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Garmin acquires lidar company PulsedLight

January 14, 2016By
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Garmin International has acquired PulsedLight Inc., a privately held designer of optical distance measurement technology in Bend, Oregon. PulsedLight makes sensor boards that are highly accurate, small and lightweight. PulsedLight developed and owns the intellectual property that enables this technology, Garmin stated in a news release. PulsedLight is the maker of the LIDAR-Lite, an optical distance measurement sensor for automotive blind-spot... read more

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Juniper Systems launches Windows 10 rugged tablet

January 14, 2016By
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Windows 10 and a new large display are key features of Juniper Systems’ latest tablet, Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet, released today. Juniper Systems is a provider of ultra-rugged field data collection solutions. Featuring the largest display produced by Juniper Systems to date, the Mesa 2 is also Juniper Systems’ first handheld to run on the new Windows 10, which the... read more

Prime Meridian on the move

January 13, 2016By
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The historical prime meridian runs through a telescope established in 1851 by Sir George Airy at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England. The observatory’s line in the pavement is a major tourist attraction, but the prime meridian used by satellite navigation systems is located 102 meters east of that historic location. read more

Silent watchers over Somalia

January 11, 2016By
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The Spanish navy is using UAVs for intelligence operations on the northern and eastern coasts of Somalia to locate possible illegal activities. This past summer, the navy used the Scan Eagle unmanned air system during Operation Atalanta, a European Union mission combating piracy in the Indian Ocean. The Scan Eagle system, deployed from the amphibious assault ship Galicia, produced valuable... read more

Survey lasers in on Iron-Age archaeology

January 11, 2016By
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Lasers from the survey aircraft are transmitted to the ground. The time taken for the beam to be bounced back to aircraft-mounted receivers is recorded. Using the known position of the aircraft, the time taken for the return of the laser beam and the known value of the speed of light, the distance between the aircraft and ground is calculated. Readings can also be taken to determine the height of vegetation and other surface structures.

High-tech aerial laser surveying is being employed to reveal the hidden archaeology of an Iron-Age hill settlement in Lancashire, England. Visually, the archaeological features are difficult to see, but a Bluesky laser survey, commissioned by the Morecambe Bay Partnership, is expected to reveal previously undiscovered details of a settlement at Warton Crag. Identified as an important Heritage at Risk site,... read more

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Geneq GNSS and RTK data collector heads to the field

January 11, 2016By

Geneq has introduced a new “all-in-one” GPS, GNSS and RTK Data Collector Series, the SXPro. The professional-grade series of handheld receivers is accurate, rugged and competitively priced, the company said. Standard features include an extra-long battery life of more than 10 hours on a charge as well as a large outdoor-viewable touchscreen. The handhelds are rated IP65 for protection against... read more

Launchpad: Timing antennas, UAV camera and smartwatch

January 11, 2016By
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Featuring new products in the OEM, survey, mapping and unmanned aerial vehicle sectors. read more

Aman Enterprises launches iOS Bluetooth adapter to connect GNSS receivers to iPhone, iPad

January 6, 2016By
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Aman Enterprises introduces NMEA-BT — a Bluetooth iOS adapter that enables any high-precision GNSS receiver with a serial port to connect to an iPad or iPhone. The NMEA-BT adapter is a small, weatherproof device that solves the problem of connecting non-iOS GNSS receivers and other field sensors to iOS devices. It connects to the iOS devices wirelessly using the native Bluetooth built into... read more

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