New Builds • October 9, 2010
Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS), Livermore, California, has announced the addition of the IP-S2 HD Mapping System to its line of mobile mapping solutions.
The IP-S2 HD is a vehicle-mounted surveying and mapping system featuring a high-definition LiDAR scanner from Velodyne Lidar, Inc. The system incorporates high-precision GNSS receivers, an inertial measurement unit, vehicle wheel encoder, 360-degree digital cameras and Velodyne's HDL-64E S2.2 LiDAR scanner.
New Builds • October 4, 2010
Two Canadian companies — NovAtel and Hemisphere GPS — that over the years had positioned their products somewhat separately along the GNSS OEM technology spectrum appear to be moving toward a more head-to-head competition.
October 2, 2010
[UPDATED Oct. 21, 2010] Contestants from all over the United States and the world have sent in their new GNSS apps to the USA Challenge — the North America regional contest in the 2010 European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC).
The judges, all GNSS business and technology experts, have ranked the submissions.
And the five best satellite navigation applications ideas are . . .
Events • October 1, 2010
ITN 2010 – Infrastructure, Telematics & Navigation will take place in Turin, Italy, on November 11–12 at the Lingotto Fiere.
Organized by GL Events Italia-Lingotto Fiere, Wireless with the support of the Piedmont Region, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Turin, and with the scientific contribution of Torino Wireless, the conference and exhibition will focus on the future of infomobility and satellite navigation.
September 10, 2010
by Glen Gibbons
Few would mistake Oregon for the beating heart of GNSS. Still, for a medium-sized U.S. metro area in the Pacific Northwest, Portland and Oregon's I-5 corridor has enough relevant involvement with the industry to justify hosting the Institute of Navigation's 2010 GNSS conference and exhibition.
Oregon has FLIR Systems, Cloud Cap Technology, TriQuint, Intel, Garmin and Inside GNSS magazine.
New Builds • September 8, 2010
New Builds • August 26, 2010
Hemisphere GPS has signed a multi-year exclusive agreement to supply the S3-S Navigator — a customized Outback S3 precision guidance system — for Summit Liability Solutions. Both companies are based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
New Builds • August 26, 2010
Applanix recently released Version 5 of its Position and Orientation System for Land Vehicles (POS LV).
According to the company, the system uses integrated inertial technology and is designed to generate stable, reliable and repeatable positioning solutions for land-based vehicle applications such as road geometry, pavement inspection, GIS database and asset management, road surveying and vehicle dynamics. The company says the unit is designed to operate under the most difficult GPS conditions in urban and suburban environments.
Events • August 12, 2010
Wireless pioneer Andrew Seybold and Kanwar Chada, founder of SiRF Technology, will select the finalists for the People's Choice awards for best location innovation at the 2010 Location & Beyond Summit on October 6. The event focuses on the "transformative effects of connecting everything and everyone, everyplace."
The four-year-old summit — formerly Location 2.0 — will be held at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco during the CTIA Wireless Enterprise and Applications 2010 conference.
August 10, 2010
Aldacom GmbH, of Neu-Isenburg, Germany, recently announced the debut of the AldaLogic C10/3, a breadboard containing an embedded Linux PC on a surface measuring 104 x 63 millimeters.
The unit also contains a Quad-band GPRS module and SiRF3 GPS module, as well as interfaces for USB, RS232 and Ethernet components. An SD-card reader enables expansion of the standard 4 Mb of flash memory.