Septentrio Introduces Next-Generation GNSS Receiver, AsteRX4

April 8, 2015By
Septentrio's AsteRx4 OEM.

Septentrio has launched its next-generation dual-antenna GNSS receiver, the AsteRx 4 OEM. The AsteRx 4 OEM is a multi-frequency, dual antenna receiver that incorporates the latest innovative GNSS tracking and positioning algorithms from Septentrio. It offers users in the marine, machine control and agricultural industries precision, accuracy, reliability and ease of use, the company said. Thanks to Septentrio’s positioning engine, which uses... read more

FAA Grants 30 More Commercial UAS Exemptions

April 8, 2015By
The PrecisionHawk UAV.

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved 30 more commercial unmanned aircraft systems exemptions, bringing the total number of approved operations to 99, reports AUVSI News. AUVSI is the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. Among those receiving exemptions are the insurance companies USAA and AIG. USAA said in a press release that the exemption “could help speed review of insurance claims... read more

Tallysman GPS/GNSS Antennas Available in Australia, New Zealand

April 7, 2015By
TW4421 wideband dual-feed GPS/GLONASS antenna.

Two dual-feed GPS/GLONASS antennas from Tallysman’s GNSS antenna range are now available in Australia and New Zealand through M2M Connectivity. Tallysman is a Canada-based developer of high-performance GNSS antennas focused on the requirements for precision and multi-constellation GNSS receivers. Featuring a dual-feed wide-band patch element, Tallysman’s TW2410 and TW4421 antennas cover the GPS L1, GLONASS G1 and SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS and MSAS) frequency band... read more

NovAtel Offers Relay RTK Radio Module for GNSS Receiver

April 7, 2015By
NovAtel’s SMART6-L attaches to the Relay RTK radio module to create a single unit for easy system integration.

NovAtel Inc. has launched the Relay RTK radio module, a docking station that provides radio connectivity for its SMART6-L L-band capable GNSS receiver. The Relay RTK module combined with NovAtel’s SMART6-L receiver creates a compact, easy to integrate positioning solution, NovAtel said. It is available in four radio versions: 400 MHz UHF licensed band; 900 MHz UHF unlicensed band; HSPA (3G)... read more

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DT Research Rolls out High-Accuracy GNSS Tablets

April 2, 2015By

DT Research Inc. has launched a new line of rugged tablets with the GNSS modules for surveying and mapping applications. The DT391GS, DT395GS and DT307GS rugged tablets feature integrated high-accuracy GNSS receiver modules with built-in antenna for seamless data capture, the company said. Built to travel and provide reliable operations in the real world, the tablets are designed for field work in mapping, geographic information systems (GIS), and accurate synchronization,... read more

Down in the Flood with GPS

March 31, 2015By

Surveyors, prepare to get your feet wet. Global warming is about to hit you in the job list. By 2050, a majority of U.S. coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding each year. This according to a December report in Earth's Future, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. read more

GSA’s 2015 Report Dives Deep into Global GNSS Market

March 27, 2015By
FIGURE 2. SUPPORTED CONSTELLATION BY RECEIVERS Chart shows the percentage of available
receivers capable of tracking signals from one GNSS (such as GPS only), two GNSS (GPS
+ Galileo, GPS + GLONASS, GPS + BeiDou), three GNSS (GPS + Galileo + GLONASS, GPS +
Galileo + BeiDou, GPS + GLONASS + BeiDou) or tracking signals from all constellations at
the same time. The percentages add up to 100 percent. We can conclude that almost 60
percent of all available receivers, chipsets and modules are supporting a minimum of two
constellations, showing that multi-constellation is becoming a standard feature across all
market segments.

2015 GNSS Market Report: European GNSS Agency Provides a Fresh Look at Worldwide Growth The fourth edition of the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA’s) GNSS Market Report provides a comprehensive source of knowledge on this dynamic global market. The report has become a key reference for organizations building their GNSS market strategies. The new edition provides: Comprehensive updates on previous analyses;... read more

Latin America Sanitation Company Goes with ProMark

March 25, 2015By

Saneamento Basico do Estado de São Paulo (SABESP), a Brazilian water and sewage collection utility owned by São Paulo state and Latin America’s largest water company by market capitalization, has selected Spectra Precision ProMark 120 and 220 GNSS receivers to assist in gathering the geographic location of all SABESP network assets and the location of all customers. SABESP provides water to more than 28.7 million customers, or 67 percent of the population of São Paulo state. Water loss due... read more