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JAVAD GNSS Announces New Products

JAVAD GNSS launchd new GNSS products for geospatial applications.

The TRIUMPH-1M Plus and T3-NR smart antennas bring the latest satellite tracking technology into the Geopspatial portfolio using GNSS and inertial sensor fusion augmented by updated modules for UHF, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and power management.

The RS-3S is a rugged, mountable GNSS enclosure equipped with the latest tracking technology designed for outdoor use. The new Victor-2 and Victor-4 rugged field computers for data collection has also been introduced. The Victor-2 features an inbuilt keyboard with a classical data collector look and feel, while the Victor-4 is an 8-inch tablet optimized for field use. Both solutions will run the new J-Mobile for AndroidTM data collection software. J-Mobile is optimized with user-friendly workflows and industry-standard menu structures for immediate use with minimal training. www.javadgnss.com

Rx Networks collaborates with Qualcomm

Rx Networks, Inc. announced the availability of TruePoint.io precise location services on Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platforms. TruePoint.io integration empowers Android smartphones to achieve enhanced location accuracy down to a meter or less something only previously seen with high-grade receivers. https://rxnetworks.com

Hexagon & LocLab partnership

Hexagon’s Geosystems division and LocLab announced a strategic partnership to jointly empower industries with Smart Digital Realities in their design, construction and operations processes. The strategic partnership is focused on increasing the automation of 3D digital twin creation by leveraging reality capture solutions and making digital twins seamlessly accessible to customers by connecting them with HxDR, Hexagon’s cloud-based storage, visualisation, and collaboration platform for reality capture and geospatial data. www.hexagon.com

Trimble & General Motors marks milestone in semi autonomous driving

General Motors and Trimble recently reached a milestone in the handsfree driving world—more than 34 million miles driven with Super Cruise engaged on General Motors vehicles.

The partnership aims to develop a reliable way to maintain in-lane positioning for hands-free driving, putting safety top-of-mind. www.trimble.com

Hemisphere GNSS Introduces GradeMetrix® Scraper

Hemisphere GNSS, Inc. has announced the release of the GradeMetrix® Scraper Solution for pull pan and belly pan scrapers.

The kits will be available for purchase for new customers. Existing customers will have the option to add scraper support to their current GradeMetrix® system via a software upgrade and machine activation. www.HGNSS.com

Lantronix launches new GNSS receiver modules

Lantronix Inc. has launched its new PNT Series GNSS Receiver Modules. It provide an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution to enable the addition of GNSS functionality to products. The receiver modules are appropriate for use in consumer solutions, including people/pet and asset tracking devices etc. lantronix.com

Spirent GNSS simulator integrated with MVG over-the-air test systems

Spirent GSS7000 GNSS simulator has been integrated into Microwave Vision Group (MVG) over-the-air (OTA) and passive antenna test systems. MVG enables the characterization and evaluation of antennas for testing wireless connectivity, reliability, and standards compliance. MVG near-field test systems perform fast and accurate measurements for OTA tests of antennas designed for satellite communications and other GNSS-enabled products, systems, and networks. www.spirent.com

Mosiac integrates RIEGL Mobile Mapping Systems

Mosiac has announced its product portfolio would integrate RIEGL’s mobile mapping systems to gather more advanced 3D data. The technology alliance also allows Mosiac end-users to record and analyse 3D object surfaces and environments to assist with city planning, construction, and maintenance.

The Mosaic X and Mosaic 51 photogrammetry cameras now leverage RIEGL V-Line Scanning technology to produce high-precision LiDAR-based point clouds that accurately digitise environmental textures, which use RIEGL VMY-1, VMY-2, VMQ- 1HA, and VMX-2HA Mobile Mapping Systems. www.mosaic51.com

RFoF equipment achieves a trifecta in space

(RFoF) systems’ latest deployment have supported a customer’s crewed mission into space! Throughout the successful flight operation into space, the equipment worked perfect as designed and was used to cover three different technology verticals simultaneously. – GPS for timing and synchronization, UHF/VHF for telemetry, tracking and control, and L-band for satellite communications. ViaLite has been supporting the privately funded aerospace manufacturer for a number of years in each of these categories.

