In 2010 the 2nd generation TAG Commander rugged tablet was custom designed for 3D machine control applications, and powered by Carlson Software to better serve their mining, construction, landfill, and precision agriculture customers in the global market. “The TAG Commander offers unprecedented power in the automated machine guidance 3D control box space,” says Randy Noland, Carlson’s VP of Business Development, and Director of Machine Control. ”The form factor offers customers a “cross trainer” if you will, providing a flexible, easy-to-read control box moving easily from machine to machine, to the GPS rod, pickup truck or ATV. TAG Commander's form factor is unique, and this means a portable, lower cost solution for the positioning, and 3D machine control market.”
TAG and Carlson Software, Inc (Carlson) announced in 2010 an exclusive strategic partnership agreement designed to benefit both companies by better serving their mining, construction, landfill, and precision agriculture customers in the global market. The partnership led to the creation of major components vital to producing a total machine control with supervising management that encompassing machine guidance, monitoring software, rugged tablets, and National Electronic Manufactures Association (NEMA) rated enclosures.
Over the past few years TAG and Carlson have rolled out several total solutions outlined in the agreement to a number of customers. A dedicated staff oversees each step of the process throughout the entire product life cycle, and logistics management including identifying the customer’s exact specifications, configuration, change management, coordination of delivery, installation, and providing a commitment to a seamless operation throughout the life of the program. Both companies are highly experienced in COTS obsolescence and transition planning, component level upgrades, and replacements.
The TAG Commander, a rugged tablet deployed for machine control operations includes easy-to-use interface, powerful yet low power consumption components, and wireless communications making the TAG Commander an ideal solution for mining, drilling, landfill, construction, and precision agriculture applications. TAG Commander features the cutting-edge Intel® Atom™ processor making it the most powerful machine control box on the market. High-speed performance, and low power consumption Solid-State Drives (SSD) have no moving parts resulting in a quiet, cool, and fast storage solution. The TAG Commander’s high-depth 7-inch widescreen display offers visual dependability utilizing LED backlight technology that supports direct sunlight readability.
The TAG Commander includes innovative Carlson machine control applications which include Grade 4.0 for mining and construction, Landfill Grade for the solid waste industry, Drill Grade, Grade Supervisor and TruckPro offering machine guidance, monitoring software, and productivity tools for dozers, drills, loaders, excavators, shovels, graders, scrapers, trucks, bucket wheels, barges, and landfill compactors This software makes the TAG Commander completely scalable enabling users to increase productivity, improve accuracy, and decrease costs. Together with the TAG Commander, the easy-to-use software accomplishes day-to-day surface, grade and positioning management tasks, monitors density and provides volume reports, and real-time productivity analysis and reporting, both in the machine and in the office.
Designed for both man and machine, the TAG Commander has customizable docking stations that ensure customers will have the right fit for any application. They get the ability to deploy the TAG Commander anywhere thanks to dual hot-swappable batteries offering eight hours of operation while the ultra portable design allows it to be quickly attached or removed from vehicle and pole mounts. Plug-in a 3G card or use its integrated GPS, WiFi™, and Bluetooth® wireless communications for real-time mobile productivity while in the field.