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Introducing TennaCAM 2.0 Heavy Equipment Camera: A Pioneer Safety Product for Mitigating Risk and Enhancing Safety on Construction Jobsites

TennaCAM 2.0 Heavy Equipment camera shown on the Tenna platform

Orlando, FL—April 2, 2024— TENNA, the construction technology platform that revolutionizes equipment fleet operations, is thrilled to announce the launch of TennaCAM 2.0 Heavy Equipment, the latest advancement in construction safety technology. This first-to-market, dual facing heavy equipment dash camera is designed to redefine safety standards in the construction industry by helping contractors mitigate risk and liability, reduce blind spots while operating heavy equipment, enhance visibility of activity and conditions in and around the machine, avoid accidents, and increase safety for the crews onsite. TennaCAM 2.0 Heavy Equipment is fully integrated with Tenna’s most advanced tracker, TennaCANbus, which allows it to deliver best-in-class ECU data alongside video telematics.

Construction sites are inherently dangerous, where the potential for fatalities is significant. In 2022, 75% of struck-by fatalities were attributed to heavy equipment incidents, according to the U.S Department of Labor. Further, construction site crews face numerous dangers daily, ranging from accidents and collisions to falls, collapses, and overturns. Recognizing these risks, Tenna developed the TennaCAM 2.0 Heavy Equipment camera as the latest innovation in construction safety and risk management, intended to safeguard operators and crews while delivering tangible benefits in productivity and cost savings.

To bring this heavy equipment camera product to life, Tenna innovatively applied their tried-and- true video telematics and fleet safety camera technology in an entirely new way, bringing visibility into an area that has not had it yet –heavy equipment operations. “This product represents the application of technology commonly found in on-road transportation vehicles to a new area in the construction industry that has been overlooked, but still causes contractors a lot of headaches,” says Enrique Alfaro, Director of Hardware at Tenna. As with all Tenna products, it was designed and tested in construction environments and leverages Tenna’s knowledge and expertise in heavy equipment hardware installations that other telematics providers often lack.

The TennaCAM 2.0 Heavy Equipment is a dual facing, heavy equipment dash camera intended for use within the closed cabin of a piece of heavy construction equipment. Paired with a monitor and additional auxiliary cameras around the sides and rear of the machine, this product provides footage and live visibility around the operation and surrounding area of heavy equipment on active jobsites. The intent is for contractors to see how well the operator is performing, ensuring they are safe and fit to work and enabling them with a view of the jobsite from the cab to reduce blind spots; all while seeing the machine’s most comprehensive and real-time telematics data from the TennaCANbus tracker. Contractors also benefit by reducing financial risk and liability for the business and facilitating better claims management.

Ideal use cases for this camera include excavation and utility work, demolition, and more, and it is impactful for urban or roadwork or projects in and around live traffic and pedestrians. Road work or work in close quarters is incredibly hazardous, so giving operators all viewing angles for caution and precision is critical. Live streaming gives Operations and Safety Managers visibility into the operation of the machine and its surroundings to advise on hazardous operations or high-risk activities such as demolition of critical structural support elements, loading and unloading, holding high loads, working on uneven surfaces, working near powerlines, backing up complex machines like backhoes, etc. The camera’s external facing view of the operation helps ensure there’s a spotter close by and that the machine is operating at safe distances in a safe way. Footage or live streaming of the interior facing view reveals whether the operator is fit to operate, is operating as trained using the right safety precautions, is not using their phone or otherwise distracted while they operate, and ensures no unauthorized personnel are handling the machine.

With the TennaCAM 2.0 Heavy Equipment camera, we’re empowering contractors to take proactive measures in risk mitigation while optimizing jobsite productivity in new ways,” said Tenna CEO and Co-Founder, Austin Conti. “We can now provide live streamed video telematics of equipment operations to mitigate risk, provide footage of critical accidents and near misses, and increase operator safety by improving visibility of blind spots, having an extra set of eyes around high-risk operations. Safety and productivity are top concerns of any contractor, and this product helps achieve those goals.” He continues, “We are proud to continue to be pioneers in construction technology.

From the owner’s perspective, TennaCAM 2.0 Heavy Equipment is the ultimate insurance policy and last piece of the puzzle for complete fleet and job site visibility to help protect the business from liability. Footage provides documentation for swifter claims management and exonerating evidence for operators and the company against incidents and violations. Tenna already provides insight into equipment locations, fault codes, utilization, maintenance needs, scheduling, and more. Heavy equipment camera footage fills in the details of what’s truly happening on the jobsite.

