ViaLite GNSS/GPS Fiber Extension Kit
Carrying timing signals over optical fiber links to 10+ km, ViaLite’s new GNSS/GPS Fiber Extension Kit has been successfully qualified for use with Microsemi’s timing and synchronization products. Included in the kit is the ViaLiteHD GPS Link, which is ideal for providing a remote GNSS/ GPS signal or derived timing reference to equipment located where there is no reception, such as inside buildings, tunnels and mines. The kit is suitable for GPS, GALILEO, GLONASS and BeiDou bands, and the links provide a wide dynamic range with negligible signal degradation from noise or interference. www.vialite.com
Trimble has introduced the Trimble® TDC600 handheld, an ultrarugged, all-in-one smartphone and GNSS data collector for GIS and field inspection applications. It boasts an Android™ 8.0 operating system, bright sunlight-readable 6-inch display, powerful 2.2 GHz processor, 4 GB memory and an enhanced capacity all-day battery. The TDC600 handheld is the ideal tool for communicating between the field and office. With Wi- Fi, Bluetooth® 4.1 and 4G LTE cellular connectivity that supports data and voice calls, field workers are able to use the TDC600 as they would any consumer smartphone. geospatial.trimble.com.
Hemisphere GNSS has announced its next-generation digital and RF-ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) platforms, and the release of three allnew positioning and heading OEM.
Hemisphere’s new (Lyra II™) digital ASIC and (Aquila™) wideband RF ASIC designs optimize performance and provide the ability to track and process over 700 channels from all GNSS constellations and signals including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, SBAS, and L-Band Signal support and tracking for AltBOC and BS-ACEBOC, BeiDou Phase 3, L5, and QZSS/LEX CLAS-D and CLAS-E are also available. This new ASIC technology offers scalable access to every modern GNSS signal available. Also, the Lyra and Aquila ASIC technology provide the foundation for a new GNSS receiver chipset architecture that significantly reduces the number of board components required, thereby reducing complexity, improving reliability, and lowering power consumption. www.hgnss.com
Carlson NR3 network rover by Carlson Software delivers highly reliable GNSS RTK for land surveying, GIS, and other data collection uses. Able to be used as a base or rover, it utilizes all four constellations – GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo – and provides triple-frequency tracking on GPS, GlONASS, and Galileo. Incorporating multipath and ionospheric detection, the NR3 maintains accuracy and continued operation despite shocks, vibration, or other interference. www.carlsonsw.com
ASUS Launches the ZenFone 6
ASUS has introduced its new high-end smartphone, the ZenFone 6. The new handset is based on Qualcomm’s topof- the-range Snapdragon 855 SoC, and perhaps most interesting of all, a motorized 180° flip-up camera module. When it comes to connectivity, it supports 4G/LTE, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Wi- Fi Direct, USB Type-C, GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo. www.anandtech.com
Orolia has announced that its SecureSync time and synchronization servers have been selected to support enroute radar systems across the U.S. The only Time and Synchronization Device approved by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for use in U.S. Government networks, SecureSync is designed to provide unparalleled reliability, security and flexibility to synchronize critical aviation operations. FAA employs a variety of radar types for short-, medium- and long-range air traffic control requirements. These diverse radars require different types of timing signals and outputs to suit their operations. SecureSync provides the necessary timing outputs and signals required for these radars.
Harxon GNSS antennas ready for UAVs and UAV base stations
Harxon’s newly launched X-Survey antenna offers a 4-in-1 design for multiconstellation GNSS signal reception. It integrates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G modules for easy integration into realtime kinematic (RTK) systems. It also ensures centimeter accuracy for precision positioning of UAVs, and stability of signal transmission, which provides the navigation and communication performance required by UAV base stations.
CloudStation by YellowScan
YellowScan released of its new software CloudStation, which provides a complete solution to create and manipulate pointcloud data. It allows to extract, process and display data immediately after flight acquisition. The auto-generation of flight lines and the production of LAS files are now done in a few clicks.
