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New Builds • November 15, 2017

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

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.

Events • November 15, 2017

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

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.

Ventures • November 13, 2017

Esterline CMC Electronics, NovAtel Partner on New Aviation Certified GNSS Receiver

Esterline CMC Electronics and NovAtel Inc. just announced a new strategic partnership, extending their collaboration in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning technology that started in the late 1990s. The partnership will see NovAtel's industry-leading GNSS measurement technology integrated into a new Esterline CMC-designed multi-constellation, multi-frequency (MCMF) chipset for certified aviation use.

New Builds • November 6, 2017

Google Releases its GNSS Analysis Tools

Google has announced that its GNSS Analysis Tools have now been released to the public. The GNSS Analysis Tool is a desktop application that takes in raw the GNSS Measurements logged from your Android device as input.

Last year in Android Nougat, Google introduced APIs for retrieving GNSS Raw measurements from Android devices. Recently, the company publicly released GNSS Analysis Tools to process and analyze these measurements.

People • November 2, 2017

Hudnut to Receive 2017 Ivan I. Mueller Award for Distinguished Service and Leadership

Kenneth Hudnut, a contributing writer and former columnist for Inside GNSS, will receive the 2017 Ivan I. Mueller Award for Distinguished Service and Leadership at the 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, to be held December 11-15 in New Orleans, La. The award acknowledges “major achievements in service to and/or leadership within the field of geodesy.”

New Builds • October 23, 2017

Topcon Announces Upgrade to Smooth Ride Data Collection Software

Topcon Positioning Group recently announced an update to its data collection software for the Smooth Ride resurfacing workflow solution. RD-M1 Collect 2.0 includes updates designed to facilitate and optimize mapping of road conditions.  

The improvements feature an improved interface that is designed to simplify setup and automatically detect the position of the wheel sensor during data collection.

New Builds • October 23, 2017

Septentrio Introduces Altus NR3 Multi-Frequency RTK Receiver

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.

New Builds • October 20, 2017

Sokkia Introduces New Radio Modem for GCX GNSS Receiver Line

Sokkia has unveiled a new radio modem designed to offer advanced radio connectivity with GNSS receivers — the R4S-BT. The UHF radio solution provides an external option for use with the Sokkia GCX receiver line.

New Builds • October 13, 2017

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

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.

New Builds • October 11, 2017

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

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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