March 24, 2008
MAYSVILLE, Ky. With the recent introduction of all new Carlson Grade 3.0, contractors and heavy equipment operators have no need to buy or install more software than they need. The powerful software comes in seven scaleable upgrade modules, which can be customized to meet individual needs.
Carlson™s â€˜Upgrade Option Authorization™ allows the customer to purchase only the features needed while being able to upgrade completely to future added features,â€ says Randy Noland, vice president of Sales and Marketing and OEM/Business Development for the Positioning and Machine Control Division of Carlson Software. Additional GNSS support, axial sensor support, machine type support, software feature support, and more can be selected and only those features paid for,â€ Noland adds. Customers can get exactly what they want and need at the right price for them.â€
Easy to learn, Carlson Grade 3.0 can reduce the use of stakes by up to 90 percent. Featuring DWG and DXF direct import, Carlson™s new machine control software is designed to help contractors become more bid competitive. In addition, Carlson Grade™s Open Positioning Architecture (OPA) facilitates compatibility by bridging many competitive systems to enable them to work well together and its User Defined Interface (UDI) helps reduce the learning curve for new or experienced users.
Carlson gives users the freedom to choose with its unique Open Positioning Architecture, which offers compatibility for multiple GNSS receivers, multiple axial sensors, multiple hydraulic support, and more,â€ says Noland.
In addition, Carlson™s User Defined Interface allows companies to create a consistent user interface across multiple machines, operators, applications and GNSS receivers,â€ he adds.
Carlson Grade 3.0 is available now from survey, machine control, or heavy equipment dealers, in addition to through Carlson Software. Visit www.carlsonsw.com and click on Resellers to find out more or call Carlson at 800-989-5028.
Carlson Software, an independent company founded in 1983, has been providing machine control and estimating solutions for nine years. In addition to Carlson Grade 3.0, its construction software solutions include Carlson Takeoff 2.0, Carlson Grade Supervisor and Carlson Grade Checker. The 25-year-old company is also well known for its comprehensive civil, surveying, and mining software solutions.