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Hexagon acquires Xwatch

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment Technology Health & Safety Software

Acquisition of machine control tech company aims to strengthen Hexagon’s construction safety portfolio.

(Photo courtesy of Hexagon)

Digital reality solutions provider Hexagon has added Xwatch Safety Solutions to its portfolio of companies. Hexagon combines sensor, software and autonomous technologies for its digital platform, while Xwatch provides machine control hardware and software technologies designed to enhance safety protocols on construction sites.

Xwatch technologies include height control, slew control and rated capacity indication (RCI) for heavy machinery, which allow operators to limit an excavator’s height and set side boundaries to define a working zone, significantly increasing safety around a machine. The company previously partnered with Hexagon’s Geosystem division to develop the 3D Avoidance Zone system, an integral part of the digital construction product suite.

“Safety is an increasing focus for our construction customers,” said Paolo Guglielmini, president and CEO at Hexagon. “Technologies like Xwatch’s solutions are already mandatory in public contracts within the U.K., and we see this trend extending further in future. The team at Xwatch have developed an impressive array of OEM agnostic solutions which address a real customer need and fit seamlessly into our digital construction product portfolio. I am excited to have them join us at Hexagon.”





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