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GPS Data Show How Nepal Quake Disturbed Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

May 2, 2015By
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The April 25 magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal created waves of energy that penetrated into Earth’s upper atmosphere in the vicinity of Nepal, disturbing the distribution of electrons in the ionosphere. These disturbances were monitored using GPS signals received by a science-quality GPS receiver in Tibet, a neighboring region to Nepal. The data show that after the initial earthquake rupture (indicated... read more

TomTom’s New Devices Have Lifetime Maps, Speed Cameras

May 1, 2015By
TomTom is introducing Lifetime World Maps and Lifetime Speed Cameras to drivers with the launch of four new TomTom navigation devices.

TomTom is introducing Lifetime World Maps and Lifetime Speed Cameras to drivers with the launch of new TomTom navigation devices. Lifetime World Maps allow people to drive with maps from around the world at no extra cost, for the lifetime of their TomTom GO device2. Lifetime Speed Cameras let drivers know the locations of all speed cameras — both fixed and... read more

Topcon GNSS Network Expands to Latin America

May 1, 2015By
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Topcon Positioning Group is expanding the TopNETlive GNSS reference station network into Latin America. In conjunction with hosting partners, new service will be provided in Mexico, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Guatemala, Colombia and Panama. TopNETlive is designed to deliver high-accuracy GNSS correction data to rovers for surveying, construction, GIS mapping and agricultural applications. Partners in the Latin America expansion include TTQ... read more

KVH Receives $1.5M Order for TACNAV Systems

May 1, 2015By
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KVH Industries Inc. has received a $1.5 million contract for the delivery of tactical navigation systems for use by an international military customer in an armored vehicle application. A variant of KVH’s TACNAV TLS and TACNAV Light, the system is designed to help military vehicle crews maintain 100% situational awareness. The hardware shipments for this order are expected to be... read more

Forsberg Acquires Raven’s StarLink GNSS Product Line

April 30, 2015By

Forsberg Services Ltd. has acquired the StarLink product line from Raven Industries. StarLink includes inline amplifiers, coaxial down/up converters and fiber-optic link systems to enable and support extended cable runs for GNSS in navigation and time synchronization applications. “This opportunity provides an excellent addition to complement our range of GNSS products and services,” said Chris Mayne, Forsberg operations director. “We have worked... read more

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VectorNav Unveils Updates to VN-300 GPS/INS at AUVSI Show

April 30, 2015By

VectorNav Technologies has released a surface mount version of its VN-300 dual-antenna GPS-aided inertial navigation system (GPS/INS). It will be on display at booth 942 at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems show, held May 5-7 in Atlanta. Surface Mount Device The VN-300 surface mount device (SMD) is a miniature MEMS-based inertial navigation module that includes both inertial navigation and GPS-compassing capabilities, which... read more

FAA Hits Milestone for NextGen Air Traffic Control

April 30, 2015By

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a significant NextGen milestone with the completion of En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM), a highly advanced computer system used by air traffic controllers to safely manage high-altitude traffic. ERAM was designed to be the operating platform for NextGen technologies, including the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system. ADS-B transmits information about altitude, airspeed and location derived through... read more

CHC Introduces LT500 Series GNSS Handheld

April 29, 2015By
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CHC has launched the LT500 series of handheld GPS receivers. The LT500 series LT500N /LT500T/LT500H covers three accuracy ranges from sub-meter to centimeter accuracy and is a cost-effective full GNSS positioning solution for survey, construction and GIS professionals. Powered by the Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system, the LT500 is accurate, rugged and versatile, CHC said. User productivity is enhanced with... read more

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