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Rockwell Collins receives the first FACE™ Conformance Certificate

Rockwell Collins has announced that it has received the very first Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Conformance Certificate for its Required Navigation Performance (RNP) Area Navigation (RNAV) capable Mission Flight Management Software (MFMS). This certificate identifies the MFMS-1000 software product as conformant to the FACE Technical Standard Edition 2.1, the latest open architecture software standard for creating portable and reusable software.

According to The Open Group FACE Consortium, FACE Certification proves that a software component has successfully been through an independent verification and certification process defined by the FACE Conformance Program. This includes technical verification by a designated Verification Authority (VA) and subsequent certification by the FACE Certification Authority (CA).

Seafloor Systems signs agreement with Teledyne Marine

Seafloor Systems has signed International Distributorship Agreement with Teledyne RESON and Teledyne BlueVew, business units of Teledyne Instruments, Inc. RESON manufactures the most advanced, industry leading SeaBat Multibeam Sonar systems. BlueView manufactures a variety of underwater surveying systems, including M900-2250 2D and 3D imaging sonars, and BV5000 3D Multibeam inspection sonars.

Arithmetica launches Pointfuse V2

Arithmetica has launched Pointfuse V2 – point cloud processing software. It represents a major change in the way that point cloud data is automatically converted to three dimensional vector models. Offering a “one button” approach, the new techniques in Pointfuse V2 not only convert point clouds into 3D vector models with accurate geometry, but also enable discrete surfaces in these models to be isolated and manipulated in third party software to a greater extent than before.

Hemisphere GNSS announces New Eclipse™ P328 OEM Positioning Board

Hemisphere GNSS has announced the Eclipse P328, the next offering in a line of new and refreshed, low-power, highprecision, positioning OEM boards. The multi-frequency, multi-GNSS P328 is an all signals receiver board that includes Hemisphere’s new and innovative hardware platform and integrates Atlas® GNSS Global Corrections. Designed with this new hardware platform, the overall cost, size, weight, and power consumption of the P328 are reduced. It offers true scalability with centimeter-level accuracy in either single-frequency mode or full performance multi-frequency, multi- GNSS, Atlas-capable mode that supports fast RTK initialization times over long distances. The 60mm x 100mm module with 24-pin and 16-pin headers is a dropin upgrade for existing designs using this industry standard form factor.

The latest technology platform enables simultaneous tracking of all satellite signals including GPS, GLONASS P-code, BeiDou, Galileo, and QZSS making it robust and reliable.

Hemisphere GNSS and Carlson Software continue collaboration

Hemisphere GNSS and Carlson Software recently collaborated to produce the Hemisphere S321 and Carlson BRx6, all-new, compact, state-of-the-art GNSS receivers. The two companies previously worked together on the design and production of Carlson’s BRx5 GNSS receiver (Hemisphere S320), developed using Carlson’s widely respected software and interface expertise with Hemisphere’s design and manufacturing experience and RTK correction technology leadership.

Applanix announces POSPac MMS 8

Applanix, has introduced POSPac MMS™ 8, the next generation of GNSSAided Inertial post-processing software for georeferencing data collected from cameras, LIDARs, multi-beam sonars and other sensors on mobile platforms. Using the Trimble® CenterPoint® RTX subscription service with RTX™ technology, POSPac MMS 8 delivers significant new benefits for mobile mapping from land, air, marine and UAV platforms.

Arrow Gold High-Accuracy iOS/Android GNSS receiver by Eos Positioning

Eos Positioning Systems has announced the world’s most advanced high-accuracy Bluetooth GNSS receiver, the Arrow Gold. It is the first high-accuracy iOS, Android, and Windows Bluetooth GNSS receiver to implement all four constellations (GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou), three frequencies (L1, L2, L5), and satelliteassisted RTK. It provides 1cm real-time accuracy in more places, and on all iOS, Android, and Windows devices. The palm-sized Arrow Gold works with any data collection app designed for iOS, Android or Windows. It means that apps like Esri’s Collector/ArcPad/Survey123 and others work with the Arrow Gold right out of the box.

Telit launches new ultralow- power GNSS module

Telit has launched its SE873Q5, an ultralow- power, high-sensitivity GNSS module with very small physical dimensions, completely compatible with its popular SE873 module. Its new module leverages innovation in miniaturization technology to improve power saving and sensitivity, delivering longer battery life and expanding design possibilities for tracking and navigation application areas particularly in wearable devices. The SE873Q5 is the smallest flash-memory based GNSS module capable of tracking three constellations simultaneously at its power level.

