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iGage Introduces Low-Cost OPUS GPS Receiver

June 13, 2013 - By

iGage Corporation announces the introduction of a simple, low-cost, L1/L2/L2C GPS receiver specifically designed to use the National Geodetic Survey’s OPUS online post-processing service. The X90-OPUS has a single button interface and customized firmware/software to automate data submissions to OPUS for centimeter-level post-processing anywhere in the United States. At only US$2,450, iGage reports that the X90-OPUS is the least expensive... read more

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A New Standard for L1/L2 GPS Static Receivers?

June 13, 2013 - By

In the more than 100+ articles I’ve written for GPS World magazine over the past seven years, I don’t think I’ve ever written about a new product introduction like you will see below. I tend to focus on GNSS and geospatial technologies rather than a brand-specific products and services. In fact, last week I had an outline prepared for my... read more

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SMC Investigates New Potential GPS Satellite Launch Option

June 12, 2013 - By

The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Space Exploration Technologies Corp., better known as SpaceX, as part of the company’s effort to certify its Falcon 9 v1.1 Launch System for National Security Space (NSS) missions. This cooperative agreement facilitates data exchanges and protects proprietary and export-controlled data. The... read more

Col. Bernard Gruber, GPS Directorate: Farewell Perspective on GPS Program

June 12, 2013 - By

I first met just-pinned-on, shiny and bright, Captain Bernard Gruber-USAF in 1992. Bernie had just arrived at the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in California where he would hold several important positions. For those readers not aware of the mission and importance of the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), today SMC, which began... read more

Microsurvey Introduces Three Software Versions for the Leica Nova MS-50

June 12, 2013 - By

MicroSurvey, the maker of MicroSurvey CAD and the MapScenes System, announces the release of three new software versions optimized to make full use of datasets from the new Leica Nova MS50 MultiStation. MicroSurvey CAD Ultimate 2013, MicroSurvey CAD Studio 2013 and MapScenes PointCloud 2013 provide complete point cloud and Leica Nova MS50 support in an intuitive interface that allows users... read more

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Optical Zonu Fiber Optic GPS Signal Distribution System

June 11, 2013 - By

The GPS Fiber Optic Distribution system from Optical Zonu connects up to 32 remote locations, transporting GPS signals from a single antenna to as many as 32 GPS receivers (or multiple antennas to multiple receivers). A common example of this application is a campus scenario where installing multiple GPS antennas is impractical. This particular system consists of the OZC J‐Series... read more

Col. Bernie Gruber: Farewell Perspective on GPS Program

June 11, 2013 - By

This week’s Defense PNT newsletter by GPS World contributing editor Don Jewell carries an exit interview with Col. Bernard “Bernie” Gruber, who is leaving his post as director of the GPS Directorate after more than three and a half years in that position, and concluding his 26-year U.S. Air Force career. Look for the full interview later this week on... read more

CSR Launches SiRFstarV 5e GNSS Location Solution

June 10, 2013 - By

CSR plc has debuted the SiRFstarV 5e, a GNSS engine optimized to enable highly accurate location positioning for devices including mobile phones, cameras, and health and fitness products. By supporting fully concurrent GLONASS, GPS, QZSS, and SBAS from ROM, the highest accuracy and fastest time-to-first-fix (TTFF) are ensured. Wireless solutions specialist Telit Communications plc will be using the solution for... read more

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