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U.S. Will Require Registration of Drones

October 19, 2015By

UPDATE: Read news of the official announcement here. The federal government is expected to announce today a new plan requiring anyone buying a drone to register the device with the U.S. Department of Transportation. The registration of the drone will enable authorities to track a drone back to its owner if used in a dangerous manner. Under the plan, the... read more

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Trimble Adds Asset Tracking to Fleet Management Suite

October 16, 2015By

Trimble has launched Trimble Asset Tracking, a solution that offers complete visibility into the location and utilization of portable assets from a convenient portal. An enhancement to its fleet management portfolio, Trimble Asset Tracking enables field service organizations operating high-value portable assets, such as generators, pumps or trailers that are towed behind a service vehicle, to better manage asset performance... read more

Wildwood eLoran Transmitter Test Operations Continue

October 16, 2015By

According to UrsaNav Inc., the Wildwood eLoran (100 kHz) transmitter will be continuously broadcasting from 0900 (EDT) on Oct. 20 through 1800 (EDT) on Oct. 22. Wildwood will be broadcasting as 8970 master and secondary. In May, Exelis, UrsaNav, the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) and the U.S. Coast Guard entered into a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA)... read more

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Timing, Synchronization Featured in GPS World’s October Webinar

October 16, 2015By

Timing experts will share their views on timing and synchronization at GPS World’s next seminar, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29. Registration is free for “Timing, Time Transfer and Synchronization: New Applications and Techniques,” a GPS World Market Insights webinar sponsored by EndRun Technologies. In the webinar, an expert panel will discuss the current efforts behind — and changing demands to — keeping the nation’s timekeeping... read more

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International Symposium on Navigation and Timing Coming in November

October 16, 2015By

The International Technical Symposium on Navigation and Timing takes place Nov. 16-17 in Toulouse, France, bringing together experts in positioning, GNSS and air navigation. Registration is free, but mandatory, and the number of seats is limited. Site of the symposium is the Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC). The symposium is organized by ENAC in cooperation with the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales... read more

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Topcon YieldTrakk Monitors Yields

October 15, 2015By

Topcon Precision Agriculture has expanded its precision agriculture line of solutions to include a new yield monitoring system — YieldTrakk. YieldTrakk is an optical sensing, volumetric solution designed to provide operators with the real-time data collection needed to make intelligent business decisions in the combine cab and afterward. It includes monitoring and mapping of yield (in bushels or tonnes), moisture and cut... read more

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Baseband Technologies Granted Patent for Ultra Low-Power GPS Receiver

October 15, 2015By

Baseband Technologies Inc. has been issued a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its low-power satellite positioning innovation. U.S. Patent No. 9,116,234, titled “System, Method and Computer Program for a Low Power and Low Cost GNSS Receiver,” describes the technology and processes to significantly reduce the energy required to operate a GPS receiver. Baseband’s ultra low-power GPS receiver... read more

Topcon Secures FAA Exemption to Operate Rotary-Wing Aerial System in U.S. 

October 15, 2015By

Topcon Positioning Group has received a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows for operation of its Falcon 8 rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) in the United States. The Topcon Falcon 8 — powered by Ascending Technologies — is designed for inspection and monitoring, as well as survey and mapping applications. “Along with our exemption for... read more

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