DEWALT announces the TOOL CONNECT™, a Bluetooth® beacon add-on, that allows tools to easily and wirelessly work with the Tool Connect™ System. The TOOL CONNECT™ System is designed to seamlessly track, assign and manage jobsite inventory to optimize productivity, saving time and budget. Integrating the Chip adds tracking capabilities that are compatible with TOOL CONNECT™ Site Manager software, available for web and mobile, which adds, manages, and tracks inventory for jobsite visibility. The TOOL CONNECT™ Chip can be installed in the designated pocket of Chip-Ready products to protect it from damage and is equipped with a blue identification light which helps locate and differentiate among identical tools.
The TOOL CONNECT™ Chip is currently compatible with the following products that are available now, with plans to expand to 15 additional DEWALT power tools within the next year:
ATOMIC Compact Series™ 20V MAX* Brushless Cordless 1-3/4-In. Bandsaw; 20V MAX* Brushless Hammer Drill with FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE™ Technology; 20V MAX* Brushless 4-1/2-In.-5-In. Cordless Grinder with FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE™ Technology;20V MAX* Brushless Reciprocating Saw with FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE™ Technology; 20V MAX* Brushless 7-1/4-In. Circular Saw with FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE™ Technology; Select units within the ToughSystem® 2.0 Storage System.
DEWALT also offers the TOOL CONNECT Tag which seamlessly integrates with 31 Tag-ready tools that are currently available, with several more in development. The TOOL CONNECT™ Tag also attaches to jobsite assets regardless of brand, make, or model, using screws, zip-ties, industrial tape, glue and new corded tool tags held in place by security screws.
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