Latest News

1 Billion Smartphones with Location-Based Sensor Fusion Expected by 2016

November 14, 2013By

As smartphones embrace always-on, ubiquitous location, location-based sensor fusion will become a standard feature. ABI Research’s report, “Location-based Sensor Fusion: Companies, Technologies, and Revenue Opportunities,” outlines how sensor fusion will evolve to support indoor location and the companies best placed to succeed in this space. Location-based sensor fusion will enable the dawn of the quantified self, ambient intelligence, as well... read more

Trimble’s Connected Farm Adds Precipitation Monitoring

November 14, 2013By

Trimble has announced a new feature for its RainWave precipitation monitoring solution for agriculture. As part of the Connected Farm solution, the new feature adds actual rainfall activity in 10-minute increments plus accumulated rainfall over a 24-hour period. With this comprehensive rainfall information, farmers can have a better understanding of the rainfall intensity, which can be used to make more... read more

This article is tagged with , , and posted in Latest News, Machine Control/AG News, Precision Ag

Verizon Expands Asset Tracking Portfolio with Networkfleet Asset Guard

November 14, 2013By

Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced the expansion of its asset- tracking capabilities, with the introduction of Verizon Networkfleet Asset Guard. Designed to fit seamlessly on Verizon’s existing Networkfleet vehicle tracking solution, Networkfleet Asset Guard runs on the Verizon Wireless network for fixed and moveable fleets such as trailers, yellow iron machines and generators. A lightweight device with a built-in wireless... 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

This article is tagged with and posted in GLONASS, GNSS News, Government News, Latest News, Utilities

Applanix Brings Trimble CenterPoint RTX Correction Service to Airborne Mapping Products

November 12, 2013By
Applanix-aerial-mapping-O

Applanix, a mobile mapping and positioning company, is making the Trimble CenterPoint RTX correction service available across its entire airborne mapping portfolio. Applanix is a Trimble Company. Using the Trimble CenterPoint RTX correction service, Applanix will be able to deliver these benefits to the aerial survey marketplace: High accuracy — better than 10 cm RMS horizontal after convergence Speed and low... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Featured Stories, Latest News, Mapping, Survey News, Surveying

Topcon Acquires DynaRoad, Opens Technology Center

November 12, 2013By

Topcon Positioning Group has acquired DynaRoad Oy, a construction software company in Helsinki, Finland. In conjunction with the acquisition, Topcon also announced the establishment of the Topcon Helsinki Technology Center. In 2011, Topcon acquired a significant share of DynaRoad, a company that develops project management software specifically designed for large-scale construction projects — highway, tunnel, railway, area development and harbor.... read more

This article is tagged with , , and posted in Construction, Latest News, Survey News

NovAtel Launches Correct OEM Positioning Solution

November 11, 2013By
NovAtel Correct.

NovAtel, Inc., OEM provider of high-precision GNSS positioning products, has launched its NovAtel Correct positioning technology. NovAtel Correct optimally combines data from multiple GNSS satellite constellations with corrections from a variety of sources, to deliver the best position solution possible. NovAtel Correct provides integrators with the opportunity to choose pricing and subscription options that best match their OEM business objectives. Delivery... read more

GPSTrackIt.com Adds Hard Turns to Driver Safety Alerts

November 11, 2013By

GPSTrackIt.com has introduced a new Driver Safety Alert that tracks hard turns. Driver Safety Alerts already track and report driving behaviors like rapid acceleration, hard braking, and seatbelt usage. GPSTrackIt engineers have now added the ability to identify “hard turns” to the alert list. Driver Safety Alerts are used by businesses across the country to help dispatchers and managers understand... read more