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Laser Technology shares new time-saving mapping tools at Esri UC

June 24, 2016By
The TruPoint 300 by LTI.

Laser Technology Inc. (LTI) is offering a close-up look at its new geospatial information systems (GIS) technology at the 2016 Esri User Conference, being held in San Diego, California, June 27-July 1. Attendees are invited to stop by booth #2525 to discover how LTI can help professionals stay connected and map smarter by using its lasers and a personal smart device. The company will... read more

Septentrio to spotlight drone GNSS solutions at Esri UC

June 23, 2016By
The AsteRx-m UAS by Septentrio.

Septentrio will showcase its latest GNSS systems and software solutions for GIS professionals at the 2016 Esri User Conference in San Diego, June 28-30, with a special focus on the rapidly growing market for drone-based aerial survey. At center stage will be Septentrio’s suite of products designed specifically for aerial surveys. They include the compact AsteRx-m UAS onboard GNSS receiver... read more

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Insitu awarded $71 million Blackjack UAS contract by NAVAIR

June 23, 2016By
The RQ-21A is recovered with the flight recovery apparatus cable aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde after its first flight at sea. The tests were held in the Gulf of Mexico on Feb. 10, 2013.

Insitu has been awarded a US$71 million follow-on contract to produce six RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial systems (UAS), with options for two more, from U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). The RQ-21A Blackjack has significantly larger payload mass, volume and power than other small UAS currently being used in theater, according to Insitu, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company. The system... read more

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Demonstration tests positioning in the far north

June 23, 2016By
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A sea-based test is demonstrating the potential of extending satnav augmentation coverage into north polar regions, offering a safety-of-life standard of navigation performance to users including shipping or aircraft in flight. read more

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u-blox unveils untethered dead-reckoning receiver for vehicles

June 23, 2016By
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u-blox’s has revealed its latest receiver, the miniature Untethered Dead Reckoning (UDR) EVA-M8E. Measuring 7 millimeters by 7 millimeters, the EVA-M8E is designed to provide positioning for small-sized vehicle trackers. It provides untethered dead-reckoning performance without any electrical connection to the vehicle, using low-cost inertial sensors. The EVA-M8E offers continuous positioning even before GNSS signals have been received, improves accuracy when GNSS signals... read more

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Hemisphere GNSS reveals new, improved Eclipse OEM boards

June 22, 2016By
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Hemisphere GNSS has announced the Eclipse P326 and P327, first in a line of new and refreshed low-power, high-precision, position and heading OEM boards. The boards are the latest addition to the company’s Eclipse series of products. The multi-frequency, multi-GNSS Eclipse P326 and P327 are based on an innovative platform that integrates L-band and receives Atlas GNSS corrections on a single small board, the... read more

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New partnership seeks to develop inspection drones

June 21, 2016By
Daniel Sällstedt (left), CEO of Sky Eye Innovations, and Erik Eklund, Business Development Manager of Spacemetric, discuss their new partnership to develop inspection drones. (Photo: Patrik Hellström Sky Eye Innovations)

To meet the growing demand for advanced industrial airborne inspection tools, Sky Eye Innovations and Spacemetric have entered a strategic partnership to provide turnkey solutions for collection, storage and management of data from airborne sensors. Sky Eye Innovations produces a UAV solution with capabilities to control advanced sensing technologies, and Spacemetric is a provider of image data management software solutions. More and more organizations see the... read more

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Sentera launches fixed-wing Phoenix 2 imaging UAV

June 21, 2016By
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Sentera LLC, a global provider of UAV hardware, sensors and data management platforms, has launched the Phoenix 2 fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The Phoenix 2 is light-weight and highly durable, and can follow precise grid patterns. “The Phoenix 2 brings a level of precision and accuracy to UAVs that hasn’t been seen before,” said Todd Colten, chief aerospace engineer for Sentera. “Users... read more

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