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Trimble to Acquire AGRI-TREND to Aid Crop Advisors

November 10, 2015By

Trimble will acquire the assets of privately held AGRI-TREND of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, which operates the largest network of independent agricultural consultants in North America. The acquisition will enable Trimble to provide agronomists and other crop advisors with a stronger set of brand-agnostic tools they can use to advise growers on how to better manage their operations, Trimble said... read more

Lockheed Martin advances threat protection on GPS control segment

November 9, 2015By

Security upgrades developed by Lockheed Martin for the GPS ground control system are now fully operational to safeguard data and ensure satellite availability. The GPS Intrusion Protection Reinforcement (GIPR) technology refresh is part of the Air Force’s strategy to modernize the current GPS system and to ensure the availability of its services for more than one billion global military, civilian and... read more

Trimble adds apps to TMX-2050 display for precision ag

November 9, 2015By

Trimble has added several new third-party apps to its Android-based Trimble TMX-2050 display for precision agriculture. The new apps fall into several categories, including: Diagnostic tools to identify and address implement error codes. Fertilizer calibration charts for various brands of spreaders. Identification of nutrient deficiencies. Planter adjustment recommendations for various planter brands. PDF reader. Work order and documentation-based software applications for... read more

Report: Commercial UAV market to reach $2 billion by 2022

November 9, 2015By

The global commercial UAV market is expected to reach $2.07 billion by 2022, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. Increasing applications in agriculture and law enforcement are expected to drive commercial UAV industry growth over the forecast period. Commercial drones are finding applications across various industry verticals globally. Every industrialized country in the world is making... read more

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Galileo satellites set for year-long Einstein experiment

November 9, 2015By

Europe’s fifth and sixth Galileo satellites — subject to complex salvage maneuvers following their launch in 2014 into incorrect orbits — will help to perform an ambitious year-long test of Einstein’s most famous theory. read more

New Navia GLONASS navigation receiver released

November 9, 2015By

The new GLONASS module Navia NL3333 has been released by the EuroMobile Wireless Solutions Company. The module is made in an original 8.7 millimeter by 9.5 millimeter form-factor on the base of MediaTek MT3333 chipset. The manufacturer has achieved reduced dimensions, as well as significant reduction in a power consumption compared with previous Navia modules. In all such significant improvements, according to the... read more

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Trimble Thunderbolt PTP Grandmaster Clock Designed for Next-Generation Networks

November 9, 2015By

Trimble has introduced a new grandmaster clock to address the synchronization needs of the fast growing next-generation LTE-Advanced and small cell network market. The Thunderbolt PTP Grandmaster Clock (GC), coming in the first quarter of 2016, was introduced at the ITSF 2015 Time and Synchronization in Telecoms Conference, held in Edinburgh, UK, Nov. 2-5. Trimble said it value-engineered the industry-standard grandmaster clock, focusing... read more

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KVH Awarded TACNAV and Field Service Support Contracts Totaling $2.7M

November 5, 2015By
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KVH Industries’ guidance and stabilization business has been awarded two contracts totaling $2.7 million: a $1.3 million contract to provide field service representative (FSR) support to an allied country in the Middle East related to KVH’s tactical navigation (TACNAV) systems installed on military vehicles; and a $1.4 million contract for the delivery of TACNAV systems for use by an international... read more

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