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Leica adds to GeoMo geodetic monitoring solution

November 19, 2015By

  Leica Geosystems has introduced two new additions to its Leica GeoMo deformation monitoring solution: Leica GeoMoS AnyData and GeoMoS API. Users of the system can now create comprehensible visualizations and customizable reports, which enables powerful sensor data fusion for applications, such as air or water quality monitoring and construction or building management. With GeoMoS AnyData and GeoMoS API, multiple open interface standards... read more

John Deere to acquire Monsanto subsidiary Precision Planting

November 19, 2015By

Deere & Company and The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto, have signed definitive agreements for Deere to acquire Monsanto’s Precision Planting LLC equipment business and to enable near real-time data connectivity between John Deere farm equipment and the Climate FieldView platform. This news comes after a Nov. 2 announcement that the company had acquired Monosem, a European precision planting company. John Deere said... read more

GPS World unveils new look for magazine, website

November 19, 2015By

CLEVELAND, Ohio — November 18, 2015 — GPS World relaunched this week with a redesigned print magazine and website, Both feature a new logo, new design and widened coverage. The GPS World brand has expanded its technical coverage to include all GNSS and Position, Navigation & Timing (PNT) solutions, trends and applications. “We celebrated GPS World’s 25th anniversary in 2014 by... read more

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Handheld launches its first ultra-rugged Android tablet

November 18, 2015By

Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, today announced the launch of its new Android tablet, the Algiz RT7. The Algiz RT7 is a powerful, lightweight and ergonomic 7-inch tablet designed for reliable performance in demanding environments. The Algiz RT7, which runs Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), provides a range of features for mobile workforces, Handheld said. It’s fully rugged, meeting stringent MIL-STD-810G... read more

Project Overlord keeps your wheels safe with GPS

November 18, 2015By

Project Overlord has launched RimTech in the U.S. Developed by former Nokia, IBM and Motorola executives, RimTech has a built-in GPS, motion sensor and camera, which attach to the tire and act as a security guard for automobile wheels. The vehicle owner controls the device through the accompanying iPhone and Android app, providing total control and surveillance at all times.... read more

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Canal+ broadcasts race with GPS GeoRacing system

November 17, 2015By

Canal+, a French cable television channel, used Trimaran’s GeoRacing GPS tracking and visualization system to improve live television coverage of the Tour de Corse 2015, the FIA World Rally Championship held on the island of Corsica in October. Through a combination of GPS data and advanced technologies like virtual timing and ghost visualization, Trimaran’s GeoRacing solution allowed Canal+ to track... read more

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UAV registration won’t require third-party help

November 17, 2015By

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants unmanned aircraft owners to know that there’s no need to work with a “drone registration” company to help them file an application for a registration number. Owners should wait until additional details about the forthcoming drone registration system are announced later this month before paying anyone to do the work for them. The Task... read more

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ULA won’t bid on GPS III launch contract

November 17, 2015By

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) declined Nov. 16 to submit a bid to launch the first GPS III satellite, leaving the field wide open for commercial launch service SpaceX, reports Space News. The first GPS III satellite is expected to launch in 2018. SpaceX is likely to win the U.S. Air Force launch contract by default. Every operational GPS mission... read more

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