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CHC Navigation unveils i80 GNSS receiver

December 11, 2015By

CHC Navigation has announced in a news release the availability of its new GNSS receiver, the i80. The i80 receiver for surveyors and contractors is able to compute a true triple frequency RTK tilted pole sub-centimeter solution using all four worldwide and multiple regional constellations. “Over two years of R&D and testing went into the creation of our Linux OS i80 platform,” said George Zhao,... read more

Hexagon and Huawei partner to deliver smart city solutions

December 9, 2015By

Hexagon AB has entered a strategic partnership with Huawei, an information and communications technology (ICT) company, to deliver smart city solutions. With most of the world’s population living in cities, safety and infrastructure challenges are at an all-time high. Hexagon and Huawei are working together to meet this global challenge by integrating Huawei’s communications hardware with Hexagon’s safety and infrastructure software solutions. The combined... read more

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MicroSurvey CAD 2016 provides new capabilities for survey

December 9, 2015By
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MicroSurvey Software has released MicroSurvey CAD 2016, the newest generation of its desktop survey and design program for land surveyors and civil engineers. Powered by a new IntelliCAD 8.1a engine and enhanced with a suite of new point-cloud management tools, the software makes high-impact drafting and design fast and intuitive, the company said. Users on multi-core computers will experience up to 300 percent faster... read more

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KCS offers low-cost TraceME tracking module

December 8, 2015By
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KCS BV has extended its TraceME product line with a low-budget track-and-trace module based on LoRa technology. The TM-900/N1C1 is a variant of the TraceME GPS track-and-trace product line targeted for tracking and tracing a variety of objects, including livestock, and for personal use. The full version module is equipped with different technologies for traceability — such as GPS, LoRa, Bluetooth LE, ANT/ANT+... read more

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Trimble’s Beijing airport construction contract extended with machine control

December 8, 2015By
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Trimble has received a contract extension for Beijing’s new airport project. In April, Trimble won the initial bid to supply the project with a construction information management system. Based on the success of the solution to date, the contract has been extended to include additional machine control systems for soil stabilization. Beijing’s new airport is projected to handle 72 million travelers, 2... read more

Galileo satellites 11 and 12 integrated for Arianespace’s year-end mission

December 8, 2015By
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The two spacecraft for Arianespace’s latest Soyuz launch at the service of Europe’s Galileo satellite-based navigation system — and the company’s record 12th mission overall in 2015 — have been integrated at the French Guiana Spaceport in preparation for their Dec. 17 liftoff. The launch of Galileo satellites 11 and 12 — dubbed Adriana and Liene — will conclude a year when the number of Galileo satellites... read more

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Topcon and Agisoft sign partnership agreement for UAS photogrammetric software

December 8, 2015By

Topcon Positioning Group announces a new partnership with digital photogrammetric solution provider Agisoft LLC. The agreement is designed to further expand the Topcon solutions portfolio for mass data collection (MDC). Agisoft is a world leader in the processing of digital imagery in order to generate high-accuracy 3D spatial data using photogrammetric and computer vision techniques, and has been developing imaging... read more

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Fugro awarded three-year positioning contract for seismic fleet

December 8, 2015By
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Fugro has been awarded a three-year contract by PGS for the provision of precise satellite positioning systems for its seismic vessel fleet. PGS is a leading global provider of marine seismic and electromagnetic services, data acquisition, imaging, reservoir services and multi-client library data. Fugro, provider of precise satellite positioning to the offshore oil and gas industry, will supply PGS vessels... read more

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