Triax Technologies Expands Connected Jobsite with Networked IoT Sensor

By Ken Briodagh November 15, 2017

In a recent release, Triax Technologies, a provider of technology for the connected jobsite, has announced its Spot-r EquipTag, a solution designed to track operator identity, equipment location, and equipment utilization, indoors, outdoors and in areas without clear line of sight to the sky. Spot-r EquipTag integrates with the company’s Spot-r network and its flagship wearable sensor technology to provide visibility into worker and equipment activity, location, and safety.

“Unauthorized or improper usage of construction equipment is a major cause of injury, damage, fatalities and unforeseen costs on jobsites,” said Chad Hollingsworth, co-founder and CEO, Triax Technologies. “Spot-r EquipTag, working with the Spot-r Clip, enables contractors to see in real-time where their equipment is, who’s using it and whether they are authorized to do so – which significantly reduces risk and prevents incidents. It also helps keep projects on time and on budget, since any piece of equipment – large or small – can be tracked in real-time regardless of where it’s located on site.”

Spot-r EquipTag is a plug-and-play, non-GPS solution to manage equipment, workforce and site safety without restrictions such as equipment size or indoor/outdoor location. Operating off the same secure Spot-r network, EquipTags work exclusively with Spot-r Clips to identify worker certification information and send immediate alerts if there is an unknown or unauthorized operator. While EquipTags track the location and activity of equipment on site, Spot-r Clips layer in workforce and certification data, providing a comprehensive view of how the equipment is being operated across the jobsite and by whom.

“Our key mission is to promote worksite safety in everything we do, so we can better protect – and serve – our customers and employees,” said Helge Jacobsen, VP, Operational Excellence and Innovation, United Rentals. “Spot-r EquipTag does just that, enabling us to deploy technology in meaningful ways to increase visibility and safety, while advancing our vision of a technology-connected worksite. We’re pleased to work closely with Triax and be among the first to help bring this innovative technology to the marketplace.”

The Spot-r EquipTag adheres to any piece of equipment to automatically collect activity and utilization data and provide the complete, real-time information companies need to coordinate rentals, optimize schedules and improve safety and compliance in the challenging construction site environment. In addition, real-time equipment location minimizes time spent tracking down devices and streamlines delivery, service and pick-up.

Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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