DEWALT has announced the age of jobsite connectivity with its effort to make building more efficient through digital solutions. Over the coming months, DEWALT will launch a fully connected system, including Wi-Fi mesh network and, later, an Internet of Things platform, to enhance productivity, profitability, and safety on the jobsite.
After researching, DEWALT identified that, due to the increase in digital dependency in the construction field, there is an unmet need for reliable connectivity and asset management across the jobsite. Sharing data has become more necessary for contractors, yet limited connectivity options exist.
DEWALT’s patented Wi-Fi mesh technology provides a solution with its access points built to withstand the harsh conditions of a construction jobsite. DEWALT Wi-Fi enables general and trade contractors to collaborate in real-time across large-scale jobsites and to access site information such as prints, schedules, budgets and RFIs.
“DEWALT understands how vital the building and construction industries are to local and global economies,” says Tony Nicolaidis, vice president of marketing for connected systems. “Leveraging technology, our goal is to provide solutions for gathering jobsite data for better decision-making by general contractors and trade contractors, thus enhancing productivity and safety.”
The Wi-Fi solution is the beginning and foundation of an end-to-end solution. DEWALT will also offer an IoT platform, enabling contractors to understand the location and utilization of assets and data on site. As an initial offering, the DEWALT Tool Connect inventory management system is one component of total asset management. This will become part of the larger digital platform providing data to inform decision-making.
“Entering the connectivity space is a great move for DEWALT and an opportunity for the industry. In tackling connectivity, we see potential and opportunity for DEWALT and the wider construction community,” says Taylor Cupp, technologist for Mortenson Construction.
Together, these solutions from DEWALT will allow contractors to improve efficiency, profitability and safety through connectivity, insights and asset optimization. DEWALT will be accepting pre-orders. Sign up to learn more.