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JAXA selects Spirent for Multi-GNSS Testing

To further the development of the Quazi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) program, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has selected Spirent Communications’ testing solutions to verify performance of its satellite receivers. JAXA is using Spirent’s GSS8000 Multi-GNSS Constellation Simulator.

Another first from Javad: JAVAD GNSS receivers can track Chinese Compass (Beidou-2)

JAVAD GNSS was the first for GLONASS, GALILEO, and QZSS. And now it is Compass (Beidou-2), which JAVAD commercial receivers can track with optional software. With modified firmware, all JAVAD GNSS receivers can track Chinese Compass B1 signal now. This is 6th GNSS system supported by JAVAD GNSS. Other five are GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO (GIOVE), SBAS (EGNOS), QZSS. Compass system currently consists of 6 alive satellites, of which 4 are visible in Moscow. JAVAD GNSS will add Compass tracking to almost all receivers in near future (firmware upgrade).

HORIZON launches its GNSS products

The HORIZON Kronos product range was officially launched in India on 8th January 2011. These products have been tested rigorously for about a year prior to its release. The core technology of the product is based on the proven Trimble Maxwell 6 system, and the hardware carefully designed and manufactured in Holland for durability and aesthetical considerations.

CARIS launches S-57 Composer 2.2

CARIS, with S-57 Composer 2.2, now offers a DNC Plug-in available through an optional license. The DNC Plug-in has a unique capability of automatically converting, with a first-pass success rate of 80%, DNC to ENC and vice versa. The DNC Plug-in allows for further refinements to the conversion with user customized mapping support and built-in editing and quality assurance tools.

Public Health Assessment Teams Benefit from Handheld MobileMapper 6 Smart GPS/GIS

Interview teams assisted by Team Epi-Aid, an award-winning volunteer group at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, are conducting cluster sampling studies using Ashtech® handheld MobileMapper® 6 smart GPS/GIS devices to navigate to designated survey sites and collect point specific field data. These studies, usually conducted by 10, two-person teams, are carried out under the auspices of the University of North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness Spatial Health Assessment and Research Program (SHARP).

LTL Holdings chooses Bentley Substation V8i

Bentley Systems has announced that LTL Holdings, a fast-growing engineering enterprise focused on power generation, transmission, and distribution infrastructure in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Kenya, and other developing countries, has deployed Bentley Substation V8i.

u-blox unveils its smallest ever GPS single-chip

Designed for small, low-power, low cost applications, u-blox’ latest GPS single-chip UBX-G6010-NT delivers the industry-leading positioning performance of u-blox 6 technology in a micro-miniature package: only 5 x 6 x 1.1 mm.

Trimble TSC3 handheld controller

The Trimble® TSC3 controller is the new controller that allows surveyors and geospatial professionals to collect, share and deliver data for improved accuracy, efficiency and productivity between the field and office. Optimized for use with Trimble Access™ field software, the It delivers more capable data collection, computing and connectivity.

Trimble launches Mobile GIS Developer Community

Trimble has launched the Trimble® Mobile GIS Developer Community. The new site provides a rich and growing selection of developer tools and services, hosted within the Trimble Connected Community (TCC) portal.

Spectra Precision’s Survey Data Collector Solutions

Spectra Precision has introduced additions to its line of outdoor rugged data collectors—the next generation Ranger™ 3 data collector series and the Nomad® 900 series. These new advanced solutions are designed to operate with Spectra Precision Survey Pro™ field software to optimize mainstream surveying operations.

Leica MobileMatriX 4.1 supports the new Leica Viva Total Stations

Leica MobileMatriX 4.1 fully integrates the new Leica Viva Total Stations and has many other improvements. It is one of the most advanced solution for mobile GIS applications in combination with GNSS, Total Stations, Level, Digital Cameras, and Laser Range Finders.

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