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NoiseWave offers jamming, interference Tester

The NoiseWave NW-ATE series noise generator, covering from 10 MHz up to 40 GHz in bands, is designed for test applications including noise, interference, and jamming for GPS receivers and component testing.

AshtechR – ProFlexT 500 CORS

Ashtech ProFlex 500 CORS is an advanced, multifunctional Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) designed to collect, store and transmit high quality GNSS data for multiple applications, including a CORS and a field campaign receiver, for either post-processed or RTK applications.

AvMap Geosat 4×4 available

AvMap launched Geosat 4×4 wild, a navigator dedicated to the off-road world, in the International markets. The product will be available in Europe, Russia, North America and Brazil, where the off road sector has registered positive results, despite the economic downturn. It was born from the collaboration between AvMap and the Military Geographic Institute in Italy (IGM), to be the first GPS navigator dedicated to off-roaders, the one and only to integrate the IGM topographic maps 1:50.000 IGM and the Tele Atlas terrestrial data.

Pacific Crest-New advanced Data Link

Pacific Crest introduced the new ADL Sentry, a UHF radio for remote communications. It is an advanced, highspeed, data radio modem built to survive the demanding environments of remote sensing and environmental monitoring. It joins the growing Advanced Data Link (ADL) product line that includes the ADL Foundation, a transceiver OEM modem board; the ADL RXO, a receive-only OEM board; and the ADL Vantage, a 4-Watt programmable UHF radio for survey applications.

NovAtel Inc.-New OEMStar™ Models, OEMV® Precision Receiver Firmware

NovAtel introduced five new models to its low cost, L1 OEMStar receiver card product line and four new models to the OEMStar supported FlexPak-G2™ enclosure product line. Four new DGPS models support the transmit of DGPS code corrections and are available in GPS and GPS plus GLONASS versions supporting 1Hz and 10Hz data rates. These new models allow a customer to develop low-cost base station applications for transmitting DGPS code corrections. These models are also available in the new FlexPak-G2 enclosure for those customers looking for a rugged integrated solution. NovAtel has also launched Version 3.800 firmware for its OEMV family of GNSS precision receivers. This latest firmware upgrade features optimizations to NovAtel’s AdVance RTK for industry leading GPS-only and GPS+GLONASS RTK positioning performance. Significant research and algorithm adjustments have been made to AdVance RTK, increasing solution availability and accelerating ambiguity resolution in real world conditions while maintaining high accuracy.

Geneq integrates DGPS beacon inside SXBlue II GPS

Geneq Inc. have integrated a DGPS Beacon receiver inside their SXBlue II GPS product. The SXBlue II-B GPS is capable of receiving sub-meter corrections from SBAS (WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS) or from any of the more than 200 DGPS beacon transmitters broadcasting in over 38 countries around the globe free of charge.

IDV Solutions debuts Piracy Watch

As attacks on shipping generate worldwide headlines, Piracy Watch, a new Bing Maps App from IDV Solutions, lets people view the location and details of recent pirate attacks.

Trimble releases new FME Extensions, new Airborne Laser Scanning System

Trimble has released new Trimble® SSF and DDF data format extensions for FME, the spatial ETL solution from Safe Software. These extensions enable mapping and GIS professionals to easily move GNSS field data collected on Trimble handhelds and processed through the Trimble GPS Pathfinder® Office software to more than 225 widely used formats supported by the FME software platform. Trimble also introduced the Trimble® Harrier 68i system. Designed for aircraft and helicopter operation, it is ideal for long-range corridor, project, and widearea mapping.

O2 gives free navigation on mobile phone

Telefónica O2 Germany is giving its customers a complete search, mapping and navigation system, effective immediately. It doesn’t matter whether one is travelling by car or on foot: almost any GPS-enabled mobile phone will become a pocket-sized route planner with Telmap Navigation.

Applanix introduces Software Version 3.0 for POSTrack

Applanix has introduced version 3.0 for POSTrack™, its Direct Georeferencing and Flight Management System. It incorporates a worldwide ASTER digital elevation model (DEM) product for flight planning. The DEM is used to automatically and quickly determine the optimal flight path to fly an aircraft to best meet the acquisition requirements of photo scale, ground sample distance and image overlap.

Autodesk expands power of AutoCAD 2011

Autodesk, Inc. has released 2011 AutoCAD software products, including AutoCAD 2011 software, a 2D and 3D design and documentation platform, and AutoCAD LT 2011 software for professional 2D drafting and detailing. These products are Microsoft Windows 7 certified and are compatible with and supported on Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate as well as Windows Vista and Windows XP operating systems.

Metro Traffic-Traffic Data Collection enhanced

Metro Traffic has enhanced its traffic data collection infrastructure by purchasing the newest TIC generation, a traffic and traveler information processing platform from GEWI. The TIC software will enable Metro Traffic’s 24/7 network of local operations teams, producers and reporters to more quickly collect, and better locate and reference, real-time traffic information.

Enhanced GPS tracking functionality in MapInfo Professional 10.5

Blue Marble Geographics successfully demonstrated the newest version of Geographic Tracker for MapInfo Professional 10.5. It is a GPS application that supports streaming live GPS position data, playback of recorded GPS log files and transfer of spatial data both to and from various GPS units. The tool ships as a free install in MapInfo Professional.

High-Resolution Digital Aerial Cameras

Intergraph is adding four new largeformat digital aerial cameras to its Z/I Imaging acquisition platform to meet the customized needs of aerial imagery providers around the world. The new cameras – RMK DX, DMC II 140, DMC II 230 and DMC II 250 – are based on the technology of the Intergraph DMC and RMK D.

SAFEcommand product suite

Infoterra has launched SAFEcommand – a suite of products designed specifically for public safety and emergency organisations. It integrates core data management, mobile and emergency response solutions to increase operational effectiveness and service delivery for both ‘blue light’ and homeland security organisations.

Bentley News

New ‘Learning Qualification’ Program

It helps Bentley users gain well-deserved recognition for milestones in professional learning and skills development. It builds on existing Bentley Institute programs, including Bentley LEARN, that empower infrastructure professionals to advance their careers and infrastructure organizations to secure new work.

Structural Engineer for Plant Design Passport Subscription

The Structural Engineer for Plant Design Passport Subscription makes available the right balance of software for analyzing, designing, documenting, and detailing industrial plant models. It includes STAAD.Pro V8i, STAAD.Pro Advanced Analysis Module, STAAD. Foundation, ProSteel Professional V8i, RAM Connection V8i, ProjectWise Passport, ProjectWise Navigator V8i, Structural Synchronizer V8i, and Structural Dashboard V8i.

Navigator Passport Subscription

For a single annual fee, the Navigator Passport Subscription provides access to the full range of software, training, and content practitioners need for collaborative workflows. Through this “professional upgrade” in software toolset and skills, individual practitioners quickly make their work more valuable.

Leica News

Enhancements for ScanStation C10

New system enhancements to the Leica ScanStation C10 laser scanner are based on new versions of scanner firmware (v1.2) and Cyclone software (v7.0.3) – part of a continuous upgrade program for ScanStation C10 platform users who are on maintenance.

Viva Uno

Leica Viva Uno is a handheld GNSS solution for centimeter surveying. The Leica SmartWorx Viva software makes any task simple. The Viva Uno addresses a growing need for large scale data collection, e.g. utilities, agriculture, and road infrastructure.

IPAS Freebird

The new version of IPAS GNSSIMU processing software is available now and is designed to improve flight economy and simplify GNSS-IMU processing.

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