Machine Control/Ag

LORD MicroStrain Offers GPS/INS High-Performance MEMS

August 11, 2014By
The 3DM-GX4-45 by LORD MicroStrain.

The 3DM-GX4-45 by LORD MicroStrain is a miniature, industrial-grade GPS-aided inertial navigation system that uses high-performance MEMS sensor technology. It combines a triaxial accelerometer, triaxial gyro, triaxial magnetometer, temperature sensors, pressure altimeter, and dual on-board processors running a sophisticated Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) to provide excellent position, velocity, and attitude estimates. It offers a range of fully calibrated AHRS measurements, including... read more

Trimble Adds Advanced Line Acquisition to Autopilot Steering

August 11, 2014By

Trimble has added advanced line acquisition technology to its Autopilot automated steering system Trimble OnSwath technology. The acquisition technology reduces the time lost turning at the end of a row by enabling the vehicle to make a tighter turn and approach the next line, or crop row, 50 percent faster. Using OnSwath, the farmer can decrease idle driving time, fuel consumption,... read more

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Trimble Announces Land-Based 3D Piling Application for Mixed Fleets

July 31, 2014By
DPS900_Trimble

Trimble has introduced the DPS900 Piling System, a dedicated land-based 3D machine control system for a variety of piling machine makes and models. The accuracy of the system allows piling contractors to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs for building structural foundations, retaining walls, coffer dams, and solar or wind farm installations. “The DPS900 Piling System can transform the way piling contractors work,”... read more

GigOptix Offers GNSS RF Receiver with Dual-Mode, High Linearity, Low Power

July 31, 2014By

GigOptix, Inc., is making available samples of its newest GNSS RF receiver for road, maritime, agriculture and surveying applications. GigOptrix is a supplier of advanced high speed semiconductor components for use in long-haul, metro, cloud connectivity, data centers, consumer electronics links and interactive applications, through optical and wireless communications networks. The new EXG0201 device is expected to be one of several... read more

Precision Farming Projected to Grow at 13 Percent to 2018

July 28, 2014By

The growth of precision farming market is expected to be remarkable, and is estimated to reach $3.7 billion by 2018, at an estimated CAGR of 13.36% to 2018, according to a report by ReportsnReports. The global population is expected to rise up to nearly 7.5 billion by the year 2020, and the ability to manage and tackle the ever-increasing demand for food will in all likelihood... read more

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FAA Issues First Commercial UAS Authorization over Land

July 2, 2014By
American Aerospace RS-16 UAS. 12'11" Wingspan. 85 lbs.

Like it or not, as a person who works with geospatial data, UAS (unmanned aerial systems such as drones and UAVs) are in your future. The upside of said technology for “quick and dirty” mapping is undeniable. GNSS plays a key role with UAS, just like it plays a key role in classical photogrammetry. In fact, UAS may even push GNSS technology... read more

Trimble Opens Registration for 2014 Dimensions User Conference

June 26, 2014By

Registration is open for Trimble’s International User Conference, Trimble Dimensions, being held November 3-5 at the Mirage and the Treasure Island Hotels in Las Vegas. The conference addresses innovations in agriculture, construction, civil infrastructure, engineering, government, mapping, natural resources, surveying, telecommunications, transportation, logistics and utilities. Trimble Dimensions provides insight into how information technology can transform the way professionals work by... read more

Mid-Year Report on Location Market: Privacy, Google, and AT&T

June 25, 2014By

Half the year is over. It’s gone. Now it’s time to figure out where the location industry is going for the remainder of the year. One analyst (actually, several) believe that the industry, fueled by indoor location and place-based advertising, is around $14 billion right now — with no place to go but up — given some bump in consumer... read more