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Egg drone hatched

February 29, 2016By
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Powervision Robot Inc., a robotics and industrial drone maker, has launched drone shaped like an egg that can be folded up and stored in a backpack. Although PowerEgg was developed for the mainstream consumer market, it includes advanced technologies such as a 360-degree panoramic 4K HD camera on a 3-axis gimbal, real-time long-range video transmission and advanced “optical flow” sensors... read more

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Trimble adds scalable GNSS receiver to geospatial portfolio

February 19, 2016By
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Trimble has added a new scalable GNSS receiver to its geospatial portfolio. The Trimble R9s GNSS receiver is scalable and flexible. Built on a sleek, modular GNSS platform, geospatial professionals can add functionality according to their workflow demands, such as being deployed as an RTK base station or an RTK rover mounted on a rod, in a backpack or on a... read more

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Leica Ultra locator finds underground utility lines

February 16, 2016By
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Leica Geosystems has released the Leica Ultra underground service locating system for site engineers and underground utility specialists who need to trace buried utility lines accurately for safe underground excavations and utility surveys. The locating systems helps users attain the highest accuracy to avoid costly mistakes, such as cutting utility lines or delaying project schedules during excavation work. By providing a wide... read more

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Topcon introduces new data controller for surveying

February 10, 2016By

Topcon Positioning Group has added the FC-5000 to its line of data controllers for construction and surveying professionals. The 7-inch sunlight-readable display field controller is designed to provide operators a larger, more versatile and faster handheld computer for the modern construction site. “At 7-inches, the FC-5000 has the largest handheld data controller screen in our product line,” said Ray Kerwin, director... read more

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Launchpad: Mapping book, anti-drone system

February 9, 2016By
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The i80 GNSS receiver computes a true triple-frequency real-time kinematic (RTK) tilted pole solution using all four worldwide and multiple regional constellations, providing a future-proof sub-centimeter RTK solution to surveyors and contractors. read more

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Excavator system has local positioning capabilities

February 8, 2016By
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Topcon Positioning Group has released a new excavator system with local positioning system (LPS) capabilities. The X-53i LPS is designed to provide a solution for machine-controlled excavation in sky-obstructed areas. “The system is perfect for projects such as tunnel construction or working within existing structures using a total station and prism for precision,” said Kris Mass, director of construction product... read more

DJI propulsion system aimed at industry, aerial imaging

February 1, 2016By
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UAV company DJI is offering its first tuned propulsion system designed for all-weather use in industrial applications and filmmaking. The E2000 propulsion system has the power to handle add-ons such as computing devices and advanced imaging equipment. It uses a combination of 6010 motors, 1240S/X field-oriented control (FOC) electronic speed control (ESCs), and 2170 propellers to carry payloads of 1800–2500 grams (g) per axis,... read more

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Topcon offers ES-50, an entry-level total station plus EDM

February 1, 2016By

Topcon Positioning Group has released the latest addition to its ES total station series, the ES-50. Featuring advanced reflectorless capabilities, the new ES-50 is designed to provide an entry-level total station option with a fast and powerful electronic distance meter (EDM). “With the functionality of many high-end robotic total stations, our ES series is known to be full-featured and ready to... read more

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