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October 16, 2018

Topcon Introduces Versatile Addition to HiPer Integrated Receiver Series at INTERGEO

Topcon Positioning Group announced today at INTERGEO the latest addition to its HiPer series of integrated receivers — the HiPer VR is designed to provide a versatile solution with the most advanced GNSS technology available.

“The HiPer VR is packed with the most powerful GNSS technology in a housing built to withstand the harshest field environments,” said Alok Srivastava, director of GNSS Product Management. “The Topcon advanced GNSS chipset with Universal Tracking Channels™ technology allows the HiPer VR to automatically track signals from all available constellations — including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, IRNSS (NavIC), QZSS, SBAS — now and into the future.”

The HiPer VR features TILT (Topcon Integrated Leveling Technology) designed to compensate for mis-leveled field measurements out of plumb by as much as 15 degrees.

“TILT incorporates a revolutionary 9-axis IMU (inertial measurement unit) and an ultra-compact 3-axis eCompass allowing operators to quickly and confidently take field measurements even in scenarios where getting the receiver into an exact vertical setup is difficult or not possible,” said Srivastava.

The HiPer VR is designed as a complete and versatile solution for a variety of applications including static or kinematic GNSS post-processed surveys, a network RTK option when paired with a field computer equipped with a cellular modem, a radio or LongLink™ job site RTK rover, as well as the GNSS component of the Hybrid Positioning and Millimeter GPS workflows.

The new receiver also features an IP67 certification for protection against harsh environmental wind and rain conditions, as well as an integrated 400 megahertz UHF radio modem and license-free 900 megahertz FH915 protocol radio modem.

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By Inside GNSS
October 15, 2018

SBG Systems’ Navsight Land/Air Solution Released at INTERGEO

At this week’s INTERGEO show in Frankfurt, Germany, SBG Systems released the Navsight Land/Air Solution, a full high performance inertial navigation solution designed to make surveyors’ mobile data collection easier, whether it is mobile mapping, GIS, or road inspection.

Navsight Land/Air Solution consists of an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) available at two different performance levels, and connected to Navsight, a rugged equipment embedding the fusion intelligence, the GNSS receiver, and all connections to external equipment such as LiDAR, cameras, computer, etc.

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CORE Corp. Expands Line of GNSS Receivers

Tokyo, Japan-based CORE Corporation recently exhibited a line of customizable multi-GNSS receivers and Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) centimeter-level receivers at ION GNSS+. Customizable multi-GNSS receiver means users build up with CORE’s circuit design, FGPA and software program, not using any commercial or completed GNSS chips.

The company’s Cohac infinite repetition L6 decoder is designed to deliver positioning centimeter accuracy, and case studies indicate successful results in agricultural machinery, autos, railroad and aviation.

Looking ahead to QZSS service startup in November,CORE has released the new QZSS centimeter-level receiver supporting both CLAS and MADOCA. In addition to GNSS receivers, the company develops total GNSS solutions by fusing with Internet of Things (IoT), the cloud and applications to enable various possibilities for location, automotive, agriculture and train customers.

By Inside GNSS
October 10, 2018

Topcon Technology Roadshow Provides Unique Interactive Opportunities for Attendees

The Topcon Technology Roadshow rolled into Denver, Colorado for three days of technology-driven infrastructure demonstrations and hands-on operations. Co-hosted by GeoShack and Honnen Equipment Company at the Honnen Equipment facility in Commerce City, the event brought together more than 140 owners, project managers and operators from transportation agencies, contractor firms and surveying companies throughout the Denver metropolitan area.

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By Inside GNSS
September 26, 2018

SBG Systems Showcasing Qinertia INS/GNSS Post-Processing Software

For the first time at ION GNSS+ attendees can discover Qinertia, the next-generation INS/GNSS post-processing software. SBG Systems took a major step in the surveying industry by designing the Qinertia rapid processing software.

Begin your project with a step-by step wizard, access an always up-to-date reference station database, consult advanced quality indicators; PPK hasn’t been easier, according to the company. After the survey, this full-feature software gives access to offline RTK corrections, and processes inertial and GNSS raw data to further enhance accuracy and secure the survey. Qinertia has been designed to help surveyors get the most of their surveys with simplicity.

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When the Sky Meets the Earth

Space systems company Elecnor Deimos and the autonomous driving start-up Accurision are joining forces for the development of a highly accurate, precise and reliable GNSS sensor based on Europe’s satellite navigation system Galileo.

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