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Outback MAX with ConnX by Hemisphere GPS

The new Outback MAX integrated display terminal from Hemisphere GPS offers section and variable rate control, GPS and GLONASS guidance, video support for up to four cameras, plus wireless data transfer capabilities to automatically import and export prescription application maps, as-applied fi les and other critical precision agriculture data. The optional Outback ConnX data management system provides seamless data transfer between the Outback MAX terminal, the farm offi ce and service providers using AgJunction, AgVerdict, NutriScription HD, OptiGro and Precision.Ag data platforms.

CHC Navigation opens Canadian service center

CHC Navigation extends its Customer Service portfolio by opening its Canadian Service Center. Located in Trois- Rivieres (Quebec), the Service Center is fully equipped to meet the needs of Canadian partners and customers that require fast, fl exible and reliable training and repair services.

Trimble introduces new compact OEM GNSS receiver module

Trimble has introduced the Trimble® BD920-W3G receiver and communication module. As part of Trimble’s GNSS OEM portfolio, the new compact module features centimeter-level, Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) positioning capabilities coupled with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular that deliver fl exible communication options for precise, mobile positioning. Its connectivity and confi guration ease allow system integrators and OEMs to easily add GNSS centimeter-level positioning to specialized or custom hardware solutions. The Trimble BD920- W3G module has been designed for applications requiring centimeter accuracy in a compact package. By integrating wireless communications on the same module, the task of receiving and transmitting data such as RTK corrections is greatly simplifi ed.

IQ Wide Format Scanner Series, MFP Solutions by Contex

Contex A/S, recently announced several new wide format scanning solutions: the all-new IQ scanner series, MFP2GO, and MFP Repro. The IQ scanner series is the most advanced in CIS technology and boasts a number of features that produce exquisite image quality for 24- and 44-inch wide technical documents, maps, and drawings. Enhancing the users’ scanning workfl ow, Contex’s new MFP2GO lets customers turn their HP or Canon wide format printer into a copier, without the need for a PC.

New Leica Zeno GG03

The Leica Zeno GG03 is an upgradable GNSS SmartAntenna for organizations that require a compact and lightweight device for accurate and reliable positioning. It is upgradable to centimeter accuracy and connects to all Leica Zeno GIS handhelds and tablet devices including the new Leica Zeno 5. This allows fi eld workers to select the most suitable solution for a wide range of applications, delivering unmatched fl exibility in asset collection jobs with the desired accuracy.

New OEM Version of NovAtel’s Pinwheel™ GNSS Antenna

NovAtel Inc has unveiled the Pinwheel OEM ION . It is a GNSS antenna module that can be easily integrated into end-user GNSS positioning products. With a small form factor of only 143 mm x 30 mm, the antenna module receives GPS L1/L2, GLONASS L1/ L2 and L-Band signals for enhanced positioning reliability and availability. It provides increased multi-path rejection and excellent phase centre stability.
It has also announced the addition of SPAN GNSS/Inertial Navigation System (INS) technology to its OEM6 GNSS receiver platform. NovAtel’s SPAN technology tightly couples precision GNSS receivers with robust Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) to provide reliable, continuously available, position, velocity and attitude (roll, pitch, yaw), even during short periods of time when satellite signals are blocked or unavailable. The release of SPAN on OEM6 provides SPAN OEM customers with new features and functionality previously unavailable on NovAtel’s OEMV based SPAN platform. positioning.

Rockwell Collins MicroGRAM to provide secure GPS capability

AeroVironment has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its MicroGRAM GPS receiver for the Wasp™ AE small unmanned aircraft system, bringing secure, jam-resistant GPS capability to a micro UAV for the fi rst time. MicroGRAM’s unique security features are the result of designing a rugged product that leverages Rockwell Collins’s strong legacy in providing Selective Availability Anti-Spoofi ng Module (SAASM) GPS capabilities to warfi ghters.

Gexcel Srl releases Vehicle Mounted Fully Automated Scanning

An advanced capability version of Gexcel Srl’s popular JRC 3D Reconstructor® software is now available with a comprehensive Stop & Go scanner control and acquisition package for most commercially available terrestrial 3D lidar scanners. This new system allows the installation of a laser scanner onto a vehicle to gather multiple scans which are automatically georeferenced and prepared for further automated post processing applications packages such as JRC 3D Reconstructor® Mining/ Tunnelling, Construction, Heritage/ Architectural etc.

Northrop Grumman provides navigation for Embraer KC-390

Northrop Grumman Corp won a contract to supply the hybrid GPS and inertial reference system for Embraer Defense and Security’s KC-390 medium-lift military transport aircraft. Engineers at Northrop Grumman LITEF, the German navigation systems subsidiary of the prime contractor, will provide the fi ber-optic, gyro-compass LCR-100 Attitude and Heading Reference System for use on Embraer’s fl y-by-wire KC-390 aircraft, scheduled for fl ight in 2014.

CBx5 Touch-Screen Control Box from Carlson Machine Control

Carlson Software’s Machine Control Division introduces the CBx5 Control Box Console, the next generation, ruggedized, touch-screen control box. It’s designed for use in heavy equipment utilized in mining, landfi lls, dredging, blast drilling and for other 3D machine control applications. Its communication ports ensure that future sensors and application features will be supported and the unit has a scalable option for integrated GPS+GLONASS.

Upgraded forest inventory solution by F4

F4 Tech released SilvAssist version 3.0. It reduces the steps required to setup, manage, report, and analyze forest inventory. It is an extension to ArcGIS by Esri. It complements F4 Tech’s Real- Time Inventory (RTI) by providing faster, more thorough GIS tools for managing forest inventory cruises.

Google Search integrated into SatGuide V10

SatNav Technologies has integrated Google Search into its turn-byturn GPS navigation software. The app, which provides navigation for Android, iPhone, Windows and tablets across all of India, has enhanced the navigation experience with a plethora of new state-of-the-art features.

Altus Positioning Systems to supply GNSS Survey receivers

Altus Positioning Systems has been selected by the National Courts Administration of Norway, Land Consolidation Court Division, to provide APS-3G series GNSS survey receivers.

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