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Trimble introduces compact GNSS sensor for system integrators

April 7, 2017By
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Trimble has introduced the ABX-Two OEM GNSS sensor, which delivers precise heading, pitch, roll and 3D positioning information. With two internal MB-Two modules, the ABX-Two offers a third antenna option that provides a drift-free, absolute attitude solution. The ABX-Two is designed for a wide variety of applications such as agriculture, automotive, aviation, construction and marine systems. The announcement was made at Ocean... read more

Galileo search-and-rescue service officially launched

April 6, 2017By
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The Galileo Search And Rescue (SAR) service, made possible by the Galileo satellite constellation, is now active. Galileo SAR is Europe’s contribution to the COSPAS-SARSAT network, a distress alert detection and information distribution system best known for detecting and locating emergency beacons activated by aircraft, ships and hikers. By providing COSPAS-SARSAT with the coverage capacity of the Galileo constellation equipped... read more

UAV manufacturer senseFly joins April 20 webinar panel

April 4, 2017By
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A speaker from UAV manufacturer senseFly will appear on the free April 20 webinar, “From Flying Drones to Doing Business,” addressing ease of use for the user in business applications. The Switzerland-based company specializes in professional-grade UAVs for survey, mapping, precision agriculture and asset inspection. The company recently became the first drone operator to be granted anytime Beyond Visual Line... read more

NovAtel releases Oceanix Nearshore correction service for marine applications

April 4, 2017By
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NovAtel, the OEM supplier of high-precision GNSS positioning technology, unveiled its Oceanix Nearshore correction service at the Ocean Business show in Southampton, U.K. Oceanix Nearshore, a subscription-based GNSS correction service for Precise Point Positioning (PPP), provides exceptionally reliable subdecimeter positioning for marine applications such as dredging, hydrographic survey, mapping and coastal patrolling. The robustness of Oceanix infrastructure sets it apart from the... read more

Polaris scanner uses GNSS to go indoors, outdoors

April 4, 2017By
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Teledyne Optech has released its Polaris terrestrial laser scanner, which automatically detects its location with a built-in GNSS receiver and selects the planned survey parameters for the site. Alternatively, operators can set up surveys in the field and resection/backsight the system using the menu-driven graphical user interface (GUI) on its touchscreen. The announcement was made at the SPAR 3D Conference... read more

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Sierra Wireless acquires GlobalTop’s GNSS embedded module business

April 3, 2017By
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Sierra Wireless, a provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things, has completed the acquisition of GlobalTop Technology’s GNSS embedded module business for $3.2 million. GlobalTop’s GNSS embedded module portfolio will become part of the Sierra Wireless OEM Solutions product line, and the GNSS staff from GlobalTop will join Sierra Wireless. GlobalTop’s GNSS products generated $5 million in... read more

SBG Systems unveils Qinertia INS/GNSS post-processing software

April 3, 2017By
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Qinertia, SBG Systems’ new in-house post-processing software, gives access to offline real-time kinematic (RTK) corrections, and processes inertial and GNSS raw data to further enhance accuracy and secure a survey. SBG Systems will unveil new software for the surveying industry at the Ocean Business show, held in Southamptom, United Kingdom, April 4-6. For more than 10 years, SBG Systems has been... read more

Foxcom offers GPS/GNSS repeaters for Iridium, indoors

March 30, 2017By
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RF optical solutions maker Foxcom has introduced a range of products to serve the GPS/GNSS repeater market. Foxcom launched an Iridium repeater in September 2016 and is now offering advanced GPS/GNSS repeater solutions globally. The firm’s repeaters have been designed to cover a wide range of commercial and military applications, such as: aircraft hangars time distribution in data centers GPS distribution... read more

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