Carlson Software releases Carlson iCAD 2019
Carlson’s specialized drafting package, Carlson iCAD 2019, has just been released. The software allows technicians to supplement the finished product in their project deliverables.
New additions and functions to the iCAD 2019 release are new tool palettes, new 3D solid commands, additional DGN support, and new express tools. iCAD features Google Earth import and export KML/KMZ, standard CAD entities, the drawing inspector tool and more. www.carlsonsw.com
CHC Navigation has unveiled its i50 GNSS receiver, an all-in-one GNSS RTK solution.
The GNSS receiver comes bundled with the CHC HCE320 Android controller and CHC LandStar 7 field data collection software. According to the company, it is a cost-effective solution for topographic and construction positioning tasks in land surveying, small- and medium-sized construction projects, and precision GIS data collection.
Allystar Technology Co. Ltd., has released a multi-band multi-GNSS chipset, the HD9310. The new product is based on the Cynosure III architecture integrating multi-band multi-system GNSS RF and baseband. It supports BeiDou-3 and is capable of tracking all global civil navigation systems (GPS, BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS, IRNSS, QZSS and SBAS) in all bands (L1, L2, L5, L6).
Designed for high-precision applications, the HD9310 measures 5.0mm x 5.0mm. The architecture integrates floatingpoint arithmetic units based on ARM CortexM4, 160 KB RAM, 32KB backup RAM with VBAT, 386 KB embedded FLASH and peripheral interfaces UART, I2C, SPI, GPIO, CAN.
Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 855 with Dual-Frequency GNSS and 5G
Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled the newest generation in the 8 Mobile Platform Series, the dual frequency Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. It can make your voice, camera, gaming, and XR smarter, faster, and more intuitive. That means smartphones can deliver a personalized, optimized experience, without the user needing to adjust the settings.
The latest offering from Qualcomm Technologies is the first commercial mobile platform supporting multigigabit 5G, industry-leading AI and immersive extended reality (XR) collectively, ushering in a new decade of revolutionary mobile devices.
Chippenham-based space systems specialist SCISYS has announced that it will trouser €11.2m as part of a contract to keep the Galileo project running. The award, with Thales Alenia Space France, is for the continuation and enhancement of four Galileo Ground Mission Segments (GMS). The GMS comprises control centres and a network of transmitting and receiving stations, as well as telemetry and control for the satellite constellation. SCISYS has opted to move its parent company to Dublin, something it said “has proved decisive in securing this contract”. www.theregister.co.uk
Brazil upgrading Bahia LPD’s navigation, electronic warfare systems
The Brazilian Navy is to upgrade its NDM Bahia (G40) multi-purpose landing dock platform (LPD) with new surface navigation and electronic warfare systems .Bahia was purchased from the French Navy in 2015 and is now being upgraded for Brazilian service.
A Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT250 navigation radar will replace the existing DRBN34A navigation radar (French designation for the Decca 1229). The ship was received from France with its two original DRBN34As, one for navigation and another for helicopter approach. It is also equipped with a single DRBV21A search radar system that incorporates identification friend or foe (IFF) capability. www.janes.com
Raytheon’s GPS OCX supports modernized GPS satellite into orbit
The U.S. Air Force used Raytheon Company’s GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, to support the launch of the first modernized GPS satellite into space. GPS OCX will now maneuver the GPS III satellite into its final orbit, a process that will take the ground control system 10 days to accomplish. The fully modernized GPS OCX Block 0 launch and checkout system will support the launch of future GPS III satellites, enabling the introduction of a new civil signal, enhanced military signals, and anti-jam capabilities.
The ground system has achieved the highest level of cybersecurity protections of any Department of Defense space system, and its open architecture allows it to integrate new capabilities and signals as they become available, ensuring continued protection against future cyber threats. www.raytheon.com
Septentrio launches tiny Mosaic high-precision GNSS module
Septentrio has launched the Mosaic highprecision GNSS receiver module. Despite its compact size (31 x 31 x 4 millimeters, 1.29 x 1.29 x 0.15 inches), the Mosaic module supports more than 30 signals from all six GNSS constellations, L-band and various satellite-based augmentation systems. As a multi-band module tracking all GNSS satellites in view, it is also designed to support future GNSS signals
Laser Technology, Inc., the industry leader in the design and manufacture of innovative non-contact laser sensors, announced the signing of a worldwide distribution agreement with Digi-Key Electronics whom will sell and distribute Laser Technology’s Industrial Sensor product line, TruSense®. The TruSense line of non-contact laser sensors serves a variety of industries including oil & gas, chemicals, mining, power, food and beverage and water and waste water.
