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US Air Force approves Lockheed’s ground control upgrade for GPS III

December 15, 2016By
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The U.S. Air Force approved Lockheed Martin’s design to upgrade the current GPS satellite ground control system with new capabilities that will enable it to operate more powerful and accurate GPS III satellites. The successful Critical Design Review (CDR) for the Contingency Operations (COps) contract, completed on Nov. 17, gives Lockheed Martin a green light to proceed with software development... read more

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Datumate introduces new DatuFly release 

December 14, 2016By
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Datumate has launched a new version of DatuFly for iOS, a UAV app with industry-specific capabilities for surveying, construction and infrastructure companies. The new version 1.1.1. includes: DJI Inspire 1 Pro Support – Two new bundles were added to support DJI Inspire 1 Pro drones, one with the X5 camera and the other with the X3. DJI Matrice 600 Support... read more

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2016 fleet management technology report now available

December 14, 2016By
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A new report that explores technologies for U.S. commercial fleets is now available. The 2016 Fleet Management Technology Report, sponsored by GPS Insight, includes results of a survey conducted by Bobit Business Media, publisher of Automotive Fleet Magazine, Fleet Financials Magazine, Business Fleet Magazine, and Work Truck Magazine. GPS Insights asked a series of questions pertaining to fleet management and telematics... read more

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Septentrio provides low-power embedded GNSS for Xeos autonomous reference receiver

December 14, 2016By
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Septentrio’s low-power AsteRx-m OEM GNSS board has been selected by Xeos Technologies for use in its new Resolute reference receivers. Designed for high-precision monitoring in low-power applications, the Resolute systems are aimed at structural monitoring and geodetic research in remote locations. Smaller than a standard credit card, the AsteRx-m board provides centimeter-level dual-frequency L1/L2 GNSS positioning while consuming less than... read more

Geneq introduces SXPad 1000P rugged handheld

December 14, 2016By
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Geneq Inc. has announced the SXPad 1000P, a rugged handheld GPS data collector, which the company says is low-cost. The SXPad 1000P is suitable for mobile GIS users in applications ranging from water, electric, gas utilities, transportation, mining, agriculture and forestry. The high-performance 1000-megahertz device is designed to give professionals the power needed to work with maps and large data sets in the... read more

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New GLONASS interface control documents released

December 14, 2016By

Russian Space Systems has released draft versions of the GLONASS interface control documents (ICD) for the future code division multiple access (CDMA) signals in the L1, L2 and L3 bands. Parameters of the subsystem interfaces between the spacecraft and GLONASS navigation consumer equipment are determined by the GLONASS Interface Control Document. The ICD is only available in Russian, but an... read more

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Septentrio’s PolaRx5 updated with seismic monitoring, advanced CORS

December 12, 2016By
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Septentrio has released version 5.1.0 firmware for the PolaRx5 product line of GNSS reference receivers. The 5.1.0 firmware brings new features for file management, usability, security and seismic monitoring. Septentrio’s PolaRx5 product line of GNSS reference receivers includes the PolaRx5 for CORS and network operations, the PolaRx5TR for time and frequency transfer and the PolaRx5S for space weather applications. Improvements in... read more

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Fugro’s airborne tech surveying after New Zealand earthquake

December 8, 2016By
Fugro's LADS technology is being deployed following the Nov. 14 New Zealand earthquake.

Fugro’s laser airborne depth sounder (LADS) technology is being deployed in New Zealand to assist in relief efforts following the damaging 7.9 magnitude earthquake near Christchurch on Nov. 14. At the request of the New Zealand Government, the Royal Australian Navy LADS flight is to conduct a rapid hydrographic survey of the seafloor in the coastal margins of the north... read more