Eos Positioning Systems, Inc.® (Eos) is giving back to the global water community by supporting Haiti Outreach’s sustainable water initiative. Haiti Outreach is a 21-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Haiti become a developed country. Haiti Outreach collaborates with individual Haitian communities to create and maintain access to potable water through community outreach, well digging, and distribution-network development. Haiti Outreach’s community-led initiatives are heavily planned and prioritized, thanks to comprehensive field data collection and advanced geospatial analysis.
The Eos Arrow Gold GNSS receiver helps Haiti Outreach build and improve potable water distribution networks by providing accurate subfoot elevations required for hydraulic modeling simulations. The GNSS receiver uses Atlas® satellitebased corrections to provide real-time decimeter (three to five centimeters) location throughout the country.
Spectra Precision has announced the launch of a new brand identity and name for its survey and GIS suite of solutions. The organization will now be known as Spectra® Geospatial.
Spectra Geospatial delivers quality products to the survey, GIS and construction markets. Focusing on the specific needs of the market, the Spectra Geospatial brand offers a complete product portfolio including GNSS, GIS, optical total stations, data collection hardware, field and office software.
Leica Geosystems has launched the new manual total stations, the Leica FlexLine series. Building on the FlexLine series legacy of quality, durability and low total cost of ownership, the new Leica FlexLine TS03, TS07 and TS10 models are designed to improve productivity in the field by automatically capturing height. Replacing the former manual total stations (Leica FlexLine TS02, TS06, TS09 and Leica Viva TS11), the new series is designed for reliability through extensive testing and comes standard with the latest in UX-focused software, Leica FlexField or Leica Captivate. Enabling quicker field-to-office data sharing, the TS07 and TS10 also offer integration of mobile data devices. leica-geosystems.com
M.App Enterprise 2018
Hexagon’s Geospatial division announces a new version of M.App Enterprise for 2018, M.App Enterprise 16.5. This privately-hosted solution allows organizations to deploy Hexagon Smart M.Apps that dynamically address their location-based business problems. It is the ideal platform to monitor assets, evaluate changes, and take action, with the new release now including a native mobile client. The mobile workflow enables managers to assign tasks to field workers when it’s necessary to act.
Its CAD platform, BricsCAD, supports 2D/3D general, mechanical, and sheet metal design and building information modelling (BIM) in one system. It’s 100% based on the de facto standard design format (.dwg), providing designers, engineers, and BIM professionals powerful access to the huge potential of vertical CAD applications created by thousands of third-party developers. Bricsys also offers its own set of time-saving, artificial intelligence-driven add-ons – from conceptual modelling to seamless BIM workflows and cloud connectivity. Headquartered in Ghent, Belgium, Bricsys will be fully consolidated, operating within Hexagon’s PPM division.
Unicore Communications has launched CLAP-B, a multi-GNSS/MEMS integrated inertial navigation board, which integrates a miniaturized high-performance inertial measurement unit (IMU) on a compact high performance GNSS board. The high-accuracy GNSS positioning coupled with a high-precision gyro and accelerometer provides stable, continuous three-dimensional position, velocity and attitude, as well as original acceleration and angular velocity measurements, even in GNSS-denied environments.
Trimble has announced a new version of its Inpho office software suite for photogrammetry. The suite includes two new capabilities:
▪ MATCH-3DX software for the creation of rich 3D point clouds and true orthomosaics
▪ MATCH-3DX Meshing addon for the generation of photorealistic textured meses
Inpho version 9 combines the classical photogrammetric capabilities of the existing MATCH-T DSM product with modern 3D workflows.
Nomad® 5 handheld computer is the next generation of its rugged Nomad series of handhelds. Built for tasks such as data collection, asset management and inspections, it is designed to make the work of professional field teams easier, more productive and efficient.
The Nomad 5 is flexible and easy to use—an all-in-one versatile package that features a streamlined form factor, a 5-inch sunlight-readable touch screen and an Android™ 8.1 operating system. Intuitive to operate straight out of the box, it is certified to military (MIL-STD- 810G) specifications for ruggedness and includes an all-day, user-replaceable battery, programmable hard keys, and a powerful 2.2 GHz Qualcomm® processor.
Pointfuse launches new laser scanning software suite
Pointfuse has released Pointfuse 2018 a new suite of laser scanning software which includes a cloud based data processing service called Pointfuse Bolt. Designed to promote and support the practice of frequent capture of digitized ‘as built’ data, it will help BIM practitioners create intelligent data that is easy to consume and easy to share. Pointfuse Bolt sits alongside other new developments that are set to disrupt workflows in digital construction by supporting the development of a living model helping to minimize project risk and mitigate unnecessary costs. http://pointfuse.com
VeraChoke GNSS antenna by Tallysman Tallysman
has introduced a highaccuracy choke ring antenna: the Tallysman VeraChoke. Adapting existing innovations on its patented VeraPhase antenna, Tallysman’s VeraChoke offers a choice in form factor for reference and monitoring applications.
Swift Navigation introduces Starling
Swift Navigation has announced the availability of its Starling™ Positioning Engine with Broadcom’s industryleading dual-frequency GNSS receiver chip, the BCM47755. It is capable of delivering centimeter accuracy with minimal power consumption and small footprint for rapidly expanding precise positioning applications. It is a modular and portable GNSS high-precision positioning engine that leverages Swift’s Skylark™ Cloud Corrections Service. swiftnav.com
DT Research introduces DT301T Rugged RTK Tablet
DT Research, the leading designer and manufacturer of purpose-built computing solutions for vertical markets, has announced the DT301T Rugged RTK Tablet (DT301T-RTK), a lightweight military-grade tablet that is purposebuilt for GIS mapping applications with Real Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation used to enhance the precision of position data derived from satellite-based positioning systems. This unique tablet enables 3D Point Cloud creation with centimeter-level accuracy – meeting the high standards required for scientific-grade evidence in court.
The DT301T-RTK is military-grade with an IP65 rating, yet lightweight – offering the versatility to be used in the field, office and vehicles. A dual frequency GNSS module is built into the tablet, which uses real-time reference points within 1 – 2-centimeter accuracy to position 3D point clouds created from aerial photogrammetry, using GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO receivers. www.dtri.com
SBG systems’ navsight land/air solution
SBG Systems has released the Navsight Land/Air Solution, a full high performance inertial navigation solution designed to make surveyors’ mobile data collection easier, whether it is mobile mapping, GIS, or road inspection. Built on a proven technology, Navsight strengthens SBG Systems position as leading innovator on the mobile positioning market.
Navsight Land/Air Solution consists in an Inertial Measurement Unit available at two different performance levels, and connected to Navsight, a rugged equipment embedding the fusion intelligence, the GNSS receiver, and all connections to external equipment such as LiDAR, cameras, computer, etc.
Navsight Land/Air Solution is the result of more than 10 years of experience in the mobile positioning industry, especially in the unmanned industry where position reliability is mandatory. SBG renown expertise lies in the fusion algorithms allowing the company to get the best performance from inertial, odometer, and GNSS technologies, excluding false GNSS fix, and improving the trajectory in complicated areas such as urban canyons, forest, and tunnels. The Navsight Land/Air Solution supports all GNSS constellations, RTK, and every Precise Point Positioning services (Omnistar, TerraStar, etc.).
SBG IMU are easy to install, as the sensor alignment and lever arms are automatically estimated and validated. Once connected to the Navsight processing unit, the web interface guides the user to configure the solution. www.sbg-systems.com