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Trimble’s Smart Water Software Adds GNSS Capabilities

November 4, 2014By

Trimble has introduced the latest version of its smart water infrastructure mapping and work management cloud software — Trimble Connect for Water version 1.9. The latest release of the geographic information system (GIS) centric software-as-a-service (SaaS) adds real-time, high-accuracy centimeter-level horizontal and vertical GNSS accuracy for capturing 3D asset positions. The new release includes a suite of applications that allow water, wastewater... read more

Satlab Launches SL600 on-the-Pole Survey Receiver

November 3, 2014By
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SatLab Geosolutions AB is now shipping its new SL600 on-the-pole GNSS survey receiver. SatLab announced the unit earlier this year as the replacement of its SL500 on-the-pole surveying receiver. After a summer of testing and a premiere showing at InterGeo 2014, held in Berlin in October, SatLab is ready to ship the SL600 to its dealer network and customers. The new receiver is... read more

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Teletrac’s Fleet Director Improvements Designed for Mobile

November 3, 2014By
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Teletrac, Inc., a GPS tracking and fleet management provider, is offering a new version of its Fleet Director GPS fleet tracking system that provides users with greater control and flexibility, Teletrac said. Users now have full access to Fleet Director’s management features via mobile device, in addition to desktop functionality. Also, the latest update offers robust fleet management tools, such as the... read more

Trimble RTX Correction Services Now on Geo 7X Handhelds

November 3, 2014By
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Trimble’s RTX technology-based correction services — Trimble CenterPoint RTX, Trimble RangePoint RTX, and the new Trimble ViewPoint RTX — will be available for Trimble Geo 7X handhelds. Trimble made the announcement at Trimble Dimensions. Trimble RTX technology provides compatible GNSS receivers with correction services that significantly improve accuracy and reliability in obtaining positions worldwide. Geospatial professionals now have more flexibility... read more

KVH Receives $4.3M Order for Military Navigation Systems

November 3, 2014By
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KVH Industries, Inc., has received a $4.3 million order for its TACNAV tactical navigation systems from a new customer who is a major defense contractor providing armored vehicles for an international military client. With a short delivery requirement, shipments for this order are expected to be substantially completed in the fourth quarter of 2014. “KVH is extremely pleased to be... read more

Omnitracs Completes Acquisition of XRS Corporation

November 3, 2014By

Omnitracs LLC, a provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, has completed the acquisition of XRS Corporation for $178 million. XRS is a provider of mobile-based solutions that enable trucking companies to manage fleets, comply with regulations, and reduce operating costs. Omnitracs acquired XRS to strengthen its core technology portfolio, adding complementary solutions designed to help fleets... read more

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U.S. Still Not Allowing GLONASS Stations

October 31, 2014By

Pravda is reporting that the United States refused to negotiate with Russia to deploy GLONASS ground on its territory, citing an interview with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. Rogozin stressed that no negotiations were taking place. “We have made a statement in the spring. I offered to initiate talks with the United States to deploy GLONASS infrastructure in their territory, as long... read more

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Russia to Insure Next GLONASS Launch

October 31, 2014By

The next GLONASS launch — the GLONASS-K1 satellite from Plesetsk scheduled for November 20 — is being insured for 2.17 billion rubles ($50 million US). The insurance is costing Russia 242 million roubles ($5.6 million US). Russia has faced numerous technical difficulties in its launches. On May 15, a Proton-M satellite crashed. In 2013, Russia lost three GLONASS satellites when their launch aboard a Proton-M rocket... read more

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