Hemisphere GPS Announces New LX-2 L-Band OEM Board

Hemisphere GPS introduces the LX-2, a new second generation L-Band differential GPS OEM receiver board. The new LX-2 augments Hemisphere GPS' Crescent P100 and Eclipse P200 GPS receivers with OmniSTAR differential HP, XP or VBS signal support.

This reliable and globally available differential GPS option is one of several differential solutions offered by Hemisphere GPS. By tracking L-Band satellite-based differential signal corrections, LX-2 improves standalone GPS positions. It improves the position accuracy of Eclipse receivers to sub-decimeter levels and Crescent receivers to half-meter levels.

With the included subscriber access functionality, customers can...
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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Spectra Precision introduced today the Ashtech MobileMapper® 10

The MobileMapper 10 is the latest addition to its new line of GIS/GNSS smart data collectors. The MobileMapper 10 is a lightweight, low power and cost-effective mapping solution with real-time meter level accuracy.

“The MobileMapper 10 is affordable with its real-time meter and post-processed half-meter accuracy making it a cost to performance leader for mobile mapping solutions,” said François Erceau, general manager of the Spectra Precision, Nikon and Ashtech Business.

Geographical Information System (GIS) and location-based services are being utilized by a wide range of organizations and data collection applications. “The growing need for geo-localization...
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Septentrio announces the AsteRx-m, an ultra-compact RTK receiver with low power

Septentrio announces the AsteRx-m, a very low power GPS/GLONASS dual-frequency RTK receiver which is smaller than a credit card. The new board is aimed specifically at integration in hand-held devices, mobile computing platforms and other solutions requiring high accuracy combined with low power in applications where space is at a premium.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Spectra Precision Introduces EPOCH 50 GNSS System

Spectra Precision introduced the EPOCH 50 GNSS system. The system uses highly accurate Global Positioning System (GPS) and GLONASS technology for cadastral, topographic, control, stakeout and other precision survey applications. The Spectra Precision EPOCH 50 GNSS system offers quality performance and reliability, while remaining a cost-effective investment.

The EPOCH 50 GNSS system features a 220 channel multi-constellation GNSS receiver that supports a wide range of satellite signals, including GPS L2C and L5 and GLONASS L1/L2 signals. The universal GNSS receiver can perform either as a base, rover or network rover for Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) or Static field solutions....
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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Introducing all in one IMU+GPS receiver system

Javad GNSS show of a new solution to GNSS positioning where GNSS reception is obscured: Positioning by means of tight integration of IMU and GPS receiver data.

Testing of the tightly integrated GyrAnt+GPS DELTA system installed on a car in a neighborhood of the Triumph Palace. The yellow curve shows the GPS DELTA solution. The red curve is the GyrAnt+GPS DELTA solution.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Septentrio announces PolaRx4

Septentrio announces PolaRx4, a versatile multi-frequency high performance GNSS receiver providing network operators and scientific users with high-quality tracking and measurement of all available and upcoming GNSS signals.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

New Astech ProFlex 500 firmware features an NTRIP Caster

Ashtech announced the release of version 3.5 firmware for the ProFlex 500 GNSS receiver that includes a powerful NTRIP Caster to enable surveyors, municipalities, mining, engineering and agricultural operations to easily implement and control their own very cost-effective and secure corrections network via NTRIP protocol. Ashtech dealers are also expected to take advantage of the new Caster feature to setup their own service network for their customers.

“RTK precision for land survey is mainstream, and GIS professionals are looking to improve accuracy in real-time; but for both, receiving RTK corrections is often either too difficult or costly.” explains Olivier Casabianca, GNSS Boards & Sensors marketing manager at Ashtech. “The ProFlex 500 Caster addresses both these...
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Topcon announces HiPer AG mobile RTK base station

Topcon Precision Agriculture (TPA) announced that one of the most successful products in Topcon’s 77-year history – the HiPer series of satellite receivers – has been expanded to include a specialty receiver for the worldwide agriculture market. The HiPer AG is now available.

Kevin Cobb, director of agriculture product management, said, “HiPer AG is a versatile component for precision farming operations and the most advanced and compact receiver available in the precision ag market. The integrated one-piece unit incorporates a GPS receiver, radio communications and batteries.”

He said, “The HiPer AG is a next generation replacement of the HiPer Lite as a...
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Monday, April 25, 2011

First from Javad and from Russia: GLONASS-K L3 CDMA

Starting 02:30 GMT on April 8, 2011 Javad GNSS tracked the first CDMA signals of GLONASS-K satellite on the L3 GLONASS band.

Data was logged at the Moscow office on April 11, 2011 from 00.00 till 07.30 Moscow time. Satellite's ground path, code-minus-phase and SNR are shown in the image. The data quality is quite similar to GPS.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Trimble Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Ashtech

Trimble has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Ashtech S.A.S., headquartered in Carquefou, France, and its affiliates. The acquisition is expected to expand Trimble's Spectra Precision® portfolio of survey solutions and allow the company to better address emerging markets worldwide. Closing of the transaction, anticipated in the second quarter, is subject to certain closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"With the acquisition of Ashtech, survey and construction professionals using Spectra Precision's range of surveying solutions should be able to enjoy an even more comprehensive set of GNSS instruments to meet their daily job...
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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