Digital aerial camera and mobile mapping solution provider Vexcel Imaging GmbH, Austria announced the opening of its newest office in Shenzhen, P.R. China. Vexcel Imaging began providing cuttingedge photogrammetry-grade aerial film scanners into the China market as early as 1998 followed by introducing digital aerial cameras 2005 in China.
The recent release of Trimble Business Center v5.0 now supports high-precision PPK drone data with a new JXL output exclusively available with the Delair UX11 PPK drone. The latest collaboration between Delair and Trimble’s Trimble Business Center v5.0 (TBC) team was to develop the next generation JXL format that supports streamlined highprecision drone data processing. This is an important feature to fully realize the benefit of PPK-processed datasets from the Delair UX11. This new feature enables high-precision horizontal and vertical accuracy estimates for GNSS positions, as well as the precise lever-arm offset (measurements of the distance between the GNSS antenna and camera on the drone), to be carried through to TBC and utilized by Trimble’s photogrammetry algorithm.
The result of this joint software enhancement between Delair and Trimble is that you can now maintain the centimetric accuracy of your camera positions from the UX11 PPK system when you do your photogrammetry processing with TBC. The benefit is that you maintain the full value of PPK-enabled GNSS from the UX11 when processing your data with TBC and you will not need to rely solely on ground control points because the accuracy of the PPKcorrected camera positions is respected.
Hexagon’s Geospatial division announced the release of V2018.1 the Luciad Portfolio. It focuses on further expanding 3D capabilities and includes additional data formats and standards for users in military and maritime domains. To accommodate organizations’ expanding geospatial data, LuciadFusion introduces a RESTful API to automate the entire process of data crawling.
Tersus GNSS Inc. recently released the Tersus GeoCaster, which is a Networked Transport of RTCM via Internet Protocol (NTRIP) Caster Software to expand its product line and provide users with better and more comprehensive services.
The Tersus GeoCaster supports configurable bases online simultaneously and configurable rovers for one base. It supports Ntrip protocol and it has 7X24 hours operation.
The end users involved in various applications including surveying, construction engineering, deformation monitoring, automated vehicle, precision agriculture, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, machine control, robotics, and etc.
Motion Auto selects HERE Technologies’ location platform
HERE Technologies, a global leader in mapping and location services, and Motion Auto, a mobile first telematics auto insurance company, have announced the integration of HERE location services across Motion’s platform. Motion Auto will embed HERE maps within their consumer mobile app, while utilizing a rich set of HERE location data and analytics to better understand driving conditions down to a road segment. www.here.com
System to provide operators with up-to-date information
Trimble introduced the Trimble D2M rolling stock allocation and management system that provides operators the ability to better control rolling stock resources to maximize utilization and minimize rail service disruption.
The D2M system manages rolling stock allocation and schedules to meet timetable and service requirements. With a single view, fleet controllers can allocate, deallocate, reallocate, swap and perform special traffic moves while receiving information from the operator’s maintenance management system. Operational staff and maintenance teams can then obtain up-to-date information on train allocations to services and track key usage data such as mileage accumulation for fueling and maintenance. TAGSGIS & MAPPINGTRIMBLE
Trimble has introduced the portable REF TEK Colt broadband seismometer that provides high-quality data for scientists and academics using seismic networks to conduct earth movement studies.
Working in combination with a Trimble or third-party seismic data recorder, the REF TEK Colt sensor enables scientific and academic researchers to study local, regional and global seismicity to learn more about the physics of earthquakes and to gain a deeper understanding of plate tectonics. The Colt can be used in Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) applications as well as in monitoring and cataloging earthquake activity.
Trimble and MODERN collaborates
Trimble and MODERN have announced that they are partnering to enhance the customer experience by integrating automated text communications with the Trimble PULSE suite of solutions for field service optimization and workforce management. This integration enables equipment dealers and field service organizations to improve the customer experience during service through faster communication and improved visibility into technician and work order status.