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Australia enacts new GNSS requirements for aviation

February 18, 2016By

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has implemented a GNSS equipment mandate for all aircraft flying in the country, regardless of state of registry. The mandate is designed to align Australian operations with global standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for Communications, Navigation, Surveillance and Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM). The changes include the requirement that all aircraft operating under instrument... read more

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Topcon releases 3D dozer machine control system

February 16, 2016By
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Topcon Positioning Group has released a new 3D dozer machine control system — 3D-MCMAX. The system is driven by dual IMUs (inertial measurement unit) designed to increase on-grade performance where speed and blade response is maximized, while eliminating the need for a mast on the blade. The system uses Topcon 3D-MC2 technology with the dual IMU sensors and new, unique algorithms... read more

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Final GPS IIF satellite joins constellation

February 16, 2016By
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Col. Stephen Slade, 50th Space Wing IMA, assumes control of SVN-70, a GPS IIF-12 satellite, from 14th Air Force in a short ceremony here, today.  This transfer of control marks the end of an era for the IIF series satellites as SVN-70 was the final model to be launched, giving the 2nd Space Operations Squadron a total of 41 satellites under their control.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Christopher DeWitt)

The 50th Space Wing accepted satellite control authority of the final Global Positioning System GPS IIF satellite from the GPS Directorate during a ceremony held Feb. 12 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. Following its launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, Feb. 5, operators from the 50th and 310th Space Wings completed an extensive checkout of the satellite... read more

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2016 Antenna and Receiver Surveys now available

February 15, 2016By
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We have collected key specifications for 320 GNSS antennas from 30 manufacturers into one comprehensive guide. read more

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u-blox brings GNSS RTK precision to the mass market

February 15, 2016By
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u-blox has launched a receiver module that brings real-time kinematic accuracy to the mass market. The NEO-M8P GNSS receiver module delivers high performance down to centimeter-level accuracy. RTK technologies have been used for some time in low-volume niche markets, such as surveying and construction. Because of high costs and complexity, this enhanced positioning technology has been inaccessible for most other uses. Emerging high volume... read more

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TerraGo and Eos Positioning partner on next-generation GPS/GNSS solutions

February 13, 2016By
Eos Positioning's Arrow 200 Bluetooth receiver supports Hemisphere's Atlas correction service.

TerraGo and Eos Positioning Systems have entered a collaboration to combine the TerraGo Edge mobile GPS data-collection platform with the Eos Arrow line of sub-meter and centimeter accuracy receivers. The combination delivers a modern, cloud-based, real-time data collection capability, according to a TerraGo press release. While the working environments and the projects are very different, customers in for water utilities, energy, survey and... read more

Tallysman wideband inline amplifier covers all GNSS frequencies

February 12, 2016By
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Tallysman, a manufacturer of economical high-performance GNSS antennas and related products, is offering a new wideband 28-dB inline amplifier covering the full GNSS spectrum from 1 to 2 GHz. The TW125B is a low cost, rugged, waterproof, low noise, low current/low voltage, 1 to 2 GHz band, 28dB gain in-line amplifier, specially designed to amplify all GNSS frequency signals, from GPS L5... read more

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Sokkia’s SHC500 field controller designed for surveying

February 12, 2016By
The Sokkia SHC500 field controller.

Sokkia has introduced its new SHC500 field controller for construction and surveying applications. It is designed to provide operators a compact handheld option with numerous features and benefits, including a 4.3-inch touchscreen display and optional 5 MP camera with built-in LED flash. The SHC500 is designed for the professional operating MAGNET Field, Site and Layout software. The data controller works with... read more

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