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Toward a Unified PNT — Part 1

October 2, 2014By
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Complexity and Context: Key Challenges of Multisensor Positioning
The next generation of navigation and positioning systems must provide greater accuracy and reliability in a range of challenging environments. No single navigation technology is robust enough, so a multisensor solution is required. read more

Northrop Grumman Finishes Tests of Handheld Precision Targeting Device

October 1, 2014By
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A new handheld targeting system developed by Northrop Grumman will enable soldiers to engage targets with precision munitions while providing digital connectivity to related military units. The unit has successfully completed developmental testing at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, the company said. The Hand Held Precision Targeting Device, or HHPTD, locates, acquires, designates, marks and enables rapid target... read more

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GIS Builds Awareness, Improves Treatment, Aids Prevention

October 1, 2014By
Figure 1. Mammograms in last two years; percent of respondents, by counties.

North Coast Media announced in May 2014 its plans to donate to the American Cancer Society a portion of all October issues’ revenue from its market-leading media brands: GPS World, Pit & Quarry, LP Gas, Pest Management Professional (PMP), Landscape Management (LM), and Golfdom. “Giving back is an important part of the culture here at North Coast Media,” said President... read more

DARPA Program Addresses Degraded Visibility for Helicopters

September 30, 2014By
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Degraded visibility — which encompasses diverse environmental conditions including severe weather, dust kicked up during takeoff and landing, and poor visual contrast among different parts of terrain — often puts both the safety and effectiveness of tactical helicopter operations at risk. Current sensor systems that can provide the necessary visualization through obscurants struggle with latency and are too large, heavy... read more

Satlab Geosolutions Adds Americas Office, Appoints Phil Gabriel

September 30, 2014By
Satlab products include (from left) the SL600 6G GNSS receiver, the SL300 6G GNSS receiver, and the SL55 controller.

Swedish-based survey and GIS equipment maker Satlab Geosolutions AB has expanded into the U.S. and Americas with the creation of a new sister company Satlab Geosolutions (USA), Inc., based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Phil Gabriel has been named managing director of the USA office. Setting up a formal base of operations in the U.S. will allow Satlab to better service their clients and expand... read more

u-blox SARA-U260 Module Receives AT&T Approval

September 26, 2014By
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Swiss u‑blox says that its SARA-U260 dual-band 3G/2G module has achieved AT&T network compatible status. The certification allows customers to design SARA-U260 modems into M2M devices operating over AT&T’s extensive 3G network in the USA. Typical applications include small tracking boxes, usage-based insurance devices, smart metering, wearable electronics, and connected fitness watches. SARA-U260 is a complete 3G/2G voice/data module for applications that still require... read more

Handheld Group Launches Nautiz X8 Rugged Device

September 23, 2014By
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Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has launched the Nautiz X8 rugged PDA. The Nautiz X8 is a handheld computer with superior processing power, screen performance and battery life, the company said. It is built for tough field conditions primarily in GIS, land surveying, public safety, forestry and the military. The Nautiz X8 is built to enable efficient and reliable data collection in... read more

China to Join Effort on Aircraft Satnav Standards

September 23, 2014By
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Europe’s EGNOS augmentation system sharpens the accuracy and reliability of GPS signals so they can safely be used for landing approaches across a growing number of European airports. But aviation is a global enterprise — so the aim is to develop a seamless network of augmentation systems in future. That is the task of an international group of experts, the... read more