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VectorNav Technologies introduces VN-360 GPS-Compass

March 3, 2016By
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VectorNav Technologies has introduced the VN-360 GPS-Compass heading and position sensor. The VN-360 is an OEM GPS-Compass module that provides an accurate, True North heading solution for systems integrators seeking a reliable alternative to magnetic-based sensors. Many systems currently available on the market depend on digital magnetometers for providing heading measurements of a manned or unmanned platform. However, the majority of... read more

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Topcon announces new geodetic antenna

March 3, 2016By
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Topcon Positioning Group announces the release of a new full wave geodetic antenna — the G5-A1.  The portable antenna is designed to provide improved multipath mitigation for use with a mobile base station site or network reference station. “When paired with the Topcon NET-G5 receiver, the zero-centered geodetic antenna provides a powerful and cost-effective entry-level solution” said Charles Rihner, vice... read more

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Louisiana DOT goes mobile for levee inspections

March 2, 2016By
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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has deployed TerraGo Edge for the inspection of flood protection infrastructure including levees, dams and reservoirs. The DOTD’s Public Works and Water Resources Division inspects more than 1,100 miles of levees, four times every year. The legacy inspection system was a custom-built application developed by an engineering services firm, which used Trimble Yuma ruggedized tablets.... read more

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Garmin unveils aviation portable navigator, the aera 660

March 2, 2016By
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Garmin International Inc. has launched the aera 660, a new cost-effective, feature-rich, purpose-built aviation portable. The compact 5-inch capacitive touchscreen has a bright, sunlight readable display complete with rich, interactive maps and a built-in GPS/GLONASS receiver that can be viewed in portrait or landscape modes for optimum customization. The aera 660 encompasses features of the aera and GPSMAP aviation portable series, adding new... read more

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SBG Systems offers inertial sensors in subsea enclosures

March 2, 2016By
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SBG Systems has released the Apogee-M and the Apogee-U, two inertial sensors, to complete the Apogee product line. The Apogee-M is a motion reference unit (MRU), and the Apogee-U is an inertial navigation system (INS). Both are made of titanium with a depth rating of 200 meters. Apogee Series is an accurate INS based on robust micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology. One year... read more

European Space Solutions to feature Galileo and EGNOS

March 2, 2016By
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European Space Solutions 2016 is a five-day conference that will bring together business and policy makers with users and developers of space-based solutions. The conference will take place at the World Forum Convention Centre in The Hague, The Netherlands, May 30 to June 3. Registration is free of charge, but mandatory. The event will explore how space makes a difference to the lives, and livelihoods,... read more

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Water utility deploys iPad solution

March 2, 2016By
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Like thousands of water utilities across the U.S., the City of Sebring, Fla., Utilities Department is tasked with providing a safe and reliable water supply, while managing all the dispersed assets of the water distribution and wastewater systems. This means regularly locating, mapping and inspecting assets to maintain service levels and operations. When Sebring evaluated this approach, the city received... read more

Topcon announces robotic-based system for concrete paving

March 1, 2016By
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Topcon Positioning Group is offering a local positioning system (LPS) for concrete paving. The LPS Paving System is designed to provide a stringless paving solution in conditions when GNSS signals are blocked or unavailable. It uses multiple Topcon PS series robotic total stations — tracking two prisms mounted to the concrete paver — for steering and elevation control. “This robotic-based system does not encounter... read more