WORK Microwave has announced that the company’s joint venture with IFEN has produced a new model for the well known NavX®-GNSS test solution product family. With its flexible licensing capability, the new product is a future-proof investment for the coming multi-GNSS era. The key technology advancement in the NavX®-NCS Essential is driven by the powerful BLACK JACK simulation engine, which lies at the heart of the NavX®-NCS Essential. The engine allows simultaneous simulation of GPS, GLONASS, SBAS, and Galileo satellites covering all operating GNSS systems on the L1 RF frequency band all-in-one-box.
Pacific Crest, a Trimble company, has introduced the new ADL Uplink, an advanced, high-speed, wireless data link that extends the range and improves the reliability of Internet-based RTK corrections. The ADL Uplink provides high accuracy and application flexibility with more features and options than previously offered by Pacific Crest professional-grade radio links. The ADL Uplink joins the rapidly growing line of Advanced Data Link (ADL) products that include: the ADL Vantage Pro, a 35-Watt programmable UHF radio; the ADL Vantage, a 4-Watt programmable UHF radio for survey applications; the ADL Sentry, a 4-Watt radio for remote sensing and monitoring environments; the ADL Foundation, a transceiver OEM board; and the ADL RXO, a receive-only OEM board.
NovAtel Inc. has introduced its GPStation-6 GNSS Ionospheric Scintillation and TEC Monitor (GISTM) receiver designed for ionospheric monitoring and space weather applications. It integrates NovAtel’s powerful OEM628 measurement engine with a high-quality, low phase-noise, oven-controlled crystal 44 | Coordinates December 2011 oscillator (OCXO). The receiver provides robust signal tracking, ionospheric scintillation, and TEC measurements for all current and upcoming GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and Compass/BeiDou satellite signals.
Topcon telematics upgrades Acme fleet
Acme Lift Co, has upgraded its fleet of large platforms and telehandlers with a telematics system from Topcon Positioning Systems Inc. Acme Lift, based in Mesa near Phoenix, has fitted its machines with compact, second-generation Topcon Tierra devices, which gather machine locations, operating hours and engine information, sift raw machine data and provide immediate alerts and useful reports.
Hemisphere GPS expanded its multiyear OEM agreement with Navico Inc., the world’s largest marine electronics company. It is supplying Navico with the industry’s smallest (42 cm) GPS compass, which will be privately branded Simrad HS70. The compass will be sold with Navico’s AP70, AP35 and AP50 autopilots for pleasure boats, yachts and commercial vessels.
Eye4Software’s latest version of their GPS Mapping Software, GPS Mapping Studio version 4.1, has been released. It displays the current position on digital maps in real time. This can record all movements to a file for later analysis or for instance, to keep track of the covered survey area. The software can also be used to import- and export, view, edit and convert maps.
Recon instruments partners with SMTC
SMTC Corporation have been awarded the manufacturing contract from Recon Instruments to manufacture the world’s first GPS and sensor-enabled Micro Optics Displays for alpine goggles. Recon Instruments’ Micro Optic Displays (“MOD”) provides real-time information on speed, jump airtime, GPS location, distance travelled, temperature, and altitude, while also boasting a run counter and chrono/tracker feature. MOD Live includes all the features of MOD but possesses additional functions utilizing its Android operating system and Bluetooth capabilities.
A group of British surveyors have undertaken a feasibility study for a major net irrigation project in Ethiopia. Leica Geosystems surveying equipment were used to see how the irrigation infrastructure at the headwaters of the Blue Nile can be developed to harness the river’s potential and establish a sustainable irrigation system. The surveyors, from British consultancy company, Halcrow, mapped the river catchment areas of Megech, Upper Beles and Negeso rivers using Leica GPS1200 and Leica GPS900 surveying systems.
Leica SmartWorx Viva v4.0for Viva TPS and GNSS
Leica SmartWorx Viva version 4.0 onboard software is packed with exciting new features to make data collection and stakeout even simpler and even more productive. It also supports the high-accurate Leica Viva GS25 GNSS surveying receiver, the Leica CGR10 &15 radio modems, and the Leica Exchange data transfer service.
Leica Cyclone v7.3.2
It fully supports the recently released ASTM E57 standard for 3D Imaging data exchange, which includes 3D laser scanning systems. This capability facilitates direct import and export of laser scan “as-built” data and related digital imagery from different types of laser scanning systems into and between different types of point cloud processing software.
Intermap and AIR Worldwide agreement
Intermap has entered into an agreement with AIR Worldwide to provide highresolution elevation data to be used in the development of new catastrophe models for select European countries. AIR Worldwide will integrate Intermap’s NEXTMap database with AIR’s cutting edge catastrophe modeling capabilities, to develop high-resolution inland flood models for European countries.
Networkfleet has launched Networkfleet 5000 Series of fleet tracking hardware. Compatible with light, medium and heavy duty vehicles, it offers 24/7 visibility into fleet assets, enabling fleet managers to easily locate vehicles in real time and monitor specific vehicle data such as mileage, speed, fuel consumption, and diagnostic trouble codes to improve operations and reduce costs.
GPS enabled 4S Visilog from Four Soft
Four Soft , a leader in software solutions for logistics and transportation industry has announced the launch of GPS enabled 4S Visilog®. This new feature integrates the GPS benefits like truck movement reporting, etc. to the logistics control visibility mechanism of 4S VisiLog®.
The Ethiopian Ministry of Urban Development & Construction, Urban Development Capacity Building Office (UDCBO) has recently completed the sale and installation of 29 SUMMIT Evolution workstations from DAT/EM Systems International through its representative Corporate Computer Center (3C PLC). In conjunction with the World Bank, the Ethiopian UDCBO office shall support their base map preparation for 150 towns throughout Ethiopia using DAT/EM Systems offerings.
OmniSTAR has announced addition of a new reference station in Astana (Kazakhstan) to the worldwide OmniSTAR network. This station is up and running and is performing well, and improves high-accuracy positioning services within the Central-Asian region (Kazakhstan, Southern-Russia) for a wide variety of onshore applications like Agriculture, Survey, Seismic, etc. Continuous R&D and network infrastructure investments ensure superior accuracy and reliability of OmniSTAR services.
With the latest release of Spatial Fusion Enterprise v5.6 CARIS is pleased to offer a free trial of its web mapping software to experience firsthand its capabilities. It has now implemented the latest View and Feature Download Services in line with the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) directive. The objective of this release is to provide hydrographic charting agencies with the software tools needed to share their data interoperably.
TW5210 GPS Smart Antenna/
Receiver by Tallysman Wireless The TW5210 by Tallysman Wireless is a professional grade integrated GPS smart antenna/receiver. It features the STMicroelectronics STA8058 Teseo™ WAAS, EGNOS and MSAS enabled GPS L1 receiver IC, low noise amplifier stage, a tight out-of-band SAW filter to reject interference, and a perfectly tuned antenna element for maximum GPS signal reception, even in dense urban-canyon environments where multipath interference is prevalent.