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Handheld Group Launches Nautiz X8 Rugged Device

September 23, 2014By
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Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has launched the Nautiz X8 rugged PDA. The Nautiz X8 is a handheld computer with superior processing power, screen performance and battery life, the company said. It is built for tough field conditions primarily in GIS, land surveying, public safety, forestry and the military. The Nautiz X8 is built to enable efficient and reliable data collection in... read more

New Open Source BKG Ntrip Client Published

September 23, 2014By
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The International GNSS Service (IGS) has published a new version of the Open Source BKG NTRIP Client (BNC) for real-time GNSS applications and RINEX3 QC. Follow this IGS link to download precompiled binaries for Linux and Windows systems. Version 2.11.0 includes a bug fix for GLONASS code biases as well as RTCM SSR message updates for PPP. The maximum number of GNSS observations has been increased... read more

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Septentrio Collaboration Part of Altus Growth Plans, CEO Says

September 12, 2014By

With the announcement this week that Altus Positioning Systems, part of the Septentrio group, has assumed responsibility for Septentrio Satellite Navigation NV products in North and South America, Altus President and CEO Neil Vancans is once again making waves in the industry. The release, which comes as Altus and Septentrio are exhibiting at ION GNSS+ and as Vancans is making... read more

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Topcon and MAVinci Announce Sirius Pro for Use with RTK Base Stations or NTRIP

September 11, 2014By

Topcon Positioning Group and MAVinci GmbH have released the latest version of the Sirius Pro surveying UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) program, designed to be compatible with existing RTK (real-time kinematic) base stations or NTRIP (network transport of RTCM data over IP). “By connecting an external base station, Sirius Pro will receive the RTCM correction signals and deliver 2-5 centimeter accuracy without... read more

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Septentrio Consolidates Sales for Americas in Altus Subsidiary

September 10, 2014By

Altus Positioning Systems, a subsidiary of Septentrio Satellite Navigation NV, has assumed responsibility for Septentrio products in North and South America. Septentrio — a manufacturer of high-end GNSS receivers for demanding professional navigation, positioning and timing applications — is consolidating its sales, service and customer support functions for the Americas in Altus’ facility located in Torrance, California. “This decision to base Septentrio’s sales and... read more

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NovAtel’s Velocity Magazine Features PPP

September 10, 2014By

NovAtel is offering a sneak peak at its Velocity 2014 magazine, which features an informative technical article on precise point positioning, or PPP. The article, “Advanced GNSS Positioning Solutions with Precise Point Positioning,” discusses how NovAtel CORRECT is designed to optimally handle GNSS constellations and corrections to deliver the best possible positioning solution. The new Velocity magazine is available at the ION GNSS+ conference in NovAtel’s booth, Booth J. Anyone not able to... read more

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Septentrio, Altus Showcase High-Performance RTK at ION GNSS+

September 10, 2014By
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Septentrio and Altus will be presenting their high-performance RTK systems at ION GNSS+ 2014. Attendees are invited to learn more at: The Triple-frequency Multi-system RTK Engine for Challenging Environments (Session A1 room 18, Wed. 9/10 @11:48) Gap Bridging in Precise Point Positioning (Session B6 room 19, Fri. 9/12 @3:20) High-performance RTK provides accurate positioning in urban environments or under dense canopies while suffering high... read more

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All Eyes on Galileo

September 3, 2014By

The year 2014 is most certainly the Year of Galileo. After rising up from near elimination in 2008 due to much confusion about how to fund it, the European Union, that same year, decided to allocate 3.4 billion euros to fund the ground infrastructure and the initial satellites. Unlike the U.S. GPS and Russian GLONASS systems, Galileo is civilian-funded as opposed to being funded primarily from defense budgets, which makes it politically much more difficult to gain funding. But, they did it. That was six years ago. read more

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