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Topcon Acquires DynaRoad, Opens Technology Center

November 12, 2013By

Topcon Positioning Group has acquired DynaRoad Oy, a construction software company in Helsinki, Finland. In conjunction with the acquisition, Topcon also announced the establishment of the Topcon Helsinki Technology Center. In 2011, Topcon acquired a significant share of DynaRoad, a company that develops project management software specifically designed for large-scale construction projects — highway, tunnel, railway, area development and harbor.... read more

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NovAtel Launches Correct OEM Positioning Solution

November 11, 2013By
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NovAtel, Inc., OEM provider of high-precision GNSS positioning products, has launched its NovAtel Correct positioning technology. NovAtel Correct optimally combines data from multiple GNSS satellite constellations with corrections from a variety of sources, to deliver the best position solution possible. NovAtel Correct provides integrators with the opportunity to choose pricing and subscription options that best match their OEM business objectives. Delivery... read more

Altus Makes Available Juniper Archer 2 Field Computer with APS-3 Receiver

November 11, 2013By
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Altus Positioning Systems has announced the availability of the new Juniper Archer 2 field computer packaged with Altus’ APS-3 GNSS RTK receiver. “When paired with the performance, portability and flexibility of the APS-3, the new Archer 2 provides an unbeatable value proposition,” said Neil Vancans, president of Altus Positioning Systems. “This dynamic duo will allow surveyors to improve productivity by... read more

Trimble’s GeoExplorer GNSS Data Collection Adds Remote Positioning Capability

November 11, 2013By
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Trimble has introduced the next generation of its Trimble GeoExplorer data collection solution. The new Geo 7X includes an integrated laser rangefinder module, extended GNSS capabilities and improved hardware performance. Together with robust field and office software, the new Trimble Geo 7X handheld can enhance productivity in difficult physical conditions and challenging GNSS environments. When faced with either obstructed satellites... read more

Navman Wireless Expands Construction/Mining Fleet Tracking Coverage with Satellite Communications Option

November 11, 2013By
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Navman Wireless USA today announced a new satellite communications option for its OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking platform, enabling continuous visibility of both heavy equipment and on-road vehicles even when assets are out of cellular coverage. Designed for construction, surface mining, mining and oil and gas exploration, and other environments with remote location work, the new solution includes the ability to minimize... read more

Intergeo Post-Show Report

November 2, 2013By
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The annual Intergeo conference and trade fair, this year held October 8–10 in Essen, Germany, elicited three principal observations from the three GPS World staff who attended: Unmanned aerial vehicles, particularly in micro-form factor, have exploded across multiple sectors of the industrial economy. Emulating GPS — and carrying GPS on board in most cases — UAV has become an enabling technology... read more

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Topcon Adds Vanguard Technology to GRS-1 Receiver

October 17, 2013By
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Topcon Positioning Group has added Vanguard technology to the GRS-1 handheld GNSS receiver and field controller. “With the addition of Vanguard technology, the GRS-1 fully integrated, dual-constellation, network-enabled receiver and controller optimizes tracking and performance regardless of job site conditions or location,” Scott Langbein, director of product marketing, said. Topcon’s 226-channel Vanguard technology with Universal Tracking allows each individual GNSS... read more

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Applanix Adds High-Performance POS Systems to Air and Land Portfolios

October 14, 2013By
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Applanix, a mobile mapping and positioning company, has introduced new versions of its positioning and orientation systems for airborne and land-based mapping — the POS AV 610 and POS LV 610.  Delivering the same industry-leading performance as previous versions of POS AV and LV, the new systems use next-generation commercial inertial technologies that are offered globally. Applanix POS AV and... read more