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October 11, 2016

L-3 Completes GPS Military Code Certification

L-3 Communications has announced that its next-generation military code (M-Code) GPS user equipment completed the final step in a government security certification process.

The development and certification of this technology was performed under the Air Force military GPS user equipment (MGUE) program, led by the Space and Missile Systems Center's (SMC) GPS Directorate at Los Angeles Air Force Base.

New Builds • October 11, 2016

Swift Navigation Announces Multi-Band, Multi-Constellation OEM RTK GNSS Receiver

Updated: San Francisco, California–based Swift Navigation has announced its newest product, the Piksi Multi, a multi-band, multi-constellation, real-time kinematic–capable OEM GNSS receiver module with a unit price of $600.

New Builds • October 10, 2016

u-blox GNSS Module Used in Trackable Pallet

Thalwil, Switzerland-based u-blox has announced that Nikken Lease is
using the company's GNSS module, EVA-7M, for its new trackable pallet
called Transeeker. The unit also incorporates u-blox' LISA-U200-62
cellular module, with CellLocate hybrid positioning technology that
works with GPS data, the company said.

Nikken Lease offers customers in Japan the GNSS-enabled Transeeker
pallet as part of a rental service. Made of plastic, the pallets are
reusable to offer an ecological alternative to the wooden counterpart,
the company said.

New Builds • October 7, 2016

Trimble Rolls Out SX10 Scanning Total Station

Trimble has released the SX10 scanning total station that merges high-speed 3D scanning, imaging technology, and total station measurements for surveyors, the company said.

"This is the top one or two [products] we have launched in the 20 years I've been here," said Ron Bisio, Trimble geospatial division vice president, at a media day in Westminster, Colorado, October 5.

October 5, 2016

Trimble Changes Company Name

Trimble has announced that has formally changed its company name from Trimble Navigation Limited to Trimble Inc. In a further action, the company has completed its reincorporation from the State of California to the State of Delaware.
"Trimble's name change reflects the evolution from our origins as a GPS products company to a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions," said Steven W. Berglund, president and CEO of Trimble. "Our new name better represents the diversity of both our technologies and markets."

October 5, 2016

Naval Observatory Selects NovAtel's GPS Anti-Jam Technology

The U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) has selected NovAtel's GPS anti-jam technology (GAJT) for controlled reception pattern antenna (CRPA) capability at Defense Department Information Network (DoDIN) sites, the company said.

The U.S. Navy has ordered more than 600 NovAtel GAJT antennas, which work with civil and military receivers, the company said.

September 23, 2016

Part 107 Rule Focus of Inside Unmanned Systems Webinar

Inside Unmanned Systems and microdrones will host a free web seminar, “Part 107 Rule: Impact on Key Application Segments in the Commercial Drone Market,” on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at noon EDT.

The initial discussion will focus on the implications of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 107 rule on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for mapping, surveying, and inspection applications, but anyone interested in using drones for commercial purposes is welcome to participate.

New Builds • September 22, 2016

NovAtel Announces IMUs, Family of GNSS Antennas

NovAtel Inc. has introduced its new VEXXIS series of GNSS antennas as well as two new inertial measurement unit (IMU) products for its SPAN technology portfolio.

The VEXXIS series includes two lines of multi-constellation and multi-frequency antennas, the new GNSS-800 series and the GNSS-500 series, introduced earlier this year.

People • September 22, 2016

Borden Named TAG Vice-President and COO

Technology Advancement Group (TAG) has named John Borden as its new executive vice-president and chief operating officer (COO). Borden previously was product director, GNSS systems and vice-president, programs and technology, for the company.

Borden, who oversees TAG’s day-to-day operations, joined the company when it was awarded a U.S. Army contract to provide program of record (POR) precise positioning service — GPS survey (PPS GPS-S).

Events • September 22, 2016

SYNTONY Awarded ONEWEB Contract

SYNTONY has been awarded a major contract by ONEWEB Company for the delivery of more than 15 GNSS Simulators.

ONEWEB is an Arlington, Virginia–based company that says it is building the largest satellite constellation ever to create a satellite-based Internet gateway, with 900 satellite launched. In that frame, SYNTONY will deliver his new released CONSTELLATOR product, capable of hardware-in-the-loop testing for low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellite trajectories.

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