Carlson Software Introduces Grade Supervisor v1.0 New Tool for Construction Grade Management

Increase productivity, improve accuracy and tighten bid specs

MAYSVILLE, Ky., U.S.A. (November 14, 2008) – Designed specifically for site supervisors, inspectors and grade checkers, Carlson Grade Supervisor v1.0 offers affordable and easy to use software for day-to-day surface and grade management tasks.

This new software from Carlson is designed for both man and machine: Grade Supervisor works either on the pole or in a vehicle, moving seamlessly from man rover (GPS pole) to monitor rover (pickup/ATV).

"Traditional methods for supervising a work site can be inaccurate, slow, and labor intensive," says Randy Noland, a vice president of the Positioning and Machine Control Division. "Carlson's new Grade Supervisor provides all the tools needed for complete grade management without the complexity. Productivity and profitability will increase as accuracy is improved and bid specs tightened with the help of this software."

Both simple to learn and to use, Carlson Grade Supervisor v1.0 provides direct import of DWG files, DXF files, and machine control files, including tn3, gc3, and ln3. Supervisors can get daily, weekly, or anytime volumes, track real-time cut/fill, plus both collect and stake points. The software supports most all GPS/GNSS receivers and is Windows XP/Vista compatible.

"Carlson Grade Supervisor is designed specifically for the grade contractor," adds Noland. "It allows them to know their grade instantly. For bid verification, they'll always know the accurate starting surface volumes with Grade Supervisor before moving any dirt."

Just released, Carlson Supervisor v1.0 is designed to help users save both time and money. It is available now. For more information about the product or to request a demo, call Carlson Software at 800-989-5028 or 606-564-5028 and ask for the Positioning and Machine Control Division. More information about the entire Carlson Grade line and an online option to request a demo CD can be found at www.carlson.com/grade.

About Carlson Software: Carlson Software, an independent company founded in 1983, develops software solutions to bring the land development professional from concept to completion. The 25-year-old company is well known for its comprehensive civil, surveying, machine control and positioning, plus mining software solutions.

Photos of the program in use and/or screen shots are available upon request.

CONTACT: Karen Cummings, 617-510-9576, [email protected]