Survey and Mapping

December 8, 2017

Trimble’s ISOBUS-Compatible GFX-750 Display System Features Advanced Guidance Controller for Agriculture Applications

The Trimble GFX-750 display system for agriculture applications. Photo courtesyt of Trimble.

Trimble recently introduced the Trimble GFX-750 display system for agriculture applications. The display system comes with the simple-to-install, roof-mounted NAV-900 guidance controller featuring Trimble’s most advanced multi-constellation GNSS receiver. The satellite coverage provides farmers with more robust signal availability which means more active working time — especially in hilly terrain.

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By Inside GNSS
November 27, 2017

Ligado: Business and Network Plan Remain Unclear

A highly anticipated presentation by Ligado Networks to the nation’s leading satellite navigation experts took an unexpected turn when the company said it could not provide essential network information because it was looking to the government for technical direction and its business plans were still in flux.

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By Dee Ann Divis

Towards Navigation Safety for Autonomous Cars

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There are many good reasons for getting excited about highly automated vehicles, or HAVs, which is the acronym used by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). HAVs can make driving more fuel- and time-efficient. They can significantly reduce traffic congestion and emissions by driving a precise speed, minimizing lane changes, and maintaining an exact distance to neighboring cars. They can also increase accessibility and mobility for disabled and elderly persons.

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By Inside GNSS
November 15, 2017

Piksi Multi Firmware 1.2 Enhances Swift Navigation’s Centimeter-Accurate GNSS Technology

Piksi Multi Firmware 1.2. Photo courtesy of Swift Navigation.

San Francisco-based Swift Navigation recently announced the second major firmware upgrade to its flagship product Piksi Multi GNSS Module. The upgrade is available at no cost to Piksi Multi users and provides initial support for a new constellation (GLONASS), as well as increased functionality and improved performance, according to the company.

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By Inside GNSS

German Agricultural Society Approves NovAtel’s SMART6-L Receiver in PPP Automatic Steering Test

Control and display elements used during the tests. Photo courtesy of Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft.

The German Agricultural Society or Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (DLG) has released DLG Test Report 6802, NovAtel SMART6L receiver PPP Automatic Steering Test. This new report describes the benefits growers can experience using NovAtel’s TerraStar-C and TerraStar-L Precise Point Positioning (PPP) technology with a SMART6-L Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receiver for automatic steering.

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By Inside GNSS
October 23, 2017

Septentrio Introduces Altus NR3 Multi-Frequency RTK Receiver

The Altus NR3 multi-frequency, quad-constellation (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo) RTK receiver for survey and GIS applications. Photo: Septentrio.

Septentrio recently announced the arrival of the Altus NR3: a multi-frequency, quad-constellation (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo) RTK receiver for survey and GIS applications. The Altus NR3 features Septentrio’s AIM+ interference mitigation and monitoring system allowing continued operation in the presence of both intentional and non-intentional interference. The Altus NR3 is designed to combine advanced GNSS features with a robust communications suite together in one compact, low-power and easy-to-use unit.

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By Inside GNSS
October 13, 2017

Trimble Unveils Lower Power GNSS-Inertial Boards for High Precision and Control Applications

The BD990 is a triple frequency receiver for all GNSS constellations. Photo: Trimble.

Trimble has introduced a new family of Trimble BD GNSS boards for high-precision guidance and control applications. The BD boards’ simple connectivity and configuration allow system integrators and OEMs to easily add GNSS positioning and orientation—with the ability to upgrade its capabilities—using the same board footprint, connectors and software interface for specialized and custom hardware solutions.

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By Inside GNSS
October 11, 2017

Trimble Expands Portfolio of OEM Products for High-Accuracy DG on UAVs

The Trimble APX-18 UAV is an OEM GNSS-Inertial solution with dual GNSS antenna input. Photo: Trimble.

Trimble has expanded its portfolio of OEM products with the introduction of GNSS-Inertial Systems for Direct Georeferencing (DG) on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs): the Trimble APX-15-EI UAV, Trimble APX-18 UAV, and Trimble APX-20 UAV.

Direct Georeferencing with the systems allows the location of image elements collected by Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and hyperspectral sensors to be accurately computed without extensive networks of ground control points, reducing costs while maintaining accuracy to produce maps.  

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By Inside GNSS
October 9, 2017

Hemisphere GNSS Releases Next-Generation S321+ and C321+ GNSS Smart Antennas

Hemisphere GNSS, Inc.’s next-generation multi-frequency, multi-GNSS S321+ and C321+ GNSS smart antennas.

Hemisphere GNSS, Inc., announces the release of their next-generation multi-frequency, multi-GNSS S321+ and C321+ GNSS smart antennas. The all-new S321+ and C321+ are upgrades to their previous versions (S321/C321) and offer added benefits to their current range of features and functionality, according to the company.

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By Inside GNSS
October 6, 2017

Tersus GNSS Showcases RTK Solutions at InterGEO2017

Tersus David RTK. Photo: Tersus GNSS.

Tersus GNSS, Inc., a GNSS RTK manufacturing company based in Shanghai, China, launched its proprietary Real Time Kinematic (RTK) technology and integrated solutions, the Tersus David RTK box as well as the Precis GNSS Boards & Receivers, last week at InterGEO 2017 in Berlin. Users can now have the ability to get centimeter-level positioning accuracy and flexible connectivity for applications, according to the company.

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By Inside GNSS
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