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Trimble’s Pocket-Sized R1 GNSS Receiver Enables Data Collection with Smart Devices

February 10, 2015By

Trimble has introduced the R1 GNSS receiver, a pocket-sized, rugged, standalone receiver that works with iOS, Android or Window mobile handhelds, smartphones and tablets using Bluetooth connectivity. When paired with a smart device, the receiver adds professional-grade GNSS geo-location capabilities to transform consumer devices into high-accuracy mobile data collection systems. With the evolution of smartphones and tablets, more field workers now have... read more

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Septentrio RTK Receivers Power DigPilot 3D Machine Guidance

February 4, 2015By
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DigPilot, a Norwegian supplier of surveying equipment and instruments for building and construction, has developed a flexible 3D machine guidance system based on Septentrio’s AsteRx2eH OEM GNSS receivers. AsteRx2eH is a single-board dual-frequency dual-antenna 272-channel GPS/GLONASS OEM heading receiver, which provides 20-Hz data output of position, heading and pitch/roll data to the machine guidance system. As a member of Septentrio’s... read more

Handheld Makes Algiz 10X Rugged Tablet More Powerful

February 4, 2015By
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Handheld Group is upgrading its Algiz 10X tablet. With the upgrade, the rugged tablet for field professionals now features the Windows 8.1 Pro operating system, which is downgradable to Windows 7. Windows 8.1 Pro offers enhanced features to help users connect to company networks, access one PC from another, encrypt data and more. The upgraded Algiz 10X also has a more powerful processor that... read more

What Exactly Is GPS NMEA Data?

February 4, 2015By

You may have heard about “NMEA data” with respect to GPS. NMEA existed well before GPS was invented, and today is a standard supported by all GPS manufacturers. NMEA gives equipment users the ability to mix and match hardware and software, and makes it easier for software developers to write software for a wide variety of GPS receivers. What makes NMEA confusing is that there are quite a few NMEA messages, not just one. This month, I break down the mysterious NMEA code. read more

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Trimble Offers Fleet Management App for Concrete Industry

February 3, 2015By
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Trimble has introduced Trimble TrimView Direct, a mobile application that leverages existing real-time data collected by Trimble’s TrimFleet Suite for the ready-mix concrete industry. Trimble has teamed with development partner, BCMI, to expand on how the data is viewed and used by top-level management. The announcement was made at the World of Concrete. By leveraging mobile technology, organizations have access to instantaneous information... read more

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Sokkia Introduces ‘Reimagined’ Field Receiver, the GCX2

February 3, 2015By
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Sokkia has introduced a GNSS integrated receiver designed for lightweight and convenient field operation — the GCX2. “Nicknamed ‘the bullet’, the GCX2 exemplifies a completely reimagined approach to receiver design that offers an ultra-lightweight and ergonomic solution at a low cost,” said Eduardo Falcon, executive vice president and general manager of the GeoPositioning Solutions Group. The multi-constellation and dual-frequency receiver is... read more

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Leap Second Implementation Confuses Some Receivers

February 2, 2015By

The United States Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) has issued a notice about a problem some receivers are having implementing the correct time. The U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center has received reports of synchronization issues since the implementation of a leap second on Jan. 21. Users experiencing this problem should contact the receiver manufacturer for a firmware or software update. Below is the... read more

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Rextorm Rugged Tablet Designed for Field Work

January 28, 2015By

Taiwan-based company RuggON is launching the Rextorm series of rugged tablets. With an ultra-bright 1000 Nit optically bonded display, high speed 802.11ac connectivity, hot swappable dual-battery design, and capacitive glove touch capability, the 10.1-inch fully ruggedized tablets are ready for use in the field. With the latest communication technology including GNSS Positioning (GPS/GLONASS/Beidou), 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and optional 4G LTE, mobile workers can experience precise... read more

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