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Leica Geosystems SmartNet Adjusted to National Spatial Reference System

October 19, 2012 - By

On September 29, North America’s largest real-time GNSS network, Leica Geosystems’ SmartNet, became the first network to adopt the draft NGS RTN Guidelines across multiple states, and can now provide an accurate tie to the new NAD83 (NA2011) National Spatial Reference System. For the first time, SmartNet users throughout the U.S. are working within a common frame of reference. The... read more

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Geneq Introduces Palm-Sized GPS/GLONASS Receiver that Uses OmniSTAR’s 10-cm Service

October 17, 2012 - By

Geneq Inc. has introduced the SXBlue III-L GNSS, a palm-sized L1/L2/GLONASS GNSS receiver that is designed to use OmniSTAR’s G2 or HP service to attain realtime 10-cm accuracy in all regions of the world, including North/South America, Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. The SXBlue III-L GNSS connects wirelessly to smartphones, handhelds, tablet or notebook computer that are... read more

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Topcon Unveils B110 GNSS Receiver Board

October 15, 2012 - By

Topcon Positioning Systems announces the light, ultra-compact dual-frequency positioning engine, the B110 GNSS receiver board. The B110 is the first GNSS board with Topcon’s new Vanguard ASIC, supporting 226 universal channels for GPS, GLONASS and Galileo tracking and scalable positioning from sub-meter DGPS to sub-centimeter RTK. The B110 board’s small size, low power consumption and flexible communication interfaces make it... read more

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Galileo Launch Goes off Without a Hitch

October 12, 2012 - By

The Soyuz ST-B launcher carrying the next two Galileo In-Orbit Validation satellites took off as scheduled on 18:15:00 GMT (11:15 PDT) October 12. Deployment of its twin satellites into orbit took place 3 hours 44 minutes after take-off. All the stages of the Soyuz vehicle performed as planned and the Fregat-MT upper stage released the Galileo satellites into their targeted... read more

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GTX Corp Brings GPS Shoes for Alzheimer’s to UK, Ireland

October 11, 2012 - By

GTX Corp has announced today that its patented GPS tracking smart shoe will be commercially available in the U.K and Ireland this month. The Aetrex Navistar GPS shoes will be made under license by comfort footwear maker Aetrex Worldwide, Inc., and will be distributed by Tipp Toes, an Aetrex Worldwide distributor located  in Ireland. The Alzheimer’s Society in the U.K... read more

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EU to Meet with China on Nav Dispute

October 11, 2012 - By

The European Union (EU) and China will be meeting in December in Paris to discuss overlapping radio frequencies both plan to use for their future encrypted government/military satellite navigation services, according to a joint statement from both parties, reports Space News. The December meeting will be conducted under what the Joint Statement on Space Technology Cooperation specifies as the ITU... read more

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Istanbul to Host First INTERGEO Eurasia in 2014

October 11, 2012 - By

The new INTERGEO Eurasia conference trade fair, which will take place in Istanbul on the Bosphorus in spring 2014, will cater specifically to the needs of this economic area. It is aimed at Turkey, south-eastern Europe, the Middle East and the “stan” countries. INTERGEO Eurasia is a collaboration between HINTE Messe and Messe München International. One way in which the... read more

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Launch Tomorrow for Second Pair of Galileo IOV Satellites

October 11, 2012 - By

The European Space Agency (ESA) will be launching a second pair of Galileo IOV satellites tomorrow from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. The satellites will ride a  Soyuz ST-B rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Launch is scheduled for 18:15:00 GMT (20:15:00 CEST) October 12.  Live streaming will begin at 17:48 GMT (19:48 CEST) for about one hour. From... read more

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