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Juniper’s New Rugged Handheld Designed for Data-Collecting Efficiency

October 10, 2014By

Juniper Systems announced its newest rugged handheld computer, the Allegro 2, at the InterGeo 2014 trade show, held September 7-9 in Berlin. The handheld is the latest in the company’s Allegro product line, “with every bit of reliability,” the company says, but now with some major advancements. According to Juniper Systems, the Allegro 2 was designed for data-intensive applications, with meticulous attention paid... read more

New Version of PPP-Wizard Demonstration Software Published

October 9, 2014By

A new version of the open source PPP-Wizard user software has been published. The link to download the wizard is being provided on request, so the International GNSS Service (IGS) can keep track of interested users. The PPP-Wizard is defined as a precise point positioning with integer and zero-difference ambiguity resolution demonstrator. Available for non-commercial purposes, it performs real-time PPP using corrections streams provided by the IGS Real... read more

Sokkia Announces Next-Generation Geodetic Reference Receiver

October 8, 2014By
The Sokkia GNR5 geodetic receiver.

Sokkia announces the latest addition to its line of geodetic GNSS reference receivers — the GNR5. Making use of 452 channels optimized to track the full GNSS spectrum, the GNR5 is designed to assign any visible signal to any available receiver channel. “The GNR5 is a comprehensive connectivity solution,” said Charles Rihner, vice president of the GeoPositioning Group. “Whether using the... read more

Altus, Entegra Combine to Provide Tough Tablet with RTK Positioning

October 8, 2014By

Altus Positioning Systems, a Septentrio company, has integrated its APS-GeoPod product with Entegra Technologies’ Crossfire Pro Tablet. This collaboration, targeting the oil and gas, survey, GIS and transportation industries, provides a high-performance tablet-based solution for enabling ultra-precision RTK of sub-meter or centimeter accuracy. Altus is showcasing the APS-GeoPod and Crossfire Pro tablet, along with the full range of Altus products, at booth A1.060 and outside Booth FG.006 at InterGeo 2014... read more

Topcon Announces Geodetic Reference Receiver and Antenna

October 8, 2014By

Topcon Positioning Group announces the next generation of its geodetic GNSS reference receivers and antennas — the NET-G5 receiver and CR-G5-C antenna. The announcement was made at InterGeo 2014, being held this week in Berlin. Using Vanguard and Universal Tracking technologies, the NET-G5 receiver incorporates 452 channels capable of tracking the full GNSS signal spectrum, including modernized GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou,... read more

Spectra Precision Launches Central Cloud Service, New Software Versions

October 8, 2014By
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Spectra Precision introduced a new cloud computing service for Spectra Precsion applications. The company also announced new road modules for version 5.5 of its Survey Pro software and for Spectra Precision Survey Office. The announcements were made at InterGeo 2014, being held this week in Berlin. Spectra Precision Central. A dedicated cloud computing service for Spectra Precision survey applications, Spectra Precision Central... read more

New Trimble Products Focus on Geospatial Imagery

October 8, 2014By
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Trimble introduced several new products at InterGeo 2014, being held this week in Berlin, with a focus on incorporating data from photographs and imagery into geospatial databases. Trimble also offered an expanded GNSS portfolio for surveyors that includes the Trimble NetR9 Geospatial receiver; the Trimble Geo7X with Trimble Access field software onboard; and enhanced Trimble xFill functionality that provides continuous RTK level... read more

Galileo FOC Anomaly Traced to Design Ambiguity, Says Inquiry Board

October 8, 2014By

The root cause of the anomaly that sent two Galileo satellites into the wrong orbit is a shortcoming in the system thermal analysis performed during stage design, and not an operator error during stage assembly, according to findings by an independent inquiry board. The Independent Inquiry Board was formed to analyze the causes of the anomaly occurring during the orbital injection of satellites... read more

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