Machine Control/Ag

Locata Warns: Lessons to Be Learned from GLONASS Spasm

April 15, 2014By
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Calling it an “unprecedented and deeply worrying total disruption . . . [that] shook the industry,” Locata Corporation reiterated its call for redundant terrestrial systems to back up GNSS in the wake of the April 1 11-hour GLONASS system outage. Nunzio Gambale, Locata CEO, said “We have been telling the industry for years that you cannot have a critically important... read more

Hemisphere GNSS Vector Products Now Have GLONASS Functionality

March 11, 2014By

Hemisphere GNSS has announced that all professional-level Vector products — including the V103, V113, VS131, and VS330 — now include the ability to utilize the GLONASS system along with GPS in the navigation solution. The tracking of the additional GLONASS signals provides a more robust solution, especially in challenging environments, the company said. Vector Technology processes L1 GPS and GLONASS... read more

Hexagon Acquires Drone-Maker Aibotix

February 20, 2014By
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Hexagon, a global provider of design, measurement and visualization solutions, has acquired Aibotix, a manufacturer of intelligent multicopter systems for high-efficiency aerial applications. Headquartered in Kassel, Germany, Aibotix is the maker of Aibot X6, a new generation of vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Intelligent, autonomous and safe, the multi-rotor platform is designed to suit the needs of... read more

Topcon Unveils 2D, 3D Excavator Control Systems

January 21, 2014By
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Topcon Positioning Group announces the addition of two new indicate control systems to its excavator control system lineup — the X-32 and X-33. The systems feature Topcon’s new GX-30 control box and TS-i3 sensors. The GX-30 features a full-color touchscreen display. The TS-i3 sensors have no moving components, offer single and dual-axis measurement modes, and include convenient LED status indicators.... read more

Parsec Antennas Designed for Telit Mini GPS Receiver

January 14, 2014By
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Telit Wireless Solutions and Parsec Technologies today announced that a combination of the companies’ technologies results in a low profile  companion solution for GPS receiver and antenna. For host devices able to accommodate higher volumetric symmetry, assembly of the components can be made to fit a 6 x 16 x 8 millimeter volume. A flat component arrangement can yield an... read more

Hemisphere GNSS Names Chuck Joseph President and CEO

January 3, 2014By

Hemisphere GNSS, Inc. today announced that Chuck Joseph has been named president and chief executive officer, effective immediately, replacing Phil Gabriel. Joseph has also been appointed to the Hemisphere GNSS Board of Directors. Joseph has more than 30 years of executive leadership across multiple industries, serving in corporate officer and board of director capacities. He has extensive proven experience in... read more

Topcon Ag Introduces X14 for Entry-Level Guidance

December 16, 2013By
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Topcon Precision Agriculture is introducing a new 3D color touchscreen display, the X14. The precision farming in-cab display offers entry-level guidance with the look and feel of TPA’s larger, easy-to-use X30 touchscreen console, the company said. The 10.9-cm (4.3-inch) full-color 3D touchscreen offers moving map visualization and an on-screen, software-based virtual lightbar. For low-cost guidance, the X14 can be paired... read more

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Trimble’s Connected Farm Adds Precipitation Monitoring

November 14, 2013By

Trimble has announced a new feature for its RainWave precipitation monitoring solution for agriculture. As part of the Connected Farm solution, the new feature adds actual rainfall activity in 10-minute increments plus accumulated rainfall over a 24-hour period. With this comprehensive rainfall information, farmers can have a better understanding of the rainfall intensity, which can be used to make more... read more

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