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Carlson BRx5 GNSS Receiver Introduced

August 11, 2014By
The Carlson BRx5 GNSS receiver.

The Carlson BRx5 GNSS receiver, an integrated all-in-one pole-top GNSS receiver, has just been released by Carlson Software, Inc. Each BRx5 contains a multi-constellation, multi-band 270-channel GNSS receiver, internal GSM cell modem, UHF radio, dual hot-swappable batteries and internal level sensors. Designed for survey and GIS professionals, the Carlson BRx5 delivers both affordability and the highest positional accuracy, the company... read more

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EUROGI Conference to Be Held in Conjunction with InterGeo

August 11, 2014By
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The European-focused imaGIne conference will provide attendees with an opportunity learn what is going on in the geospatial sector and to network with important decision-makers. EUROGI’s “imaGIne: Opportunities Everywhere” Conference will be held October 8-9 in Berlin, Germany. The imaGIne conference will take place at the same venue and at the same time as the InterGeo trade fair. A key aim of the conference is to... read more

Trimble Offers Pacific Crest XDL Rover 2 with Wireless Link

August 11, 2014By
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Trimble has introduced the Pacific Crest XDL Rover 2, an advanced, high-speed, wireless data link built to withstand the rigors of GNSS/RTK surveying and precise positioning. The XDL Rover 2 is equipped with Bluetooth wireless communication for ease in configuration and operation. It can be quickly configured with an Android device in the field and UHF data can be transmitted via... read more

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RT Logic Wins New Contract Award for GPS OCX Ground System

August 11, 2014By

RT Logic has been awarded a $1 million follow-on contract to provide ground system components for the USAF GPS OCX program, bringing RT Logic’s total OCX contract awards to over $4 million. RT Logic is a subsidiary of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. OCX is the next generation GPS ground system designed to bring flexibility, adaptability, and modularity to the position, navigation, and timing (PNT) mission.... read more

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Galileo’s Troubled E20 Satellite Is Alive

August 7, 2014By

The troubled Galileo E20 satellite restarted E1 signal transmission Wednesday evening, August 6. Galileo E20, also known as GSAT0104, the fourth in-orbit validation (IOV) satellite, has been set “unavailable until further notice” according to the European GNSS Service Centre because of a sudden, unexpected loss of power on May 27. Based on a selected set of IGS MGEX stations and all CONGO stations, the... read more

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Spirent Enhances Location Availability for VoLTE E911 Calls Indoors

August 6, 2014By
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Spirent Communications has announced major enhancements that will help improve location accuracy for E911 calls indoors. The additional test capabilities on Spirent’s 8100 Location Technology Solution (LTS) enable operators to deliver optimal location performance to support VoLTE E911 calling and to understand how LTE positioning technologies such as OTDOA can help meet the recently proposed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations for E911... read more

Mitre Product Detects Timing Spoofing Attacks

August 4, 2014By

Mitre’s new Time Anomaly Detection Appliqué (TADA) protects modern digital systems from spoofing attacks that can corrupt time source signals. Successful spoofing attacks could result in navigational systems going haywire and grounding airplanes, jumbling of buying and selling orders, a shutdown of the stock market, or power-grid failures. Infrastructure and defense systems often rely on GPS’s unencrypted position, navigation, and timing (PNT) signal as their source of accurate time,... read more

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Testing of Luch-5V Begins Using PRN 140

August 4, 2014By

The L-band SBAS transponder on the third Luch Multifunctional Space Relay System geostationary satellite, Luch-5V (“v” is the third letter of the Russian alphabet), launched on April 28, has started test transmissions using PRN code 140. The satellite is positioned at 95° east longitude and completes the Russian three-satellite SBAS constelltion for the System for Differential Corrections and Monitoring. Stations... read more