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TerraGo Edge version 4 uses iOS, Android flexibility

June 1, 2017By

The profession of land surveying has taken advantage of many technological location and measuring advancements, yet most of the data collectors used today are still based upon aging proprietary data collectors and even older operating system platforms. A common tool for most surveyors is the smartphone or tablet, so TerraGo developed an application that takes advantage of the nimble programming of... read more

u-blox, SIM Technology terminate asset purchase agreement 

May 30, 2017By

u-blox and SIM Technology Group Limited of Shanghai, China, have announced that u-blox will not be acquiring the SIMCom cellular module product line as previously planned. Despite best efforts on the part of SIM Technology Group and u-blox, the companies could not close the deal as originally intended and were unable to find alternatives that worked for both while sustaining the intended... read more

ANSI establishes UAS standardization collaborative

May 30, 2017By

A May 19 meeting convened by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) confirmed there is broad-based support among key stakeholders from the private and public sectors for ANSI to establish an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Standardization Collaborative (UASSC). The UASSC will work to coordinate and accelerate the development of the standards and conformity assessment programs needed to facilitate the safe,... read more

u‑blox, Commsignia and NXP collaborate to drive V2X

May 29, 2017By

V2X companies u‑blox, Commsignia and NXP Semiconductors announced a strategic collaboration to address the rapidly growing demand for reliable vehicle‑to‑vehicle (V2V) and vehicle‑to‑infrastructure (V2I) technology. The adoption of V2X technology in North America and European markets equips new vehicles with the ability to securely and anonymously share information with other similarly equipped vehicles, infrastructure and even pedestrians within a radius of... read more

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Upgrades to monitoring stations support EGNOS

May 29, 2017By

Upgrades to the monitoring stations underpinning Europe’s EGNOS satnav augmentation system will support its evolution, said the European Space Agency. The current 40 Ranging and Integrity Monitoring Stations (RIMS) sites across Europe and beyond are the bedrock of the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), supplying highly accurate and robust satnav information that can be relied on for safety-critical purposes.... read more

Trimble to acquire Müller-Elektronik for precision agriculture

May 29, 2017By

Trimble has signed an agreement to acquire privately held Müller-Elektronik, a German company specializing in implement control and precision farming solutions. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017, subject to customary closing conditions and clearance or expiration of the waiting period under the German Act Against Restraints of Competition. Financial terms were not disclosed. With... read more

Spirent helps civil aviation industry respond to GNSS interference threats

May 26, 2017By

Spirent Communications plc is offering a solution that enables the civil aviation industry to evaluate the growing threat of GNSS interference, jamming and spoofing. The new GSS200D Interference Detector was developed as part of Spirent’s partnership with Nottingham Scientific Limited. As skies and airports become more congested, there is increasing pressure on airports to be safely accessible at all times —... read more

Hydrographic surveys to improve maritime safety in Papua New Guinea

May 25, 2017By

Fugro has been awarded six contracts by the National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) of Papua New Guinea. The hydrographic survey packages are expected to contribute to capacity development in the country, which has more than 5,000 kilometers of coastline. The surveys will be conducted using a combination of Fugro’s Airborne Lidar Bathymetry (ALB) and multi-beam echo sounder (MBES) sensors, and a seamless dataset... read more