DeWalt recently announced the Tool Connect™ Chip, 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 job site inventory to optimize productivity, saving both time and money. 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 job site 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 a collection of products that are available now, with plans to expand to include 15 additional DeWalt power tools within the next year.
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 job site assets regardless of brand, make, or model, using screws, zip ties, industrial tape, glue, or new corded tool tags held in place by security screws.