Machine Control/AG News

Topcon Acquires in-Cab Mounted Console Manufacturer

November 20, 2014By

Topcon Positioning Group has completed the acquisition of Wachendorff Elektronik GmbH and Wachendorff Electronics Inc. in a private transaction. Wachendorff Elektronik GmbH and its U.S. subsidiary Wachendorff Electronics, Inc., are manufacturers of in-cabin mounted consoles for the industrial vehicle market in the agricultural and construction industries. “This acquisition is a key ingredient of our global strategy to strengthen our ability to... read more

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Yield Monitoring Market Worth $2.51 Billion by 2020

November 19, 2014By

According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the total Yield Monitoring Devices and Services Market is expected to reach $2.51 Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 7.17% from 2014 to 2020. The report, “Yield Monitoring Devices and Services Market by Technology (GPS/GNSS, GIS, Remote Sensing), Components (Sensors, GPS/GNSS, Display, Guidance & Steering, and Software & Services), Application (VRA,... read more

Farmers Edge Closes Investment for Precision Farming

November 10, 2014By

Farmers Edge, a precision agriculture and independent data management solutions company, has received an investment from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ Green Growth Fund. With operations around the world, Farmers Edge provides a plug-and-play technology solution that helps farmers optimize crop inputs and maximize yield. The investment from Kleiner Perkins will fund expansion of Farmers Edge’s technology platform and support... read more

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Antcom Discusses Unmanned Systems, Geodetic Survey Antennas at InterGeo

October 8, 2014By

Robert Dumont of Antcom Corporation discusses the company’s unmanned systems antennas and geodetic survey antennas while at the InterGeo Conference and Trade Fair held October 7-9 in Berlin. See more InterGeo videos at GPS World’s YouTube Channel. read more

Applanix Offers Single-Board GNSS-Inertial System for UAV Mapping

October 7, 2014By

Applanix, a mobile mapping and positioning company, has introduced a new product that enables major improvements in unmanned airborne mapping: the Applanix APX-15 UAV GNSS-Inertial System. The announcement was made at InterGeo, being held this week in Berlin. The APX-15 UAV is designed to maximize the efficiency of mapping from small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by reducing — or even eliminating — Ground Control Points... read more

Oxford Technical Launches Board Set for System Integrators

October 3, 2014By
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Oxford Technical Solutions (OxTS) has announced the latest addition to its OEM line of inertial navigation systems, the xOEM500. The OxTS is a high-performance GNSS/INS system embedded on a single compact board set. It offers dual GNSS receivers and a high-grade MEMS IMU (inertial measurement unit) to system integrators in an easy-to-integrate 120-g package. With attractive prices for volume sales, the xOEM500 is... read more

Satlab Geosolutions Adds Americas Office, Appoints Phil Gabriel

September 30, 2014By
Satlab products include (from left) the SL600 6G GNSS receiver, the SL300 6G GNSS receiver, and the SL55 controller.

Swedish-based survey and GIS equipment maker Satlab Geosolutions AB has expanded into the U.S. and Americas with the creation of a new sister company Satlab Geosolutions (USA), Inc., based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Phil Gabriel has been named managing director of the USA office. Setting up a formal base of operations in the U.S. will allow Satlab to better service their clients and expand... read more

u-blox Rolls Out New Module, Outlines Marketing Strategy

September 24, 2014By

Several companies at CTIA Super Mobility Week, held in Las Vegas September 9–11, are attempting to find niche opportunities in the crowded machine-to-machine market — and Switzerland-based u-blox is no exception. The company is focusing on the mobile, industrial and consumer-location markets, said Thomas Seiler, u-blox CEO. While Seiler says there is no one dominant market for u-blox, the fleet market has... read more