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AUVSI hosts workshop on drones at CTIA Super Mobility 2016

September 6, 2016By

AUVSI will review new FAA regulations for operating commercial drones Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), will lead a workshop on unmanned aircraft systems from 2-3:45 p.m. PDT on Sept. 8 at CTIA Super Mobility 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The workshop, “Drones and the Wireless Industry: Information, Insights and Actionable Tools... read more

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DJI makes smartphone smarter with Osmo Mobile camera system

September 2, 2016By
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Stabilized system turns smartphones into intelligent motion cameras Drone-maker DJI has launched the Osmo Mobile, an extension for smartphones that turns them into intelligent, precision camera systems. Using DJI’s signature three-axis gimbal stabilization and SmoothTrack™ technology, the Osmo Mobile enables smartphone users to shoot effortless, high-quality photos and videos on the go. In combination with the DJI GO App, cinematic... read more

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Rohde & Schwarz showcases 5G test solutions at Super Mobility 2016

September 2, 2016By

Rohde & Schwarz is highlighting its 5G test solutions in booth No. 5128 at CTIA Super Mobility 2016, which is being held Sept. 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company’s test and measurement solutions are helping researchers define and characterize 5G before commercialization. Rohde & Schwarz has enhanced its proven test solution platforms to include advanced capabilities that are facilitating... read more

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Red Hen’s modular defense kits capture first-person views

September 1, 2016By
THISR modular kits provide the tools needed to capture the first-person view on the battlefield.
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The Tactical Handheld Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (THISR) by Red Hen Systems is an advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) asset providing a real-time solution to operators and mission teams. The modular kits provide the tools needed to capture the first-person view on the battlefield. The THISR is a custom integration of cameras, a laser rangefinder, GPS unit and software linked through Red... read more

Shipping container tracking on verge of big increase

August 31, 2016By
The 18,000-container-capacity CMA CGM Kuergelen. (Photo: CMA CGM)

Big Changes from a Tiny Tracker The container shipping industry uses between 20–25 million containers, only a small number of which are tracked. A company called Traxens is on the verge of changing that. In July, the Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) joined worldwide container shipping company CMA CGM to invest in the French start-up. Under the deal, both CMA... read more

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Carlson releases BRx6 GNSS receiver for surveyors

August 31, 2016By
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Carlson Software has released the Carlson BRx6, a multi-GNSS, multi-frequency receiver. Each BRx6 contains a multi-constellation, multi-band 372-channel GNSS receiver, Athena RTK technology and an integrated Atlas L-band receiver. In addition, the BRx6 contains electronic sensors that measure tilt, direction (electronic compass) and acceleration, supporting Carlson SurvCE’s advanced features such as LDL (live digital level or e-bubble), leveling tolerance, auto by level, tilted-pole... read more

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New FAA rules for small unmanned aircraft now in effect

August 29, 2016By
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The first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems, announced June 21, officially take effect today. “People are captivated by the limitless possibilities unmanned aircraft offer, and they are already creating business opportunities in this exciting new field,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “These new rules are our latest step toward transforming aviation and society with this... read more

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Public meeting set for Navstar GPS documents

August 29, 2016By

The U.S. Air Force is holding a 2016 Public Interface Control Working Group and Open Forum for the Navstar GPS public documents Sept. 21-22 in El Segundo, California. The meeting is intended to update the public on GPS public document revisions and collect issues and comments for analysis and possible integration into future Navstar revisions. The forum will be held for the following documents:... read more