French with metric conversions and even allows you to email the results. Optimized for use on smartphones and tablets, the app is available on Google Play or iTunes.

Cloud-based Construction Software Streamlines Project Management

Construction Pro Manager offers a cloud-based construction software that gives building professionals access to everything from procurement and permit documents to change orders, no matter where they are.

Construction Pro Manager offers a cloud-based construction software that gives building professionals access to everything from procurement and permit documents to change orders, no matter where they are.

Helping contractors and construction project managers increase their efficiency on a daily basis is the mission of Construction Pro Manager. The company offers a cloud-based construction software that gives building professionals access to everything from procurement and permit documents to change orders, no matter where they are. This is what makes Construction Pro Manager different. To assist contractors and construction project managers in getting through the spring rush, the company is now offering an extended trial period of up to 30 days so that potential users can see how well this software functions in moving projects forward.

A demonstration project is included in every trial and subscription to assist new users in understanding the breadth and depth of the software’s abilities and to help new users see the software’s intuitive nature. New features of the program include an email module that can process one attachment at a time and is immediately linked to the email log to provide a live record of communications. Users will find the extended trial helpful in experiencing the full range of capabilities the software offers.

Metal Roofing Installation App Gives Instant Access to 3-D Animated Video Tutorials

Union Corrugating Co. has released its MyMetalRoof Install Wizard for iPhone and iPad.

Union Corrugating Co. has released its MyMetalRoof Install Wizard for iPhone and iPad.

Union Corrugating Co. has released its MyMetalRoof Install Wizard for iPhone and iPad. This app will benefit contractors, dealers and homeowners by giving instant access to the 3-D animated, easy-to-follow video tutorial for their metal roofing installation.

Customers are able to see detailed video instructions for each step of an installation, and being able to access this tool ahead of the installation or at the job site provides an advantage.

Available now for its MasterRib product, Union plans to make this available for all of its roofing systems.

Construction Software Automates Complex Processes into Simple Tasks

Dexter + Chaney, developer of Spectrum Construction Software, introduces its Spectrum Workflow functionality, which streamlines construction and business management operations by automating complex processes into simple, user-definable tasks.

Dexter + Chaney, developer of Spectrum Construction Software, introduces its Spectrum Workflow functionality, which streamlines construction and business management operations by automating complex processes into simple, user-definable tasks.

Dexter + Chaney, developer of Spectrum Construction Software, introduces its Spectrum Workflow functionality, which streamlines construction and business management operations by automating complex processes into simple, user-definable tasks. Dexter + Chaney unveiled the new technology at its 19th annual Connect 2015 Users’ Conference.

The Spectrum Workflow feature, fully integrated throughout Spectrum, allows users to define and enforce specific rules and tasks—creating automated, simple, streamlined processes for their organization. Spectrum Workflow utilizes intelligent workflow technology, allowing tasks and approvals to be routed to specific people, groups, or even defined roles within the organization. Tasks can be sequential or parallel, meaning that they can be sent to one person before being sent on to the next person, or to an entire group where one member or all members need to complete the task, depending on how the workflow step is defined.

Users can quickly approve, reject or mark each step that has been completed. The full history of each transaction processed is tracked and stored, creating a detailed audit trail. Setting up workflow definitions is simple and once in place, they guide tasks efficiently from creation to conclusion. All people involved with a particular task or process are alerted when their attention or action is needed. This provides a smooth movement of data within the organization, along with a powerful added layer of oversight to ensure that no data is overlooked and no tasks fall through the cracks.

Spectrum Workflow integrates with the powerful Info Bar in Spectrum, giving users their own Workflow section where their tasks and processes can be addressed, while providing the ability to drill deep into data without the need to utilize multiple screens or menu systems. Spectrum users also have their own My Current Workflow Assignments app on the intuitive Spectrum Dashboard where they can access assigned tasks and drill down into data.

Perhaps most important is that Spectrum Workflow is completely customizable to each organization’s specific needs. Workflows can be easily changed to address special needs or situations as they arise. Authorized users can also override predefined workflows or re-route tasks and approvals when necessary.

Access Rollforming Information, Pictures, Videos and More through App

Samco Machinery has developed a free application that will allow access to company rollforming information, pictures, videos and technical information.

Samco Machinery has developed a free application that will allow access to company rollforming information, pictures, videos and technical information.

Samco Machinery has developed a free application that will allow access to company information, pictures, videos and technical information. Once the Samco App is downloaded, it can be accessed at any time, without the need for online access. The app, currently available in the iTunes store, contains five sections—About Samco Machinery, Markets, RFQ, Support, News—to provide any data a potential customer may need.