Triax Technologies, a provider of technology for the connected jobsite, today announced a partnership with United Rentals, the world’s largest equipment rental company, to offer Triax’s flagship Spot-r IOT system at its rental branches.
Triax’s proprietary Spot-r IOT sensor technology provides insights into real-time worker and asset management. The system will integrate with United Rentals’ proprietary, web-based software solutions, giving construction firms a comprehensive look at equipment utilization, operator identity and site safety.
“Our companies share a commitment to help shape a new age in construction through innovation,” said Pete Schermerhorn, president and chief operating officer, Triax Technologies. “United Rentals is a forward-thinking market leader that will make our technology broadly available through the rental process, giving construction firms the insights and tools they need to work safer and more efficiently.”
Triax’s Spot-r system collects real-time data indoors and outdoors without the need for Wi-Fi. Moveable, plug-and-play Spot-r Clips and EquipTags are worn by workers or tagged on equipment, automatically monitoring the location, time and attendance of personnel, as well as equipment location and utilization. Safety advances include sensor detection of fall events with triggered alerts, an evacuation alarm in emergency situations, and a channel for worker reporting of hazards and non-fall injuries.
“Triax Technologies is bringing critical, next-generation resource visibility to the jobsite,” said Matthew Flannery, president of United Rentals. “By including Spot-r in our rental offering, we are helping our customers improve safety, make better decisions about equipment usage, and work more efficiently while reducing overall costs.”
Triax Technologies is based in Norwalk, Conn., developing and delivering Internet of Things solutions for the construction industry. Based in Stamford, Conn., United Rentals is No. 1 on the RER 100.