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DeWalt Announces Digital Jobsite Connectivity Initiative

Industrial power tools, accessories, and hand tools manufacturer DeWalt is announcing a new age of jobsite connectivity with a renewed effort to make building more efficient through digital solutions.

Over the coming months, the company says it plans launch a fully connected system, including WiFi mesh network and, later, an Internet of Things platform, to enhance productivity, profitability, and safety on the jobsite.

Needs for Connectivity, Asset Management

After extensive research, DeWalt identified that, due to the increase in digital dependency in the construction field, there is an unmet need for reliable connectivity and asset management across the jobsite. Sharing data has become more necessary for contractors, yet limited connectivity options exist.

In response to these needs, the company’s patented WiFi mesh technology provides a key solution with its ruggedized access points built to withstand the harsh and variable conditions of a construction jobsite. It allows general and trade contractors to collaborate in real-time across large-scale jobsites and to easily access critical site information such as prints, schedules, budgets, and more.

“DeWalt understands how vital the building and construction industries are to local and global economies,” said Tony Nicolaidis, vice president of marketing for Connected Systems at DeWalt. “Leveraging technology, our goal is to provide solutions for gathering in-depth jobsite data for better decision-making by general contractors and trade contractors, thus enhancing productivity and safety.”

End-to-End Solution

The WiFi solution is the beginning and foundation of an entire end-to-end solution. As an initial offering, the company’s Tool Connect inventory management system will represent one component of total asset management and become part of the larger digital platform providing critical data.

“Entering the connectivity space is a great move for DeWalt and a promising opportunity for the industry,” said Taylor Cupp, technologist for Mortenson Construction. “In tackling connectivity, we see huge potential and opportunity for DeWalt and the wider construction community.”

Together, the company says these solutions will connect the jobsite in a revolutionary way, allowing contractors to boost efficiency, profitability, and safety through improved connectivity, insights, and asset optimization.

For more information, contact: DeWalt, (800) 433-9258,