Eos Positioning Systems have released a new product called the Eos Bridge™. The Eos Bridge™ enables almost any instrument to become iOS Bluetooth compatible. It is a small, pocket-sized device that connects to instruments via Bluetooth Classic or serial port, and transmits data from them to any Apple iOS device, such as iPhone or iPad, Android device or Windows mobile device.
The Eos Bridge™ is lightweight, at approximately 150 grams (about 5.3 ounces). It can be worn inconspicuously by being clipped to a belt, stored in a pocket, or mounted to an instrument or sensor. Its battery lasts 48 to 72 hours. www.eos-gnss.com
GMV to Upgrade the GSSAC Mission System
GMV has been awarded by a new contract by the German Space Agency at DLR for maintenance and upgrade of the Mission System of the German Space Situational Awareness Centre (GSSAC), located in Uedem, Germany. This new project is part of data processing activities within EU SST under German Space Agency’s responsibility. www.gmv.com
Sonardyne and SeeByte advance UMS navigation and autonomy in challenging environments
Sonardyne and uncrewed maritime systems (UMS) software experts SeeByte have been awarded UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) funding to enhance and extend the future operational capability of autonomous and remotely operated systems in challenging battlespace domains.
As part of the project, Sonardyne and SeeByte will be using surface and underwater assets from Project Wilton, a recently formed maritime autonomous systems (MAS) team based out of HM Naval Base Clyde. The collaboration will culminate in a series of in-water demonstrations at Project Wilton facilities in the UK.
This project will enable optimal uncrewed underwater vehicle (UUV) distribution for improved subsea communications and navigation in a range of challenging environments. www.sonardyne.com
NovAtel has introduced the PIM222A, part of a new family of automotive GNSS positioning products for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomy.
Built with automotive-qualifi ed hardware in a package that is easy to integrate, the PIM222A leverages SPAN technology from NovAtel to provide accurate position data in urban environments that challenge GNSS availability. Deeply-coupled GNSS receivers and inertial measurement units (IMUs) ensure continuous availability of position, velocity and attitude, even when satellite signals are briefl y blocked.
The PIM222A, which was created in collaboration with STMicroelectronics, is a lightweight, power-effi cient, solder- down module that maximizes flexibility for integration. The receiver design can be applied to low-, medium- and highproduction volumes while retaining a rich array of features, including options such as multi-frequency, multi-constellation, RTK and dual-antenna precision. NovAtel.com
Tractive raises $35 Million!
Tractive has closed $35 million in growth funding led by Guidepost Growth Equity. The investment will accelerate innovation and adoption of the company’s industry-leading pet tracking device, which currently serves over 400,000 active subscribers across 175 countries. Tractive announced significant improvements to the battery life of its latest generation GPS tracker for dogs and cats. With new software that leverages an owner’s WiFi to reduce unnecessary battery strain when pets are at home, Tractive has extended battery life by 5x. www.tractive.com.
TRX Systems delivers dismount NAVWAR threat mapping
TRX Systems has announced the delivery of the TRX Systems Dismount Electronic Warfare (EW) Kit, developed as a U.S. Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) prototype to extend Electronic Warfare (EW) and Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) for the dismounted warfighter. The TRX EW Kit adds powerful new capabilities to the company’s NEON Personnel Tracker-MIL solution, expanding the integration between the NEON Location Service and the ATAK application to better equip dismount personnel for detection and mapping of jamming and spoofing attacks. www.trxsystems.com
GMV has been awarded by the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) with the contract for the implementation of the Galileo High Accuracy Data Generator (HADG), which will be the facility in charge of generating the high-accuracy corrections data to enable the provision of the Galileo High Accuracy Initial Service (HAS).
