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Bluesky Completes Aerial Mapping Project for UK Utilities

October 8, 2015By

Bluesky has completed a multi-million pound aerial mapping project to assess the impact of vegetation on the electricity network of East Anglia and the South East of England. Working on behalf of UK Power Networks, Bluesky undertook the largest ever combined laser mapping and aerial photography survey commissioned by an electricity distribution network operator in the UK — some 34,000 square... read more

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FAA Expands Unmanned Aircraft Pathfinder Efforts

October 7, 2015By

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has entered into a Pathfinder agreement with CACI International Inc. to evaluate how the company’s technology can help detect Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the vicinity of airports. In testimony today before the House Aviation Subcommittee, FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker said that flying an unmanned aircraft near a busy airfield poses an unacceptable safety... read more

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Aeris, Isotrak Collaborate on Improved Connectivity, Data for Fleets

October 7, 2015By

Aeris is partnering with Isotrak Ltd. to provide improved cellular connectivity and data analytics for Isotrak’s global customers. By leveraging Aeris’ machine-optimized and patented AerCore IoT and M2M network, AerPort connectivity platform and AerVoyance IoT and M2M analytics platform, Isotrak has added advanced capabilities to its 3iS FleetVision solution, part of its real-time ATMSi (Active Transport Management System) fleet management... read more

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EndRun Launches Two GPS-Based Timing Units

October 7, 2015By

EndRun Technologies has launched two GPS-based timing products. The Meridian II Precision TimeBase references GPS to provide ultra-accurate time (10 nanoseconds to UTC) and frequency. At the core of Meridian II is a new GPS receiver that EndRun optimized to deliver a variety of traditional- and network-based time and frequency signals. “The second-generation Meridian II continues EndRun’s heritage of pushing the envelope by delivering... read more

GPS Source Adds to GPS Rackmount Splitter Line

October 6, 2015By

GPS Source has released a GPS/GNSS rackmount splitter with dual antenna inputs and antenna health monitoring. Developed for the wireless industry, the dual input rackmount splitter provides a GPS timing signal to up to 32 GPS/GNSS synchronization modules and receivers. Its design ensures the GPS timing signal is always available, even in the event of an antenna or cable failure, the... read more

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FAA Seeks $1.9M Penalty Against SkyPan for Unauthorized UAS Operations

October 6, 2015By

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the largest civil penalty the FAA has proposed against a UAS operator for endangering the safety of the national airspace. The FAA proposes a $1.9 million civil penalty against SkyPan International Inc. of Chicago. Between March 21, 2012, and Dec. 15, 2014, SkyPan conducted 65 unauthorized operations in some of the most... read more

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Satel Offers Compact-Proof Radio Data Modem

October 5, 2015By

Satel’s new UHF radio data modem Compact-Proof, designed for outdoor measurement applications, features autonomous rechargeable battery power and a robust housing with IP67 protection. Compact-Proof from Satel gives users double advantages with a powerful lithium-ion battery and the EASy radio data technology including a display and a robust housing with IP67 protection, the company said. With transmitting power of 1,000 mW,... read more

Topcon Offers Rotary-Wing UAS for Data Collection

October 5, 2015By
The Topcon Falcon 8 rotary wing UAS.

Topcon Positioning Group has added a rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) to its mass data-collection solutions line. The Falcon 8 — powered by Ascending Technologies — is designed for inspection and monitoring, as well as survey and mapping applications. “Rotary-wing systems provide the perfect solutions for small-scale sites and projects for which flexibility of takeoff and landing or an oblique perspective is... read more

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