Tech Talk: Hydrogen Powered Truck, North America’s First Surf Park, The Newest Rugged Tablets, and More

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Check out this week’s construction tech news with myself, Rob McKinney and Josh Bone, along with our interview of special guest Kris Lengieza from Stiles Construction.

Tech to Try

Seek Thermal – CompactPro

The CompactPRO is the most sophisticated thermal imaging camera for your smartphone. This highly-portable thermal imaging camera features a large, 320×240 thermal sensor with high sensitivity and a wide field of view. Offering adjustable thermal span, level, and emissivity settings, the CompactPRO delivers high-resolution thermal imaging and software capabilities unlike any other option at this price point. Get it here!

Notable New Tech

Hydrogen Powered Truck

Earlier this month, General Motors debuted a new hydrogen cell-powered truck that can store energy, provide water, and allows troops a near-silent transportation option. For now, the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 is only a demonstration vehicle, but GM sees a bright future for the use of hydrogen power in several branches of the military. Learn more

North America’s First Surf Park

North America’s first official “surf park” opened on October 7 in Austin, Texas. Nland Surf Park features the newest WaveGarden technology, offering waves for surfers of all levels. The park also has its own surf shop for visitors to stock up on gear. Learn more

The Newest Rugged Tablets

Both Handheld Group and DTResearch released new rugged tablets recently. Handheld Group’s newest Algiz 10X has a 10 inch HD projective capacitive touchscreen that is extra bright, built for outdoor use, is IP65-rated, and meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards for protection against dust, water, vibrations, drops and extreme temperatures. DT Research’s DT395CR and DT395GS Rugged Tablets are designed to withstand extreme environments both indoors and outdoors, with fully integrated options to eliminate easily broken attachments and include security, privacy, and productivity settings. Learn more

“Dreamers are mocked as impractical. The truth is they are the most practical, as their innovations lead to progress and a better way of life for all of us.”
― Robin S. Sharma


Where I’ve Been

I presented the “Future Forecast: How Drones, Sensors and Integrated Apps are Rewriting all the Rules” as well as a review of the 2016 Construction Technology Report online for the CFMA Fall Webinar on October 5th.

Where I’ll Be

On October 18th, I will be speaking at the Construction Industry Symposium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Rob McKinney, our ConAppGuru, is another source for construction technology reviews and news. Teach me!

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