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Northrop’s navigation pact for India

Sperry Marine business, a unit of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC), will supply advanced shipboard navigation systems for 20 fast patrol vessels under a contract with Indian reseller Marine Electricals Ltd. The systems will be supplied to Indian Coast Guard. The navigation package consists of VisionMaster Total Watch multifunction displays, electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS), autopilot, magnetic compass and the new NAVIGAT 3000 fi bre optic gyrocompass. The pact includes spares, factory testing and engineering support services that will be supplied for fast patrol vessels to be built at Cochi Shipyard Ltd. India.

CEACT river navigation software updated

SevenCs and CEACT Information Systems Inc. have announced the latest development of their inland navigation system CEACTTM. The new version, available since November 2012 includes new functionalities. Multiple CPA enables the user to track several AIS targets simultaneously. The operator can toggle between the most relevant targets without re-acquiring. Dangerous targets don’t get lost and the situational awareness is signifi cantly improved.

NVS Technologies selected by Alberding for sub-meter GNSS receiver

Alberding GmbH, a developer and distributor of professional GNSS system solutions, has recently announced the Alberding A07 personal navigator, featuring NVS Technologies AG’s NV08C-CSM high-performance multi- GNSS constellation receiver. The Alberding A07 is a low-cost single frequency GNSS receiver designed for personal navigation and other sub-meter accuracy positioning applications in an urban environment.

BAE Systems selected to provide activity-based intelligence support for NGIA

BAE Systems has been awarded a multiyear $60 million contract to provide Activity-Based Intelligence (ABI) systems, tools and support for mission priorities for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). This award is a task order under the NGA’s Total Application Services for Enterprise Requirements (TASER) program, a fi ve-year Indefi nite Delivery Indefi nite Quantity contract. BAE Systems’ ABI solution employs advanced software analysis tools integrated with commercial, off-the-shelf computing infrastructure to automate the ingestion, storage and processing of large volumes of intelligence data across multiple.

Raytheon wins DARPA contract

Raytheon Company was awarded a $1.5 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract for phase one of the agency’s Space Enabled Effects for Military Engagements (SeeMe) program. During the next nine months, the company will complete the design for small satellites to enhance warfi ghter situational awareness in the battlespace.

New Pegasus HA500 ALTM

Optech Pegasus HA500 ALTM is a purpose-built wide-area mapping sensor that is expressly focused on maximizing collection effi ciency. Capable of altitudes up to 5000 m AGL (16,500 ft), this powerful new sensor has the unique ability to collect multi-beam lidar data throughout its entire operating envelope, for industryleading point cloud density and accuracy at any altitude.

Intergraph® Introduces GeoMedia 2013

Intergraph has announced the upcoming release of GeoMedia® 2013 as part of Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013. A powerful GIS management package that enables users to realize the maximum value of their geospatial resources, it will provide further simultaneous access to geospatial data in almost any form, uniting them in a single map view for effi cient processing, analysis, presentation and sharing.

Enlighten Business Intelligence version 3.0

Open Spatial has released Enlighten Business Intelligence version 3.0. It is a powerful web based GIS and decision support portal enabling seamless integration of engineering, corporate databases, imagery, mapping data and multimedia. The ability to drill down and drill through corporate data stores from a map is a main strength of the software.

Esri supports USAID-Funded Center

Esri will provide software, data, online services, training, and professional services support to the AidData Center for Development Policy. It was created with a fi ve-year, $25 million award from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Esri’s ArcGIS Online, along with other technologies, will provide a platform for taxpayers in donor countries, development organizations, and benefi ciaries to draw on the largest collection of development fi nance activity data in the world through interactive maps and web and mobile applications.

CHC opens its European Representative Office

CHC Navigation has opened its European Representative Sales Offi ce. Based in Nantes (France), this new offi ce supports the expansion of its business units in Europe, Middle East and Africa, reinforcing CHC’s presence worldwide.

JAVAD: TRIUMPH-VS software updates 1.10

New features include:

– Cycle-Slip Analyzer feature.

– GNSS Spectrum Analyzer feature.

– Spectrum Analyzer for UHF and FH915 radio modems.

– New Feature Codes system.

– Interactive surveying on the map.

– Offset Survey action.

– Delete objects by type feature.

– Corrections receiving and transmitting via Bluetooth.

– Advanced Video Settings for cameras.

– PAP and CHAP authentication for GPRS Network.

