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Doosan Infracore launch new XiteCloud smart construction solution in South Korea

DOOSAN Infracore have launched XiteCloud, their new smart construction solution, in South Korea, marking the first step towards the commercialization of Concept-X, the company’s integrated unmanned and automated control solution, first demonstrated to the world in 2019.

According to Doosan Infracore, XiteCloud maximizes productivity by incorporating complex 3D drone construction surveys and earthwork calculations into a cloud platform, allowing them to be completed in just one to two days.

Following its successful introduction in South Korea, the company is intending to launch XiteCloud in international markets, including Europe, in the near future. 

Doosan Infracore say these events have opened the door to further expansion of their business portfolio into the field of construction site management, to complement their existing operations in manufacturing and sales of construction equipment.

With XiteCloud, a contractor can manage multiple tasks such as surveys, terrain analysis, equipment operation and construction management on a single platform, thereby reducing construction costs and saving time while increasing work accuracy and raising productivity.

The solution even makes it possible to digitize earthwork site information into three dimensions as well as to analyze rock formations. Also, as it is cloud based, XiteCloud makes it easy for stakeholders, including contractors and clients, to join forces and manage the progress of a given project together.

Even on unfriendly terrain with steep slopes and cliffs, XiteCloud can calculate exact work volumes using advanced drone-based surveys. By analyzing vast amounts of field data quickly and accurately, XiteCloud completes construction surveys and earthwork calculations, which typically take as long as two weeks, within a day or two.

XiteCloud has already gone through the technology verification process at more than 10 large-scale construction sites and infrastructure facilities in Korea and elsewhere, and was also applied to a pilot project in Peru, ahead of the development of a large-scale mine site.

Doosan Infracore say they plan to expand XiteCloud’s applicability to large-scale construction equipment by exploiting 5G mobile technology and telematics, and having successfully launched XiteCloud in the domestic market, they now plan to commence its overseas launch in the near future.

In November 2019, the company held a Concept-X demonstration event at its performance test site in Boryeong, Korea, and introduced the construction site of the future, which will be characterized by a high concentration of advanced unmanned and automated technologies.

‘Concept-X is a comprehensive control solution that encompasses the entire construction process, including drone-based surveys, automatic analysis of topographical data, construction planning, and unmanned construction machinery and control centre operations,’ said an executive of Doosan Infracore.

‘We will launch various solutions in stages before the full-scale commercialization of Concept-X, with the launch of XiteCloud marking the very first step towards that goal.’

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