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May 2014 | No Comment

NovAtel® introduces commercially exportable IMU

NovAtel Inc. has added the IMUKVH1750 as an inertial measurement unit (IMU) option in its SPAN GNSS/ INS line of positioning products. A high-performance commercial offthe- shelf (COTS) sensor, the IMUKVH1750 offers excellent bias stability and repeatability and integrates easily with NovAtel’s OEM6 series of receivers to provide a tightly coupled 3D navigation solution. www.novatel.com

The tridicon® APM Trio solution

Tridicon® APM Trio, a software solution that simplifies the generation of oblique point matching and aerial triangulation (AT) of multi-view oblique and nadir imagery taken with the Leica RCD30 Oblique camera system. www.tridicon.com

Imajing reinvents transportation network mapping

imajbox® L, imajbox® S and imajbox® T can be used for roadway, railway, urban areas or trails surveys to map, inventory, geo-reference and assess infrastructure and equipment conditions along transportation networks, with a single pass survey. The new range of imajbox® is a mobile mapping system integrating an IMU, a GNSS receiver and a CCD sensor. It integrates its own battery, stores data on USB media or via ethernet and can be operated via Wi-fifrom a tablet or a smartphone. Mounted either inside or outside any vehicle, imajbox® is adaptable to any environment for daily data collection. www.imajing.eu

TerraStar offers revenuesharing opportunities

TerraStar GNSS Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aberdeen-based Veripos Ltd, is offering GNSS equipment manufacturers unique revenue-sharing opportunities, including the possibility to launch their own precise GNSS augmentation services via endorsed rebranding of its services as a re-seller. This will provide a recurring service revenue stream to GNSS manufacturers which has not been previously available within the industry. www.terrastar.net

New generation of DAT/EM photogrammetric suite

DAT/EM Systems International® released the 7.0 edition of DAT/EM software products including Summit Evolution™, Landscape™, Capture™, MapEditor™, Ortho+Mosaic™, Airfield3D™ and Contour Creator™. www.datem.com

New MobileMapper 20 Handheld

Spectra Precision’s MobileMapper® 20 GIS handheld offers enhanced capabilities: a new bright VGA color touch screen display, a 5 MP camera for higher resolution images, doubled memory capacity and 3.5G cellular performance. It also comes with a standard 2-year warranty and provides real-time GPS accuracy of better than 2 meters and post-processed accuracy of a half meter using MobileMapper Office software. www.spectraprecision.com

Trimble 3D scanning extension for SketchUp

Trimble released Trimble® Scan Explorer Extension for SketchUp Pro; a tool enabling architects, engineers and geospatial professionals to create models from 3D scanning data. It dramatically reduces the time required to generate a SketchUp Pro 3D model from scan data. Streamlined tools and one-touch features allow users to quickly extract construction points and lines that are used as a guide to simplify and expedite the modeling process. Automated plane extraction tools further increase modeling efficiency, particularly when modeling building interiors and facades. www.trimble.com

Built-in navigation Satellite Communicator by DeLorme

DeLorme has announced the upcoming launch of its newest product, inReach Explorer, incorporating a new range of navigation functions. inReach Explorer integrates route planning, waypoints and navigation with global two-way text messaging, GPS tracking and SOS alerting – all in one handheld device. www.inreachdelorme.com

RIEGL LMS-Q1560 deployed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has recently deployed RIEGL LMS-Q1560 airborne laser scanner system. It is being utilized to more completely and accurately measure snowpack depth of major mountain watersheds. This will be accomplished through the use of innovative airborne LiDAR from RIEGL to better gauge the volume of water that travels down rivers and streams as runoff from snowpack.

Low-power GPS modules target wearables

CSR and OriginGPS, Israel have announced new GNSS modules using CSR’s SiRFstarIV and SiRFstarV product lines. The new modules are 70% smaller than current solutions and deliver a 30% reduction in Time To First Fix (TTFF). All modules integrate the LNA, SAW filter, TCXO, RTC crystal and RF shield. www.csr.com

Programmable GNSS Receiver Modules measure 10 x 10 x 1.3 mm

Venus858F-GL GPS/GLONASS receiver module, Venus858F-BD GPS/Beidou receiver module, and Venus838F GPS receiver module integrate SkyTraq Venus8 positioning engine, 1 MB Flash memory, LNA, SAW filter, 0.5 ppm TCXO, RTC crystal, and other passive components.Smallest configuration requires only antenna and power to fix position and generate NMEA output. All modules are pin compatible, support additional QZSS and SBAS signal, and offer better than -160 dBm tracking sensitivity. www.news.thomasnet.com

Spirent enables integration in consumer devices

Spirent Communications introduced the GSS6300M range of multi-channel GPS and multi-GNSS simulators for receiver integrators, application developers, aftercare and production testing environments. The entry-level test system readily enables laboratory evaluation of GPS performance across different locations and routes. The GSS6300M has everything required to start testing immediately and can be controlled from a tablet or smartphone, or via remote commands across multiple interfaces. www.spirent.com

Cyclo Bicycle Navigation GPS Line by Magellan

Magellan is launching its Cyclo 315 and 505 GPS cycling computers in North America that are designed to provide the most routing options, sensor support and connectivity for the serious cyclist. The Cyclo 505 is the first GPS cycling computer to include Shimano Di2 gear data display and recording*, Bluetooth Smart HRM/ SAC sensor support, Android and iOS smartphone support for call and SMS notifications, Indoor ANT+ trainer support and enhanced ANT+ power meter support. www.magellangps.com

Common navigation space established

Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan have agreed on establishing common navigation space, Kremlin administration head Sergei Ivanov said recently. He noted that national navigation systems will be integrated while the quality and reliability of navigation services will be improved. www.en.itar-tass.com

Leica News

ScanStation P15 – entrylevel laser scanner

Leica Geosystems has launched ScanStation P15, a high performance entry level 3D laser scanner with a user-friendly interface. Suitable for a wide range of non-surveying applications, including interior and short-range uses, the ScanStation P15 offers high performance 3D scanning technology with high measurement speed and accuracy of up to 40 meters. www.leica-geosystems.com

ATHENA program

‘Advanced Technology for Higher Education and Non-profit Associations’ (ATHENA) aims to introduce the latest GNSS Reference Station and Structural Monitoring technology to the academic and research communities. Leica Geosystems has updated its ATHENA program with up-to-date products available in GNSS measurement technology. 2014 bundles include the latest future proof Leica GR10/GR25 reference station servers and GM10 and GMX902 GNSS monitoring receivers at specially discounted prices. AR20 choke ring antenna as well as the AR10 compact geodetic antenna are also offered. www.leica-geosystems.com

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