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Topcon Releases High-Accuracy RTK system, HiPer SR Posted on 18 Aug 2012 in the Mapping & Survey News & Surveying categories.

Topcon Positioning Systems has unveiled the HiPer SR — an advanced GNSS RTK receiver that Topcon describes as having "the most compact and lightweight design of any fully integrated precision receiver — ever." Read more»

Thoughts on GPS/GNSS from the CGSIC Meeting Held Earlier this Week Posted on 17 Aug 2012 in the Newsletter Editorials & Survey Scene categories.

I attended the CGSIC (Civil GPS Service Interface Committee) State and Local Government subcommittee meeting in Seattle earlier this week Following are some interesting observations you might be interested in. Read more»

TomTom Business Solutions Debuts Software Alliance Program Posted on 16 Aug 2012 in the Fleet Management & Transportation & Transportation News categories.

TomTom Business Solutions has launched the TomTom Software Alliance Program, a software integration, marketing, and sales program that delivers additional value to commercial fleets by integrating core TomTom fleet management technology with industry leading software, the company said. TomTom already has more than 100 industry leading software partners from the office automation, CRM, ERP, and Field Service Automation sectors as well as specialized industry software for towing, service, and transportation fleets. Read more»

Walgreens Gets Mapped Posted on 15 Aug 2012 in the Indoor Positioning & LBS/Wireless News & Mobile Devices categories.

Walgreens, the largest U.S. drugstore chain, announced a partnership with in-store mapping and search startup aisle411. As a result of this partnership shoppers can use their iPhone or Android smartphones to view maps of any of the 7,907 Walgreens stores and locate products down to a particular section of each aisle. Walgreens is said to be the first U.S. national retailer with all of its stores mapped in a mobile application. Read more»

Trimble Expands Positions Software to Streamline Esri Workflows Posted on 15 Aug 2012 in the Mapping & Survey & Survey News categories.

Trimble has introduced the Trimble Positions Mobile extension, a streamlined choice for integrating Trimble’s GNSS professional field solutions and data verification into the Esri ArcGIS for Windows Mobile environment. Read more»

TMW Systems Partners with FleetLocate to Provide an Integrated Approach to Trailer Utilization Posted on 15 Aug 2012 in the Fleet Management & Transportation & Transportation News categories.

TMW Systems, provider of enterprise software to transportation and logistics companies, has announced a new partnership with Spireon. This partnership will provide for-hire carriers and private fleets with detailed information on trailer location, capacity, and trailer operations to improve utilization and compliance. The partnership provides pre-built integration between Spireon’s FleetLocate solution and TMW Systems’ TMW Suite and TMT Fleet Maintenance solutions. Read more»

Trimble Adds RFID to its AllTrak Asset and Tool Management System Posted on 14 Aug 2012 in the Fleet Management & Transportation & Transportation News categories.

Trimble introduced a new version of its Trimble AllTrak Asset and Tool Management System that includes an RFID scanner for its Trimble Nomad outdoor rugged handheld computer running the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system. With RFID capabilities, the AllTrak System allows building construction contractors to more easily track and manage their jobsite assets and tools. Read more»

GPS SVN49 Resumes Transmissions Using PRN24 Posted on 13 Aug 2012 in the GNSS & GNSS News & GPS Modernization categories.

The GPS Block IIR-M satellite, SVN49, resumed transmissions as PRN24 at about 18:35 UTC on August 9, 2012. The signals are marked unhealthy and the satellite is not included in broadcast almanacs. SVN49 was launched on March 24, 2009 but remains out of service until an L1/L2 satellite multipath issue is resolved. Read more»