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February 13, 2015

GATE Galileo Testbed Achieves Re-Certification

The Galileo Test and Development Environment (GATE), located near Berchtesgaden in southern Bavaria, Germany, has been recertified for operation, extending the operational life of the facility through January 2016, according to its operator, IFEN GmbH

GATE enables companies and research organizations to use the testbed for various experiments, taking advantage of the eight ground transmitters emitting the Galileo signals towards the 25-square-kilometer core test area.

New Builds • February 10, 2015

New Trimble GNSS Product Upgrades Consumer Devices for Professional Applications

Trimble introduced today (February 10, 2015) the R1 GNSS receiver, a pocket-sized, standalone, single-frequency (L1/G1) receiver that works with iOS, Android or Window mobile handhelds, smart phones, and tablets using Bluetooth connectivity.
When paired with a smart device, the receiver/antenna combination adds GNSS geo-location capabilities to transform consumer devices into high-accuracy mobile data collection systems. The 44–parallel channel receiver can track GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, and Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) signals.

New Builds • February 9, 2015

Lockheed, Dominion Launch GPS-Aided "Smart Grid" Technology for Electrical Power Systems

Lockheed Martin and Dominion Resources, Inc. have co-developed a new “smart grid” technology called VirtuGrid, which will enable remote detection of power outages for faster mapping and response. This collaboration between the two companies brings together Lockheed Martin's technology and Dominion's experience in distribution engineering.

New Builds • February 3, 2015

NovAtel Introduces Dual-Antenna, Dual-Frequency RTK GNSS Receiver with Advanced Heading Capabilities

NovAtel Inc. has announced availability of its FlexPak6D enclosed GNSS receiver, a dual-antenna solution for application developers seeking a high precision heading-capable positioning engine for space-constrained applications.

New Builds • January 16, 2015

Trimble Launches Timing Portfolio for Mobile Telecom

Trimble has introduced a new portfolio of GNSS-based time and frequency products to address the synchronization needs of the fast-growing 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) small-cell telecom market.

Mobile telecom networks, whether 3G, 4G LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) wireless technologies, or a combination, need high-precision synchronization and syntonization.

December 22, 2014

Sensonor’s STIM300 IMU Selected for Seabed's New IMU

Instead of using the traditional fiber-optic gyros on which all its previous underwater systems have been based on, Seabed bv, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has selected Sensonor’s STIM300 for its newest IMU, the SBD-IMU-S1.

Events • November 20, 2014

RIEGL LIDAR 2015 Scheduled for Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China

RIEGL has announced that its next international user conference, RIEGL LIDAR 2015, will be held in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China,  next May.

“To meet the growing demand of our products in China, we’ve opened a new RIEGL CHINA office just recently. To recognize this development, we will hold our next user conference in Asia. We look forward to welcoming our international and Chinese community to the spectacular cities of Hong Kong and Guangzhou!” said Johannes Riegl Jr., RIEGL Chief Marketing Officer.

Events • November 20, 2014

ING Robotic Aviation Opens New Facility

ING Robotic Aviation officially opened the doors to its new facility in Ottawa earlier this week—representing another step forward in the company’s move into the commercial market.

The Hon. James Moore, minister of Industry Canada, officially opened the Ottawa–Orléans the new 4,000-square-foot office, which houses sales, R&D, marketing, and operations production.

People • November 20, 2014

Brian Wynne Tapped to Lead AUVSI

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the world’s largest professional and industry group for those in the unmanned technology sector, has chosen a private pilot with roots in commercial transportation as its new president and chief operating officer.

Brian Wynne, currently president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), will be leading the organization as regulators work through the rules needed to integrate unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace and car companies build on advances in assisted-drive vehicles.

New Builds • November 20, 2014

Insitu Launches ScanEagle 2

The next generation of Insitu’s ScanEagle platform is here.

Insitu officially launched the ScanEagle 2, ong-endurance UAS system, at the Euronavel Exhibition and Conference in Paris late last month (October 2014).

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