Topcon, DAQRI Team Up For Wearable Construction Gear
Wearable technology to increase workflow safety and efficiency
Topcon Positioning Group is collaborating with DAQRI, a specialist in enterprise augmented reality, on wearable technology designed to change the way construction and survey professionals interface with the jobsite.
Topcon and DAQRI will work together to create a solution designed to make workers on the job safer and more productive through the use of augmented reality technologies. DAQRI is the creator of the DAQRI Smart Helmet, an industrial-grade wearable that seamlessly connects humans to their work environments by providing information about the world around them.
“We are committed to developing innovative solutions that power the future of work, and Topcon is at the forefront of the industry with some of the most innovative products that are being used by millions of workers across a variety of environments,” says Matt Kammerait, vice president of product, DAQRI. “This makes them the perfect partner to integrate the Smart Helmet into existing workflows. We look forward to seeing how our partnership re-defines the nature of ‘work,’ by setting a new standard for wearables in the AEC space.”
The partnership will integrate DAQRI’s hardware and software solutions with Topcon positioning solutions. Powered by 4D Studio, DAQRI’s software platform for positioning, the partnership will allow construction workers to view information from their projects in the real-world work environment to make their workflows safer and more efficient. The collaboration will bring wearable technology to a wider AEC user-base, empowering the wearer with a hands-free tool that can be used on the job.
“DAQRI is a leader in providing solutions in outdoor environments, which will meld well with our positioning and software innovations,” says Jason Hallett, Topcon vice president of product management. “It’s the first step in utilizing our mutual synergies to develop rugged, heads-up display technology for our marketplace.”
About Topcon Positioning Group
Headquartered in Livermore, Calif., Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, BIM, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets. Brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, Wachendorff Elektronik, Digi-Star and 2LS. Parent Topcon Corporation, founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.