Mobile Devices

SkyTraq Introduces Consumer GPS/GNSS Receiver

September 3, 2013By

SkyTraq Technology, Inc., a fabless GNSS positioning technology company, has introduced its fast consumer-grade 50-Hz update rate S1216F8 GPS receiver module. The module supports GPS, QZSS, WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, and GAGAN satellite signal reception. The S1216F8 receiver is based on SkyTraq’s newest 55-nm Venus 8 GPS/GNSS chipset. The Venus 8 is a low-cost commercial GPS/GNSS chipset incorporating an IEEE-754 compliant... read more

CHC Offers LT400HS GNSS Handheld

August 26, 2013By
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CHC today announced the availability of the LT400HS, a rugged 120-channel GPS+GLONASS handheld receiver designed to achieve sub-meter SBAS positioning to centimeter accuracy in RTK networks. The LT400HS is designed to be a cost-effective yet powerful GNSS device for survey, construction and GIS professionals. The LT400HS is designed for companies that have not yet invested in GNSS technology due to... read more

IFEN and WORK Microwave Offer BeiDou-2 Support, Enhancements for NavX-NCS GNSS Simulators

August 15, 2013By
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The NavX-NCS GNSS multi-frequency simulator now supports China’s BeiDou-2 navigation satellite system. BeiDou support is a key enhancement in software update V.1.9 for the NavX-NCS GNSS multi-frequency simulator product line, by IFEN  and  WORK Microwave. Leveraging new features and functionalities, users have the flexibility to support a wide range of constellations, frequencies, and channels for research and development of GNSS... read more

Trimble Launches AP15 GNSS-Inertial Board Set for Positioning

August 14, 2013By
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Trimble introduced today the Trimble AP15, the latest member of the AP series of OEM GNSS-Inertial board sets. The introduction was made at the AUVSI 2013 Conference and Exhibition, being held in Washington, D.C. The AP15 uses a custom Micro Electromechanical Machined (MEMS) based Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). It is the first product to take advantage of Applanix’ proprietary calibration... read more

Expert Advice: Little Tigers versus Wolves

July 1, 2013By
“B1 ICD was released while Regional System is officially operational, will affect domestic BDS receiver industry? Pros? Cons?”

By Greg Turetzky, Intel I recently attended the Fourth China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC, held May 15–17 in Wuhan, China), as an invited speaker and panelist. I had attended the third CSNC last year in Guangzho, and as expected this year’s was a little bigger and a little better. The Chinese GNSS industry is growing quickly, as evidenced by the... read more

Network RTK Rover

July 1, 2013By
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The Topcon Tesla RTK handheld controller can serve as a network RTK rover. It is designed to maximize 3D measurement tasks and use of Magnet Enterprise. Magnet is a browser-based solution to manage field and office data in the cloud, as well as track assets and communicate on projects. The Tesla RTK features an integrated RTK GNSS receiver, 5.7-inch touchscreen,... read more

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Every Computer a Mobile Computer

July 1, 2013By
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Organizations across business and public sectors, and including the military, now expect a high degree and broad range of functionality in the palms of workers’ hands, wherever those workers may go, in any kind of hazardous, chaotic, demanding environment. Requirements for location accuracy rise consistently across the board. In the future — in other words, now — developers will be asked to write mobile software applications first, and desktop applications second. read more

Motion J3600 by Motion Computing

June 25, 2013By
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The Motion J3600 by Motion Computing is a rugged and powerful tablet PC for field professionals who need a tough device for working in harsh mobile conditions such as construction, field services, and healthcare. With third-generation Intel Core processors, the Motion J3600 offers high processing power while reducing power draw to deliver uninterrupted performance throughout the workday. Running Microsoft Windows, the... read more