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GMA Land Navigator selects Sensonor STIM210 as inertial engine

The STIM210 provides high accuracy inertial data for the AXD-LNS Land Navigator Solution. Sensonor is currently in serial deliveries supporting the Land Navigator which went into regular production in late 2016, following 5 years of development.

The GMA AXD-LNS is a high performance Navigation system intended for a wide range of applications, such as advanced navigation displays and advanced Navigation Control Systems in Armored Vehicle programs. Due to its High Stability MEMS sensor based architecture, the AXD-LNS equipment is easily configured for platform stabilization applications. In a GPS-denied environment, the system exploits the velocity aiding with help of the high accuracy inertial data in order to provide a continuous navigation solution.

STIM210 is a small, lightweight and low power, ITAR free high performance tactical grade gyro module with 3 gyros. The STIM210 is closing the performance gap to FOG (fiber optic gyro) and is a powerful alternative to current solutions in the market. www.sensonor.com

Farlin Halsey named President and CEO and Member of the Board of Directors at Hemisphere GNSS

Hemisphere GNSS, Inc. announced that Farlin Halsey has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2, 2017, replacing Xinping Guo, the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Halsey has also been appointed to the Hemisphere Board of Directors, where Mr. Guo will continue to be a member.

NS Groep N.V. to Deploy Real- Time Diagnostic System

Trimble has announced that NS Groep N.V. (NS), the Dutch state-owned rail company, will be deploying the Trimble® R2M real-time remote diagnostics monitoring system. As a core component of NS’ overall real-time monitoring architecture, the system allows railway operators to streamline maintenance costs and provide efficiencies across their fleet by automating manual tasks.

Trimble R2M processes diagnostic data from rail vehicles in real time. It provides a comprehensive view of the overall fleet’s status including specific vehicle faults. The system also identifies potential faults that may arise while analyzing and detecting anomalies in onvehicle component behavior to identify component health and the possible impact this behavior may have on the vehicle and overall fleet. www.trimble.com/rail-assets

LizardTech unveils GeoExpress 9.5.3

LizardTech has unveiled lossless compression of Harris Geiger-Mode LiDAR data in the newest release of its GeoExpress software. Users of GeoExpress 9.5.3 can now convert massive Geiger-Mode point clouds directly from their native Binary Point File (BPF) format to industry-standard MrSID files without losing data.

Harris has provided airborne Geiger- Mode LiDAR data to the U.S. government for two decades and recently rolled the technology out to the commercial sector for a variety of large-area mapping applications. www.lizardtech.com/

CARIS Onboard™ 1.1.

Teledyne CARIS™ has announced the release of CARIS Onboard™ 1.1. CARIS Onboard enables users to process data in near real-time resulting in minimized data conversion and processing times. Designed with autonomous operations in mind, CARIS Onboard will save valuable time as less interaction is needed for automated survey activities.

This release introduces several new processes including the incorporation of the SIPS™ Backscatter engine. Backscatter mosaics can now be generated alongside surfaces in near real-time. This version also presents the ability to compute GPS tide, and apply observed depth and attitude filters. www.teledynecaris.com

Honeywell supplies laser navigation to British ‘Ajax’ tanks

Honeywell’s TALIN inertial land navigation technology has been selected for installation on the British Army’s new Ajax armored fighting vehicles currently in development by General Dynamics Land Systems UK. TALIN is a battle-tested navigation solution said to be able to “improve mission success in difficult terrain by providing users with a lightweight and highly accurate laser guidance system”.

Featuring three-axis inertial sensors and weighing under 6kg, TALIN is already in operational use on certain military and commercial platforms worldwide. Honeywell states that it is smaller and lighter than other available navigation solutions, it can be mounted in different ways and it offers “more reliable performance”. http://optics.org/

Adv distribution management system for electric utility companies by Hexagon

Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure has announced to offer a fully integrated advanced distribution management system (ADMS) solution to better enable utilities to manage their complex electrical distribution infrastructure and take advantage of real-time operational data. The ADMS solution will aid utilities in improving their network reliability and resilience by streamlining operations and expediting critical actions and decisions. Leveraging Hexagon’s strategic alliance with ETAP, the single-vendor ADMS solution features Hexagon’s Intergraph InService with embedded distribution management system (DMS) engine from ETAP.

The solution includes comprehensive network analysis tools to perform distribution state estimation, dispatcher power flow and fault calculations; the ability to operate telemetered and non-telemetered devices for ad-hoc operations or planned switching; fault location identification, volt-var control and fault-isolation service restoration; and increased efficiency of field crews and restoration activities.

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