Tallysman expands geodetic antenna line

June 6, 2016By

Tallysman, a manufacturer of high-performance GNSS antennas, has introduced two additions to its VeraPhase line of precision antennas. The VP6300 is a triple-band antenna for reception of GPS L1/L2/L5, GLONASS G1/G2/G3, BeiDou B1/B2 and Galileo E1/E5a+b (1165MHz to 1254MHz + 1560MHz to 1610MHz). The VP6200 is a dual-band antenna for reception of GPS L1/L2, GLONASS G1/G2, BeiDou B1/B2, Galileo E1... read more

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Septentrio Introduces ‘future proof’ GNSS RTK technology for surveyors

May 18, 2016By

Septentrio has introduced its next-generation high-precision Altus APS3G real-time kinematic (RTK) receiver, which brings technology only previously available in scientific receivers into the field for professional surveyors. The new multi-constellation APS3G addresses major concerns about compatibility with new satellite constellations, as well as interference and jamming, according to Neil Vancans, vice president of Septentrio Americas. Built on Septentrio’s AsteRx4 engine,... read more

Harxon releases rover radio for GNSS/RTK and precise positioning

April 26, 2016By

Harxon has introduced an advanced, high-speed, Bluetooth-enabled wireless data link designed for GNSS/RTK (real-time kinematic) surveying and precise positioning. The HX-DU1603D is a lightweight, ruggedized UHF receiver designed for digital radio communications between 410 and 470 MHz in either 12.5 or 25 kHz channels, which can be widely used in GNSS/RTK surveying and GNSS precise positioning systems. ThevHX-DU1603D is equipped... read more

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Hemisphere GNSS debuts smart antenna for survey

March 15, 2016By
The S321 smart antenna by Hemisphere GNSS.

Hemisphere GNSS has released the S321, its next-generation multi-frequency, multi-GNSS survey smart antenna. The S321 — designed for land or marine survey — combines Hemisphere’s Athena and Atlas technologies with a new web user interface offering customer-friendly performance. For professional marine applications — such as  marine construction, hydrographic surveying or dredging — using the S321 with Athena RTK (real-time kinematic) enables users to achieve impeccable results and maintain... read more

Nationwide BYOD submeter and RTK GNSS rental program announced

March 9, 2016By

Anatum Field Solutions (AFS) has launched a nationwide BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) submeter GNSS and centimeter (RTK) GNSS receiver rental program. With the explosion of smartphones and tablets in recent years and the availability of universal Bluetooth submeter and real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS receivers, high-accuracy GNSS data collection is available to everyone. AFS rentals target high-accuracy users in GIS, UAV,... read more

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GNSS echo sounder guides medical ship through uncharted waters

February 16, 2016By

An Australian company that manufacturers GNSS echo sounders aided the aiders — leading a medical ship through uncharted waters in Papua New Guinea. The CEESCOPE echo sounder enabled the ship to reach volunteers who were working to save the life of a newborn. The ship, operated by YWAM Medical Ships Australia (YWAM MSA), visits remote villages in Papua New Guinea, giving... read more

u-blox brings GNSS RTK precision to the mass market

February 15, 2016By

u-blox has launched a receiver module that brings real-time kinematic accuracy to the mass market. The NEO-M8P GNSS receiver module delivers high performance down to centimeter-level accuracy. RTK technologies have been used for some time in low-volume niche markets, such as surveying and construction. Because of high costs and complexity, this enhanced positioning technology has been inaccessible for most other uses. Emerging high volume... read more

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SwiftNav launches Piksi GPS receiver for autonomous, survey

January 28, 2016By

Swift Navigation has released its first GPS receiver, named Piksi. Piksi is a low-cost, high-performance GPS receiver with real-time kinematic (RTK) functionality for centimeter-level relative positioning accuracy. Its small form factor, fast position-solution update rate, and low-power consumption make Piksi ideal for integration into autonomous vehicles and portable surveying equipment. An open-source architecture with a high-performance DSP on-board and our... read more