CHC has announced the availability of X900 GNSS receiver bringing extremely affordable and reliable GPS+GLONASS real-time centimeter level solution to surveyors without the conventional cost associated with GNSS solutions. The X900 GNSS combines fi eld proven 72 channels GPS+GLONASS technology and state-of-the-art RTK solution for either traditional base + rover confi guration and RTK networks thanks to its fl exible GPRS and UHF communication systems. The X900 is available in various bundled packages to fi t end users need with choice of various data collection software and handheld controllers.
Spirent Communications has launched data set subscription service for its GSS6400 GNSS Record and Playback test System. The data sets comprise of live GNSS (GPS, GLONASS and QZSS) environmental capture data set samples, recorded at major locations worldwide, in challenging urban and suburban conditions. The data sets encompass a variety of recorded scenario’s ranging from drive through multi-level roads, tunnels & car parks to drive through in downtown areas with high rise buildings. The real world effects such as atmospheric, environmental (multipath, interference, terrain obscuration) are all captured making use of data sets ideal for debugging issues, performance tuning and optimization of GNSS receivers.
Trimble has agreed to acquire the StruCad and StruEngineer business from AceCad Software to expand its construction solutions. The StruCad and StruEngineering business will be reported as part of the Trimble’s Engineering and Construction segment. The addition of the software products is expected to extend Tekla’s industry leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions for structural steel contractors to automate project estimating and management, modelling and detailing.
SEMA has announced a survey module for the Leica Builder Series. Since its market introduction more than six years ago, the Leica Builder has been the perfect tool used by many construction professionals. It is an easyto- use, self-explanatory and powerful instrument with a clearly structured model range meeting all requirements on a construction site – from simple tasks to daily use with special requirements.
New FARO Edge integrated in PolyWorks V12
FARO and Duwe-3d AG have announced the results of the integration tests of the FARO Edge measuring arm and the PolyWorks V12 software. On 30th September 2011, Duwe-3d AG made tests extensively examining the connection between the new FARO Edge measuring arm and the new version 12 of the PolyWorks software. The latter is the standardised solution for visual and tactile coordinate measuring technology and for the processing and evaluation of 3D data in industrial applications. The result of the test series confi rmed the excellent integration. Thus, the PolyWorks software supports measuring and scanning.
Telit Wireless to acquire Navman Wireless OEM Solutions
Telit Wireless Solutions shall purchase Navman Wireless OEM Solutions, designer and manufacturer of GPS modules and solutions, for $3 million in cash.
Northrop Grumman awarded contract to support LN-251 Navigation Systems
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a follow-on contract by the U.S. Navy to provide integration and laboratory test support for the LN-251 embedded GPS/fiber-optic inertial navigation system (INS) on the new CH-53K Super Stallion helicopter.
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Bergman Photographic upgrades to UltraCamXp
Bergman Photographic Services has contracted with Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit and subsidiary, Vexcel Imaging GmbH, to upgrade its UltraCamLp digital aerial photogrammetric camera to an UltraCamXp system.
u-blox and Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) have successfully concluded a simulation of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. The test, carried out with the R&S®SMBV100A vector signal generator and its GNSS simulation options, verifi ed the u blox proofof- concept and the compatibility of u-blox receiver technology with the GLONASS transmission protocol.
Students in colleges, universities, and K–12 schools throughout the United States now have access to Esri Community Analyst through the Esri educational site license program at no additional cost. Community Analyst includes demographic, health, economic, education, and business data variables for the entire United States, allowing students to study individual neighborhoods within their own communities or compare their communities to benchmarks such as national averages.
SatLab Geosolutions established in Czech Republic
SatLab Geosolutions have now established a regional offi ce in Czech Republic. It will be able to give better delivery times and better after sales support in Eastern European Countries. Having headquarters in Sweden and regional offi ce in Turkey, SatLab has been expandingits operational structure in order to make sure about giving its distribution the best possible support available.
Gatewing®, manufacturer of the revolutionary X100 unmanned aerial system (UAS) for mapping and surveying, introduces Gatewing Stretchout™, a breakthrough image processing solution which automatically converts your X100 image data to accurate orthophotos and DSMs. “Stretchout™ begins the process by geotagging the images and then processes them using automatic aerial triangulation followed by a bundle block adjustment which calculates camera interior orientation as well as position and attitude of each camera station. One can easily integrate these products into the workfl ow, be it GIS, CAD or other mapping, design or visualization systems.
Blue Marble to develop Sea Level Rise Modeling Tool
Blue Marble Geographics has been selected by the New England Environmental Finance Center (NEEFC) from the Edmund Muskie School of Policy Research at the University of Southern Maine, USA to develop the software interface for a coastal climatic disruption modeling tool entitled COAST. The tool will be used to create a GIS model of cost avoidance strategies to protect against asset damage from sea level rise due to storm surge and coastal flooding.
DAT/EM Systems International donated 16 licenses of their SUMMIT EVOLUTION Professional digital stereoplotter to the Geomatics Department in the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) School of Engineering, USA. Valued at over $300,000, this gift forms part of DAT/ EM’s on-going initiative to sponsor higher education through software, software support, student training and consultation to the faculty.