NavCom launches Onyx Softwareupgradeable GNSS OEM Board

NavCom Technology has released the Onyx multi-frequency GNSS OEM board. Offering integrated StarFire/RTK GNSS capabilities, Onyx features 255-channel tracking, including multi-constellation support for GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and Galileo. It also provides first-rate performance in GNSS receiver sensitivity and signal tracking as well as patented multi-path mitigation, interference rejection and anti-jamming capabilities.

The new Onyx GNSS OEM board is a fully upgradeable GNSS receiver, allowing the receiver to upgrade from free DGPS signal sources such as WAAS to increased accuracy services with integrated features StarFire with Rapid Recovery or RTK with RTK Extend through software optioning alone. The software enabled features are sold in convenient software bundles, but can also be purchased individually, to suit changing application needs.

Teledyne Optech launches Lynx HS-600

Teledyne Optech has released the Optech Lynx HS-600 mobile LiDAR scanner. Available in single- and dualsensor configurations, the HS-600 is a major step forward for collecting uniform LiDAR data from high-speed platforms, Teledyne Optech says. The HS-600 model is an addition to the Lynx product line and complements the Optech Lynx SG and SG-S models by providing 1,200 lines/second scanner speeds on the dual-sensor version.

Swift Navigation announces a new GPS Module for robots

Swift Navigation™, building centimeteraccurate GPS technology, has announced its newest product, Piksi™ Multi, and the robotics industry is going to take notice of this multi-band, multi-constellation highprecision GNSS receiver. Swift Navigation solutions utilize real-time kinematics (RTK) technology, providing location solutions that are 100 times more accurate than traditional GPS.

LNA front-end module for GPS/GNSS wearables

Skyworks’ SKY65903-11 is a new low-noise amplifier, front-end module with integrated pre- and post- filters for GPS receiver applications: a 1559- 1606 MHz high performance module for GNSS end products such as fitness/ activity trackers, watches, pet trackers, smartphones and tablets. The device features high linearity, excellent gain, and a low noise figure for improved signalto- noise ratio.

Trimble’s new SX10 scanning total station redefines surveying

Trimble has released its next-generation survey instrument—the Trimble SX10 Scanning Total Station. Merging highspeed 3D scanning, enhanced Trimble VISION imaging technology and highaccuracy total station measurements. The SX10 comes with Trimble’s patented technology that enables the capture of both high-accuracy measurements critical for traditional survey projects and rich point cloud data at 26,600 points per second with a range of up to 600 meters. As a result, surveyors can now include 3D scanning into existing workflows to increase productivity and versatility.

Topcon announces new MAGNET software solutions

Topcon has announced two new software platforms designed to provide multi-disciplinary model management and increased collaboration and integration. MAGNET Explorer offers model management, simulation and design analysis for construction projects where multiple design disciplines need to function as one.

Trimble launches New Portfolio of Wireless IoT Sensors

Trimble has introduced its Telog® 41 Series of wireless, battery-powered sensors for water monitoring applications. These new Internet of Things (IoT) sensors use innovative, low-power, Long-Range (LoRa® technology) wireless communications to remotely measure and monitor water, wastewater and groundwater systems including water pressures, flows, levels and rainfall volumes. As part of a smart water infrastructure, the Telog 41 Series wireless sensors work in combination with Telog cloud-hosted and on– premise software to allow utilities to more easily and economically deploy wireless monitoring.

Sokkia SRX Robotic Total Stations

Sokkia Corporation announces the release of four new SRX total stations — SRX1X, SRX2X, SRX3X and SRX5X. “Incorporating an array of new technologies and enhancements, the new SRX will certainly bring a new level of work efficiency to all robotic surveying and setting-out tasks”

“The new SRX series is developed to maximize all performances, primarily focusing on auto-tracking and distance measurement capabilities,” said Brice Walker, vice-president of survey sales.

GEOCIRRUS launches new Mining Tool

GEOCIRRUS MINE-which takes the next logical step in smart mining technology. MINE is the only web-based mining solution that completely eliminates the need for specialist GIS software while also enabling all mine personnel to share crucial information and mapping data instantaneously. Improved project planning and site efficiency was the foremost goal in MINE’s development; with its cloudbased, feature-rich interface, MINE delivers.

Spirent GSS200D

Spirent Communications plc’s has announced the GSS200D Interference Detection and Analysis solution. The GSS200D has been developed as part of Spirent’s partnership with Nottingham Scientific Limited. The GSS200D solution comprises fieldbased hardware and a secure data server for automatic capture and analysis of global navigation satellite system (GNSS) radio frequency interference. Deployments of GSS200D probes readily provide users with a thorough understanding of the RF interference environment at sites of interest. The GSS200D detection system operates simultaneously on GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO in the L1 band.

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