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Google activates 1.5m android OS devices per day

I think this statistic is staggering. I’ve written about how consumer technology, especially smart phones with their simplistic UI and connectivity, relate and drive positioning technology. Here is a link to one article written back in June 2012. To view click here. I heard this quote above while watching an interview with Google’s Eric Schmidt [...]

May 19, 2013 in Randy's Blog
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MOBA Expert Talk on Quality and Optimization from Bauma

MOBA Expert Talk on“Quality and optimization in road construction” The MOBA Expert Talk on “Quality and optimization in road construction“ takes place Tuesday, April 16th at 3 pm (CEST) at bauma, hall A3, booth 227/326. Four industry experts will discuss the topic of quality in asphalt paving and about future possibilities for process optimization. The Expert [...]

April 16, 2013 in Randy's Blog
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Just returned from RDO Equipment/RDO IC Customer Appreciation

I was privileged to attend RDO Equipment/RDO Integrated Controls annual Customer Appreciation event on January 16. The store underwent a 1/2 million dollar expansion (their second expansion since 2009) which was completed this fall. The store expanded their showroom space to accommodate a showroom for RDOIC (they can now display more survey, GPS and machine [...]

January 19, 2013 in Randy's Blog
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The Cloud’s Implications for 3D Machine Control…

You cant sling a dead cat without hitting “The Cloud” these days. But what does it really mean? How can the cloud or cloud computing  benefit 3D machine control, positioning and site connectivity? We could write for days about this fast developing technology. I breakdown some of the basic components of the cloud and discuss [...]

January 13, 2013 in Randy's Blog
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New issue of Machine Control Magazine

Just wanted to give a heads up that our new printed version of Machine Control Magazine should be available 3rd week of January. The subscription is free so please sign up here in order to receive the next issue. Click here to view our last issue online. See you at WOC in Las Vegas and Bauma [...]

January 8, 2013 in Randy's Blog
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Investing in development of your employees

CFO asks CEO: “What happens if we invest in developing our people & then they leave us?” CEO: “What happens if we don’t, and they stay?” I saw this and thought it was brilliant; wanted to share. Read Randy’s blog Read Randy’s articles

September 2, 2012 in Randy's Blog
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Topcon, Hemisphere GPS, Caterpillar, RDO IC, Geoshack & others make new announcments

There have been new products, new partnerships and new expansions announced over the last few weeks. This activity is good news for our industry and a sign that positioning business is moving forward. I will mention a few of these but more are listed under our news section on our front webpage at www.machinecontrolonline.com. Topcon [...]

August 19, 2012 in Randy's Blog
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Gigapixel Camera – Implications for Positioning with LiDar & Light Field?

Details of an advanced camera being developed at Duke University in Durham, NC were released this week in the scientific journal Nature earlier this week. The camera is said to produce 1 billion pixels of still or video images. This is beyond the ability of the human eye to see so what are the benefits? [...]

June 24, 2012 in Randy's Blog
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New Book: Working Safely in Trenches & Excavations

  Each year, there are about a hundred fatalities in trenches and excavations in the U.S. alone. In many instances, the trenches and excavations are relatively shallow.A couple of cubic yards of dirt weigh a ton and a half easily crushing a worker. TrenchSafety has published a new book, “Basic Principles of Working Safely in [...]

June 4, 2012 in Randy's Blog
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Augmented Reality Browsers: Implications for 3D Machine Control & Positioning

May 6, 2012 in Randy's Blog
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