Underground infrastructure mapping solution for collector for ArcGIS by Eos
Eos Positioning Systems, Inc., the leading manufacturer of high-accuracy Arrow GNSS receivers — has released its highly anticipated underground utility asset-mapping solution: Eos Locate for Collector for ArcGIS. It combines three core technologies: Eos Arrow GNSS receivers, Esri Collector, and the Vivax- Metrotech vLoc Series of locator devices.
With Eos Locate™ for Collector, one field worker can collect both GNSS locations and locator data (e.g., depth below cover) for any buried asset including water, sewer, electric, cable, gas, fiber infrastructure and more. They can do so quickly, accurately and without the need for any additional field or office support.
Eos Locate™ for Collector not only streamlines underground-asset mapping, but also improves office production times. It eliminates the need to manually combine datasets from the locator and GPS devices within ArcGIS.
HERON LITE is appreciated in the market to be best solution for fast 3D surveying and mapping of indoor buildings, small infrastructures, underground mines and cavities. Hand able from a single person, with not initialization procedure, it is ideal to quickly and repeatedly survey complex environments. The NEW HERON COLOR LITE represent a new step in the fast mapping solutions; besides the 3D geometrical documentation, the user has now the possibility to detect scene details with 5K resolution 360° color images. gexcel. it/en/solutions/heron-mobile-mapping
Carlson Survey 2020 OEM is now released. This version of leading office software solution for surveyors contains an AutoCAD® 2018 OEM engine built-in. This gives users the capability to run Carlson’s popular survey commands natively in the current AutoCAD DWG-drawing file format.
It brings intuitive UI upgrades along with a host of new features and tools to improve day-to-day efficiency. A longanticipated Migration Wizard for upgrading software as well as sharing settings and files across the office highlights this year’s list of customer-centric updates. This new migration tool allows users to install a new release and then just simply transfer all of their previous settings, custom symbols, linetypes, fonts, etc. to the newer version.
CHC Navigation Introduces New GNSS RTK Tablet
CHC Navigation has released LT700H RTK Android tablet designed to increase efficiency and productivity of mobile field workforce in any applications requiring centimeter to decimeter positioning accuracy. Portable, rugged and versatile, the LT700H enables precision GIS data collection, forensic mapping, construction site layout, environmental surveys, landscaping and earthmoving jobs.
Powered by 184-channel high performance GPS, Glonass, Galileo and BeiDou module and superior tracking GNSS helical antenna, the LT700H provides best in class position availability in demanding environments. Its integrated 4G modem ensures seamless communication from field-to-office and robust connectivity to GNSS RTK networks corrections.
Trimble has introduced its compact, high-precision GNSS board specifically designed for unmanned aerial systems (UAS)—the Trimble® UAS1. The board’s simple connectivity and configuration allow UAS system integrators to easily add satellite-based positioning— with the ability to upgrade its capabilities—using rugged connectors and Trimble’s easy-touse software interface. It incorporates the latest Trimble MaxwellTM technology with advances in high-precision GNSS positioning. The GNSS engine with 336 channels is capable of tracking L1/L2 frequencies from the GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou constellations for robust centimeter-level, realtime kinematic (RTK) positioning.
The compact Trimble UAS1 board includes a broad range of receiver capabilities— from high-accuracy GPS only to full GNSS features for positioning. Firmware options and features are password upgradeable, allowing functionality to be added as requirements change. The receiver also supports Fault Detection and Exclusion (FDE) and Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (RAIM). System integrators also have the ability to detect interference with the included RF Spectrum Monitoring and Analysis tool embedded in the receiver.
Geneq Launches SXPad 1500 Rugged Field Data Collector
Geneq Inc. has released SXPad 1500 data collector. It features a full alphanumeric QWERTY keypad and long-range Bluetooth, and was designed to meet the rigorous IP67 standard to deal with challenging field conditions. Its large 5” touch-screen has sunlight-readable display and can be connected to any GNSS receiver or compatible robotic total station to ensure the success of all survey projects. Driven by a 1 GHz processor and the Windows Mobile® 6.5 operating system, this Field Collector is a highperformance device designed to provide all the power needed to work with maps and large data sets in the field, as well as many software solutions. www.sxbluegps.com
OriginGPS unveils dual frequency GNSS module
OriginGPS collaborated with Broadcom to create a new miniature module with L1 + L5 support provided by the BCM47758 chip, enabling ultra-accurate GNSS positioning. The module was developed for solutions requiring super-precision GNSS and a dual frequency combination. It supports L1 + L5 GNSS reception with one RF port, enabling the use of a lowcost, dual-band antenna delivering sub- 1m accuracy performance in real-world operating conditions. origingps.com
u-blox announces Bluetooth low energy module
u-blox has announced the u-blox NINA-B4 Bluetooth low energy module series. Based on Nordic Semiconductor’s recently announced nRF52833 chip, NINA-B4 enables a number of Bluetooth features including Bluetooth long range, Bluetooth mesh, and Bluetooth direction finding.
