Machine Control/Ag

AgJunction signs strategic agreement with Hemisphere GNSS

March 20, 2017By

AgJunction Inc., a provider of innovative hardware and software solutions for precision agriculture, has signed a new strategic agreement with Hemisphere GNSS, a provider of GNSS technology. For an undisclosed, one-time payment and a new long-term supply agreement, AgJunction has agreed to release Hemisphere from a license restriction that prevented them from selling their GNSS products directly into the global agricultural... read more

Agricultural robots market worth $12.8B by 2022

March 15, 2017By

The agricultural robots market is expected to grow from $2.75 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach $12.8 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate of 20.71 percent between 2017 and 2022, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets. The increasing focus on farm efficiency and productivity and increasing global demand for food are some of the significant drivers... read more

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Topcon’s new concrete paving system uses ‘millimeter GPS technology’

March 9, 2017By
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Topcon Positioning Group has launched a new system for automated concrete paving — the ZPS system — with the new Z-Robot and Z-Stack sensor. Using enhanced Topcon “millimeter GPS technology,” the ZPS system is designed to bring unmatched accuracy to concrete paving with a fraction of the hardware required for a traditional local positioning system. The new Z-Robot is an advanced... read more

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Topcon updates 2D indicate system for excavation, Wi-Fi for imaging

March 9, 2017By

Topcon Positioning Group is providing an update to its X-52 entry-level machine control system for excavation. The 2D system is designed to offer cost-effective indicate grade control. “The X-52 system features the all-new MC-X1 controller, which offers compatibility with all brands and models of excavators,” said Kris Maas, director of construction product management. “Operators with limited exposure to machine control systems will find... read more

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Hemisphere launches 2 GNSS receivers, software and hardware

March 9, 2017By
C321 RTK base and rover by Hemisphere GNSS.

Hemisphere GNSS has launched two new GNSS receivers to enable better positioning for machine control applications. The new receivers are in addition to products announced earlier this week, including GradeMetrix application software and an array of compatible GNSS hardware components. Designed for harsh construction environments, both the Vector VR1000 and the C321 base and rover (when combined with the new SiteMatrix... read more

Hemisphere GNSS launches smart antenna, machine control software

March 7, 2017By
Hemisphere GNSS' IronOne tablet running GradeMetrix software.

Hemisphere GNSS has launched three new products: The Vector VR500 rugged all-in-one smart antenna GradeMetrix software for machine control and guidance applications The IronOne rugged display and computer Hemisphere GNSS made the announcements at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, being held this week in Las Vegas. Hemisphere GNSS is exhibiting at booth G71925. Vector VR500 Smart Antenna The Vector VR500 is designed specifically for harsh machine control environments, the multi-frequency,... read more

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What is the biggest unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) challenge?

March 6, 2017By
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What is the biggest challenge facing the UAV industry? Go to gpsworld.com/17marpoll to give us your opinion by March 22 and you’ll also be entered in a drawing to receive a $50 gift card. Here are the possibilities on offer, plus an “other” category for you to specify something bigger if you think we’ve omitted anything. Better quality images and... read more

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Udee backpack could answer protection needs for mobile workers

March 3, 2017By
The Udee backpack was designed to be comfortable as well as utilitarian.

A new backpack could be the perfect answer for field workers, remote workers and people who travel with expensive equipment. The Udee backpack has 19 features, and was made possible through an IndieGoGo Kickstarter campaign. The versatile and user-friendly design is equipped with 19 features designed specifically for serious travelers and outdoor workers who need to stay connected and protect valuable equipment... read more

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