A Little Catch-up on New GPS/GNSS Products

September 16, 2009  - By

It’s been awhile since I covered new GPS/GNSS products on the market. Following are some recent introductions. Please note I’ve only included major features. Click on the links to view the datasheets of the products for detailed specifications and features.

Navcom Technology introduces the SF-3050. Supports GPS L1, GPS L2C, planned GPS L5, GLONASS, planned Galileo and SBAS. Basic receiver is GPS L1. Customer can add signals/constellations as they need.

JAVAD GNSS introduces the GISmore. Standard configuration supports GPS L1 and GLONASS L1. Customer can add Galileo E1, update rates to 100Hz, internal memory, Advanced Multipath Rejection, SBAS, RTK.

Topcon Positioning Systems introduces the GRS-1. Standard configuration supports GPS L1, SBAS, 2MP camera, and magnetic compass. Customer can add GPS L2, GPS L5, GLONASS and update rates to 100Hz.

Geneq introduces the SXBlue II-L GPS. Standard configuration supports GPS L1, SBAS and OmniSTAR VBS. Customer can add RTK and update rates to 20Hz.

Javad GNSS introduces Javad ArcPad Extension. JAVAD ArcPad Extension controls the GNSS receiver to manage the surveying process. Synchronizes ArcPad with ESRI’s GIS server by utilizing integrated wireless communication technology.

NovAtel introduces the SMART-AG. Standard configuration supports GPS L1, GLONASS L1, and SBAS. Customer can add update rates to 20Hz.

Magellan Professional introduces the ProFlex 500. Standard configuration supports GPS L1, GPS L2, and SBAS. Customer can add GPS L2C, planned GPS L5, planned Galileo and updates rates to 20Hz.

Hemisphere GPS introduces the XF-101 for Juniper Systems Archer. Standard configuration supports GPS L1 and SBAS.

Pacific Crest introduces the Advanced Data Link (ADL) UHF radio. Standard configuration supports a 0.1 -4.0 Watt programmable transceiver, a 40 MHz frequency range and support for both 12.5 and 25 kHz channel bandwidth. It is compatible with existing products from Pacific Crest.

Topcon Positioning Systems introduces the Net-G3A. Standard configuration supports GPS L1, GPS L2C, GLONASS, planned GPS L5, planned Galileo, SBAS and updates rates to 100Hz.

Just a reminder that next week is the annual ION (Institute of Navigation) GNSS conference in Savannah, Georgia, as well as the annual CGSIC (Civil GPS Service Interface Committee) meetings. We’ll be blogging daily from CGSIC and ION. Keep your browser pointed at the GPS World website all week and hit the refresh button occasionally to see what’s going on at the conference.

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About the Author:

Eric Gakstatter has been involved in the GPS/GNSS industry for more than 20 years. For 10 years, he held several product management positions in the GPS/GNSS industry, managing the development of several medium- and high-precision GNSS products along with associated data-collection and post-processing software. Since 2000, he's been a power user of GPS/GNSS technology as well as consulted with capital management companies; federal, state and local government agencies; and private companies on the application and/or development of GPS technology. Since 2006, he's been a contributor to GPS World magazine, serving as editor of the monthly Survey Scene newsletter until 2015, and as editor of Geospatial Solutions monthly newsletter for GPS World's sister site Geospatial Solutions, which focuses on GIS and geospatial technologies.

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