Machine Control/Ag

SBG Systems Releases Ellipse Miniature Inertial Sensors

September 3, 2014By
SG Systems' IG-500 Series of miniature inertial sensors.

SBG Systems has released the Ellipse Series, a product range of miniature inertial systems replacing the IG-500 Series. For the same budget, customers benefit from higher accuracy, advanced filtering and features of high-end inertial navigation systems, the company said. The Ellipse Series of miniature inertial systems benefits from a new design, new sensors, new capabilities, and new algorithms. “We have selected state-of-the-art... read more

Dual-Frequency Pinwheel Antenna Designed for Optimal Positioning 

September 3, 2014By
The NovAtel GPS-702-GG-HV high-performance pinwheel antenna comes in three colors.

NovAtel, Inc., has introduced the GPS-702-GG-HV to its line of high-performance Pinwheel antennas. Tracking L1/L2 GPS and L1/L2 GLONASS frequencies, customers can use the same antenna for GPS-only or dual constellation applications, reducing equipment costs and need for future redesign, the company said. With the same form-factor and choke ring performance as the company’s other pinwheel antennas, the GPS-702-GG-HV has been enhanced... read more

ION Seeks Abstracts for Pacific PNT 2015, PTTI Registration Opens

September 2, 2014By

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for The Institute of Navigation’s (ION) Pacific PNT Conference, to be held April 20-23, 2015, at the Waikiki Beach Marriott, Honolulu, Hawaii. Abstracts are due November 14, 2014. Pacific PNT, where “East Meets West in the Global Cooperative Development of Positioning, Navigation and Timing Technology,” brings together policy and technical leaders from Japan, Singapore, China, South... read more

The Business & Product Showcase — September 2014

September 1, 2014By

The Business section from the September 2014 issue. Download the PDF here. Includes: Juniper Systems Rugged Handheld Company; JAVAD GNSS Introduces TRIUMPH-F1 UAV; CSR, Maestro Module; Spirent Location Availability for VoLTE E911 Calls Indoors; Carlson BRx5 Pole-Top Receiver; Trimble Rover 2 with Wireless Link; Mitre Detects Timing Spoofing Attacks; Avidyne Navigator Certification; Mobile Location Data Accuracy Guidelines; GigOptix Offers Dual-Mode GNSS RF Receiver; Precision Farming Projected to Grow at 13... read more

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Topcon Releases New UAS for Aerial Mapping

August 28, 2014By
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Topcon Positioning Group has released two unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for mapping — the Sirius Pro and Sirius Basic. Both systems are designed to produce the most accurate solutions for the automated mapping of a wide range of sites — regardless of terrain — including construction sites, mines and quarries, and for use in land surveying, power line and pipeline inspection... read more

Topcon Offers 3D Indicate Grade System

August 25, 2014By
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Topcon Positioning Group has announced a multi-platform 3D indicate grade system, the i-33. The new system features GNSS technology and a graphical display designed to provide a powerful indicate system at an economical price. The i-33 allows for quick installation and easy operation on many types of grading and earth-moving machinery, according to Topcon. It is designed for use on a dozer, scraper or... read more

The JAVAD GNSS TRIUMPH-F1 UAV

August 25, 2014By

JAVAD GNSS is introducing its new unmanned aerial vehicle with the dramatic flourish of a video showing the UAV in flight, accompanied by the “Also Sprach Zarathustra” theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey. The TRIUMPH-F1 unmanned aerial vehicle is based on the JAVAD GNSS TRIUMPH-1. TRIUMPH-1 is the company’s field-tested high-precision geodetic GNSS receiver with 864 channels to track all current and... read more

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NovAtel Introduces New IMU to SPAN Line of GNSS Products

August 22, 2014By
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NovAtel Inc. has added the IMU-ISA-100C as an inertial measurement unit (IMU) option to its SPAN GNSS+INS line of positioning products. The IMU-ISA-100C is a high-performance, near navigation-grade IMU designed for platform stabilization, general-purpose navigation, photogrammetry, remote sensing, and ground mobile-mapping applications. Commercially exportable, the IMU-ISA-100C integrates easily with a NovAtel SPAN capable receiver to provide a tightly coupled 3D... read more