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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
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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

Hexagon Takes Top Honors in the Wichmann Innovations Award

October 14, 2015By
The new Leica Geosystems Pegasus backpack wearable mobile mapping solution.

The top Wichmann Innovations Award has been given to the Leica Geosystems Pegasus:Backpack, a wearable reality-capture technology that combines five high-dynamic cameras and two lidar profilers within an ultra-light and ergonomic carbon-fiber chassis. Leica Geosystems is a brand of Hexagon. Companies from around the globe submitted products and applications to participate in the awards, which were presented by publisher Wichmann Verlag at the INTERGEO trade... read more

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Satlab Offers Hydrographic Echo Sounder for GNSS Rover

October 9, 2015By
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Swedish-based Survey and GIS equipment maker Satlab Geosolutions AB has announced the availability of its SLD-100 GNSS Rover accessory to facilitate Hydrographic measurement in bodies of water up to 100 meters in depth. It is designed for those who find themselves needing to survey into bodies of water, streams and rivers. With survey-grade accuracy, the Satlab SLD-100 can be added to any brand... read more