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FAA Grants 30 More Commercial UAS Exemptions

April 8, 2015By
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The Federal Aviation Administration has approved 30 more commercial unmanned aircraft systems exemptions, bringing the total number of approved operations to 99, reports AUVSI News. AUVSI is the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. Among those receiving exemptions are the insurance companies USAA and AIG. USAA said in a press release that the exemption “could help speed review of insurance claims... read more

NovAtel Offers Relay RTK Radio Module for GNSS Receiver

April 7, 2015By
NovAtel’s SMART6-L attaches to the Relay RTK radio module to create a single unit for easy system integration.

NovAtel Inc. has launched the Relay RTK radio module, a docking station that provides radio connectivity for its SMART6-L L-band capable GNSS receiver. The Relay RTK module combined with NovAtel’s SMART6-L receiver creates a compact, easy to integrate positioning solution, NovAtel said. It is available in four radio versions: 400 MHz UHF licensed band; 900 MHz UHF unlicensed band; HSPA (3G)... read more

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Navitel Updates Navitel Navigator Maps, Functions

April 3, 2015By

Navitel Q1 2015 Maps for Brazil, Mexico, Maldives, Philippines   Navitel has updated Q1 2015 Navitel Navigator maps of Brazil, Mexico, Maldives and the Philippines. The updated maps contain 1,892,294 kilometers of roads, 2,381,245 points of interest (POI) and 264,896 settlements. Users can now search by a road network for 7,370 addresses, including a detailed search of bungalows. Navitel says visual representation of roads,... read more

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Juniper Research: Smart Healthcare, Fitness Devices to be $1.8B Market by 2019

April 3, 2015By

Annual revenues from connected healthcare and fitness services will approach $2 billion by 2019, nearly six times the $320 million value estimated for this year, according to a report from Juniper Research. The report, “Smart Wireless Devices: CE, Enterprise, Fitness, Healthcare, Payments 2015-2019,” says that connected healthcare devices and the data they generate will offer substantial benefits to both stakeholders and consumers, potentially improving preventative... read more

Xsens Adds Active Heading Stabilization to IMU

April 2, 2015By

In the latest update of its Motion Tracker product portfolio, Xsens has added active heading stabilization (AHS) to its core sensor fusion algorithms on the MTi 10-series and MTi 100-series. Both series are MEMS-based inertial measurement units (IMU), attitude and heading reference systems (AHRS), and vertical reference units (VRUs). The AHS algorithm delivers fundamentally improved heading tracking accuracy, Xsens said. The improved robustness in... read more

DT Research Rolls out High-Accuracy GNSS Tablets

April 2, 2015By
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DT Research Inc. has launched a new line of rugged tablets with the GNSS modules for surveying and mapping applications. The DT391GS, DT395GS and DT307GS rugged tablets feature integrated high-accuracy GNSS receiver modules with built-in antenna for seamless data capture, the company said. Built to travel and provide reliable operations in the real world, the tablets are designed for field work in mapping, geographic information systems (GIS), and accurate synchronization,... read more

Averna Partners with Investor Tandem Expansion

April 2, 2015By

Tandem Expansion Fund, a Canadian growth-equity investor, has acquired a majority interest in Averna, a developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers, according to a news release from Averna. The transaction provides Averna with the financial resources to “accelerate organic and strategic growth as well as to expand its international presence,” the release said. Founded in 1999,... read more

First Launch of GLONASS-K2 Satellite Planned for 2018

April 2, 2015By

The first GLONASS-K2 spacecraft will be launched into orbit in 2018, said Nicholas Testoyedov, the CEO of Information Satellite Systems Reshetnev, as reported by the Assotsiatsiya GLONASS/GNSS Forum. “In 2018, we are preparing to launch the first satellite of the series GLONASS-K2,” Testoyedov said. “This satellite has advanced features. In the development of the navigation functions, new code division signals... read more

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