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GeoCue’s GNSS kit for drones provides survey-level accuracy

August 7, 2017By

GeoCue Group has released a GNSS positioning system that will allow users of DJI Phantom 4 Pros and Inspire 2 drones, as well as most drones using higher end cameras, to achieve survey-level accuracy with minimum ground control. Loki, GeoCue’s new direct geopositioning system for small unmanned aerial systems, solves the two fundamental problems associated with this technology: Positioning Accuracy.... read more

General Dynamics unveils combat survival radio with GPS

August 7, 2017By

General Dynamics Mission Systems has introduced its HOOK3 combat survival radio. The HOOK3 radio is 30 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than the HOOK2 radio, and has a smaller, longer lasting battery, the company said. In addition, the embedded GPS module has 32 channels enabling a faster position acquisition time, more accurate position reporting and better performance under forested or... read more

Israeli companies defeat drones with new technology

August 3, 2017By

Drones have become a serious threat, able to penetrate airspace for surveillance or with an explosive payload. The Islamic State has used weaponized drones against both Syrian and Iraqi forces; groups like Hezbollah and Hamas have sent drones into Israel and are said to be working on upgrading their UAVs for use in both intelligence gathering and offensive operations. On... read more

STATSports, Taoglas hit the field with GNSS trackers

August 2, 2017By

When the world’s best athletes take the field, many are equipped with a GPS-based performance monitor that tracks a wealth of data. By monitoring in real time the players’ actions, professional sports teams can collect and analyze data that gives them an edge over the competition. STATSports is a provider of GPS player tracking and analysis solutions for some of... read more

Ericsson HQ gets indoor positioning upgrade

August 1, 2017By

StepInside and partner Flowscape to help Sweden HQ team easily find available workspace and colleagues The Senion StepInside indoor positioning system has been deployed in the 500,000-square-foot Kista (Stockholm) headquarters of telecom company Ericsson. Using personal or work-issued smartphones, more than 4,000 employees working throughout 20 floors distributed over four buildings can now use a corporate app to easily find available... read more

NOAA picks Black Swift sUAS for fire observation

August 1, 2017By

Aircraft to Provide Wildfire Measurements in Support of NOAA Fire Weather Forecasting The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has selected a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) for wildfire measurements and observations in support of its FIREX field mission and the fire weather forecasting initiative. Black Swift Technologies will deliver to NOAA a tightly integrated system consisting of an... read more

NovAtel technology featured in Baidu Apollo Project

July 31, 2017By

At the Baidu Create conference in Beijing, Baidu named NovAtel’s partner, AutonomouStuff, as a member of its autonomous driving ecosystem, Project Apollo. Project Apollo has been initiated to provide an open, comprehensive and reliable software platform for Baidu’s partners in the automotive and autonomous driving industries. Partners can use the Apollo open software platform together with the reference hardware platform... read more

Harxon introduces all-constellation GNSS antenna for surveying and mapping

July 31, 2017By

Harxon has released the all-constellation GNSS antenna GPS1000, receiving GPS L1/L2/L5, BDS B1/B2/B3, GLONASS L1/L2, Galileo E1/E2/E5a/E5b and L-band signals. GPS1000 can be used in land survey, marine survey, channel survey, seismic monitoring, bridge survey and agriculture applications, providing consistent performance across the full bandwidth, the company said. The antenna has high gain and wide beam width to ensure the... read more