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New Tool for Highway Surveyors and Engineers Available on Rugged Tablet Computer Print E-mail
Written by Highway Surveyors and DAP Technologies   
Friday, 20 August 2010

 Highway Surveyors’ ReGen survey management application available on DAP Technologies’ rugged Kinysis tablet

Tempe, Ariz. and West Sussex, England (Aug. 20, 2010) – Highway surveyors and engineers can now collect road condition data, manage surveys and optimize data in the field with a single hardware and Internet-based software solution, thanks to a partnership that makes the Highway Surveyors’ ReGen software available on DAP Technologies’ rugged Kinysis tablet computer.

ReGen—an Internet-based road data collection, survey management and data optimization tool that uses a Google Maps interface—offers a complete survey management package from deployment to data validation and reporting. Survey progression can be viewed on Google Maps, and data optimization tools enable deterioration to be optimized and viewed on the map background, enabling more rapid decisions for maintenance.

“There are other software applications on the market but most of those are separate applications for collection, processing and analyzing,” said Steve Batchelor, managing director of the Highway Surveyors. “ReGen is different because it does it all in one package, unlocking your survey data for instant accessibility. Being able to both enter data and manage surveys in the field using DAP’s rugged and reliable Kinysis computer gives users the ultimate tool for highway surveying.”

DAP’s Kinysis is designed specifically for field operations, packing powerful features, including a Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Standard operating system, modular technology for easy customization, standard wireless communications, and a hot-swappable battery designed to last a full 8-hour shift, into a compact tablet form factor that measures 230 mm (9 inches) at its widest and weighs 1376 g (just over three pounds).

The fully rugged computer meets MIL-STD-810F and offers a rating of IP67, meaning it can withstand free-fall drops onto concrete of up to a meter, vibration, rain, humidity and immersion in up to a meter of water.

“No matter what Mother Nature is dishing out, the accuracy and integrity of survey data can’t be compromised,” said Simon Bowe, general manager for DAP Technologies’ EMEA office. “Maintaining the integrity of our customers’ data through their daily environmental challenges is our top priority because we understand that data is both mission-critical and essential for operational efficiency.”

About DAP Technologies
DAP Technologies has offices in Tempe, Ariz.; Quebec City; and Abingdon, U.K., and designs and manufactures rugged handheld and mobile computers for demanding industries and harsh environments. DAP’s computers improve data collection, processing and transmission in numerous industries, including utilities, field service, identity management, transportation and logistics. For more information, visit www.daptech.com.

About Highway Surveyors
The Highway Surveyors is based in Sussex, U.K, and collects highway condition and inventory data for maintenance planning and asset valuation. The Highway Surveyor’s produced ReGen as a solution for the need to manage surveys and use condition data as soon as it is collected. For more information, visit www.highwaysurveyors.com.

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