– External GNSS Antenna Calibration feature.

Also improved:

– External GNSS receivers support.

– Wi-Fi connectivity.

– TCP server functionality.

– Raw data fi les recording.

– Receiver options support.

– GSM module management.

– GSM status report.

– NTRIP and TCP clients setup and performance.

– Fixed Base Station action.

– Map Screen performance.

– External Antenna types support.

– Alphabetical Keyboard functionality.

– Visual Stakeout functionality.

Setting New Standards in Surveying via UAS

RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems and Schiebel Corporation are proud to announce the successful integration of the Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) together with the RIEGL VQ®-820- GU hydrographic airborne sensor. This successful integration marked the fi rst time that this new airborne sensor was fl own on board of a UAV.

NovAtel announces End of Life for WAAS G-II Reference Receiver

NovAtel Inc. is announcing the End of Life of the WAAS G-II Reference Receiver. These products will be available for order until June 30, 2013. Shipments may be scheduled for no later than December 31, 2013 and NovAtel will continue to support and repair these products until June 30, 2016. NovAtel is currently completing qualifi cations for our next generation WAAS G-lll receiver, which will be commercially available in 2013. The standard G-lll platform will support dual frequency SBAS and form the basis of a commercial off the shelf (COTS) product for organizations seeking rapid evolution of their ground reference systems. products/discontinued-products

eB Insight V8i (SELECTseries 3)

Bentley Systems has announced the immediate availability of eB Insight V8i (SELECTseries 3). It provides records management enhancements that comply with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) 5015.02 Records Management standard. As a result, eB Insight is now listed in DOD’s compliant Product Register and is ideally suited for all DOD organizations, contractors, and suppliers, as well as owner-operators of engineered infrastructure assets seeking health, safety, and environmental compliance.

Europa Technologies deploys viaEuropa service for SeaZone

Europa Technologies has announced that its award-winning viaEuropa service is being utilised for marine mapping from SeaZone Solutions. HydroView Now offers global coverage of depth area features with shaded relief and intuitive depth soundings. Working closely with SeaZone, Europa Technologies has deployed HydroView Now as a service with attractive cartography and the ability to consume the marine mapping in desktop GIS and web-based applications.

StreetMapper helps improve Europe’s highway safety

Dutch surveying company Geomaat has developed a unique method of measuring safety barrier heights on European roads. Using 3D Laser Mapping’s mobile laser mapping system StreetMapper and automated feature extraction software, Geomaat can now process laser scanned point cloud to determine the height of the existing barrier. The software then automatically codes the georeferenced 3d model, green for acceptable and red for requiring attention.

TomTom launches LBS platform for rapid application development

TomTom has launched its new LBS Platform and Developer Portal. TomTom LBS provides developers with the content and tools to rapidly create locationenabled applications for a variety of commercial and consumer markets. The cloud-based LBS Platform enables businesses to access TomTom’s high quality location and navigation services including map display, routing, traffi c and geocoding.

AT&T in USA launches AT&T alerts

AT&T has announced AT&T Alerts, a service to help make shoppers aware of nearby deals via optin discounts delivered directly to their phones by SMS based on geolocation data. AT&T is clearly trying to capitalize on the same opportunity being targeted by Groupon, startups like Roximity, and other larger companies like Google, to name just a few.

Unibail-Rodamco selects Pole Star Indoor Location service

Unibail-Rodamco, European commercial real estate group with nearly 80 shopping malls, expands its partnership with Pole Star, leader on the indoor positioning market, to provide visitors with a real-time geolocation app, available for both Android and iPhone. NAO Campus® is the natural complement to Google Map Indoor, already deployed in some of the group’s shopping centers. The new app adds a 3D interactive map and turn-by turn guidance so shoppers will never get lost again inside these large, complex venues.

DEME group selects the TERRASTAR-D® service with Septentrio GNSS receivers

Septentrio has announced that DEME has selected the TERRASTAR-D® “Precise Point Positioning” service to work with its Septentrio GNSS receivers. The Belgian dredging and environmental group is exploiting the service using Septentrio AsteRx2eL GNSS positioning and AsteRx2eH GNSS heading receivers to support its nearshore dredging and construction operations worldwide. TERRASTAR-D® in combination with Septentrio dual-frequency GNSS receivers provides a global, seamless, high-accuracy position – often better than 10cm – at high updates rate that does not require local base stations, radios or cell coverage.

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