Machine Control/Ag

Firmware update for inertial Ekinox and Apogee sensors

October 11, 2016By

SBG Systems displays their full range of MEMS-based inertial sensors at InterGeo 2016, with a major firmware update for its Ekinox and Apogee product lines. The key improvements in the update include a 15% improvement on orientation and navigation data and better robustness under harsh environments. This firmware is a complete rework of existing functionalities with the addition of new... read more

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Centimeter positioning for UAVs and mass-market applications

UAVs, precision agriculture and robotic guidance require high accuracy at low cost.   Emerging high-volume markets call for RTK technologies previously limited to niche markets by complexity and cost. This article discusses design and implementation of a very precise RTK-based module solution while maintaining cost, size and power consumption as low as possible. Several tests under a range of signal... read more

NovAtel announces VEXXIS family of GNSS antennas

September 16, 2016By

NovAtel has introduced its new VEXXIS series of GNSS antennas. NovAtel made the announcement at ION GNSS+, which is being held this week in Portland, Oregon. The VEXXIS series includes two lines of antennas, the new GNSS-800 series and the GNSS-500 series introduced earlier this year. The series offers the latest advancements in GNSS antenna technology for multi-constellation and multifrequency... read more

4G LTE RTK Bridge-X enables configuration without a cable

August 25, 2016By

Intuicom has released the Intuicom 4G LTE RTK Bridge-X Communication Hub for the survey, machine control and precision agriculture markets. Enhancing the extensive communication capabilities of the standard-setting RTK Bridge product line, the 4G LTE RTK Bridge-X lets users leverage the faster upload/download speeds, the expanded coverage and enhanced connectivity offered by 4G LTE providers including Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. Supporting all leading precision guidance systems and... read more

Driverless dozing pushes forward

July 25, 2016By

Komatsu America Corp., a global heavy equipment manufacturer, is offering its first fully radio controlled machine with Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control (iMC) technology. The 155AXi-8 Radio Control dozer is part of a line of next-generation machines operating semi autonomously with intelligent machine control. The D155AXi-8 is designed for applications where customers may want to remove the operator from the machine... read more

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Harxon releases new GNSS + L-band antenna

June 20, 2016By

Harxon, a high-precision GNSS antenna manufacturer in China, has released a new GNSS + L-band antenna. The GPS1000 receives GPS L1/L2/L5, BDS B1/B2/B3, GLONASS L1/L2, Galileo E1/E2/E5a/E5b and L-band frequencies, which can be used in land survey, marine survey, channel survey, seismic monitoring, bridge survey, container operation and agriculture applications. Customers can use the same antenna for GPS only or... read more

CHC launches high-end GNSS receiver for science, surveying

May 12, 2016By

CHC has launched its new N72 GNSS series, a high-end sensor designed for GNSS applications including offshore surveys and machine control, national geodetic networks, crustal deformation monitoring and bathymetry The N72 GNSS series is designed to offer all necessary technical features, making it one of the most complete and reliable GNSS receivers for scientific and surveying industries professionals. “To meet the market... read more

Eos Positioning teams with SST Software for precision agriculture

April 25, 2016By

SST Software and Eos Positioning Systems have announced a technology partnership to deliver in-field mobility solutions to precision agricultural service providers. The offering is now available to Sirrus for iPad users. The new pairing allows agronomists and service providers to have reliable geospatial tools when and where they need it, the companies said in a press release. Instead of relying on... read more

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