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February 13, 2017

Emlid Launches Reach RS RTK GNSS Receiver

Reach RS RTK GNSS Receiver. Photo source: Emlid.

Emlid, with headquarters in Saint Petersburg, Russia and manufacturing done in China, has introduced the Reach RS, a rugged, battery-powered real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS receiver. The Reach RS enables centimeter-accurate positioning for survey, mapping, agriculture and drones, and is designed to provide an economical solution, according to the company.

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By Inside GNSS
February 8, 2017

Topcon Launches MR-2 GNSS Modular Receiver System

MR-2 GNSS modular receiver system. Photo source: Topcon Positioning Group.

Topcon Positioning Group has announced the launch of the MR-2, a new modular GNSS receiver system. According to the company, the system combines all current and planned constellation tracking with a comprehensive set of communication interfaces to service any precision application requiring high performance RTK (real-time kinematic) positioning and heading determination.

The MR-2 can perform as a mobile RTK base station, marine navigation receiver, mobile mapping device and as a GNSS receiver for agricultural, industrial, military, or construction applications.

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By Inside GNSS
January 24, 2017

State of Play in China

The BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) is China’s contribution to the world in the domain of Global Satellite Navigation System (GNSS). The BDS is being developed by the Chinese government, mainly through military departments, with key considerations for China’s national security, economic interests and social progress.

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By Ingo Baumann
January 23, 2017

Positioning Technology in Australia Gets a $12 Million Boost

SBAS illustration with the GNSS satellites (upper left) and the communications satellite (upper right).

With the Australian government’s announcement earlier this month that it would invest $12 million in a two-year program looking into the future of positioning technology in Australia, comes plans for testing of satellite based augmentation systems (SBAS) to be undertaken, and for future applications for all four major modes of transport in Australia, as well as for potential safety, productivity, efficiency and environmental benefits.

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By Inside GNSS
January 20, 2017

Swift Navigation Co-Founders Make Forbes 30 Under 30 Consumer Tech List

Swift Navigation co-founders Colin Beighley (left) ands Fergus Noble (right).

Swift Navigation co-founders Fergus Noble (29) and Colin Beighley (28) have been honored in the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 Consumer Technology list.

Swift Navigation is a San Francisco-based startup that provides centimeter-accurate real-time kinematics (RTK) GPS and GNSS positioning technology for autonomous vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), precision agriculture, robotics, surveying, space applications and more.

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By Inside GNSS

ODOT Deploys DT Research Purpose-built GNSS Rugged Tablets for Construction Projects

DT Research’s DT391GS Rugged GNSS Tablets

San Jose, California-based DT Research announced on January 9 the successful deployment of the DT391GS Rugged GNSS Tablets for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

The DT391GS tablets with Intel Celeron Dual Core Processors are used as Inspector Positioning Tablets with the critical hardware and software needed for line and grade determination on stakeless highway construction projects.

The tablet comes with four GNSS module options including two from Hemisphere GNSS and two from Trimble. The GNSS options are:

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By Inside GNSS
December 20, 2016

New Report Says Broadcom and Qualcomm Top GNSS IC Vendors

GNSS IC Vendor Competitive Assessment Vendor Matrix. Image Source: ABI Research.

A new reports says that the GNSS market landscape is growing because of rapid growth of satellite technology-enabled wearables, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), new innovation opportunities, and low-cost precision receivers.

ABI Research’s new GNSS integrated circuit (IC) vendor competitive analysis says that Broadcom and Qualcomm remain the two top companies for the fourth straight year.

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By Inside GNSS
November 21, 2016

CSNC 2017: 8th China Satellite Navigation Conference

Shanghai, China

The 8th China Satellite Navigation Conference and exhibition will take place at the National (Shanghai) Center for Exhibition and Convention from May 23 through May 25 2017 in Shanghai, China.

Full papers are due now through December 20, 2016.

Online registration will be available February 15 – April 30, 2017.

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By Inside GNSS
November 17, 2016

FIG Working Week 2017

Paasitorni by the Sea, Helsinki

The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) FIG Working Week 2017 will take place on May 29 – June 2, 2017, at the Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre in Helsinki, Finland.

Registration will open in November, 2016. Abstract submissions are now closed.

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By Inside GNSS