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Leica Geosystems launches Leica GMX901 GPS antenna

Leica Geosystems has launched Leica GMX901 GPS receiver with an integrated antenna for geodetic monitoring of sensitive structures. It streams single frequency code and phase data up to 1 Hz, providing the basis for position determination and deformation analysis.

IMAGINE InSAR released

Leica Geosystems has also released IMAGINE InSAR (previously known as IMAGINE IFSAR DEM), which enhances the ERDAS IMAGINE Radar Mapping Suite 9.1. For this, Leica has developed a strategic relationship with the Remote Sensing Technology Institute of the German Aerospace Center.

Hemisphere GPS introduces Crescent V100 series GPS compass


Hemisphere GPS, Canada has introduced its new Crescent V100 and V110 GPS Compasses. These Vector products provide heading and positioning for marine navigation and a variety of other applications. It also features a smart antenna design. It combines Vector board and two multipath-resistant antennas, all housed in a half meter length enclosure for simple installation and portability.

Trimble makes it easy to update maps from the field

Trimble introduced field revision management and GIS redlining capabilities for its Trimble Fieldport software. The software is a Web-based, wireless software suite for utility field service management and location-based mobile mapping. It integrates GIS and GPS positioning data with customer and asset information for mobile workers in the utility, government
and corporate sectors.

SOKKIA announces the GSR2700 RSX GNSS Reference Station

SOKKIA, Japan has launched GSR2700 RSX GNSS Reference Station offering GPS + GLONASS RTK corrections and raw data to an unlimited number of rover receivers in the field. It comes equipped with a Windows XP based PC with 120 GB hard drive and 1.5 GHz processor speed and built-in Ethernet port.

u-blox announces free AssistNow A-GPS services

u-blox AG has announced the free provision of AssistNow A-GPS services. A-GPS benefits all GPS-enabled applications, especially those that require “always-on” operability such as fleet management applications or GPS-enabled handheld devices.

Spirent announces new software suite for GPS simulator

Spirent Communications has announced a new software suite for the STR4500 GPS simulator. The SimPLEX45 adds scenario generation capability to its replay-only STR4500 system to allow users to generate their own test cases based on motion-data that fits their specific requirements.

Bluetooth GPS receiver supports A-GPS technology

Guangzhou Eurotronic Products Ltd, China has launched the GPS-009, a Bluetooth 1.1 GPS receiver that supports A-GPS technology. It uses SiRF StarIII chipset.

Magellan Maestro GPS devices offered

Motorists can have the Automobile Club of Southern California’s travel expertise and roadside help at their fingertips with Magellan Maestro GPS personal navigation devices. Travelers can find their way quickly and easily to AAAinspected and Diamond rated hotels and restaurants, AAA-approved auto repair facilities etc. Show Your Card& Save retail locations where member discounts are offered.

NovAtel to supply CycloMedia with SPAN systems

NovAtel has signed a Supply Agreement with CycloMedia Technology BV (CMT) to integrate their two technologies and then deliver a minimum of 25 of its SPAN TM (Synchronised Position, Attitude and Navigation) systems plus its Inertial ExplorerTM post processing software over a 12- month period. The SPAN system – an integrated GPS receiver and IMU, with Inertial Explorer software – will be key technologies onboard the new CMT Digital Cyclorama Recording (DCR7) and Digital Cyclorama Processing (DCP) systems.

Latest TomTom GO range unveiled

TomTom has revealed its new TomTom GO range like GO 720 and GO 520. It has features like daily map improvements,speech recognition etc. combined into one compact design, providing drivers with the ultimate driving experience. It has a new design with 4.3 inch touch screen having user interface with 3D graphics including building footprints.

HP expands Designjet compatibility with GIS software

The new HP Designjet T1100 and Z6100 Printer series are supported by ESRI’s ArcPress Printer Engine for ArcGIS Desktop 9.2. HP and ESRI have aligned to ensure HP Designjet users have complete compatibility when using the ArcPress in ArcGIS Desktop.

Topcon partners with GeoAge for data collection

Topcon Positioning Systems and GeoAge have announced an OEM partnership that will combine the Topcon’s handheld GIS mapping system – TPS’ GMS-2, with FAST data collection and mapping software designed by GeoAge.

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