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MobileMapper 50 combines Smartphone Design

Spectra Precision has announced its new MobileMapper 50 GNSS handheld device for simple GIS data collection or for use as a data controller for Spectra Precision SP60 and SP80 GNSS receivers. Available with an Android OS, the MobileMapper 50 combines smartphone capabilities with a ruggedized design to improve positioning accuracy. Spectra Precision also introduced two new software applications: an Android OS version of MobileMapper Field software for GIS professionals and Spectra Precision Survey Mobile software to control SP60 and SP80 GNSS receivers.

The MobileMapper 50 is available in two versions: both with Android OS and Wi-fi, and with optional 4G LTE cellular module. The rugged, smartphonelike device is IP67 rated, thin and lightweight. It supports SBABS, GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou constellations as well as post processing for improved accuracy.

Spirent launches satellite navigation test system for multi-GNSS testing

Spirent Communications has launched its GSS7000 series satellite navigation test system for flexible multifrequency multi-GNSS testing. The GSS7000 provides multi-frequency testing, with a modular approach to enable this new precision GNSS simulation system to expand with users’ needs. The new system suits receiver, system and application developers who want to take advantage of new satellite navigation systems and the better accuracy offered by civilian, multi-frequency GNSS.

Septentrio for Altus NR2 and PinPoint-GIS upgraded

Septentrio is rolling out new enhancements for its Altus NR2 GNSS receivers and PinPoint-GIS software optimized for the new version of Collector for ArcGIS. Septentrio’s product suite for drone surveys includes the AsteRx-m UAS GNSS receiver, its companion GeoTagZ software utility and the Altus NR2 RTK base station. The AsteRx-m UAS board is about the size of a credit card, and has been designed for easy integration into the drone’s autopilot and camera.

VULCANO weapon system to fire with NavFireTM GPS technology

Operating weapon systems in a harsh dynamic environment requires rapid startup and high accuracy to hit the designated target and dramatically reduce the probability of collateral damages. With that in mind, Rockwell Collins is bringing its NavFireTM Precision Positioning Service (PPS) GPS to Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s VULCANO family for naval and artillery applications.

Derived from the field-proven 12-channel NavFire Precise Positioning Service GPS receiver, Rockwell Collins’ NavStrike military GPS offers high performance GPS for tightly coupled GPS/INS integrations. The NavFire GPS includes the Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) to allow decryption of precision GPS observations through over-the-air rekeying. The positioning information is used by the guidance system of the projectile.

Gamma 2 Robotics launches Fully Autonomous Security Robot

Gamma 2 Robotics, makers of the world’s first artificially intelligent autonomous security robots, launched RAMSEE, a new security patrol robot, at HxGN LIVE, Hexagon’s international conference. The launch at HxGN LIVE is part of a new partnership with Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure. RAMSEE is a physical presence that patrols autonomously without supervision and provides real-time data on intruders, motion, heat, fire, smoke, gas and more. As a human-machine interface it creates a powerful force multiplier.

By using RAMSEE as a force multiplier, safety and security can be delivered at a lower cost with greater reliability.

While useful in their own right, the value of robots and other mobile sensor platforms increases when integrated with other safety and security assets, such as video surveillance systems, access control systems, building automation systems and others, into command-and-control software for a comprehensive solution for threat detection, assessment and response.

Seafloor SEABAT T50-P MBES to rental pool

Seafloor Systems has announced the addition of a second SeaBat T50-P to their multibeam echosounder rental pool. Combined with the Portable Sonar Processor the SeaBat T50-P provides unprecedented survey data, providing faster operational surveys and reduced processing time.

Seafloor Systems is known for their turnkey singlebeam and multibeam hydrographic sonar systems, and maintains the largest multibeam echosounder rental pool in the U.S.A.

Madhya Pradesh Police protect 72 million citizens

The Madhya Pradesh Police, India have implemented an integrated suite of public safety software from Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure for emergency call handling, officer dispatch and incident management in India’s second-largest state. Hexagon’s solution expands Madhya Pradesh Police’s incident response capabilities through mapbased views of calls, events and units in the field. Madhya Pradesh Police’s solution features Hexagon’s Intergraph® Computer- Aided Dispatch (I/CAD), industry-leading incident management software, including Mobile for Public Safety, a powerful in-vehicle field application for mobile dispatching. The agency’s new dispatch system also includes EdgeFrontier®, an integration platform that enables the organization to develop interfaces to IT systems, including dispatch and other systems used by fellow public agencies, without the associated costs of custom development. www.

Trimble Unity Enables SESW to Improve Field Ops

Trimble has announced that Sutton and East Surrey Water (SESW) in the U.K. has implemented the Trimble® Unity™ 3.0 software suite of GIS-centric cloud and mobile applications. Developed to support smart water management, it focuses on workflow and business process improvement with the added benefit of better information for decision making and regulatory compliance.

By deploying cloud-based information management with embedded Esri ArcGIS mapping technology, Trimble Unity provides increased transparency and efficiency in job control and field data collection. In addition to helping streamline the field operations, it also supports SESW collection of site specific information to document compliance.

Harxon releases new GNSS + L-band antenna

Harxon, a high-precision GNSS antenna manufacturer in China, has released a new GNSS + L-band antenna. The GPS1000 receives GPS L1/L2/L5, BDS B1/B2/B3, GLONASS L1/L2, Galileo E1/E2/ E5a/E5b and L-band frequencies, which can be used in land survey, marine survey, channel survey, seismic monitoring, bridge survey, container operation and agriculture applications. Customers can use the same antenna for GPS only or dual-constellation applications.


Hemisphere GNSS Announces New Eclipse Positioning OEM Boards

Hemisphere GNSS announces the Eclipse™ P326 and P327, fi rst in a line of new and refreshed, low-power, highprecision, position and heading OEM boards – the latest addition to the Eclipse series of products. The multi-frequency, multi-GNSS Eclipse P326 and P327 are based on an innovative platform that integrates L-band and receives Atlas ® GNSS corrections on a single small board. Designed with this new platform, the overall cost, size, weight, and power consumption of the P326 and P327 are signifi cantly reduced.

The P326 and P327 support 394 channels and are the fi rst truly scalable board solutions that offer centimeter-level accuracy in either single-frequency or full performance multi-frequency, multi-GNSS, Atlas-capable mode.

Ms. Jennifer Keenan, Product Marketing Manager at Hemisphere GNSS further added to the above in an interaction with Coordinates…

Whats new with Eclipse™ P326 and P327 positioning OEM boards?

The all new Eclipse™ P326 and P327 positioning OEM boards include all signal tracking for the most reliable and robust solution, integrated L-band enabling low-cost system integration and Atlas® GNSS Global Corrections with 4 cm level accuracy worldwide, and effi cient power management system 1W GPS L1.

What are the different applications Eclipse™ P326 and P327 best suited for?

The Eclipse™ P326 and P327 positioning OEM boards can be used in land and marine survey, marine navigation, machine control, seismic monitoring, positive train control, GIS, and unmanned systems.

Please highlight some of the advanced technology features of the new OEM boards?

– Integrated L-band for Atlas® GNSS Global Corrections

– SureFix™: High-fi delity quality indicators for RTK with virtually 100% reliability

– aRTK™: RTK position in the absence of RTK corrections powered by Atlas® GNSS Global Corrections. Mitigates land based intermittent data connectivity

– Tracer™: Maintains position during correction data outages


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