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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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Microdrone Navigates over the Alps with u-blox GPS

July 1, 2013By
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microdrones, a German manufacturer of light-weight Vertical Take Off and Landing Vehicles (VTOLs), has successfully demonstrated a high-precision aerial journey over the Alps from Switzerland towards Italy with its 5-kg md4-1000 quadrocopter microdrone. Precise GPS coordinates and elevation, crucial for navigating obstacles and completing the flight in punishing weather conditions, was provided by an onboard u-blox GPS satellite receiver module.... read more

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Hemisphere GNSS Announces New Crescent Vector GNSS Compass Module

June 5, 2013By

Hemisphere GNSS has launched its new Crescent Vector H200 GNSS compass module, a high-performance receiver for heading, positioning, heave, and attitude. Vector H200 is designed for professional marine, navigation, and land applications in challenging and dynamic environments. Vector H200 processes L1 GPS and GLONASS signals to deliver precise heading, greater positioning reliability, and better performance in challenging environments, Hemisphere GNSS... read more

Nexteq Navigation Offers Platform for Accelerating GNSS Receiver Development

June 4, 2013By
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Nexteq Navigation has launched accelGRx, a platform for accelerating professional-grade GNSS receiver development. The platform provides open and production-ready hardware and software building blocks for GNSS receivers. accelGRx is designed for organizations looking to research and develop new techniques and algorithms requiring deep in-receiver integreation or quickly produce a small, high-performance receiver. accelGRx supports GPS L1 and Beidou B1, and... read more

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F4Devices Partners with Laser Technology on Custom Flint

May 22, 2013By

F4Devices, a division of F4 Tech, is partnering with Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI). F4Devices will provide LTI with a custom version of its Flint handheld for use as a controller and data collector for its mobile GIS lasers as well as public safety divisions. This custom version of the Flint S-Series rugged handheld is available through the current LTI distribution... read more

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RTKLIB Open Source GNSS Precise Positioning Software Supports NV08C Receiver

May 20, 2013By

RTKLIB, a developer of open source software for standard and precise GNSS positioning, has released its latest RTKLIB software (version 2.4.2), which fully supports NVS Technologies’ BINR proprietary binary protocol and the NV08C GNSS receiver series. The use of RTKLIB, in conjunction with NVS Technologies’ NV08C GNSS receiver series, including the highly integrated NV08C-CSM surface mount module with geodetic grade... read more

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ComNav Offers GPS+BeiDou Board

May 10, 2013By

The K501 GNSS OEM board by ComNav is a GPS+BeiDou small-sized OEM board. K501 has advanced dynamic acquisition ability and high-accuracy carrier phase calculating. By using the GPS+BeiDou dual system high-dynamic processing engine, work in difficult environments is easier and RTK positioning accuracy can reach the centimeter level. The hardware size, interface, and data command are compatible with major brand... read more

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Riegl and Applanix Take Flight on UAV

April 18, 2013By
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Riegl Laser Measurement Systems and Applanix Corporation announced today that the Applanix AP50 GNSS-inertial sensor system was successfully integrated with Riegl’s VQ-820-GU topo-bathymetric airborne laser scanner on board the Schiebel Camcopter S-100 UAV. The Riegl VQ-820-GU is specifically designed to survey sea beds and the grounds of rivers or lakes, and is well suited for combined land and hydrographic airborne... read more