Machine Control/Ag

Hemisphere GPS Moves Calgary Office

April 25, 2013By

The Hemisphere GPS Calgary office is relocating to a new address, effective May 8. As of that date, the location on 9th Street will be replaced by this address: 150 – 6712 Fisher Street SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2A7 read more

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New Series of SPAN MEMS IMU Products Introduced by NovAtel

March 21, 2013By
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NovAtel Inc. has announced a new SPAN-IGM series of Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) inertial sensor products, including the IMU-IGM-A1 MEMS enclosure and the SPAN-IGM-A1 GNSS/INS enclosure. The IMU-IGM-A1 is a small, rugged enclosure that houses a MEMS inertial sensor. The IMU-IGM-A1 can be configured from the factory as an integrated GNSS + Inertial Navigation System (INS) or as a standalone... read more

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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

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

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