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May 24, 2011

Septentrio Announces AsteRx-m ‘Ultra-Compact’ GPS/GLONASS RTK Receiver

Septentrio has announced plans to release the AsteRx-m, a low-power GPS/GLONASS dual-frequency RTK receiver that is smaller than a credit card.

The new board, which will begin shipping in the third quarter of 2011, is aimed specifically at integration in handheld devices, mobile computing platforms, and other solutions requiring high accuracy combined with low power in applications where space is at a premium. The new receiver covers the functionality range from GPS-L1 only to full GPS-GLONASS L1-L2

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By Inside GNSS
April 12, 2011

Geneq Announced Dual-Frequency RTK GPS, OmniSTAR HP Receivers

Geneq SXBlue IIIL

Geneq Inc., a Montreal, Quebec, Canada, manufacturer, has introduced two new GPS products.

The SXBlue III-L is a compact GPS L1/L2 receiver in the world designed for use with OmniSTAR’s HP service to attain decimeter accuracy worldwide. Targeted at GIS mapping/surveying applications, the receiver measures 14 x 8 x 5.6 centimeters (5.57 x 3.15 x 2.22 inches) and weighs 517 grams (1.14 pounds) including battery.

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By Inside GNSS
March 18, 2011

NovAtel Announces FlexPak6 Enclosure Featuring OEM6 GNSS Technology

NovAtel FlexPak6

NovAtel Inc. has announced the launch of  its FlexPak6 GNSS enclosure, the first product to house the company’s new OEM628 multi-constellation receiver.

According to the Calgary, Alberta, Canada–based company, the 120-channel FlexPak6 is designed for easy integration into new user equipment and is capable of tracking all current and upcoming GNSS satellite signals, including GPS L1/L2/L2C/L5 (code and carrier phase), GLONASS L1/L2, Galileo E1/E5a/E5b/Alt-BOC, Compass/BeiDou-2 and satellite-based augmentation systems.

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By Inside GNSS
February 16, 2011

Hemisphere GPS: China OEM Alliance, New GPS Compass Products

H102 GPS Compass

Hemisphere GPS has announced an OEM alliance with a Chinese manufacturer of agricultural, construction, and power machinery equipment as well as the release of two compact GPS compass products.

The Calgary, Alberta, Canada–based company’s alliance with YTO Group Corporation, headquartered in Luoyang City, China, is part of Hemisphere GPS’s to expand its operations in the international realm.

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By Inside GNSS
January 11, 2011

Topcon and DICKEY-john Form Alliance Around Ag System Development

Topcon X30 controller

Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) and DICKEY-john Corporation, an agricultural systems and machine control manufacturer based in Auburn, Illinois, have formed a strategic relationship in the agriculture industry.

Headquartered in Livermore, California, TPS recently unveiled its System 350 machine control system, which employs the company’s new X30 control console and its AGI-3 receiver for autosteering.

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By Inside GNSS
August 10, 2010

Aldacom Offers GPS/Linux PC/GPRS Breadboard

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.

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By Inside GNSS
May 15, 2010

NovAtel Inc. Announces New OEMStar Models, New SPAN IMU

SPANS IMU-LCI integrated GNSS/Inertial

Canadian GNSS OEM manufacturer NovAtel Inc. has introduced five new models to its low cost, L1 OEMStar receiver card product line and four new models to the OEMStar-supported FlexPak-G2 enclosure product line. The Calgary, Alberta–based company has also added a new inertial measurement unit (IMU) option to its SPAN (Synchronous Position, Attitude and Navigation) GNSS/inertial product line.

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By Inside GNSS
February 4, 2010

Trimble Introduces New GPS Condor Receivers and Antenna Modules

Trimble has introduced its new Condor family of GPS modules, featuring advancements in signal tracking for applications in poor signal environments, as well as two antenna companion modules.

Compatible with active or passive antennas, the Condor L1 C/A-code GPS receivers can be used in portable handheld, battery-powered applications such as sport accessories, PDAs, cameras, computers, and communication peripherals as well as vehicle tracking, navigation, and security products.

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By Inside GNSS