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Archive for January, 2010

It’s All About Time.

After my first software review article was posted, I got a lot of questions. The review of Carlson Construction was based on our experience doing data every day. We use this data for machine control and takeoffs. Over the years we have figured out the easiest way to accomplish any task related to our industry. [...]

January 20, 2010 in Marco's Posts
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A rose by any other name … Industry Nomenclature

As with any emerging technology, a host of names and acronyms begin to surface. Positioning and machine control technology is no different. What do they mean? Are two terms similar? Our team is busy assembling an industry glossary for an upcoming newsletter. Certainly this will also be posted on If you there are  terms [...]

January 18, 2010 in Randy's Blog
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Site Connectivity – Manage your 3D Machine Control Systems

The ability to remotely manage your assets have been a reality for several years. There are several new systems on the market as well as traditional machine control providers getting in the “haul truck” business. For more information, please see the new article “Site Connectivity – Positioning & Machine Controls Next Technology Step” There are [...]

January 6, 2010 in Randy's Blog, Uncategorized
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Future Articles on Positioning

In the January issue of Machine Control Online I will write about modern positioning technologies for construction layout.  This will be the first of three articles on this subject.  Initially, I will write about application programs that reside in the new, modern data collectors/field controllers. The following articles in this series will address reflectorless measuring [...]

January 4, 2010 in Paul's Blog
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Learn to operate 3D Machine Control Systems – Add value to your Heavy Equipment Operator Skills!

Time to be proactive! You would have to live in a cave to not have felt the pinch of the global economy. If you are employed and working at the 2007 wages without a pay cut or reduction of hours, consider yourself blessed.  We are not out of this downturn yet. Consider using this time [...]

January 3, 2010 in Randy's Blog
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