Hemisphere GNSS has announced its all-new GradeMetrix platform, a highvalue machine guidance solution for highprecision GNSS-based machine control and guidance applications and systems.
The portfolio includes solution offerings for dozer and excavator earth moving applications. Hemisphere continues to make significant strides forward with its next-generation GradeMetrix solutions through its network of machine control dealers and value-added resellers (VAR).
Hemisphere has also announced its Earthworks OEM toolkit which allows manufacturers to select components as à la carte or complete solutions, based on their accuracy and durability requirements to integrate into their machines and design their own IP, enabling them to maintain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. www.hgnss.com
Eos Positioning Systems, Inc (Eos), has announced a new version of Eos Tools Pro for Android (v 1.49.35) and iOS (v 1.75 / build 204). Both versions will support additional GEOID models (realtime orthometric height conversions) and both will include a new real-time, in-app “Battery Status Monitor” feature. The iOS version also includes a UI fix that eliminates an Altitude tab issue.
Eos receives 2019 Esri Partner Conference Award
Eos Positioning Systems, Inc has received a 2019 Esri Partner Conference award in recognition of Eos’ contributions to Esri® mobile applications. Esri ArcGIS® users benefit from bundling the Eos Arrow GNSS receivers and Esri mobile apps to create real-time, high-accuracy field GIS solutions on consumer devices such as iPads, tablets, and smartphones.
Eos’ mission is to turn the complex world of high-accuracy submeter and RTK location into simple and affordable integrations to the Esri ArcGIS platform. This is achieved with behind-thescenes transfers of high-level GNSS information with Esri mobile apps. The exchange is nearly transparent to the end-user, and therefore minimizes the knowledge required for anyone to capture survey-grade 3D locations.
Orolia has successfully acquired Skydel Solutions, an innovative GPS/GNSS signal simulation company based in Montreal, Canada. With Skydel’s unique capabilities, Orolia now offers customers even more diverse Resilient PNT solutions with new sophisticated testing and simulation protocols, additional customized signals and superior vulnerability assessments for military and commercial applications where GNSS failure is not an option. As the latest addition to the Orolia portfolio, Skydel brand solutions bring a new paradigm to the GNSS simulator scene, by combining innovative algorithms and off-the-shelf hardware to help protect the world’s most critical GNSSreliant systems operating through GPS, Galileo and other global navigation satellite networks. www.orolia.com
Emlid Reach RS2
Reach RS2 gets fixed solution in seconds and provides positional accuracy down to several millimeters. The receiver tracks GPS/QZSS (L1, L2), GLONASS (L1, L2), BeiDou (B1, B2), Galileo (E1, E5), and SBAS (L1C/A) and reliably works in RTK mode on distances up to 60 km, and 100 km in PPK mode. Multi-feed antenna with multipath rejection offers robust performance even in challenging conditions. RINEX raw data logs are compatible with OPUS, CSRS-PPP, AUSPOS, and other PPP services so you can now get centimeter-precise results in any place on Earth. https://emlid.com
Tersus GNSS Inc. has launched its new David Plus receiver, a dual-antenna GNSS receiver which offers centimeteraccurate positioning and heading. It is designed for intelligent transportation, construction, machine control, precision agriculture, and navigation applications. The receiver is built for outdoor environments with IP67-rated enclosure. The compact palm size makes it easy to integrate with various application systems. A 4GB in-built memory is to record data for post-processing conveniently. www.tersus-gnss.com
Allystar launches tiny dualband GNSS module
Allystar Technology Co. Ltd. has launched its smallest multi-band multi- GNSS module, the TAU-0707. Within its 7.6 x 7.6 millimeter size, the TAU- 0707 series module supports major GNSS constellations (GPS / Galileo / GLONASS / BeiDou / QZSS / IRNSS) and all civil bands (L1, L2, L5, L6). The module is a concurrent multi-band multi-GNSS receiver embedded with a cynosure III single-die standalone positioning chipset, which offers multifrequency measurements to improve positioning accuracy and simplifies integration for third-party applications.
Furono Launches Single- Band GNSS Receivers
Furuno Electric, based in Nishinomiya, Japan, developed GT-88 and GF- 8801/02/03/04/05 for users who require Coordinate Universal Time (UTC) time-synchronized signals to meet the new 5G requirements. They provide UTC time-synchronized timing signals (1PPS/10MHz) by receiving GNSS satellite signals. The GT/GF-88 series includes a brand-new algorithm, named Dynamic Satellite Selection, that provides multipath mitigation, especially in urban canyon environments. This algorithm was developed by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) based in Tokyo, Japan.
NovAtel’s Waypoint Products Group has released version 8.80 of its GNSS and GNSS+INS post-processing software products, including Inertial Explorer, Inertial Explorer Xpress, GrafNav and GrafNet. All Waypoint customers with an active subscription that are within the support period qualify for the Waypoint 8.80 upgrade at no additional charge.
GNSS antenna for high-precision and autonomous applications by Maxtena
Maxtena Inc. has introduced a patented GNSS antenna – M7HCT-A-SMA, designed for high-precision and autonomous multi-frequency applications. The new design will offer concurrent GNSS reception on L1: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou and L2: GPS L2C, Galileo E5B and GLONASS L3OC in a rugged, compact and ultra lightweight form factor. The antenna is designed for GIS, RTK and other high-accuracy GNSS applications such as the drone and automotive markets, where high performance and low weight are driving features in antenna selection. www.maxtena.com
Orolia launches first Galileoenabled personal location beacons
The European Union’s Horizon 2020 HELIOS and its coordinator Orolia have announced the launch in Europe and the United States of an upgrade to its McMurdo FastFind 220 and Kannad SafeLink Solo personal location beacons (PLB) to include Galileo. The PLBs are the world’s first to utilize Galileo’s capabilities and are the first in a series of new solutions coming from the EU-funded Helios project, led by Orolia, which was set up to leverage the power of Galileo. The launch follows approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
Juniper Systems releases Allegro 3 rugged handheld
Juniper Systems has released Allegro 3 Rugged Handheld to utilize the Android operating system. It improves upon the successful rugged mobile computer formula employed by Juniper Systems with a faster processor, upgraded memory capacity, 4G LTE capability, and Android 7.1 “Nougat.” It is rated IP-68, utilizes a 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 processor and 2 GB of upgraded RAM with greater speed and stability, optimizing the device for faster data transfers and program and file load times. https://blog.junipersys.com
Trimble has introduced its Tekla PowerFab, a next generation software suite for steel fabrication management. It is a step-change in collaboration across project teams throughout the structural steel workflow for unparalleled control and visibility. It is a complete and connected steel fabrication software solution that provides relevant and real-time information to all project parties. At the core of Tekla PowerFab is Tekla EPM (formerly FabSuite management information system), which boasts proven success among Trimble customers in North America. The solution gives project teams visibility into the status of components at every stage of fabrication—from modelbased estimating to site delivery—so they can work together seamlessly for more efficient workflows and cost savings.