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Veripos extends Apex service, offers Quantum software

March 24, 2016By

Veripos, a global supplier of high-precision GNSS positioning services to the offshore oil and gas industries, has extended its ranges of proprietary software with the introduction of Quantum, a new, all-purpose suite of visualization modules providing a state-of-the-art user interface to support next-generation services and features. Designed to operate with all current Veripos positioning options including its latest Apex5 multi-constellation... read more

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PLK chooses Telit’s GNSS module for automotive navigation

March 24, 2016By

PLK Technology has selected Telit’s SL869-V2 GNSS IoT (Internet of Things) module to deliver positioning functionality for Optian, a new product combining the features of an Advanced Driver Assistant System (ADAS) and a high-end automotive black box. Telit’s SL869-V2 is a subminiature multi-satellite receiver module that can be installed in vehicles, industrial, wearable and portable digital devices. It delivers a... read more

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FAA forecasts sustained growth for UAS

March 24, 2016By

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released its annual Aerospace Forecast Report Fiscal Years 2016 to 2036, which finds a sustained increase in the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) as well as overall air travel. A key portion of the forecast focuses on projections for the growth in the use of unmanned aircraft, also known as drones. The FAA estimates small,... read more

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ASC sells auto division to focus on 3D flash lidar

March 24, 2016By

Advanced Scientific Concepts (ASC), supplier of 3D flash lidar vision systems for terrestrial, aerial and space applications, is creating of Advanced Scientific Concepts LLC, following the sale of its ASCar division to Continental AG. With the acquisition of ASCar, Continental plans to mass produce flash lidars at an affordable price to support the commercial automotive industry. Advanced Scientific Concepts LLC will... read more

ESA to host 2016 Summer School on GNSS at JRC

March 24, 2016By

The European Space Agency (ESA) will host its Summer School on GNSS program for students July 18–29 at the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Varese, Italy. The 11-day event is open to graduate students that have studied more than three years; Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers younger than 35 years old; and young engineers and professionals in the industry... read more

Webinar explores BYOD for field data collection

March 24, 2016By
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A GPS World webinar on April 14 explores how five organizations made the switch to using their own tablets and smartphones for field data collection (also known as bring your own device, or BYOD). In BYOD GPS Gets Real: Lessons Learned with the New Rules of GPS Data Collection, TerraGo’s Michael Gundling and David Basil will discuss case studies from five industries —... read more

US, Cuba agree to improve maritime navigation safety

March 24, 2016By
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President Obama’s trip to Cuba this week marks a historic milestone in the normalization process between the U.S. and Cuba. At the same time, the two countries are working to improve maritime navigation safety and related areas of mutual interest to protect lives and property at sea. Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Havana,... read more

Drone market to hit $37B by 2022

March 23, 2016By

The worldwide market for drones, now $6.8 billion, is  anticipated to reach $36.9 billion by 2022, according to a new report by RnR Market Research. “Drones Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2016 to 2022” provides a comprehensive analysis of drones in nine different categories, illustrating the diversity of uses for remote flying devices. The use scenarios cover agriculture, oil... read more

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