Firestop System Selector
Based on Questionnaire
The new FS 411 Firestop System Selector puts firestop system recommendations right into the installer�s hand by use of the Palm Personal Digital Assistants. The FS411 PDA software, which consists of a simple smart questionnaire, screens out irrelevant questions based on answers to previous questions and helps save time, as all needed information can be input in less than one minute, including wall or floor type, thickness, fire rating and more. The FS411 determines all acceptable firestop system options (based on user inputs), and displays them in order of recommendation. Hilti Inc.; 800-879-6000;

Total Stations
OnBoard Software
The CTS-3000 series construction total station with onboard software helps simplify staking. The system software can also be operated with a hand-held data collector, like the FC-100. It also has reflectorless measurement capabilities up to 820 ft and a prism type range of 9,842 ft to a single standard size prism. Topcon Positioning Systems Inc.; 925-245-8300;

Laser Measure
Indoor and Outdoor Use
Manufacturer introduces its Dual Technology RoboTape Laser Measure for both indoor and outdoor use. It can take readings from dark targets and when working in bright sunlight, the maker says. Additionally, RoboTape uses Time of Flight pulse technology. This defense industry technology uses a pulse of light for an easier to read signal at longer distances. It delivers 1⁄8-in. accuracy and will take readings up to 600 ft. RoBoToolz; 650-904-4944;

Powered Mobile Storage
Easier and Affordable
Company sets a new standard in powered high-density mobile storage with the introduction of the Eclipse Powered System. With its flexible, menu-based configurability, Eclipse lets buyers choose features and options on an a la carte basis to build the system they need, without being loaded down with features not really needed. The modular design is easy to customize and allows for the flexibility for future upgrades. Spacesaver Corp., a division of KI; 800-492-3434;

AEC Software
Extends Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Affinity software for architectural programming and schematic design will be introduced at the 2006 AIA National Convention. This new technology is for the detailed planning of complex buildings. It aids the design-build process at the start of the project, allowing participants to capture owner requirements and check compliance throughout the BIM cycle. Affinity is available as a stand-alone desktop tool for Windows and as a bi-directionally integrated add-on to Graphisoft Archicad. Trelligence; 713/408-6162;