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Topcon Unveils 2D, 3D Excavator Control Systems

January 21, 2014By
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Topcon Positioning Group announces the addition of two new indicate control systems to its excavator control system lineup — the X-32 and X-33. The systems feature Topcon’s new GX-30 control box and TS-i3 sensors. The GX-30 features a full-color touchscreen display. The TS-i3 sensors have no moving components, offer single and dual-axis measurement modes, and include convenient LED status indicators.... read more

Garmin Introduces GPSMAP 64 Series Outdoor Handheld

January 16, 2014By
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Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced the GPSMAP 64 series of rugged outdoor handhelds. The GPSMAP 64 series brings a dual GPS and GLONASS receiver, preloaded geocaches and smartphone connectivity for LiveTrack and Smart Notification to its product line for hikers, hunters, and geocachers. “Building on the popularity of the GPSMAP series, the new GPSMAP 64... read more

CHC Offers GNSS Post-Processing Software

January 14, 2014By
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CHC announced today the availability of CHC Geomatics Office (CGO), a software solution dedicated to post processing static and kinematic GNSS raw data. CGO supports GPS+GLONASS+BeiDou data in various raw data formats and is compatible with major brands, allowing a seamless integration with an existing pool of equipment, the company said. “CGO is undoubtedly the most affordable yet powerful GNSS... read more

FAA Selects Six Sites for UAV Research

January 3, 2014By
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After a rigorous 10-month selection process involving 25 proposals from 24 states, the Federal Aviation Administration announced it has chosen six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test site operators across the country. According to the announcement, in selecting the six test site operators, the FAA considered geography, climate, location of ground infrastructure, research needs, airspace use, safety, aviation experience... read more

CHC Delivers 520 GNSS Receivers in Big Myanmar Contract

December 9, 2013By
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CHC Navigation announced today the successful delivery of 520 units of X91+ GNSS receivers to the Settlement and Land Records Department (SLRD), a part of the Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation. Awarded as one of the world’s largest GNSS tenders, CHC Navigation successfully delivered 520 units of X91+ receivers within the tight 60-day time frame allowed by the tender.... read more

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Trimble Updates Cloud-Based Software, App for Wastewater Management

December 3, 2013By

Trimble has introduced a new version of its smart water and wastewater management software — Trimble Connect version 1.5. The latest release of the cloud-based software includes a suite of applications that help water and wastewater utilities to deploy smart meters, repair leaks and reduce non-revenue water (NRW), locate and map critical infrastructure using geographic information system (GIS) technology, extend... read more

Applanix Brings Trimble CenterPoint RTX Correction Service to Airborne Mapping Products

November 12, 2013By
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Applanix, a mobile mapping and positioning company, is making the Trimble CenterPoint RTX correction service available across its entire airborne mapping portfolio. Applanix is a Trimble Company. Using the Trimble CenterPoint RTX correction service, Applanix will be able to deliver these benefits to the aerial survey marketplace: High accuracy — better than 10 cm RMS horizontal after convergence Speed and low... read more

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Topcon Acquires DynaRoad, Opens Technology Center

November 12, 2013By

Topcon Positioning Group has acquired DynaRoad Oy, a construction software company in Helsinki, Finland. In conjunction with the acquisition, Topcon also announced the establishment of the Topcon Helsinki Technology Center. In 2011, Topcon acquired a significant share of DynaRoad, a company that develops project management software specifically designed for large-scale construction projects — highway, tunnel, railway, area development and harbor.... read more

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