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RTK GNSS Receivers: A Flooded Market?

March 21, 2013By

Wow, if one counts the number of new RTK GNSS receivers introduced in the past ~six months, it’s impressive. If you’re in the market for such a GNSS receiver, this is good news for you. More competition in the product and distribution side of the equation usually means better products and better service for the consumer. While Trimble, Leica and... read more

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Trimble Introduces All-In-One Device for Mobile Communications and Surveying Data Collection

March 6, 2013By

Trimble has introduced an all-in-one device for mobile communications and surveying data collection — the Trimble Slate Controller. The Trimble Slate Controller combines the convenience and ease-of-use of a smartphone with rugged durability. Optimized for Trimble Access field software and the Trimble R4 GNSS receiver, the Trimble Slate Controller supports a surveyor’s everyday workflows. “Surveyors require mobile, rugged solutions that... read more

Handheld’s Ruggedized Computers and Smartphones Have u-blox GPS Inside

March 4, 2013By

Swedish-based Handheld, maker of mobile computers designed for extreme environments, has integrated u-blox’ GPS modules in four of its most popular products: the Algiz 7 and Algiz 10X tablets, Algiz XRW notebook, and Nautiz X1 smartphone. These tough computers are designed for and used in demanding environments such as polar expeditions, marine exploration, and rescue operations, as well as outdoor... read more

Trimble Increases Functionality Across GNSS Survey Portfolio

February 26, 2013By

Trimble announced today functionality updates to its integrated GNSS survey receiver portfolio, which includes the Trimble R4, Trimble R6, Trimble R8 GNSS systems and is rounded out by the recently released Trimble R10 GNSS System (pictured at right). The updates include increased satellite tracking and real-time kinematic (RTK) performance. These improvements modernize the integrated receiver portfolio to add functionality, flexibility... read more

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Janam Announces 3G/4G Cellular Rugged Mobile Computer

February 26, 2013By

Janam Technologies LLC, a provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, today announced the release of its new XT85, a high-bandwidth wireless rugged mobile computer designed to support demanding enterprise applications in equally demanding outdoor environments. Janam’s XT85 offers a complete set of features that enterprises require in a rugged wireless wide area device, at a... read more

Trimble Acquires Penmap Software for Survey and Cadastral Markets

February 19, 2013By

Trimble has acquired a suite of software solutions from Penmap.com Ltd. of Bradford, United Kingdom. Penmap.com’s solutions include both office and field data collection software specifically designed for the cadastral and surveying markets. The comprehensive software suite enables Trimble to further address local application requirements and customer needs by providing complete customized surveying software solutions for the cadastral market, the... read more

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Topcon HiPer SR and Pocket 3D Provide Help to Construction Sites

February 13, 2013By

With the introduction of a new version of Pocket 3D software for its HiPer SR GNSS receiver, Topcon Positioning Systems is expanding the delivery of high-accuracy 3D positioning technology to contractors needing a low-cost, one-man layout and measurement system. Pocket 3D is powerful, easy-to-use data collection and control software for grade checking and other measurement applications on a job site.... read more

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ION GNSS+ 2013

February 13, 2013By

ION GNSS+ is the annual international technical meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation. It will be held September 16-20 at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Tutorials take place September 16-17. The exhibit hall will be open Wednesday and Thursday, but not Friday. The newly added “+” sign reflects the increased awareness and growing emphasis... read more

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