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Broadening perspective with the new UltraCam Osprey 4.1 

Vexcel Imaging released the next generation UltraCam Osprey 4.1, a highly versatile large-format aerial camera for the simultaneous collection of photogrammetric-grade nadir imagery (PAN, RGB and NIR) and oblique images (RGB). Frequent updates of sharp, noise-free and highly accurate digital representations of the world are essential for modern city planning. Enabling unprecedented flight collection efficiency at superior radiometric and geometric quality, the UltraCam Osprey 4.1 sets a new standard in urban mapping and 3D city modeling.

Leading up to the 4th generation of UltraCam aerial imaging sensors, the system combines new and industry-leading customized lenses, next generation CMOS imaging sensors with custom electronics, and a best-in-class image processing pipeline to deliver imagery of unprecedented quality, in terms of detail resolution, clarity and dynamic range. The system pushes flight productivity to new levels, collecting 1.1 Gigapixels every 0.7 seconds. Customers can fly faster, cover more area and see more detail.

Septentrio adds Sapcorda service to its industrial GNSS receiver portfolio

Septentrio has announced  that it has entered into a commercial agreement with Sapcorda, a global provider of sub-decimeter GNSS corrections. Through this, Septentrio will pioneer an innovative no-hassle corrections integration into a new line of products for the high-accuracy industrial market.  These new products will consist of Sapcorda’s SAPA Premium corrections integrated directly into Septentrio’s latest GNSS receivertechnology.

Swedish Maritime administration selects Teledyne CARIS

Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) has selected Teledyne CARIS to provide tools for generalisation of bathymetric data in nautical charts. Through a competitive tender process, SMA has chosen Teledyne CARIS to provide CARIS BASE Editor as the solution for the generalization of bathymetric data in nautical charts. The software platform will provide the tools needed to generate contours and sounding selections using automated processes as much as possible.

NovAtel® delivers OEM7® driver built on Robot Operating System (ROS™)

Hexagon | NovAtel  has released its first purpose-built driver, powered by Robot Operating System (ROS™), to support its industry-leading OEM7 family of GNSS receivers. The driver, developed by NovAtel engineers, provides an optimized interface enabling users to accelerate autonomous development projects by quickly incorporating NovAtel OEM7 receivers into custom applications. The driver is available for immediate download through the new NovAtel GitHub repository and as a ROS Binary Package for direct installation.

With the release of a NovAtel-developed OEM7 driver built on ROS, developers can now confidently access the critical data needed to build autonomy algorithms for academic investigations, ride-share programs, and other applications.

GNSS modules as small as 4.1×4.1×2.2mm

Würth Elektronik’s Elara line of GNSS modules comes both with and without integrated antenna. For sophisticated navigation tasks, the Erinome series uses all four global navigation satellite systems at top speed: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou.

All four modules can be operated in low-power mode and offer I²C in addition to the usual UART interface. Thanks to tools such as the Würth Elektronik Navigation Satellite Software (WENSS) and the evaluation board, developers who integrate satellite navigation into their product for the first time will quickly achieve optimum results.

Trimble and Kuebix launch Community Load Match platform

Trimble and Kuebix have announced new capabilities for its Community Load Match platform, a solution that facilitates collaboration between shippers and carriers to optimize how freight moves throughout the supply chain. Kuebix is a Trimble Company and part of the Transportation Sector.

This latest version of Community Load Match marks the first milestone in achieving Trimble and Kuebix’s mission of a connected transportation supply chain since Kuebix was acquired in January 2020. Now, Community Load Match enables shippers to use advanced matching capabilities to more easily find available carriers for their truckload shipments and leverage improved map visualization through Trimble MAPS. For carriers, these capabilities give them direct access to Kuebix’s community of more than 20,000.

Trimble R12 Receiver with ProPoint GNSS technology

The Trimble® R12 GNSS system is a high-performance solution for professional land surveyors that pushes the boundaries of what a GNSS receiver can do. Powered by the all-new Trimble ProPoint™ GNSS engine, customers can now collect data more accurately in challenging GNSS environments than was previously possible. Key features include:

  • At least 30 percent better performance in challenging GNSS environments
  • Survey-grade positioning using most combinations of GNSS constellations and signals
  • Advanced tracking and GNSS signal management means superior RTK positioning in more places.

New marine receiver delivers ultra-precise position

A new marine-certified quad-band GNSS receiver, the LD900 from VERIPOS, delivers accurate and reliable positioning in demanding offshore environments. It can track four GNSS frequencies simultaneously to ensure a precise position is always available at sea. When combined with Apex5 correction services from VERIPOS, it delivers accuracy levels as precise as 5 cm (95%) to provide robust positioning for the most challenging applications, including deepwater drilling, seismic, construction, and survey. It tracks GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and QZSS constellations, and supports all VERIPOS correction services, which use Precise Point Positioning (PPP) to deliver centimeter-level accuracy across the globe.

Harxon debuts ruggedized antenna HX-CVX600A

Harxon has launched a ruggedized GNSS antenna for applications subject to high shock and vibration environments such as i-construction machining applications. Integrated with reliable signal tracking and strong anti-interference performance, the IP69K ruggedized HX-CVX600A antenna provides end users with millimeter accuracy, durability and productivity. I-construction promotes the use of automated machines on construction sites to improve productivity and provide support to workers.
The Harxon HX-CVX600A offers full support for reliable and consistent satellite signals tracking, including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou, QZSS, IRNSS and SBAS, as well as L-band correction services.

SkyTraq launches small multi-band GNSS receiver

SkyTraq has announced a 12mm x 16mm size PX1122R multi-band RTK receiver for centimeter-level accuracy positioning applications. It works with all the four global navigation satellite systems using GPS L1/L2C, Galileo E1/E5b, GLONASS L1/L2, and Beidou B1I/B2I signals concurrently to maximize positioning availability even in difficult urban environments. Based on single-chip SoC design, PX1122R is currently the smallest size, lowest power, multi-band multi-GNSS RTK receiver module on the market.
The PX1122R is designed to deliver reliable, centimeter-level accuracy positioning for precision guidance of emerging autonomous unmanned ground or aerial vehicle, Internet-of-Things precise positioning, and also the traditional land surveying and precision farming applications.

NavVis launches NavVis VLX wearable mapping system

NavVis has announced the launch of NavVis VLX, a first-of-its-kind wearable mapping system that captures high-quality data in even the most complex built environments such as construction sites, staircases and small technical rooms. Its all-in-one reality capture capabilities include both survey-grade point clouds and high-resolution panoramas. The combination of high-quality data capture and a compact, economical design will transform the way AEC projects are captured with fast, efficient scanning for BIM and CAD applications, while also extending the scope of projects to new deliverables such as web-based digital twins.

NavVis VLX is equipped with two LiDAR sensors and is able to capture survey-grade point clouds using the SLAM technology that it has developed for its industry-leading indoor mobile mapping system, NavVis M6.

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