The use of ViaLite’s unique Hyperwide Dynamic Range RF over fiber links in these type of Space and Mil-Aero applications offers the competitive advantage of very low signal power losses across long distances. www.vialite.com

Quectel launches LC29H

Quectel Wireless Solutions has launched LC29H. It is a dual-band multi-constellation GNSS module built using the Airoha AG3335 platform. It is available in multiple variants and optionally integrates real-time kinematic (RTK) and dead reckoning. quectel.com

Qualcomm releases Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 and W5+ Gen 1 platforms

Qualcomm Technologies releases Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 and W5+ Gen 1 platforms. Both the platforms are designed to advance ultra-low power and breakthrough performance for next-generation connected wearables with a focus on extended battery life and premium user experiences. They incorporate innovations including low power islands for GNSS, Wi-Fi and audio; ultra-low power Bluetooth 5.3 architecture; and low power states such as Deep Sleep and Hibernate. qualcomm.com

Hi-Target GNSS receiver

The pocket-sized vRTK GNSS real-timekinematic (RTK) receiver is equipped with dual cameras to enable non-contact image surveying. It also has a nine-axis IMU module with auto installation for tilt surveying. Visual positioning technology combines imagery with high-precision positioning equipment, allowing users to obtain the location of the target from a distance. The Live View Stakeout function improves stakeout speed, while non-contact measurement greatly improves the usable range of GNSS. The vRTK receives 1,408 channels (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, IRNSS and SBAS). A new generation of GNSS engine supports the new frequency points B1C, B2a and B2b RTK decoding of BeiDou-3 satellites. en.hi-target.com.cn

Teledyne announces new Ladybug6 cameras

Teledyne FLIR Integrated Imaging Solutions has announced the all new Ladybug6— the latest addition to its field proven Ladybug series. Ladybug6 is the leading high-resolution camera designed to capture 360-degree spherical images from moving platforms in all-weather conditions. Its industrial grade design and out-of-the-box factory calibration produces 72 Megapixel (MP) images with pixel values that are spatially accurate within +/- 2 mm at 10-meter distance. www.teledyneflir.com

SBG Systems introduces Quanta Micro INS for UAS surveying

SBG Systems recently released the Quanta Micro, an inertial navigation system (INS) for UAS surveying.

The miniature inertial sensor embeds a dual frequency/quad constellations GNSS receiver for centimetric position with a high performance IMU into a compact form factor, according to a news release. The RTK capable sensor is 50 x 37 x 23 mm and weighs 38g. It offers roll/pitch with less than 0.02° error and heading with less than 0.06° error.

Even though it comes in a small form factor, the sensor embeds all the features found in other SBG inertial sensors, including a built-in datalogger, Ethernet connectivity, a PTP server, multiple serial ports, and a CAN port. A built-in, user friendly web configuration interface makes it easy to configure. The sensor also be configured using SBG API or ROS drivers. The Quanta Micro supports dual GNSS Antenna mode to improve heading accuracy in low dynamic applications, but also can maintain optimal heading performance in a single antenna.

Topaxyz, the high-performance navigation solution

Thales offers the TopAxyz solution, a control unit that provides navigation, orientation, position and velocity data based on measurements of the vessel’s angular velocity using its inertial core.

This is one of the key assets of the RLG (Ring Laser Gyroscope) technology developed by Thales and composed of a single-piece gyrometer that operates in all three dimensions of space (the X, Y and Z axes referred to in the name TopAxyz), with total immunity to the external environment and extreme performance stability. www.thalesgroup.com

New indoor mapping product by DATAMARK

DATAMARK, the public safety GIS team of Michael Baker International, has released ‘Inside’, a new cloud-native Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution designed to enhance indoor location intelligence and enable mission-critical decision making in real-time during public safety incident response. Inside software is powered by Esri and allows users to create, interact with and manage valuable indoor data for emergency dispatchers, first responders and school safety personnel. www.datamarkgis.com

Geometer International launches mobile RTK receiver

Ukrainian firm Geometer International has launched a product, which can be used on-farm for surveying, landscaping, and mapping trenches and fields.

Designed as a mobile, handheld and real-time kinematic positioning (RTK) receiver, the Walker allows users to determine their location within centimetre accuracy. https://walkerrtk.com

Northrop Grumman’s new navigation capability for fleet deployment

The U.S. Navy has approved Northrop Grumman Corporation’s new Electronic Chart Display and Information System (Navy ECDIS) for deployment to its fleet.

The Navy’s Operational Test and Evaluation Force (OPTEVFOR) issued a formal determination that Navy ECDIS is “operationally suitable, operationally effective and cyber survivable.” This new capability will be a core element to all U.S. Navy bridge and navigation systems.

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