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SBG, Viametris Present 3D Indoor Scanning System at INTERGEO

September 8, 2015By
The iMS 3D indoor mapping system by Viametris uses an Ellipse-A by SBG for stability.

SBG Systems will join Viametris in presenting a new 3D indoor scanning system at the INTERGEO trade show, which will be held Sept. 15-17 in Stuttgart, Germany. The iMS 3D is a mobile 3D indoor scanner generating continuous point clouds. For this brand-new model of indoor mobile mapping system, or iMMS, Viametris chose SBG Systems’ miniature Attitude and Heading Reference Sensor (AHRS), the Ellipse-A. The iMS... read more

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Leica GS14 GNSS Features Hybrid Communication Technology

September 8, 2015By
Leica Viva GS14

Leica Geosystems, manufacturer of the Leica Viva GNSS Unlimited series and GS14 GNSS receiver, has added a new hybrid communication technology to its compact and powerful GNSS smart antenna. The latest generation Leica Viva GS14 GNSS now supports Verizon CDMA solutions along with all standard 2G/3G networks and UHF TX/RX radio in a single device, making it a professional GNSS receiver with... read more

GlobalTop Unveils Tiny Mediatek Multi-GNSS Module

August 31, 2015By

GlobalTop Technology has launched FireFly X1, a tiny Mediatek-based multi-GNSS module. With a compact size of 9.0 x 9.5 x 2.1 millimeters, it’s one of the smallest multi-GNSS modules in the industry, the company said. “Compact size and low-power consumption will be the key [unique selling points] for the next generation of M2M Devices,” said Sam Khan, vice CEO of GlobalTop... read more

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Sony’s Vertical Take-off Drone Aimed at Surveyors

August 28, 2015By

Sony is developing an unmanned aerial vehicle that lifts off and lands vertically like a helicopter (also known as a VTOL craft for vertical take-off and landing.) The VTOL drone is being developed with a Tokyo robotics firm under a collaborative company called Aerosense. The drone can carry up to 22 pounds, fly continuously for two hours, and reach a speed... read more

TerraGo Edge 3.7 Combines Smart Forms, Advanced GPS for Mobile Data Collection

August 27, 2015By

TerraGo Edge version 3.7, now available, includes new intelligent, responsive forms, as well as GPS and GIS enhancements designed to dramatically improve the speed, quality and efficiency of asset inspections, land surveys and any location-based data-collection project. TerraGo Edge smart forms can accelerate the data-collection process by automating and accelerating user entries while eliminating unnecessary or redundant steps. Smart forms can... read more

Handheld’s Nautiz X8 Field Computer Gets Add-ons

August 26, 2015By

Handheld Group is offering expansion pack features for its Nautiz X8 rugged field computer. The new functionalities will make the Nautiz X8 more versatile for field workers in a number of market segments, including forestry, surveying, construction, field services, warehouse projects and logistics. The Nautiz X8 was built to enable efficient and reliable data collection in the toughest of environments.... read more

Tallysman Launches Higher Gain Dual-Frequency Antenna

August 19, 2015By

Tallysman, a manufacturer of high-performance GNSS antennas, has launched a higher gain dual-frequency embedded antenna: the TW3870E. The TW3870E antenna has a typical gain of 35 dB which is required by some GNSS receivers, such as Trimble’s BD9xx family of receivers. The antenna is capable of receiving GPS L1/L2 and GLONASS G1/G2 signals. It employs Tallysman’s Accutenna technology, which can... read more

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Rohde & Schwarz Offers Fast Production Testing for GNSS Receivers

August 11, 2015By
The R&S SMBV100A vector signal generator equipped with the SMBV-P101 package.

Rohde & Schwarz now offers a new, speed-optimized production tester — the R&S SMBV100A vector signal generator equipped with the R&S SMBV-P101 package. During production testing of modules and receivers for satellite-based communications, the basic GNSS signal reception and the connection between the antenna and GNSS chipset need to be checked. The GNSS production tester simulates separate satellites for the GPS, GLONASS,... read more