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Clarion adopts Furuno GNSS receiver for car nav system

August 8, 2016By

Clarion has adopted Furuno’s GV-86 in the NXR16 for in-car navigation and positioning. Clarion is a Japanese manufacturer of in-vehicle infotainment head units, including car navigation systems and car audio systems. Clarion thoroughly evaluated the Furuno receiver for its robustness in heavy-use environments and the company’s long-term supply-chain capability. The NXR16, which debuted in June, is designed to fill the needs of professional-use customers in... read more

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Vulcano weapon system to fire with Rockwell Collins NavFire GPS

August 8, 2016By

Rockwell Collins is bringing its NavFire Precision Positioning Service (PPS) GPS to Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s Vulcano family for naval and artillery applications. Derived from the field-proven 12-channel NavFire Precise Positioning Service GPS receiver, Rockwell Collins’ NavStrike military GPS offers high performance GPS for tightly coupled GPS/inertial navigation system (GPS/INS) integrations. “We have customized the NavFire receivers for the particular caliber of the ammunition, and... read more

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Pointer Telocation to support Rio Olympics with fleet management

August 4, 2016By

Pointer Telocation Ltd. – a developer, manufacturer and operator of Mobile Resource Management (MRM) — signed a contract July 18 with CET RIO (the Rio de Janeiro Transit Authority) to provide technology and integration services during the 2016 Olympic Games, managing the vehicles and personnel responsible for transit control, emergency and contingencies. More than 200 vehicles will be monitored in real... read more

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US Air Force releases GPS III-3 launch services RFP

August 4, 2016By
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The Air Force has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for launch services for the GPS III-3 mission, scheduled to launch in 2019. Proposals are due Sept. 19; the contract will be a standalone contract for a single GPS III launch. The United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX are expected to compete for the contract. In April, SpaceX was chosen to launch the... read more

Geneq’s iSXBlue receivers fully compatible with Collector 10.4

August 3, 2016By

Geneq’s iSXBlue receivers are now fully compatible with Esri’s Collector for ArcGIS 10.4. for iOS, according to Geneq. The high sub-metric accuracy which characterizes the iSXBlue receivers is thus available in real time for field workers and Collector users. Users of the high-recision receivers can take advantage of new features of data collection with the Collector software, particularly: Detailed information about the... read more

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Latest version of TerraGo Edge improves quality of field data collection

August 3, 2016By
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TerraGo Edge 3.9.5 is now out. The new version offers a number of new, powerful features for iOS, Android and web users, the company announced. TerraGo Edge is a mobile platform that combines customizable smart forms and workforce management with advanced GPS and GIS features for fast, accurate asset inspections, field surveys, site audits and mobile data collection projects. A video on the TerraGo... read more

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7-Eleven, Flirtey make first FAA-approved drone delivery to home

August 2, 2016By
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Convenience retailer 7-Eleven and Flirtey, an independent drone delivery service, completed the first fully autonomous drone delivery to a customer’s residence to advance research toward integrating drones into the National Airspace System. The July 22 delivery to a Reno, Nevada, home is the first time a U.S. customer has received a package to a residence via drone — a historic milestone... read more

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Elliptically orbiting Galileo satellites to start broadcasting navigation messages

August 2, 2016By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. According to two Notice Advisories to Galileo Users (NAGUs), the two Galileo satellites launched into elliptical orbits in August 2014, GSAT0201 using PRN code E18 and GSAT0202 using PRN code E14, will start transmitting navigation messages for test purposes this Friday, Aug. 5. The Signal Health Status (SHS) flags will be set to “Test” and... read more

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