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Topcon GNSS receiver integrates with range of applications

February 8, 2017By
Topcon MR-2 GNSS receiver.

Topcon Positioning Group has released a new modular GNSS receiver system, the MR-2. The system combines all current and planned constellation tracking with a comprehensive set of communication interfaces to service any precision application requiring high-performance real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning and heading determination. The MR-2 can perform as a mobile RTK base station, marine navigation receiver, mobile mapping device and... read more

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Emlid unveils field-ready RTK GNSS receiver

February 6, 2017By
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Emlid has introduced a ruggedized, battery-powered real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS receiver. The Reach RS enables centimeter-accurate positioning for survey, mapping, agriculture and drones once again changing our perception of the equipment cost. With an integrated high-performance dual-feed antenna mounted on a large ground-plane Reach RS is able to reliably track GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS and SBAS satellites. Reach RS is packed... read more

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EndRun delivers atomic frequency standard performance in compact module

January 31, 2017By
The RTM3205 precision timing module by EndRun Technologies.

EndRun Technologies, a provider of precision time and frequency solutions, announced at the Precision Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications (PTTI) meeting the release of the RTM3205 precision timing module for portable time and frequency applications. The PTTI meeting is being held Jan. 30-Feb. 2 in Monterey, California. The second-generation RTM3205 is optimized for size, weight, and power (SWaP),... read more

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SBG Systems improves Ellipse inertial sensors

January 31, 2017By
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SBG Systems has released a new version of the Ellipse Series, its product line of miniature inertial sensors. The Ellipse has been greatly improved, showing higher performance in attitude measurement while adding the Galileo constellation to its GNSS receiver. After thousands of Ellipse miniature inertial sensors operational on the field, SBG Systems has made major improvements to its Ellipse line of miniature inertial... read more

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Tallysman offers magnetic-mount GNSS antennas

January 31, 2017By
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Tallysman, a manufacturer of high-performance GNSS antennas and related products, has introduced a magnetic-mount triple-band (plus L-band) GNSS antenna, TW7972, and a dual-band antenna, TW7872. They are designed for precision agriculture, autonomous vehicles, navigation, real-time kinematic (RTK), precise point positioning (PPP), and other applications where precision matters. The ability of the TW7972 to access L-Band correction services extends its utility to a... read more

uAvionix demonstrates dime-sized ADS-B for high-traffic drone operations

January 31, 2017By
uAvionix Ping ADS-B transceiver.

uAvionix Corporation, an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) avionics provider, has developed and is testing a tiny ADS-B transceiver for UAVs. Weighing less than 1 gram, a dime-sized ADS-B prototype module for drones with transmission power between 0.01-0.25 Watts could provide visibility to any aircraft equipped with ADS-B “IN” avionics from 1 to 10 miles away, and is small enough to integrate directly into professional... read more

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Launchpad: Golfing, augmented reality and flying cameras

January 18, 2017By
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Products from the OEM, Survey, Mapping, UAV and Transportation sectors are featured in the January issue's Launchpad section. read more

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App gives users a virtual safety halo

January 11, 2017By
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Virtual Halo is a new personal protection app for the iPhone and Apple Watch, aimed at increasing safety around the world. The app has three key features. SOS is designed as a personal panic button. When pressed in the iPhone app or on the Apple Watch, an emergency notification is sent by the Virtual Halo cloud to the user’s emergency... read more

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