Rugged Tablet Features Built-in Accelerometer, Gyroscope, e-Compass and More

Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, introduces its Android tablet, the ALGIZ RT7.

Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, introduces its Android tablet, the ALGIZ RT7.

Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, introduces its Android tablet, the ALGIZ RT7. The ALGIZ RT7 is a powerful, lightweight and ergonomic 7-inch tablet designed for reliable performance in demanding environments.

The Algiz RT7, which runs Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), provides a wide range of features and exceptional value to mobile workforces. It’s fully rugged, meeting stringent MIL-STD-810G U.S. military standards for protection against drops, vibrations and extreme temperatures, and its IP65 rating means that it’s waterproof, as well as fully sealed against sand and dust. Weighing just 650 grams, the Algiz RT7 is designed for mobility.

Technology from Qualcomm—an MSM8916 (Snapdragon) chipset and 1.2 GHz quad-core processor—powers the Algiz RT7 for impressive processing speed, ultra-fast connectivity and long battery life. The Algiz RT7 comes standard with LTE data and voice capabilities, as well as 802.11 b/g/n WLAN, BT Class 1 and Class 2, and NFC functionality. It also boasts dual cameras (8-megapixel rear-facing and 2-megapixel front-facing), as well as dual SIM card slots. The unit comes with a built-in accelerometer, gyroscope, and e-compass and a stand-alone u-blox GPS receiver for navigation.

Designed for the mobile worker, the Algiz RT7 sports a high-brightness 7-inch outdoor-viewable capacitive display that can handle true outdoor challenges. Battery performance is key for any mobile application and the Algiz RT7 comes with a long-life 3.7V 6000mAh lithium-ion battery. Four programmable buttons allow users to launch and use applications in the field. To enhance data capture, users can choose an optional 2-D imager or RFID plus 2-D imager.

The Algiz RT7 can be ordered immediately. Shipping will start in December with volume deliveries starting January 2016.

App Increases Ability to Apply Metal Panel Systems

Fabral, a supplier of metal roofing and wall panels, has launched a mobile app to meet the demands of architects and contractors on the go.

Fabral, a supplier of metal roofing and wall panels, has launched a mobile app to meet the demands of architects and contractors on the go.

Fabral, a supplier of metal roofing and wall panels, has launched a mobile app to meet the demands of architects and contractors on the go. Inspiring project images, product information, metal panel and CSI specs, color charts, and more are now available for mobile access through Apple and Android devices. This enhancement increases customer ability to visualize, demonstrate, specify and apply Fabral metal panel systems. The app can be downloaded at no charge through the appropriate Play Store. Positively received at MetalCon 2015, Fabral customers can also save a thumbnail on their own websites to make the app more widely available.

Rugged Job-site Stereo Offers Auxiliary Port, USB Port and Bluetooth Connections

Bosch introduces the Bosch Power Box PB360C Jobsite Radio/Charger/Digital Media Stereo, which leverages signature 360-degree speakers with Bluetooth technology.

Bosch introduces the Bosch Power Box PB360C Jobsite Radio/Charger/Digital Media Stereo, which leverages signature 360-degree speakers with Bluetooth technology.

Bosch introduces the Bosch Power Box PB360C Jobsite Radio/Charger/Digital Media Stereo, which leverages signature 360-degree speakers with Bluetooth technology.

Now crews on the job site are able to stream internet radio, stored music and more from their smart devices. With a connection range of up to 150 feet, the Bluetooth technology allows users to move freely around the construction zone without being tethered to a cable, and without fear of losing sound quality. It can all be controlled on the free Bosch PowerBox smartphone app.

And while Bluetooth connectivity provides those with smart devices the freedom to move around, users without Bluetooth technology can still enjoy the crisp and powerful sounds. Entertainment via a personal electronic device plugged into the auxiliary port plays a big role, as well. The Power Box’s digital media bay offers a secure, weather-sealed storage area for electronic devices while delivering sound via an auxiliary input port.

As with previous versions of the Power Box, the PB360C still features a powerful AM/FM radio with advanced digital tuning, that easily locates 20 FM and 10 AM preset stations. There are four preset equalization mixes and the user can also customize the bass and treble as desired.

The unit can run on either a 120V AC outlet or a Bosch 18V Li-ion battery. When powered from a 120 V AC outlet, the Power Box can be used to charge Bosch cordless 18V Li-ion batteries. In addition, users can power other 120V AC devices by plugging them into one of the four-way power outlets on the unit.

The Bosch PB360C also offers a USB port to plug in and charge electronic devices like smartphones, whether the PB360C is powered through an outlet or by a Bosch Li-ion battery.

It all comes in the distinct and rugged aluminum and rubber roll-cage design that suspends the radio and its 360-degree speakers inside the cage. This weather-resistant (with an IP54 rating) and shock-resistant entertainment console can take on tough job site environments.

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.