GeoSlam launched its latest product, ZEB PANO that is set to shake up the property sector by offering property professionals the ability to capture floorplans and hi-res photography simultaneously. It is a handheld SLAM (simultaneous, localization and mapping) scanner and panoramic camera that has been developed for the property sector. SLAM technology is widely known for its use in the automotive industry for self-driving cars, but the technology has applications far beyond that.
Capable of capturing 43,000 data points per second and high-resolution panoramic imagery at the same time, the ZEB PANO stores the exact location of each panoramic image enabling quicker, more accurate, and less intrusive property surveys. Property agents can use this information to create a floorplan and property descriptions in considerably less time. Complementing the ZEB Family range of scanners, the scanner’s ‘walkand- scan’ method of data collection allows users to quickly and easily survey a property, producing accurate data and high-resolution photography.
First navigation-grade accelerometer by iXblue
iXblue has launched the iXal A5, the company’s first navigation-grade accelerometer dedicated to high-performance applications. Based on the Vibrating Beam Accelerometer (VBA) technology and the Vibrating Inertial Accelerometer (VIA) concept developed by the French aerospace lab ONERA, and industrialized by iXblue, the iXal A5 is the first highperformance accelerometer to be launched by the company. It is a rugged sensor that provides high accuracy and repeatability, as well as a high input range (+/-100 g) and an insensitivity to magnetic field.
This offers iXblue’s iXal A5 an excellent resistance to challenging environments. The sensor can thus be used in various high-performance civil and defense applications including land, air, surface and underwater navigation, guidance, bridge monitoring and stability, as well as Offshore drilling platform monitoring.
3D Mapping portfolio v19.5
Orbit GT has launched version 19.5 for its full 3D Mapping portfolio, including a significant upgrade for the QGIS plugin. It includes the Introduction of Floors, Street level planar imagery, updates for QGIS, ArcPro plugins, and various updates and fixes.
Kleos to launch first satellites with Rocket Lab
Kleos Space has partnered with New Zealand-based launch services provider Rocket Lab to loft the first of its radio frequency reconnaissance satellites to orbit. It will be the first launch of the firm’s Scouting Mission, the first satellites a constellation aimed at providing intelligence on hidden maritime activity. The four satellites have been assembled and tested to fit the launch pod of the Electron rocket, which will be launched from Rocket Labs’ Maxwell dispenser.
NavVis Launches IndoorViewer 2.4
NavVis has announed that version 2.4 of their IndoorViewer software is now available. This major release includes a number of relevant updates that will increase the possibilities of the 3D visualization solution, such as an option to automatically generate highly detailed floor plans, enhanced routing capabilities, a new way to customize and view content, and enterprise-ready security features.
NavVis IndoorViewer includes a map view to give users a 2D overview of the scanned structure(s) and its surroundings. The default floor plans that appear in the map view are simple outlines of the buildings that have been automatically generated from the scan data. Advanced functions let users replace the simple outlines with custom floor plans that have been created using photo editing or CAD software.
3D Images service for construction industry by Multivista
Multivista, part of Hexagon, has launched 3D Images as part of its suite of documentation services for the construction industry. The service will be powered by the Leica BLK3D, which is a handheld 3D imager that allows real-time, professional grade, in-picture 3D measurement.
Construction photo documentation captures critical milestones of building sites, so that they can be used as a reference at any point by contractors, developers and owners, architects, and facilities managers. Multivista’s precise 3D Images service provides measurement information at critical stages of construction and enables high accuracy planning for completed spaces. This is especially beneficial for complex building and renovation projects during construction, for documenting mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP), preslab, and underground utilities such as hydronic heating. Customers can also use 3D Images with finished conditions for space planning or identifying inwall systems ahead of a renovation or repurpose of space, helping to avoid costly destructive verification methods
Foretellix and Metamoto partnership
Foretellix, an Israel-based start-up with a mission to enable measurable safety of autonomous vehicles (AVs), and Metamoto, a provider of enterprise AV simulation solutions, have announced a partnership to deliver measurable safety of autonomous vehicles.
The solution combines Foretellix’s Coverage Driven Methodology for comprehensive scenario variance generation and aggregation of coverage across tests and platforms with Metamoto’s highly scalable simulation platform to bring analytics, metrics and confidence to AV testing. www.foretellix.com.