DT Research delivers rugged tablets purpose-built for industry

September 19, 2016By

DT Research has released the DT395CR and DT395GS rugged tablets. While designed for field professionals, the tablets cost less than consumer-grade tablets over the lifetime of the product, DT Research said. Both DT395 tablets are highly durable to withstand extreme environments, designed with fully integrated options to eliminate easily broken attachments in mission-critical scenarios, and include security, privacy and productivity settings. The DT395GS tablet is designed... read more

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GNSS coordinates as survey evidence — friend or foe?

September 7, 2016By
First-order horizontal monument, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1931.

In my last column in July, I shared the situation with U.S. federal lands in Alaska being surveyed with GNSS and subdivided by coordinates, instead of subdivided by traditional methods of setting monuments. The topic drew a varied range of responses and opinions. While some felt the article was on point with setting bad precedents, others added that it was time for technology... read more

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Datumate unveils DatuFly, professional imagery app for drones

September 6, 2016By

Datumate has released a new tablet app for drone flight planning and automated, high-resolution photo-shooting. The DatuFly app saves up to 80 percent of field surveying time and eliminates follow-up site visits, according to the company. “DatuFly automates the entire field surveying process, while keeping field work simple and safe,” said Tal Meirzon, Datumate CEO. “Ease of use and survey-grade results makes DatuFly a valuable tool... read more

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DJI makes smartphone smarter with Osmo Mobile camera system

September 2, 2016By

Stabilized system turns smartphones into intelligent motion cameras Drone-maker DJI has launched the Osmo Mobile, an extension for smartphones that turns them into intelligent, precision camera systems. Using DJI’s signature three-axis gimbal stabilization and SmoothTrack™ technology, the Osmo Mobile enables smartphone users to shoot effortless, high-quality photos and videos on the go. In combination with the DJI GO App, cinematic... read more

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Carlson releases BRx6 GNSS receiver for surveyors

August 31, 2016By

Carlson Software has released the Carlson BRx6, a multi-GNSS, multi-frequency receiver. Each BRx6 contains a multi-constellation, multi-band 372-channel GNSS receiver, Athena RTK technology and an integrated Atlas L-band receiver. In addition, the BRx6 contains electronic sensors that measure tilt, direction (electronic compass) and acceleration, supporting Carlson SurvCE’s advanced features such as LDL (live digital level or e-bubble), leveling tolerance, auto by level, tilted-pole... read more

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Satlab Geosolutions’ RTK Handheld uses tablet or phone as display

August 29, 2016By

Swedish-based survey and GIS equipment maker Satlab Geosolutions is offering a multi-purpose handheld that sends centimeter-level NMEA position data to the user’s tablet or smartphone. The SLC RTK handheld brings professional high-precision positioning in a new design concept with Bluetooth connectivity for Android, Windows and iOS Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) smart devices, according to the company. Alternatively, it can be used as a fixed sensor for... read more

4G LTE RTK Bridge-X enables configuration without a cable

August 25, 2016By
Housed inside the construction trailer, the RTK Bridge-X with its Ethernet connectivity can physically connect to the internet via an Ethernet cable and then transmit corrections it obtains via both an internal and an external radio, simultaneously.

Intuicom has released the Intuicom 4G LTE RTK Bridge-X Communication Hub for the survey, machine control and precision agriculture markets. Enhancing the extensive communication capabilities of the standard-setting RTK Bridge product line, the 4G LTE RTK Bridge-X lets users leverage the faster upload/download speeds, the expanded coverage and enhanced connectivity offered by 4G LTE providers including Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. Supporting all leading precision guidance systems and... read more

Geneq introduces rugged SXPad 800H GPS data collector

August 19, 2016By

Geneq Inc. has released the SXPad 800H, which the company describes as a feature-packed, rugged handheld GPS data collector at an affordable price. The SXPad 800H is specifically designed for mobile GIS users in applications ranging from water, electric and gas utilities, transportation, mining, agriculture and forestry. The high-performance 800-MHz device is designed to give users all the power needed to work with... read more

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