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Delair UX11 fixed-wing UAV

Delair, a leading supplier of commercial drone solutions, recently announced the global availability of Delair UX11 fixedwing UAV, an innovative hardwaresoftware platform that provides highly accurate images for survey-grade mapping, with on-board processing capabilities and real-time, long-range control. The newest drone model from the pioneering UAV company passed its final testing phases and is now available from Delair authorized distributors in more than 70 countries.

Hi-Target GNSS Receiver iRTK5 claims Red Dot Design Ward 2018

Red Dot Design Ward released the list of winners recently. Hi-Target next-generation intelligent smart GNSS Receiver iRTK5 overcame competition and stood out from thousands of submissions from 50 countries to claim the award. Established in 1954, the red dot awards are one of the most prestigious design competitions in the world and are an acknowledgment of high quality design. Competition is always very tough and winning demonstrates a high level of creativity, innovation and quality of manufacture.

The use of magnesium alloy materials and electrical coupling corrosion design enable GNSS Receiver iRTK5 with a light weight, anti-drop, corrosion resistance and antiinterference ability. It is the first GNSS Receiver launched in the industry with a high-definition, colored OLED touch screen replacing for the traditional button operation. This transform brings with an intuitive experience and convenience for operators. A 360° omni-directional antenna with innovative design breaks the limit of the distance; multiple radio protocols supporting is compatible with multi-brand manufacturers; upgraded to the new generation controller iHand30 supporting 4G, WiFi, OTG which has greatly improved the operating efficiency.

Handheld devices for mobile applications by Hemisphere GNSS

Hemisphere GNSS has announced the availability of the all-new UT series of GNSS-capable rugged handheld devices to support demanding industries such as construction, survey, GIS, mapping, asset/ logistics management, public safety, utilities, military, and other mobile applications. The UT10 6.0” Rugged Phone and UT30 8.0” Rugged Tablet both feature Android™ 8.0 operating systems with Qualcomm® octa-core 2.2GHz processors, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB onboard storage. The UT50 10.1” Full-Rugged Tablet features Windows® 10 operating system with an Intel® Core™ Skylake i5 processor up-to 2.8GHz, 8GB RAM, and 128GB onboard-storage. All three new UT models provide the latest high-resolution, capacitive touchscreen, and direct sunlight-readable display technology for ease of visibility in all situations. www.HGNSS.com

U.S. Air Force selects Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins has been awarded multiple repair contracts by the U.S. Air Force to support Global Air Traffic Management (GATM) components on the entire KC-135 tanker fleet. These contracts, valued at approximately $27 million over the next five years, will keep the aircraft flying and in compliance with Communication, Navigation, Surveillance and Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) mandates. The contract expands Rockwell Collins’ existing footprint on the KC- 135, which currently provides support for the Flight2™ integrated avionics system and communications equipment on the platform. www.rockwellcollins.com

Hemisphere GNSS’ flexible & scalable GradeMetrix™ toolkit

Hemisphere GNSS has announced significant achievements with its GradeMetrix OEM toolkit for highprecision GNSS-based machine control and guidance applications and systems. Hemisphere has expanded its portfolio of hardware offerings, including the recently announced A222 Scalable GNSS Smart Antenna, and made significant strides forward with its next-generation GradeMetrix OEM application software platform. Whether it is grading, mining, excavating, drilling & piling, or compaction applications, heavy equipment manufacturers can rebrand the solution and drive feature requirements to sell as their own. www.HGNSS.com

Harxon smart antenna provides RTK positioning for agriculture

Harxon Corporation is launching the single-frequency, multi-GNSS realtime- kinematic (RTK) enabled Smart Antenna TS300 series, designed for manual guidance and autosteer agriculture applications that benefit from scalable performance in positioning accuracy.

The TS300 series is a multi-GNSS compatible system using GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo for simultaneous satellite tracking to offer RTK positioning.

It is able to track any visible satellites under challenging conditions, ensuring a stable signal quality with higher precision and reliable data. Farm tractors and machines can still receive a healthy signal when the sky is partially visible or there are obstructions around the farmland.

US Geological Survey selects Hexagon

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has selected Hexagon US Federal to upgrade the machine learning-based Land Cover Mapping (LCM) tool. Through more than a decade of success using the LCM tool powered by Hexagon’s ERDAS IMAGINE, the USGS has continued to achieve its mission of supplying timely, relevant, and useful information about the earth and the changes experienced by the national land cover.

Since 2005, the LCM tool has generated USGS’s National Land Cover Database that collects public domain information on the 3.8 million miles of land cover in the United States and Puerto Rico. This information provides complete, current, and consistent information critical to government managers and officials that seek to understand how land cover changes over time.

The data is used by dozens of federal government organizations, state governments, and private industry to make decisions on wetland ecosystems, urban development, deforestation, agricultural production, climate change and flooding, for example.

