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GPS Source Adds to GPS Rackmount Splitter Line

October 6, 2015By

GPS Source has released a GPS/GNSS rackmount splitter with dual antenna inputs and antenna health monitoring. Developed for the wireless industry, the dual input rackmount splitter provides a GPS timing signal to up to 32 GPS/GNSS synchronization modules and receivers. Its design ensures the GPS timing signal is always available, even in the event of an antenna or cable failure, the... read more

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FAA Seeks $1.9M Penalty against SkyPan for Unauthorized UAS Operations

October 6, 2015By

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the largest civil penalty the FAA has proposed against a UAS operator for endangering the safety of the national airspace. The FAA proposes a $1.9 million civil penalty against SkyPan International Inc. of Chicago. Between March 21, 2012, and Dec. 15, 2014, SkyPan conducted 65 unauthorized operations in some of the most... read more

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Satel Offers Compact-Proof Radio Data Modem

October 5, 2015By

Satel’s new UHF radio data modem Compact-Proof, designed for outdoor measurement applications, features autonomous rechargeable battery power and a robust housing with IP67 protection. Compact-Proof from Satel gives users double advantages with a powerful lithium-ion battery and the EASy radio data technology including a display and a robust housing with IP67 protection, the company said. With transmitting power of 1,000 mW,... read more

Topcon Offers Rotary-Wing UAS for Data Collection

October 5, 2015By
The Topcon Falcon 8 rotary wing UAS.

Topcon Positioning Group has added a rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) to its mass data-collection solutions line. The Falcon 8 — powered by Ascending Technologies — is designed for inspection and monitoring, as well as survey and mapping applications. “Rotary-wing systems provide the perfect solutions for small-scale sites and projects for which flexibility of takeoff and landing or an oblique perspective is... read more

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GPSTrackIt Offers Android Apps for Mobile Workforce

October 2, 2015By

Two new products from offer users of their Fleet Manager vehicle tracking, fleet and workforce management system new tools for navigating, routing and communication. Field Service Manager provides access to Fleet Manager’s route planning and navigation system. New stops can be pushed out to the tablets from dispatch. It enables drivers to add stops to their route on the fly.... read more

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Fourth Edition of GPS Satellite Surveying Book Published

October 1, 2015By

A new fourth edition of GPS Satellite and Surveying, by Leick, Rapoport, and Tatarnikov, is available through NavtechGPS. GPS Satellite and Surveying is a comprehensive guide on GPS technology for surveying. Three prior editions have established it as a definitive industry reference. Updated and expanded to reflect the newest developments in the field, the fourth edition features cutting-edge information on... read more

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GPS III Launch Services RFP Released by Air Force

September 30, 2015By

The U.S. Air Force released a final Request for Proposal (RFP) for GPS III Launch Services on Sept. 30. Launch services include launch vehicle production, mission integration and launch operations for a GPS III mission scheduled to launch in 2018. Proposals are due back to the Air Force no later than Nov. 16 in accordance with the solicitation instructions. After evaluating proposals through... read more

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Tallysman Introduces High-Gain, High-Rejection Timing Antennas

September 30, 2015By

Antenna maker Tallysman announces the availability of a family of high-gain (50 dB) and high-rejection timing antennas. The antennas are specifically designed for timing applications in high-density cell/telecommunications tower applications where high levels of near-out-of-band interfering signals can be expected. They feature a 50-dB LNA gain to handle long cable runs often associated with installation on telecommunications towers. The TW3150/52 antennas cover... read more