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CHC Navigation launches iOS-ready L1 receiver

November 12, 2015By
The X20i GNSS receiver by CHC Navigation pairs with iOS devices.

The X20i L1 GPS receiver by CHC Navigation is powered by a high-precision L1 GPS engine. Its integrated Bluetooth chip enables it to wirelessly collect submeter positions in real­ time or centimeter post-processed on an iPhone or iPad. All location-aware apps on the iPhone and iPad are compatible with the X20i. Immediately after pairing and answering the security question allowing... read more

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Launchpad: IoT chip, simulators, threat detector

November 12, 2015By
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Featuring new products in the OEM, survey, mapping and unmanned aerial vehicle sectors. read more

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Trimble acquires Telog Instruments for wireless water monitoring

November 11, 2015By

Trimble has acquired privately held Telog Instruments Inc., based in Victor, New York. Telog is a wireless water infrastructure monitoring and management company. The acquisition extends Trimble’s smart water strategy by adding advanced water management technology and productivity solutions to the company’s portfolio. Financial terms were not disclosed. Telog, founded in 1984, manufactures a suite of wireless remote monitoring, analytics and... read more

Technology adoption slow in small towns

November 4, 2015By

I was born in a small town and I live in a small town. I’ll probably die in a small town, but only if you want to call a blue-collar city of 75,000 people small. My friends are small town and my parents still live here in this same small town. It was here in this small town that I... read more

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Topcon offers control box for excavator systems

November 3, 2015By
Topcon's GX-55

Topcon Positioning’s  GX-55 control box for machine-controlled excavation is now available in the Americas. With the release of the GX-55, Topcon adds three new 2D and 3D systems to its line of excavation solutions — the X-52 as well as the X-53 and X-53i. In any solution, the GX-55 is designed to provide users with new visual and audible features... read more

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Configuring the TRIUMPH-LS to Receive 5-Hz ‘Beast Mode’ Corrections

October 28, 2015By
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One of the great benefits of JAVAD GNSS advanced receivers is that the company provides all software and firmware updates free of charge. Updates can be easily download installed when the receiver is connected to the Internet through Wi-Fi or with a network LAN cable. Here's how to get the latest 5-Hz RTK corrections on the TRIUMPH-LS receiver. read more

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JAVAD GNSS TRE-3 Successfully Tracks First Live TMBOC Signal

October 22, 2015By
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The newly launched BeiDou Phase 3 satellites have several new signals. One is extremely similar to the future GPS L1C signal with time-division BOC(1,1) and BOC(6,1) signals. Such a type of modulation is called time-multiplexed binary offset carrier (TMBOC). (Read more about TMBOC in the June 2011 Innovation article “MBOC Signal Options: Performance of Multiplexed Binary Offset Carrier Modulations for Modernized... read more

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SiTrack:One by Leica Geosystems Makes 3D Point Clouds without GNSS

October 14, 2015By
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Leica Geosystems has released SiTrack:One, a highly accurate rail track maintenance and refurbishment system incorporating the Leica ScanStation P40 to generate 3D point clouds. 

SiTrack:One by Leica Geosystems ensures complete coverage of an entire rail infrastructure surface without the need to receive GNSS signals for position information, the company said. With a new mounting design, the total solution for rail maintenance and refurbishment... read more