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NovAtel releases Oceanix Nearshore correction service for marine applications

April 4, 2017By
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NovAtel, the OEM supplier of high-precision GNSS positioning technology, unveiled its Oceanix Nearshore correction service at the Ocean Business show in Southampton, U.K. Oceanix Nearshore, a subscription-based GNSS correction service for Precise Point Positioning (PPP), provides exceptionally reliable subdecimeter positioning for marine applications such as dredging, hydrographic survey, mapping and coastal patrolling. The robustness of Oceanix infrastructure sets it apart from the... read more

Polaris scanner uses GNSS to go indoors, outdoors

April 4, 2017By
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Teledyne Optech has released its Polaris terrestrial laser scanner, which automatically detects its location with a built-in GNSS receiver and selects the planned survey parameters for the site. Alternatively, operators can set up surveys in the field and resection/backsight the system using the menu-driven graphical user interface (GUI) on its touchscreen. The announcement was made at the SPAR 3D Conference... read more

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Sierra Wireless acquires GlobalTop’s GNSS embedded module business

April 3, 2017By
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Sierra Wireless, a provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things, has completed the acquisition of GlobalTop Technology’s GNSS embedded module business for $3.2 million. GlobalTop’s GNSS embedded module portfolio will become part of the Sierra Wireless OEM Solutions product line, and the GNSS staff from GlobalTop will join Sierra Wireless. GlobalTop’s GNSS products generated $5 million in... read more

SBG Systems unveils Qinertia INS/GNSS post-processing software

April 3, 2017By
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Qinertia, SBG Systems’ new in-house post-processing software, gives access to offline real-time kinematic (RTK) corrections, and processes inertial and GNSS raw data to further enhance accuracy and secure a survey. SBG Systems will unveil new software for the surveying industry at the Ocean Business show, held in Southamptom, United Kingdom, April 4-6. For more than 10 years, SBG Systems has been... read more

Foxcom offers GPS/GNSS repeaters for Iridium, indoors

March 30, 2017By
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RF optical solutions maker Foxcom has introduced a range of products to serve the GPS/GNSS repeater market. Foxcom launched an Iridium repeater in September 2016 and is now offering advanced GPS/GNSS repeater solutions globally. The firm’s repeaters have been designed to cover a wide range of commercial and military applications, such as: aircraft hangars time distribution in data centers GPS distribution... read more

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New antennas meet NB-IoT standard

March 29, 2017By
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Narrowband IoT (NB‑IoT) is a new way of communicating with the “things” in Internet of Things that was standardized by 3GPP in June 2016. The latest mobile broadband standard, NB-IoT is aimed at devices that need to communicate small amounts of data over long periods in hard-to-reach places. It connects devices through existing GSM and LTE spectrum networks. NB-IoT uses... read more

GSA contracts with Eutelsat on next-gen EGNOS payload

March 29, 2017By
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The European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) has selected Eutelsat Communications for the development, integration and operation of the next-generation EGNOS payload on a future Eutelsat satellite. Eutelsat and GSA have concluded a long-term contract valued at €102 million covering the preparation and service provision phases for the EGNOS GEO-3 payload that will be hosted on the Eutelsat 5... read more

u-blox appoints Suresh Ram president of u-blox America

March 29, 2017By
Suresh Ram, president of u-blox America.

Suresh Ram has been appointed president of u-blox America, a wholly owned subsidiary of u-blox AG, a Swiss wireless and positioning technology company. Ram’s appointment takes effect immediately. He is responsible for sales, marketing, field applications and operations aimed at supporting the growing regional customer base. “The Internet of Things presents enormous opportunities for wireless technology,” Ram said. “As this... read more

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