Utilities

Applanix Conducts Successful Test Flight of Professional Mapping UAS

January 29, 2014By
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Applanix Corporation and American Aerospace Advisors have completed a successful series of test flights of AAAI’s RS-16 platform equipped with Applanix’ DMS-UAV aerial photogrammetry payload. This is the first successful mission for a long-endurance UAS (unmanned aerial system) capable of producing professional-grade, directly georeferenced mapping imagery for civilian applications such as pipeline monitoring, power line and emergency response mapping. Tests... read more

Topcon Unveils 2D, 3D Excavator Control Systems

January 21, 2014By
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Topcon Positioning Group announces the addition of two new indicate control systems to its excavator control system lineup — the X-32 and X-33. The systems feature Topcon’s new GX-30 control box and TS-i3 sensors. The GX-30 features a full-color touchscreen display. The TS-i3 sensors have no moving components, offer single and dual-axis measurement modes, and include convenient LED status indicators.... read more

GE and ikeGPS Offer Mobile MapSight Device for Utility Workers

December 19, 2013By
GE MapSight combines GPS, laser rangefinder, digital camera, and a digital compass into an all­-in-one field data collection device.

GE’s Digital Energy business is branding ikeGPS’ field measurement product as MapSight. The product integrates laser, camera and GPS technologies, enabling utilities to quickly and accurately collect measurement and location data on any of their joint-use utility poles or field assets, ikeGPS said in a statement announcing the partnership. The MapSight solution addresses many complexities of field data collection, the... read more

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Trimble Updates Cloud-Based Software, App for Wastewater Management

December 3, 2013By

Trimble has introduced a new version of its smart water and wastewater management software — Trimble Connect version 1.5. The latest release of the cloud-based software includes a suite of applications that help water and wastewater utilities to deploy smart meters, repair leaks and reduce non-revenue water (NRW), locate and map critical infrastructure using geographic information system (GIS) technology, extend... read more

GLONASS to Be Required for Phones Sold in Russia

November 12, 2013By

Phones sold in Russia will have to use GLONASS or GLONASS + GPS as of 2014, according to a report from the Voice of Russia. Phones with only GPS will be illegal in Russia, and any mobile devices imported will have to support GLONASS. A new bill claims that in order to guarantee stable operation of a unified telecom network in... read more

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Trimble’s GeoExplorer GNSS Data Collection Adds Remote Positioning Capability

November 11, 2013By
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Trimble has introduced the next generation of its Trimble GeoExplorer data collection solution. The new Geo 7X includes an integrated laser rangefinder module, extended GNSS capabilities and improved hardware performance. Together with robust field and office software, the new Trimble Geo 7X handheld can enhance productivity in difficult physical conditions and challenging GNSS environments. When faced with either obstructed satellites... read more

Symmetricom Expands SyncWorld Program to Power Utilities

October 17, 2013By
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Symmetricom has introduced a new category to its SyncWorld Ecosystem Program dedicated to the power utility industry. Developed to support integration and interoperability among power utility and Symmetricom solutions, the SyncWorld Power Ecosystem aims to facilitate unified deployments of timing and synchronization in substation modernization and synchrophasor applications. As power utilities shift to the Smart Grid, they gain the ability... read more

Geneq Introduces Sub-Meter GNSS Receiver for iPad, iPhone

October 2, 2013By
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Geneq Inc. announces the iSXBlue II GNSS, a sub-meter GNSS receiver that is Bluetooth-compatible with Apple iPads and iPhones. Fully authorized and approved by Apple, the iSXBlue II GNSS implements an Apple proprietary Bluetooth authentication feature allowing the NMEA GNSS data to replace the internal GPS location of the iPad or iPhone. A free SDK (software development kit) is available... read more