Machine Control/Ag

ION, LightSquared, and GPS IIF-3

October 10, 2012By
Stained-glass

By Don Jewell It had to happen sometime. I just thought or hoped it might take a few more years. But I guess I should not be surprised since I experienced a wonderful 30-year U.S. Air Force (USAF) career and that has been over for more than a decade. I have been working GPS issues since 1978. So I guess... read more

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Septentrio Announces First GNSS Receiver with Full Support of TERRASTAR Services

October 10, 2012By

Septentrio announces the full support of TERRASTAR wide-area differential and Precise Point Positioning (PPP) capabilities in some of its receivers. The Septentrio AsteRx2eL is an all-in-view dual-frequency GPS/GLONASS receiver, featuring an integrated L-band modem to receive TERRASTAR data transmitted by satellite and field-proven dm-accurate positioning using this data. AsteRx2eL also features GNSS+ technology, a unique combination of industrial grade performance algorithms,... read more

Hemisphere GPS Offers Vector Compass Products for Marine Applications

October 4, 2012By

Today, Hemisphere GPS introduces the Vector VS330 and Vector VS131 GPS compass products that provide high performance heading, position, heave, and attitude data. The new Vector products are designed for professional marine applications such as hydrographic and bathymetric surveys, dredging, oil platform positioning, and buoys that demand a high level of 3D positioning accuracies. Based on Hemisphere GPS’ Eclipse GNSS... read more

Hemisphere GPS Announces RTK Network-Compatible S320 Survey System

October 2, 2012By
S320 network rover

Today, Hemisphere GPS announced the new S320 network rover and XF2 handheld data collector. With support for network RTK corrections, the S320 network rover is an integrated solution that simplifies land surveying applications by eliminating the need for a base station and radio modem, the company said. A variety of public and private organizations post RTK network corrections on the... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Construction, Mapping, Marine, Mining, Survey, Survey, Survey News, Surveying

Trimble Introduces Compact Receiver for Mobile Positioning Applications

September 20, 2012By
Trimble's BD920-W3G receiver and communication module, part of Trimble’s GNSS OEM portfolio.

Trimble has introduced at the ION GNSS Conference in Nashville the Trimble BD920-W3G receiver and communication module. As part of Trimble’s GNSS OEM portfolio, the new compact module features centimeter-level, real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning capabilities coupled with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular that deliver flexible communication options for precise, mobile positioning. The BD920-W3G module’s connectivity and configuration ease allow system integrators... read more

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9th European Conference on Precision Agriculture

September 14, 2012By

The 9th European Conference on Precision Agriculture will be held in Lleida, Catalonia, Spain, July 7-11, 2013. The conference started on 1997 and takes place every two years in different locations around Europe. The proceedings of the conference are strictly edited to ensure the scientific quality of the event. The event is being held under the auspices of the International... read more

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Hemisphere GPS Introduces Outback MAX with ConnX

September 14, 2012By
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Hemisphere GPS has introduced Outback MAX with Outback ConnX — what it calls its “next-generation Outback Guidance system that redefines simplicity in precision farming.” Working seamlessly with Outback eDriveX with eTurns, the Outback MAX integrated display terminal provides a full array of features including section and variable rate control, Eclipse L1/L2 GPS and GLONASS guidance, and video support for up... read more

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Innovation: Software GNSS Receiver

September 1, 2012By
Fig9

An Answer for Precise Positioning Research
In this month’s “Innovation,” we look into the development and capabilities of one modern software GNSS receiver in an effort to answer the question “What is the ideal GNSS receiver for precise positioning research?” read more

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