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Replacing pencil and paper on the jobsite: Bosch Toolbox App offers a measurement camera

  • Take a photo, enter the dimensions, make notes – all with one app
  • Quickly and easily document jobsite data
  • Provide valuable time-saving when preparing quotations
  • Available for free in the Google Play Store and in the Apple App Store
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  • September 10, 2012
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For many professional tradespeople, the smartphone has become an integral part of their day-to-day work. Bosch has recognized this trend. Since February 2012, the tried-and-tested Bosch Toolbox App with functions such as a unit converter, flashlight and mobile catalog of Bosch professional power tools has been available for smartphones. Now another practical application is being added to the digital toolbox, namely the measurement camera. It helps to quickly and easily document jobsite data. You can take a photo, enter the dimensions directly into the photo with arrows and angles, make notes, save it and send it by e-mail – all with this free app.

Provide valuable time-saving when preparing quotations
The measurement camera is intended to replace pencil and paper, which often get lost in the chaos on jobsites, and make work easier for tradespeople by providing digital assistance. For example, the measurement camera saves valuable time when preparing quotations. All necessary information, such as details about the position of mains connections and piping or wiring, can be noted directly in the photo for use at a later time. This minimizes the risk of forgetting important details. It also puts an end to the time-consuming task of matching up and comparing freehand sketches and digital photos that have been created on the jobsite. Moreover, professional tradespeople can also record videos and voice memos with this app and store all the data from their different building projects in an organized directory of self-created folders. This enables the user to keep track of everything, even if he has a large number of jobs to manage.

The measurement camera app will be available at the end of September for free in the Google Play Store and in the Apple App Store for smartphones with Android and IOS operating systems. There are also plans to release another digital tool called “Building documentation” at the end of 2012. This app will enable users to document building projects even more comprehensively with smartphones. The planned “Team mode” will enable multiple workers to access the same project and work on it at the same time. Bosch will also offer this app for free.

The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2015 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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