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Handheld’s Nautiz X8 Field Computer Gets Add-ons

August 26, 2015By
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Handheld Group is offering expansion pack features for its Nautiz X8 rugged field computer. The new functionalities will make the Nautiz X8 more versatile for field workers in a number of market segments, including forestry, surveying, construction, field services, warehouse projects and logistics. The Nautiz X8 was built to enable efficient and reliable data collection in the toughest of environments.... read more

Galileo Satellites Topped off for Sept. 10 Launch

August 26, 2015By
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The two European Galileo navigation satellites for Arianespace’s next mission from French Guiana have been fueled at the Spaceport, readying them for integration with their Soyuz launcher. Galileo full operational capability (FOC) satellites 9 and 10 were “topped off” during activity this week at the Spaceport’s S3B payload preparation facility, further advancing preparations for the Sept. 10 mission — which is designated Flight VS12 in Arianespace’s launcher family numbering... read more

SNL Comedian Michael Che to Speak at CTIA Super Mobility 2015

August 26, 2015By
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Saturday Night Live comedian and co-anchor of “Weekend Update” Michael Che will be featured at CTIA Super Mobility 2015. Che will report from the keynote stage with his thoughts on wireless news, hot topics and features. read more

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Ohio UAS Center Forwards Precision Ag, Sensor Research

August 25, 2015By
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Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio, now includes flying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) as part of its new precision agriculture program, according to the Ohio/Indiana UAS Center (UASC). The new program is designed to prepare students for employment with companies using geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS) and GPS applied to agricultural production or management activities, such as pest scouting,... read more

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Trimble Launches Multirotor UAS for Tight Spots

August 25, 2015By
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Trimble’s new ZX5 Multirotor Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) — announced today — is an aerial imaging and workflow solution that captures and processes geo-referenced photo and video data for mapping, agriculture and inspection applications. The Trimble ZX5 complements the UAS portfolio with the ability to reach smaller, remote environments faster, while providing accurate mapping data for improved productivity in the field and... read more

OriginGPS Nano Hornet Module Powers TobyRich Gaming Drones

August 21, 2015By
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TobyRich has integrated OriginGPS’ Nano Hornet into a smartphone-controlled gaming drone line, to extend its range and enhance its directional capabilities. By leveraging the Nano Hornet, a tiny GPS module with an integrated antenna, TobyRich was able to design a smaller, sleeker form factor for its innovative drones while taking advantage of OriginGPS’ performance and low-power consumption features, according to... read more

GeoComm eBook Focuses on Assessing GIS Data for NG911

August 21, 2015By

GeoComm has released an ebook focusing on assessing GIS data for an NG911 system (next-generation 911). In an NG911 system, GIS data development, accuracy, and maintenance are vital, and GeoComm approaches NG911 readiness in three steps: assess, improve and maintain. The ebook, Key Steps for Assessing Mission Critical Data for 9-1-1, focuses on the assess step. GeoComm approaches GIS data assessment by first... read more

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Omnitracs Partners with Mack Trucks, Volvo for Fleets

August 21, 2015By

Fleet management company Omnitracs LLC will develop telematics software for Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Fleet Management Services for Mack Trucks. The two separate memorandums of understanding will provide customers of both Volvo and Mack Trucks with fleet management services such as routing and predictive analytics solutions. According to Omnitracs, the agreements represent a move toward standardization in the trucking industry, making it easier for fleets... read more