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AirLink GX450 from Sierra Wireless now supports advanced vehicle telemetry

March 16, 2016By

Sierra Wireless has released an advanced fleet management feature to support the company’s AirLink GX450 mobile gateway, allowing it to collect OBD-II vehicle telemetry data. The added functionality will enable large organizations and fleet management solution providers to rapidly develop applications to monitor vehicle health and performance, helping them reduce costs, streamline operations and increase efficiency. Managing a vehicle-based workforce... read more

AAGS seeks input on geodetic certification program

March 16, 2016By
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The American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS) has undertaken an effort to explore creating a geodetic certification program, and asks professionals to take part in a survey. read more

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Septentrio Americas delivers machine control receivers for world’s largest iron ore mine

March 16, 2016By
The Vale S11D mine is the largest iron ore mine in the world.

Vale’s new S11D mine is the largest iron ore project in the world. It will produce more than 90 million tons of iron ore annually when it becomes operational in the second half of 2016. Vale is leveraging technology from Septentrio and other mining companies to implement a highly automated truckless transport system that will substantially reduce fuel consumption and... read more

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ESA to research monitoring of ground hazards affecting transportation

March 15, 2016By
Live Land is a satellite-based land monitoring system developed under ESA’s ARTES Integrated Applications Promotions programme. It offers transport operators increased information on geological hazards, such as landslides and subsidence that affect assets. (Photo: ritish Geological Survey NERC)

Operators of UK transport networks will be the first to benefit from Live Land, a satellite-based land monitoring system developed through the European Space Agency (ESA). Transport operators across the UK face significant challenges in monitoring and detecting landslides and subsidence across their networks. Geological hazards in the vicinity of roads and railways can disrupt business and communities. The Live Land demonstration... read more

Hemisphere GNSS debuts smart antenna for survey

March 15, 2016By
The S321 smart antenna by Hemisphere GNSS.

Hemisphere GNSS has released the S321, its next-generation multi-frequency, multi-GNSS survey smart antenna. The S321 — designed for land or marine survey — combines Hemisphere’s Athena and Atlas technologies with a new web user interface offering customer-friendly performance. For professional marine applications — such as  marine construction, hydrographic surveying or dredging — using the S321 with Athena RTK (real-time kinematic) enables users to achieve impeccable results and maintain... read more

Averna acquires European company Test & Measurement Solutions

March 14, 2016By

Averna has acquired 100 percent of Europe-based Test & Measurement Solutions for an undisclosed amount. Averna is a developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide. Averna’s main shareholders, Tandem Expansion and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), both helped finance the acquisition. For CDPQ, the investment is consistent with its objective to further the international expansion... read more

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Low-cost accuracy for ITS applications from a national GNSS network

March 11, 2016By
GNSS antenna at the FinnRef station in Romuvaara, Kuhmo, Finland.

Our real-time kinematic (RTK) implementation, the Public Precise Positioning (P3-Service) project, has achieved horizontal positioning accuracy of 0.5 meters using relatively inexpensive equipment: a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) low-cost GNSS receiver. read more

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Kongsberg reference system integrates GNSS services

March 10, 2016By
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Kongsberg Maritime has introduced a new position reference system that integrates all available GNSS and all possible correction services. The new DPS 432 combines full decimeter accuracy with high integrity and availability of GNSS data, supporting the safety and efficiency of offshore operations that rely on advanced dynamic positioning (DP) systems. The DPS 432 integrates signals from GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and... read more

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