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Newmetrix (formerly Smartvid.io) users agree that video is better - Reports from the field

One of our core beliefs here at Newmetrix is that video is a quicker and easier way to communicate. In fact, it’s one of our founding company principles. For some time, we’ve been working behind the scenes with customers using an early-stage version of our product. And what they’ve been saying (and doing) has been completely validating. It’s always best to hear directly from customers and end users, so I put together this short list of real use cases to highlight and share some of our key learnings.  

Video saves time:

“Why take a bunch of progress photos and write multiple notes when I can just walk and talk? Now, I don’t have to." - Field Superintendent

Video improves client experience:

“We can hand over training videos to the owner online and in a way that’s easily searchable. They love it." - Project Manager 

Video increases efficiency:

“I’d have to take 20-40 pictures to document the inwall and above ceiling status, but there was always a risk I’d miss something. With Newmetrix, I can create a single video that I know captures and communicates everything." - Quality Manager 

Video reduces risk:

“Our photo and video archive is now online and searchable. It’s like insurance against anything that might come up as a question in the future." - Project Engineer 

GoPro Field Worker

Our early-stage customers span a wide variety of industries—from commercial contractors and homebuilders to drone consultancies. With all of the invaluable feedback we’ve gathered and continue to gain, we are preparing to launch a private beta program of our industrial video and photo management solution very soon. If you’ve already signed up for our beta version, stay tuned on the website and blog  for more information as we continue to learn and grow.


Written by Josh Kanner

Josh Kanner has been involved in enterprise-focused software startups since 2000 with a focus in the AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) industry since 2005.

Most recently he was co-founder of Vela Systems, a pioneer in the use of web and tablet workflows for construction and capital projects. There he led the company’s product, marketing, and business development functions. Vela Systems grew from bootstrapped beginnings to include over 50% of the ENR Top Contractors as customers and deployments all over the globe. The company was successfully acquired by Autodesk in 2012 and has been rebranded as BIM 360 Field.

Prior to founding Vela Systems, Josh was responsible for product management and strategy at Emptoris (now part of IBM), a web-based strategic sourcing software company with customers including Motorola, GlaxoSmithKline, Bank of America, and American Express.

Kanner graduated from Brown University and earned an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He still gets excited to put on a hard hat and walk a job.

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