Machine Control/Ag

Hemisphere GPS Sells Precision Business to Chinese UniStrong

February 4, 2013By

On January 31, Hemisphere GNSS Inc., a subsidiary of Beijing UniStrong Science & Technology Co. Ltd., purchased the Precision Products business and related GNSS technology and intellectual property from Hemisphere GPS Inc. for $15 million US. In a related press release, Hemisphere GPS Inc. has announced the intention to change its company name to AgJunction. As part of the transaction,... read more

Topcon Precision Agriculture Announces Receiver/Steering Controller

January 24, 2013By
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Topcon Precision Agriculture,  a business unit of Topcon Positioning Systems, announces the AGI-4, an integrated steering solution that can interface with many manufacturer’s virtual terminals. The AGI-4 features multiple-constellation GNSS satellite reception, inertial sensors for full terrain compensation, and Topcon’s line acquisition and on-line steering functionality. It will be released at AgConnect Expo in Kansas City, Missouri, January 29-31. The... read more

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Advanced Navigation, KVH Release Spatial FOG GNSS/INS

January 8, 2013By

Advanced Navigation, in collaboration with KVH Industries, has announced its new Spatial FOG GNSS/INS. Spatial FOG is a ruggedized GNSS-aided inertial navigation system and AHRS that provides accurate position, velocity, acceleration and orientation under demanding conditions. It combines the new KVH Industries 1750 fiber-optic gyroscope-based inertial measurement unit with magnetometers, a pressure sensor and a dual-frequency RTK GNSS receiver. These... read more

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Hemisphere GPS Cuts Non-Agriculture Business

November 15, 2012By

Hemisphere GPS, Inc., has announced a new corporate strategy that focuses exclusively on the agriculture business. The company, which appointed Rick Heiniger chief executive in September, said it expects to save $7 million annually from the restructuring. The workforce will be reduced from 273 to about 170, and the headquarters will be moved from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to Hiawatha, Kansas,... read more

Trimble Adds Features to Connected Farm

November 14, 2012By

Trimble introduced today several new features to further enhance its Connected Farm solution. Connected Farm is an integrated operations management solution that provides information exchange across the entire farm. New features include additional viewing capabilities between vehicles operating in the same field, and reports on the productivity and delay of field equipment. Trimble’s Connected Farm vehicle-to-vehicle communication allows real-time wireless... 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

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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