For equipment managers and mechanics, the application of this camera into the machine can provide another layer of visual insight into breakdowns or malfunctions, or how equipment is being handled onsite, while integrating seamlessly into the Tenna platform with the contractor’s other key equipment telematics data. From the operator’s perspective, they are empowered with a 360-degree view of their machine for improved visibility and confidence, leading to safer operations for preventative risk reduction. Fewer hazards and safer operations lead to greater productivity onsite.

Safety professionals can use the footage and remote live visibility of the jobsite to immediately correct any risky operator behavior, identify and address unsafe site conditions that can be corrected, increase understanding of near misses and lessons learned, and aid in conducting risk assessments accordingly. This can aid in the implementation of new safety protocols to help jobsite staff and crews prevent accidents and support continuous safety improvements. This product also pairs well with Tenna’s Custom Inspection functionality within the Safety and Compliance suite.

TennaCAM 2.0 Heavy Equipment Camera Angle

TennaCAM 2.0 Heavy Equipment is a state-of-the-art dual facing full HD safety camera offering high-quality video capture. Incident videos are available at the end of each equipment cycle, allowing managers to review and analyze events promptly, and footage is also available for live streaming all within the Tenna platform.

A unique attribute of the TennaCAM 2.0 Heavy Equipment camera is its pairing with the powerful, innovative and award-winning TennaCANbus tracker which allows contractors to monitor OEM or external/third party Power Takeoff (PTO), which uses the asset’s engine power to drive added equipment, perform specific tasks or provide power to external accessories. TennaCANbus also works alongside the AEMP integration so that contractors can get real-time data from Tenna while still receiving custom/priority messages from their OEM, ensuring contractors always have the fastest and most complete data at their fingertips. Finally, Parking Mode provides visibility into theft by enabling the camera to keep recording for a preset period of time, even when the machine’s ignition is turned off.

We are thrilled to introduce TennaCAM 2.0 Heavy Equipment to the construction industry,” said Jose Cueva, Co-Founder and VP of Product at Tenna. “Our customers have asked for this, and nothing on the market exists that provides both visibility live for the operator and visibility into the machine from the equipment management platform. This is an internet-connected camera that streams to Tenna, providing a total solution.” With a clear view from every angle (when leveraging the monitor and auxiliary cameras) the risk of asset damage, as well as personnel injury or death, are remarkably diminished. The takeaway: If you have a heavy fleet and perform roadwork or operate in urban, close-quarter environments, you have liability and should be looking into this product. Forward-thinking contractors can stay ahead of the curve as a leader in safety by adapting and embracing new technologies such as the TennaCAM 2.0 Heavy Equipment for continuous improvement.

TennaCAM 2.0 Heavy Equipment is an emerging trend in achieving safety and operational excellence on construction jobsites. This product represents the latest example of Tenna’s commitment to providing innovative solutions that enable contractors to boost productivity, minimize risk, avoid accidents and meet project deadlines effectively while getting the team home safe. With a more comprehensive view of their heavy equipment, both operators and management can be confident that projects will be completed efficiently and carefully. In an industry where safety is non-negotiable, TennaCAM 2.0 Heavy Equipment gives contractors peace of mind knowing that they have a reliable and efficient operator and jobsite safety solution in place. With its robust features and unparalleled benefits, this product is an invaluable tool for ensuring the well-being of construction crews and the success of projects.

Contact Tenna to learn more about TennaCAM 2.0 Heavy Equipment.

About Tenna

Tenna goes beyond tracking. Tenna,, is the construction technology platform that revolutionizes equipment fleet operations. We are the standard for the construction industry.

We enable you to know more. You get comprehensive, reliable tracking on a unified platform that is designed for mixed fleets. We built our solution on over 100 years of construction experience.

With more insight, you can control more. From status to assignee and maintenance, get comprehensive data on your mixed fleet. On your projects, gain more control over equipment utilization, master job costing and oversee your safety and compliance needs. At the office, gain full visibility and improved communications with the field, shop and between departments, providing full transparency from any location and better data to make purchase decisions.

And finally, with more control, you can make more. With knowledge, comes the power to make informed decisions on renting/owning/moving mixed assets. See improved utilization. Have more predictable days.

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Gina Setzer
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