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New calibration capabilities in HIPS and SIPS 10.4

Teledyne CARIS has released HIPS and SIPSTM 10.4. This version introduces the first commercial release of CIDCO’s Automatic Boresight Calibration tool, providing a systematic approach to calibration as an alternative to the traditional, manual patch test.

It is designed to simplify both survey planning and post-processing for calibration requirements, requiring fewer survey lines in the field and providing a repeatable, robust calculation of the boresight angles between the IMU and sonar in post-processing in just a few clicks. www.teledynecaris.com

Carlson Survey 2018 OEM released

The recently released Carlson Survey 2018 OEM comes with the AutoCAD® 2018 OEM engine built-in. In this latest OEM version, Carlson Survey users gain the ability to directly read and write the current AutoCAD DWG-drawing file format.

In the LotNetwork routines of Carlson Survey 2018, users now have the ability to setup multiple building footprints with their individual dimensions and setback requirements and designate the order of placement priority. Each lot is then automatically drawn with the building footprint as designated. There are also new options to leave empty lots and to draw driveways. www.carlsonsw.com

NEW RIEGL VQ-780i mapping sensor

The new RIEGL VQ-780i is a high performance, rugged, lightweight, and compact airborne mapping sensor. This versatile system is designed for high efficient data acquisition at low, mid, and high altitudes, covering a variety of different airborne laser scanning applications from high density to ultra wide area mapping.

High speed rotating mirror design ensures reliability, and uniform point distribution across its entire wide field of view and at all flying altitudes. Based on RIEGL’s proven Waveform-LiDAR technology, the system provides clutter-free point clouds with high accuracy, excellent vertical target resolution, calibrated reflectance readings, and pulse shape deviation for unsurpassed information content on each single measurement.

The system is complemented with RIEGL’s advanced acquisition and data processing software suite that utilizes parallel computing (GPU) for fast data processing. The scanner is designed to work with the latest Inertial Navigation (IMU) Systems, flight management systems, and camera options.

Europe’s largest terminal installs positioning technology

The MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) in Antwerp, Belgium, has found a new positioning technology that will integrate with its legacy system and control an annual throughput capacity of 9 million TEUs once its expansion is completed.

MPET’s new field-proven technology from Airobot, a company that creates systems to stop collisions and aid navigation and positioning, will use multipath mitigation to combat the many GNSS reflections caused by all the metal containers. It is providing a SC-PSA-GNSS unit (pictured below) that uses an integrated AsteRx-m GNSS receiver from Septentrio NV. It also combines satellites from the American GPS and Russian GLONASS systems to provide a solution close to the quay cranes. www.porttechnology.org

Kongsberg develops integrated DP reference solution

Kongsberg has combined satellite positioning and inertial technology to create an integrated reference solution for dynamic positioning applications. Its DPS i2 and DPS i4 use signals from GNSS’s – GPS and Glonass, and fuses with information from inertial sensors.

DPS i2 and DPS i4 use a motion gyro compass and motion reference unit to provide additional information to the GNSS data. DPS i2 utilises GPS and Glonass, while DPS i4 uses Galileo and Beidou GNSS systems in addition. www.marinemec.com

Orolia introduces VersaPNT for battlefield Navigation

Orolia, through its Spectracom brand, has announced the availability of its latest technology innovation, VersaPNT™. It provides virtually failsafe battlefield navigation, even in GPS-denied environments, to protect critical networks with Assured PNT technology. This new, ground, air or sea vehicle-mounted solution is ideal for military environments, with a ruggedized, compact, low power and lightweight form factor. www.orolia.com

KVH augments battle-proven inertial tactical navigation solution

KVH Industries, Inc. has announced that its TACNAV® 3D inertial navigation system is now available with KVH’s exclusive TACNAV Moving Map Display (MMD). The MMD offers real-time moving map technology with an easy-to-read, easy-to-use graphical navigation capability.

Soldiers who once relied on grid reference alone now have the benefit of viewing a visual map on a 10-inch diagonal, high bright color display viewable in all lighting conditions. They can create, store, and activate waypoints and routes from the touchscreen, which helps increase situational awareness. The TACNAV MMD displays position, heading, speed, cross track error, distance, and bearing to waypoint, and is capable of presenting navigation information in multiple languages, enhancing joint multinational operations. www.kvh.com/tacnav

Hexagon announces to acquire Luciad

Hexagon AB has announced to acquire Luciad, a Belgium-based software company specializing in the visualization and analysis of realtime geospatial information. Luciad’s visualization technologies support live connections to dynamic sensor feeds in a 3D environment. The result is a 5D digital reality – real-time, rapid fusion of multi-source content and the ability to perform analytics on-the-fly.

Trimble launches GFX-750 display system for agriculture applications

Trimble has introduced the Trimble GFX- 750 display system for agriculture applications. The display system comes with the easy-to-install, roofmounted NAV-900 guidance controller featuring Trimble’s most advanced multi-constellation GNSS receiver. The satellite coverage provides farmers with more robust signal availability which means more active working time, especially in mountainous terrain.

The high-resolution 10.1-inch display is an ideal system for a farmer with a mixed fleet and it can work with tractors from most manufacturers. The display is ISOBUS-compatible, a universal communication protocol that Müller- Elektronik, a Trimble Company, was a key contributor in developing.

Airborne LiDAR production now fully integrated with Leica HxMap workflow

Leica Geosystems, industry leader for reality capture and measurement technology, have released LiDAR data processing capability in the Leica RealCity solution package. It has partnered with international asset integrity and geointelligence solutions provider, Fugro, to begin acquiring and processing data over multiple cities and coastal regions across the US. Using CityMapper, Fugro conducted aerial surveys over some of North America’s most densely populated urban centres, in support of their geospatial mapping services. As the world’s first hybrid airborne sensor combining oblique and nadir imaging as well as a LiDAR system into one instrument, the CityMapper enables significant time and cost savings by flying once to collect both imagery and LiDAR data. All collected LiDAR and imaging data can be processed in the one unified workflow solution, Leica HxMap.

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