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October 13, 2016

Eos Positioning Systems Rolls Out Arrow Gold GNSS Receiver

Terrebonne, Canada-based Eos Positioning Systems has released its Arrow Gold Bluetooth GNSS receiver. Arrow Gold is the first iOS, Android, and Windows Bluetooth GNSS receiver to work with GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), and the Atlas correction service, the company said.

The palm-sized Arrow Gold receiver provides centimeter-level accuracy on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Arrow Gold, which costs $4,395, works with such data collection systems as Esri's Collector/Survey123 and others.

October 11, 2016

Applanix Announces POSPac MMS 8 Software

Applanix has released its POSPac MMS 8 GNSS-aided inertial post-processing software for georeferencing data collected from cameras, LIDARs, multi-beam sonars, and other sensors on mobile platforms.

The unit, introduced at the InterGEO trade fair in Hamburg, Germany, uses Trimble's CenterPoint RTX subscription service. The Trimble CenterPoint RTX service allows land, air, marine, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms to achieve centimeter-level accuracy within one hour after data collection with just an internet connection, the company said.

Ventures • October 11, 2016

Hemisphere GNSS and Carlson Offer New GNSS Receivers

Hemisphere GNSS and Carlson Software have released the Hemisphere S321 and Carlson BRx6 receivers for land surveying, construction fieldwork, and marine operations.

The lightweight and compact new receivers work with GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo, the company said. The receivers also incorporate real-time kinematic (RTK) and L-band corrections, including optimization for Hemisphere's subscription-based Atlas GNSS global correction service, Hemisphere said.

October 11, 2016

L-3 Completes GPS Military Code Certification

L-3 Communications has announced that its next-generation military code (M-Code) GPS user equipment completed the final step in a government security certification process.

The development and certification of this technology was performed under the Air Force military GPS user equipment (MGUE) program, led by the Space and Missile Systems Center's (SMC) GPS Directorate at Los Angeles Air Force Base.

New Builds • October 11, 2016

Swift Navigation Announces Multi-Band, Multi-Constellation OEM RTK GNSS Receiver

San Francisco, California–based Swift Navigation has announced its newest product, the Piksi Multi, a multi-band, multi-constellation, real-time kinematic–capable OEM GNSS receiver module with a unit price of $600.

New Builds • October 10, 2016

u-blox GNSS Module Used in Trackable Pallet

Thalwil, Switzerland-based u-blox has announced that Nikken Lease is
using the company's GNSS module, EVA-7M, for its new trackable pallet
called Transeeker. The unit also incorporates u-blox' LISA-U200-62
cellular module, with CellLocate hybrid positioning technology that
works with GPS data, the company said.

Nikken Lease offers customers in Japan the GNSS-enabled Transeeker
pallet as part of a rental service. Made of plastic, the pallets are
reusable to offer an ecological alternative to the wooden counterpart,
the company said.

New Builds • October 7, 2016

Trimble Rolls Out SX10 Scanning Total Station

Trimble has released the SX10 scanning total station that merges high-speed 3D scanning, imaging technology, and total station measurements for surveyors, the company said.

"This is the top one or two [products] we have launched in the 20 years I've been here," said Ron Bisio, Trimble geospatial division vice president, at a media day in Westminster, Colorado, October 5.

October 5, 2016

Trimble Changes Company Name

Trimble has announced that has formally changed its company name from Trimble Navigation Limited to Trimble Inc. In a further action, the company has completed its reincorporation from the State of California to the State of Delaware.
"Trimble's name change reflects the evolution from our origins as a GPS products company to a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions," said Steven W. Berglund, president and CEO of Trimble. "Our new name better represents the diversity of both our technologies and markets."

October 5, 2016

Naval Observatory Selects NovAtel's GPS Anti-Jam Technology

The U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) has selected NovAtel's GPS anti-jam technology (GAJT) for controlled reception pattern antenna (CRPA) capability at Defense Department Information Network (DoDIN) sites, the company said.

The U.S. Navy has ordered more than 600 NovAtel GAJT antennas, which work with civil and military receivers, the company said.

September 23, 2016

Part 107 Rule Focus of Inside Unmanned Systems Webinar

Inside Unmanned Systems and microdrones will host a free web seminar, “Part 107 Rule: Impact on Key Application Segments in the Commercial Drone Market,” on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at noon EDT.

The initial discussion will focus on the implications of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 107 rule on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for mapping, surveying, and inspection applications, but anyone interested in using drones for commercial purposes is welcome to participate.

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