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Satel Offers Compact-Proof Radio Data Modem

October 5, 2015By

Satel’s new UHF radio data modem Compact-Proof, designed for outdoor measurement applications, features autonomous rechargeable battery power and a robust housing with IP67 protection. Compact-Proof from Satel gives users double advantages with a powerful lithium-ion battery and the EASy radio data technology including a display and a robust housing with IP67 protection, the company said. With transmitting power of 1,000 mW,... read more

Topcon Offers Rotary-Wing UAS for Data Collection

October 5, 2015By
The Topcon Falcon 8 rotary wing UAS.

Topcon Positioning Group has added a rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) to its mass data-collection solutions line. The Falcon 8 — powered by Ascending Technologies — is designed for inspection and monitoring, as well as survey and mapping applications. “Rotary-wing systems provide the perfect solutions for small-scale sites and projects for which flexibility of takeoff and landing or an oblique perspective is... read more

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GPSTrackIt Offers Android Apps for Mobile Workforce

October 2, 2015By

Two new products from offer users of their Fleet Manager vehicle tracking, fleet and workforce management system new tools for navigating, routing and communication. Field Service Manager provides access to Fleet Manager’s route planning and navigation system. New stops can be pushed out to the tablets from dispatch. It enables drivers to add stops to their route on the fly.... read more

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Fourth Edition of GPS Satellite Surveying Book Published

October 1, 2015By

A new fourth edition of GPS Satellite and Surveying, by Leick, Rapoport and Tatarnikov, is available through NavtechGPS. GPS Satellite and Surveying is a comprehensive guide on GPS technology for surveying. Three prior editions have established it as a definitive industry reference. Updated and expanded to reflect the newest developments in the field, the fourth edition features cutting-edge information on... read more

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GPS III Launch Services RFP Released by Air Force

September 30, 2015By

The U.S. Air Force released a final Request for Proposal (RFP) for GPS III Launch Services on Sept. 30. Launch services include launch vehicle production, mission integration and launch operations for a GPS III mission scheduled to launch in 2018. Proposals are due back to the Air Force no later than Nov. 16 in accordance with the solicitation instructions. After evaluating proposals through... read more

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Tallysman Introduces High-Gain, High-Rejection Timing Antennas

September 30, 2015By

Antenna maker Tallysman announces the availability of a family of high-gain (50 dB) and high-rejection timing antennas. The antennas are specifically designed for timing applications in high-density cell/telecommunications tower applications where high levels of near-out-of-band interfering signals can be expected. They feature a 50-dB LNA gain to handle long cable runs often associated with installation on telecommunications towers. The TW3150/52 antennas cover... read more

Denver, FAA Partner on Drone Safety

September 30, 2015By

Denver International Airport and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are partnering to raise awareness about safe unmanned aircraft operations. The agencies teamed up on a public service announcement that will run on the video towers in the airport’s main terminal. The PSA uses the “No Drone Zone” slogan to drive home the point that flying an unmanned aircraft near a... read more

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CGSIC Meeting Report Provided by NAVCEN

September 30, 2015By

Rick Hamilton, CGSIC Executive Secretariat of the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) provided the following report on the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) conference, which took place Sept. 14-15 in Tampa, Fla., before the Institute of Navigation’s ION GNSS+ conference. All CGSIC: On the 14th and 15th of September, the 55th meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface... read more

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