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Trimble RTX Correction Services Now on Geo 7X Handhelds

November 3, 2014By
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Trimble’s RTX technology-based correction services — Trimble CenterPoint RTX, Trimble RangePoint RTX, and the new Trimble ViewPoint RTX — will be available for Trimble Geo 7X handhelds. Trimble made the announcement at Trimble Dimensions. Trimble RTX technology provides compatible GNSS receivers with correction services that significantly improve accuracy and reliability in obtaining positions worldwide. Geospatial professionals now have more flexibility... read more

KVH Receives $4.3M Order for Military Navigation Systems

November 3, 2014By
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KVH Industries, Inc., has received a $4.3 million order for its TACNAV tactical navigation systems from a new customer who is a major defense contractor providing armored vehicles for an international military client. With a short delivery requirement, shipments for this order are expected to be substantially completed in the fourth quarter of 2014. “KVH is extremely pleased to be... read more

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Omnitracs Completes Acquisition of XRS Corporation

November 3, 2014By

Omnitracs LLC, a provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, has completed the acquisition of XRS Corporation for $178 million. XRS is a provider of mobile-based solutions that enable trucking companies to manage fleets, comply with regulations, and reduce operating costs. Omnitracs acquired XRS to strengthen its core technology portfolio, adding complementary solutions designed to help fleets... read more

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U.S. Still Not Allowing GLONASS Stations

October 31, 2014By

Pravda is reporting that the United States refused to negotiate with Russia to deploy GLONASS ground on its territory, citing an interview with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. Rogozin stressed that no negotiations were taking place. “We have made a statement in the spring. I offered to initiate talks with the United States to deploy GLONASS infrastructure in their territory, as long... read more

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Russia to Insure Next GLONASS Launch

October 31, 2014By

The next GLONASS launch — the GLONASS-K1 satellite from Plesetsk scheduled for November 20 — is being insured for 2.17 billion rubles ($50 million US). The insurance is costing Russia 242 million roubles ($5.6 million US). Russia has faced numerous technical difficulties in its launches. On May 15, a Proton-M satellite crashed. In 2013, Russia lost three GLONASS satellites when their launch aboard a Proton-M rocket... read more

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NovAtel Receives Prestigious Award for Manufacturing Excellence

October 30, 2014By

NovAtel, Inc.’s Calgary facility has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Award from the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME). The award acknowledges North American facilities that have demonstrated excellence in manufacturing and business, and recognizes NovAtel’s dedication to continuous improvement, best practices, creativity and innovation. A representative of the AME presented the award to NovAtel at the company’s Calgary... read more

KCS Launches Tiny TraceME Tracker

October 30, 2014By
The TraceME-TM-202.

KCS BV has launched a new tiny tracker, the TM-202LAR. It’s the newest addition to the KCS family of TraceME products. The KCS GPRS/GPS range of modules enable users to remotely track and trace people, animals and a variety of objects, such as vehicles, containers, motorcycles, lawn mowers, or other valuable assets. KCS TraceME TM-202LAR is targeted for personal use, or any other application that... read more

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GPS IIF-8 Launched Successfully from Cape Canaveral

October 29, 2014By
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The U.S. Air Force launched the eighth GPS IIF satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida today at 1:21 Eastern Time, as scheduled. An Atlas V 401 carried the GPS satellite aloft. GPS IIF-8 is one of the next-generation GPS satellites, incorporating various improvements to provide greater accuracy, increased signals, and enhanced performance for users. With this eighth satellite now launched, only four more Block... read more

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