Machine Control/AG News

NovAtel Releases SMART6-L Integrated GNSS High-Accuracy Antenna

March 19, 2013By

NovAtel’s new SMART6-L GNSS antenna integrates its OEM6 engine with Pinwheel antenna technology. Tracking L1 and L2 GPS + GLONASS, the SMART6-L delivers scalable performance, from single-frequency GL1DE smoothing performance to centimeter-level accuracy using dual frequency real-time kinematic tracking. Optional L-band tracking improves positioning accuracy outside of L1 SBAS coverage areas. The SMART6-L is designed for manual guidance and auto-steer... read more

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Handheld’s Ruggedized Computers and Smartphones Have u-blox GPS Inside

March 4, 2013By

Swedish-based Handheld, maker of mobile computers designed for extreme environments, has integrated u-blox’ GPS modules in four of its most popular products: the Algiz 7 and Algiz 10X tablets, Algiz XRW notebook, and Nautiz X1 smartphone. These tough computers are designed for and used in demanding environments such as polar expeditions, marine exploration, and rescue operations, as well as outdoor... read more

Janam Announces 3G/4G Cellular Rugged Mobile Computer

February 26, 2013By

Janam Technologies LLC, a provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, today announced the release of its new XT85, a high-bandwidth wireless rugged mobile computer designed to support demanding enterprise applications in equally demanding outdoor environments. Janam’s XT85 offers a complete set of features that enterprises require in a rugged wireless wide area device, at a... read more

SeeControl Adds Quake Products to Ag and Heavy Equipment Solutions

February 12, 2013By

SeeControl, a machine-to-machine (M2M) cloud service provider, announced today that it will add Quake Global’s Q4000 to its line of turnkey M2M solutions for agriculture and equipment telemetry. The Q4000 is a dual-mode communication modem that will connect either to a satellite network or to a traditional ground-based wireless data network. The modem will automatically choose the most economical method... read more

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It’s Snow Problem: Ohio University Team Wins ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition

February 6, 2013By
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The Institute of Navigation (ION) Satellite Division held its third annual ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition January 24-27 at Rice Park in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, as part of the 127th Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Sponsored by The ION Satellite Division and held in cooperation with the ION North Star Section, the ION Annual Autonomous Snowplow Competition is a national event... read more

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Trimble Introduces High-Accuracy Correction Service for Agriculture

February 5, 2013By

Trimble is launching a high-accuracy correction service for the agriculture market. The Trimble RangePoint RTX correction service is expected to be available in March. According to Trimble, the RangePoint RTX service is an introductory, cost-effective correction service available to farmers across the contiguous U.S. as well as most of Canada, South America, Russia, and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Africa, Asia... read more

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Hemisphere GPS Sells Precision Business to Chinese UniStrong

February 4, 2013By

On January 31, Hemisphere GNSS Inc., a subsidiary of Beijing UniStrong Science & Technology Co. Ltd., purchased the Precision Products business and related GNSS technology and intellectual property from Hemisphere GPS Inc. for $15 million US. In a related press release, Hemisphere GPS Inc. has announced the intention to change its company name to AgJunction. As part of the transaction,... read more

Topcon Precision Agriculture Announces Receiver/Steering Controller

January 24, 2013By
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Topcon Precision Agriculture,  a business unit of Topcon Positioning Systems, announces the AGI-4, an integrated steering solution that can interface with many manufacturer’s virtual terminals. The AGI-4 features multiple-constellation GNSS satellite reception, inertial sensors for full terrain compensation, and Topcon’s line acquisition and on-line steering functionality. It will be released at AgConnect Expo in Kansas City, Missouri, January 29-31. The... read more

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