The purpose of the HADG is to ensure the continuous provision of HAS data with a proper rate, accuracy, availability, continuity and latency. The data will encompass orbit and clock corrections, biases, quality indicators and service parameters. www.gmv.com
Iridium makes strategic investment in DDK Positioning
Iridium Communications Inc. has made a strategic investment in DDK Positioning (DDK), an Aberdeen, Scotland based provider of enhanced Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) accuracy solutions. DDK uses the Iridium® network to provide global precision positioning services that can augment GNSS constellations, including GPS and Galileo, to significantly enhance their accuracy for critical industrial applications. It is also developing similar services for other GNSS constellations, such as GLONASS and Beidou. Standard positioning accuracy through a system like GPS is typically within 10 meters; however, by using the Iridium network, DDK’s enhanced GPS accuracy service brings incredibly precise positioning of five centimeters or less. www.iridium.com
Trimble and Infotech to streamline inspection measurement workflows
Trimble has announced that Infotech is adding high-accuracy positioning and measurement capabilities to its Mobile Inspector Measure Service application through an integration with Trimble AccessTM field software. Infotech provides field staff with simple, yet powerful and configurable, mobile apps to manage data collection and inspection activities for digital delivery of civil infrastructure including Federal and State Department of Transportation (DOT) projects. www.trimble.com
Trimble has announced a new solution that helps utilities better manage the risk posed by vegetation-related outages—Trimble® Vegetation Manager. The modular software provides an end-to-end solution for driving down utility vegetation management operating expenses and improving safety, regulatory compliance, performance and reliability of electric transmission and distribution infrastructure. According to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the single largest cause of electric power outages occurs when trees grow or fall into overhead power lines. In addition, tree and power line conflicts have also caused significant wildland fires in both the US and Canada. www.trimble.com
Trimble expands its geospatial automated monitoring portfolio
Trimble has announced the addition of a geotechnical portfolio to its geospatial automated monitoring portfolio through a collaboration with Worldsensing, a wireless connectivity technology provider and an industry-leading manufacturer of geotechnical IoT monitoring systems. The collaboration enables survey, geotechnical and structural engineers to seamlessly expand their monitoring business opportunities with a comprehensive solution that incorporates geotechnical and geospatial data. www.trimble.com
Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division introduced HxGN Mass Transit, a geospatial transportation infrastructure management system with 3D and AI capabilities. It serves as a single source of truth for infrastructure data, enabling rail-bound and transit operators to easily inspect, validate and share information on the fly.
HxGN Mass Transit combines asset and spatial data from various business systems into an integrated system, allowing operators to visualize and analyze their entire network and services. Additionally, it reduces data duplication, provides access to accurate and up-to-date information and delivers greater efficiency for managing data, workflows and transit networks and operations. hexagon.com
DeepMap, Inc., has announced DeepMap RoadMemory™, a crowdsourced mapping service, which enables automakers to accelerate the creation and deployment of large-scale digital maps via data collected from their own fl eets of passenger vehicles and trucks. It is designed to expand geographic coverage more quickly and support hands-off autonomous driving features everywhere.
RoadMemory will automatically build maps using crowdsourced data collected from on-car sensors such as cameras, radars, and newly-available automotive-grade LiDARs. It is sensor-agnostic, providing a high degree of fl exibility to automakers who require an open system and a choice of sensors to meet their needs. www.deepmap.ai
Esri is releasing for the fi rst time ever a new high-resolution, 2020 global land cover map as part of the company’s Living Atlas. The map was built using European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-2 satellite imagery, and developed using a new machine learning workfl ow teaming with new Esri Silver Partner Impact Observatory, as well as long-time partner Microsoft.
The new map will be updated annually supporting change detection and highlighting planetary land changes, especially related to the effects of human activity. A consistent map of land cover for the entire world based on the most current satellite information, the 2020 Global Land Cover Map can be combined with other data layers for green infrastructure, sustainability projects, and other conservation efforts that require a holistic picture of both the human and natural footprint on the planet. Later this year, Esri and Impact Observatory will make this new land cover model available to support on-demand land cover classifi cation, allowing the GIS community to create maps for project areas as often as every week. www.esri.com
Innovyze introduces Dynamic Digital Twins
Innovyze has announced the general availability of its cloud-based, AI-powered platform for real-world water lifecycle management, Info360. Combined with Info360 Insight, a data visualization and workfl ow solution, the fi rst-of- its-kind platform enables Dynamic Digital Twins for the water industry.
Dynamic Digital Twins are virtual models of real-world assets and systems that can learn and adapt to changing circumstances. Built upon Amazon Web Services (AWS), Info360 is uniquely designed to support Dynamic Digital Twins by gathering and unifying asset information, connecting live and historic performance data to Innovyze as well as third-party applications. www.innovyze.com