The partnership combines best-of-breed products from Carlson’s comprehensive suite of civil, surveying, mining, construction, machine-control, GPS and positioning software applications over Rajant BreadCrumb® wireless mesh networks. Carlson Software solutions work with the AutoCAD® engine and as add-on software to AutoCAD® and AutoCAD Map®. Rajant wireless mesh networks are deployed worldwide, including a mine-wide installation at the Kennecott Utah Copper mine at Bingham Canyon, owned by Rio Tinto.
“With this strategic partnership, we’re bringing Carlson’s leadership in productivity software together with the reliability of the Rajant wireless mesh networks to offer mining and construction customers a world-class solution,” said Gary Anderson, Senior Vice President of Rajant. “This is a strategic step for Rajant as we continue to expand our global mining division and we look forward to working with the Carlson team.”
Headquartered in Maysville, Kentucky, Carlson Software has offices, training facilities and dealers around the world to support mining and construction customers. Carlson Grade is a Windows XP machine control application that works on dozers, drills, motor graders, scrapers, excavators, loaders and even bucket-wheel excavators. Carlson SurvCE is a data collection application which drives nearly all GPS and total station equipment, and works on most Windows CE data collectors including cell phones. The Carlson Field data collection product works on Windows-based computers and uses the AutoCAD® engine. It brings full CAD capability, large image file and aerial photo backdrop capability to the field. In addition, Carlson provides GIS-CE, an extremely low-cost GIS solution for data gathering. These applications, and others from the Carlson suite, will now be able to run across a resilient wireless network using Rajant BreadCrumb® devices through this partnership.
A Rajant network is composed of BreadCrumb® devices that form a wireless, meshed, self-healing network. Many devices that require wireless communications are constantly on the move throughout a mining or construction network. The Rajant network’s BreadCrumb® nodes can rapidly adapt to any changes in the network topology, assuring that IP traffic uptime and bandwidth are maximized. A unique benefit of a Rajant network is that no ‘root node’, central access point or ‘LAN controller’ is required, thus eliminating extra network latency and single points of failure.
“We at Carlson Software are excited about working with Rajant,” says Bruce Carlson, president and founder of Carlson Software. “Their wireless mesh technology offers an easy-to-setup, self-healing, portable network that is ideal for our construction and mining customers. Rajant's reliable network is key for implementing remote monitoring, productivity analysis, digital updating of change orders, and other applications offered by Carlson's Command & Control,” he adds.
Carlson Software, an independent company founded in 1983, develops software solutions to bring the land development professional from concept to completion. The 25-year-old company is well known for its comprehensive civil, surveying, mining, plus machine control and positioning software solutions. Its unlimited, free technical support and dedication to customer service is unique in the industry. Carlson Software has branch offices in Boston, Atlanta, Front Royal, Va., and Queensland, Australia. For more information please visit www.carlsonsw.com.
Rajant Corporation enables secure communications-on-the-move through a portable meshed wireless network that can rapidly reconfigure and adapt in real-time. Rajant's BreadCrumb® Wireless solutions provide networks for Mining, Homeland Security, Military, First Responders and Public Safety and provide voice and data communications across a meshed, self-healing network. Rajant’s BreadCrumb network nodes communicate with IP based client devices such as laptops, PDAs, video cameras, satellite terminals, networked radios, RFID’s and sensor devices. Please visit www.rajant.com or call (484) 595-0233.