Xsens INS module uses GNSS for positioning

Xsens has expanded its MTi product portfolio with the introduction of the MTi-7, a miniature inertial navigation system (INS) module that uses input from an external GNSS receiver to provide an accurate, real-time position, velocity and orientation data stream. The module has a compact 12 x 12-millimeter footprint, weighs less than 1 gram and consumes under 100 milliwatts, making it suitable for use in space- and power-constrained devices such as drones, as well as autonomous or remote-controlled mapping and imaging equipment. Operating at output data rates up to 800 Hz, the MTi-7 achieves very low latency of 2 milliseconds, allowing for realtime operation of dynamic functions such as flight control and camera stabilization, the company said. www.xsens.com

DigitalGlobe to map buildings using machine learning

DigitalGlobe (DG) has formed a partnership with Ecopia Tech to use proprietary Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms and cloud computing to create building footprints. Customers will now have current information on structures in their areas of interest. Ecopia, a developer in DG’s Geospatial Big Data platform (GBDX) ecosystem, established a process to create building footprints quickly and at scale by leveraging machine learning in combination with its cloud-based 100 petabyte imagery library. www.satellitetoday.com

Phase One Innovates UAVbased Aerial Imagery

Phase One Industrial has launched the iXM series: an innovative aerial camera platform driven by a fast medium-format imaging sensor. The iXM 100MP is a highproductivity metric camera with a range of high-resolution lenses, especially engineered by UAV-imaging missions. The iXM is ready for integration with a wide range of UAV platforms, including Phase One’s DJI Matrice 600 Pro solution.The iXM 100MP metric camera incorporates a mediumformat sensor with backside-illumination technology, enabling high light sensitivity and extended dynamic range. Fast, highly responsive, robust, and weatherproof (IP53 compliant), the iXM 100MP delivers the necessary quality aerial imaging and flexible operation to satisfy diverse mapping, surveying, and inspection applications.

First worldwide marketplace for Land Surveying Instruments.

Topotrade to launch the first online marketplace specially designed for selling and buying land surveying instruments. Topotrade.com brings the largest choice of surveying instruments to the market, while ensuring quality of the instrument and protection in every transaction. It brings a strong and safe solution to the market by offering the largest choice of new, refurbished and second-hand surveying instruments.

Optech Galaxy for Mountain and Forestry Surveying

Teledyne Optech recently announced that Asia Air Survey Co., Tokyo, Japan, has taken delivery of an ALTM Galaxy T1000 for use in their forest resource management initiatives, road and railway facility management, as well as slope stability monitoring activities.With 70% of Japan covered in mountains and hillsides, the country can be very susceptible to geomorphic hazards, such as landslides, often caused by seismic activity. To predict and mitigate these hazards, AAS plans to use the Galaxy airborne lidar sensor to collect high-density 3D data to create detailed maps of the country.

Versatile terrestrial laser scanner

The Polaris terrestrial laser scanner delivers accurate, precise data quickly, bridging the gap between small, light-weight, shortrange sensors and large, long-range, pulsed time-of-flight scanners. Built with surveyors in mind, the scanner has a user-friendly on-board operator interface with menudriven operations for quickly collecting and referencing data. With an integrated high-resolution camera, inclinometers, a compass, a L1 GNSS receiver and weatherproof housing, the Polaris can be deployed in many environments and orientations.

 

TRIMBLE – NEWS

New field solutions for land and construction surveying

Trimble® TSC7 Controller is a new field solution for land and civil construction surveyors. Combined with specialized software, it defines the next generation of data collection and computing for mobile workers.

It brings powerful enhancements to the field and was designed based on customer feedback. It provides a tablet experience with a physical keyboard and a sunlight readable 7-inch touchscreen that supports pinch, tap and slide gestures. Users can interact with the TSC7 intuitively, easily zooming, panning and selecting items on the large touchscreen. Front- and rear-facing cameras allow users to video conference their office from the field for on-the-job support, and capture high definition videos and images that provide valuable context to their data and clients.

Trimble’s Forensics Solution

Trimble® Forensics SX10 Solution, a hardware and software data collection and processing system for collision and crime scene reconstruction. The solution includes the Trimble SX10 scanning total station, with the Trimble T10 tablet and Trimble Capture field software to enable highly efficient data collection for crime and collision scene investigation and reconstruction.

Marine positioning GNSS receiver

Trimble has debuted the MPS865 marine positioning system multi-frequency and multiapplication GNSS receiver. It is a versatile, rugged and reliable GNSS positioning and heading solution for a wide variety of realtime and post-processing applications for marine survey and construction. It features integrated communications options such as Wi-Fi, UHF radio, cellular modem for internet connectivity, Bluetooth and MSS satellite-based correction channels.

The patented GNSS-centric technology uses all available GNSS signals to deliver reliable positions in real time. The GNSS receiver provides for the connection of two GNSS antennas for precise heading. www.trimble.com

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