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SenseFly introduces eBee Plus professional mapping drone

October 12, 2016By
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SenseFly introduced the eBee Plus, its newest fixed-wing system for survey-grade photogrammetric mapping, at Intergeo 2016. For photogrammetric-quality mapping, upgradeable RTK/PPK functionality and flight time of almost an hour, the UAV is designed for professionals working in fields such as surveying, construction and GIS who require efficient data collection with survey-grade accuracy. The eBee Plus offers built-in RTK/PPK functionality, activated... read more

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MediaTek offers hardware development kit for wearables

October 11, 2016By
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MediaTek has announced the availability of the LinkIt 2523 Hardware Development Kit (HDK) for developers looking to create advanced wearable products. Based on the MediaTek MT2523G chipset, the HDK — produced by Silicon Application Corp (SAC) — offers dual-mode Bluetooth, comprehensive GNSS standards support and industry leading performance in terms of time-to-first-fix, accuracy and power consumption. The HDK is designed for developers... read more

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Ariane 5 ready for first payload of Galileo satellites

October 11, 2016By
Ariane 5’s vehicle equipment bay is hoisted for integration in the Spaceport’s Launcher Integration Building, in preparation for Flight VA233, the launch of four Galileo satellites. (Photo: Arianespace)

The first Ariane 5 launcher to orbit Galileo navigation satellites has completed its initial build-up in French Guiana, continuing preparations for Arianespace’s Nov. 17 mission from the spaceport to deploy four more Galileo satellites, according to launch contractor. During activity in the Spaceport’s Launcher Integration Building, the heavy-lift vehicle for Arianespace Flight VA233 underwent the assembly process that began by... read more

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Eos Positioning launches Arrow Gold high-accuracy GNSS receiver

October 11, 2016By
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Eos Positioning Systems has announced its most advanced high-accuracy Bluetooth GNSS receiver, the Arrow Gold. The Arrow Gold is the first high-accuracy iOS, Android and Windows Bluetooth GNSS receiver to implement all four constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou), three frequencies (L1, L2, L5) and satellite-assisted RTK. The Arrow Gold provides 1-cm real-time accuracy in more places, and on all iOS,... read more

Nikken Lease uses u-blox positioning for trackable pallet

October 11, 2016By
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Japan-based Nikken Lease has tapped into positioning and cellular technologies from u-blox for its new trackable pallet, Transeeker. Transeeker is a pallet equipped with u-blox’s cellular and positioning technologies for accurate tracking: u-blox cellular UMTS/HSPA(+) module LISA-U200-62S and u-blox 7 standalone GNSS module, EVA-7M. For the first time, Nikken Lease is offering its GNSS-enabled pallets as a rental service. Made of... read more

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New software-upgradeable GNSS OEM board announced by NavCom

October 11, 2016By
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NavCom Technology announced the release of the Onyx multi-frequency GNSS OEM board. Offering integrated StarFire/RTK GNSS capabilities, Onyx features 255-channel tracking, including multi-constellation support for GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo. read more

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Geodata key to new business world, says Intergeo report

October 11, 2016By
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Geodata is key to the digital future and a 4.0 business world, according to a new report released at InterGeo in Hamburg, Germany. At the heart of this business vision is the networking of sensors that must have location data in order to fulfill their value. The 116-page Intergeo Report, in parallel German and English, includes sections on smart cities,... read more

Are you experienced? Tell us about jamming, spoofing, RF interference encounters

October 11, 2016By

We talk a lot about — and publish a lot of technical articles about — GPS/GNSS jamming, spoofing and unintentional RF interference in GPS World magazine and on this website. Clearly it is an emerging and potentially huge problem. How much of it goes on right now?  Tell us very briefly (10 seconds it will take) if You are experienced... read more

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