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ION GNSS+ 2015 Technical Program Available Online

April 8, 2015By

The ION GNSS+ 2015 technical program is now available online, and registration is open.  ION GNSS+ 2015 will be held Sept. 14-18 (tutorials Sept. 14-15) at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla. This year, unlike in previous years, the technical program (registration brochure) will only be distributed online. Users can search and sort the program online or download and print a PDF version. A printed on-site... read more

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Septentrio Introduces Next-Generation GNSS Receiver, AsteRX4

April 8, 2015By
Septentrio's AsteRx4 OEM.

Septentrio has launched its next-generation dual-antenna GNSS receiver, the AsteRx 4 OEM. The AsteRx 4 OEM is a multi-frequency, dual antenna receiver that incorporates the latest innovative GNSS tracking and positioning algorithms from Septentrio. It offers users in the marine, machine control and agricultural industries precision, accuracy, reliability and ease of use, the company said. Thanks to Septentrio’s positioning engine, which uses... read more

FAA Grants 30 More Commercial UAS Exemptions

April 8, 2015By
The PrecisionHawk UAV.

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