The main highlight of the NINA-B4 series is Bluetooth’s new direction finding feature, a key component of the Bluetooth v5.1 specification that brings the benefits of high precision positioning to indoor applications. NINA-B4 is the first u-blox module designed to act as both a transmitter and a receiver in angle of arrival (AoA) and angle of departure (AoD) direction finding and indoor positioning applications. www.u‑blox.com
Taoglas launches Edge Locate
Taoglas® has announced its new Edge Locate™, a GNSS L1/L2/E5 module that combines antenna, RF electronics and receiver technology delivering reliable centimeter-level positioning. Traditionally, most IoT devices use single band GPS technology delivering on average 10 meter accuracy with existing GPS modules and antennas. Taoglas, in partnership with u-blox, has created a “smart antenna” which uses multi-band GNSS technology, providing between 1 to 3 centimeter-level accuracy. The device features multiband GNSS positioning that can be used in conjunction with cost-effective real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning capability. www.taoglas.com
NavCom Technology Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Deere & Company, has released the Onyx multi-frequency GNSS OEM board. Offering integrated StarFire/ RTK GNSS capabilities, Onyx features 255-channel tracking, including multiconstellation support for GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and Galileo. It also provides high-performance in GNSS receiver sensitivity and signal tracking as well as patented multipath mitigation, interference rejection and anti-jamming capabilities.
The new Onyx GNSS OEM board is a fully upgradeable GNSS receiver, allowing the receiver to be upgraded from free differential GPS signal sources such as WAAS to increased accuracy services with integrated features with StarFire, through software optioning alone.
VectorNav INS earn MIL-STD and DO-160 Certifications
VectorNav Technologies has completed a series of MIL-STD and DO-160 qualification tests for its Tactical Series line of IMU and GNSS/INS products. Together with the unmatched SWaP-C to performance characteristics of the Tactical Series, the testing demonstrates yet another advantage of the Tactical Series for defense and aerospace applications. VectorNav’s Tactical Series includes the VN-110 IMU/AHRS, the VN-210 GNSS/ INS and the VN-310 GNSS-Compass aided GNSS/INS. The products include an onboard tactical-grade IMU (<1˚/ hr in-run gyro bias stability), along with VectorNav’s proprietary filtering, INS and GNSS-Compass algorithms. The products offer 1 to 2 mrad attitude performance in compact, rugged enclosures and include a 10-pin auxiliary port for integration with external RTK and SAASM-based GNSS receivers, as well as higherperformance IMUs. www.vectornav.com
Flowfinity and Leica Geosystems collaboration
Flowfinity Wireless Inc. has released new functionality that allows field users to collect highly precise GNSS location data via external Leica Zeno GG04 plus Smart Antennas in Flowfinity applications.
The Zeno GG04 plus is a rugged, flexible and easy-to-use smart antenna from Leica Geosystems. It uses RTK technology and Precise Point Positioning (PPP) to make high-accuracy data collection possible in real-time even in demanding locations without the need for a mobile data connection. All Flowfinity applications deployed on Android and iOS devices can now leverage the Leica Geosystems antenna to achieve 5 decimal place accuracy for GNSS location data. www.flowfinity.com
Hexagon’s Geospatial division has launched Power Portfolio 2020, the latest version of its leading photogrammetry, remote sensing, GIS and cartography products. It leverages new GPUacceleration technology to help users more quickly address big data management issues. It offers users more data sharing options for better collaboration and data management workflows.
The release also includes enhacements to Hexagon’s industry-leading image compression technology and an improved user experience across products.
Leica Geosystems wins innovation award in 2019 Mondial du Bâtiment
Leica Geosystems part of Hexagon, recently announced that its 3D image measurement solution, the Leica BLK3D, has won the 2019 Mondial du Bâtiment Innovation Competition.
Selected by a jury of industry professionals, the BLK3D was praised for its innovative and unique way of capturing and documenting reality. The BLK3D was selected from 79 applications and a shortlist of 32 nominees. This is the third time Leica Geosystems has been presented the award, winning with the Leica BLK360 imaging laser scanner in 2017 and with the Leica DISTO™ distance laser metre in 1993.
Septentrio and CORE announce a GNSS receiver
Septentrio have announced an agreement to jointly develop a receiver which can utilize the Centimeter Level Augmentation Service (CLAS) of Japan’s Quasi- Zenith Satellite System (QZSS). The two companies have also entered into a distribution contract which allows CORE to sell Septentrio high-precision positioning technology including CLAS-capable GNSS receivers, in the Japanese market