China Announces Worldwide Coverage by BeiDou

At the end of 2018, China’s Satellite Navigation Office announced that the country’s GNSS (called BeiDou or ‘BDS’) is now available as a global service. Originally, worldwide coverage was not expected to be achieved until 2020, but this early completion of the system means that China now joins the USA’s GPS, Europe’s Galileo and Russia’s GLONASS as the only four global providers of satellite-based positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) services. Ran Chengqi, director general of the China Satellite Navigation Office, is quoted as saying that BeiDou has “officially entered the global era as [it] expands from a regional system to... (read more)
2019-01-16 10:53:57

HxGN SmartNet Supports Galileo and BeiDou in Great Britain

Hexagon’s Geosystems division has announced HxGN SmartNet in Great Britain (GB) now supports additional GNSS satellite signals from the European Galileo and Chinese BeiDou constellations, providing added value for subscribers. With the recent Ordnance Survey (OS) GB modernisation programme of OS Net reference stations, it is now possible to receive and use the additional GNSS signals. The Galileo constellation has 17 operational satellites with five new satellites in commissioning. BeiDou has 12 GNSS satellites with a further six satellites scheduled for launch later this year and global coverage expected by 2020. Once these are operational, and with further launches planned... (read more)
2018-11-13 10:10:46

Trimble Adds Galileo and BeiDou to VRS Now Service in North America

Trimble has announced that Galileo and BeiDou observation data will be included with Trimble VRS Now subscriptions in North America. Powered by the Trimble Pivot Platform GNSS Real-time network software, the service fully supports GPS, GLONASS, QZSS and now, Galileo and BeiDou satellite systems. The additional constellations allow users to make use of more satellites, enabling a more robust performance when working in harsh GNSS environments such as urban canyons and under canopy. As a true five-constellation solution, Trimble VRS Now delivers improved real-time positioning performance for customers in North America. VRS Now is ideal for surveying, mapping and GIS, construction and agriculture... (read more)
2018-09-24 02:50:53

Topcon Showcases B111 and B125 GNSS Receiver Boards

Topcon Positioning Group announces two new full constellation GNSS receivers for the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market. The new B111 and B125 boards are designed for use with a broad range of positioning applications. The boards utilize the GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo constellations with the B111 tracking signals in the L1 and L2 frequency band, while the B125 adds signals in the L5 band. Both boards are designed to provide scalable positioning from sub-meter DGPS positioning to sub-centimeter RTK positioning. “The new boards both include 226-channel Vanguard Technology with Universal Tracking Channels, for reliable ‘all-in-view’ and ‘future-proof’ tracking,” said... (read more)
2017-04-26 11:53:50

Hemisphere GNSS Announce Atlas-capable Multi-GNSS Vector V200

Hemisphere GNSS have announced a single-frequency, multi-GNSS Vector V200 smart antenna with integrated Atlas L-band designed for general marine applications and markets. Powered by Hemisphere's Crescent Vector technology, the V200 is a multi-GNSS compass system that utilizes GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, and QZSS (with future firmware upgrade and activation) for simultaneous satellite tracking to offer heading, position, heave, pitch, and roll output. With support for NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000, integrating Atlas L-band corrections, and continuing to offer ease of installation, the V200 offers value and performance. The V200 excels in providing accurate position and heading information to autopilots, chart... (read more)
2019-04-16 10:07:09

Carlson Launches Lightweight GNSS Receiver NR3

Carlson has launched a lightweight surveying receiver that utilizes all four constellations and provides triple-frequency tracking. The Carlson NR3 was introduced by Carlson Software President and Founder Bruce Carlson. Weighing just under two pounds, the NR3 delivers highly reliable GNSS RTK for land surveying, GIS, and other data collection uses. Able to be used as a base or rover, the NR3 utilizes all four constellations – GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo – and provides triple-frequency tracking on GPS, GlONASS, and Galileo. Incorporating multipath and ionospheric detection, the NR3 maintains accuracy and continued operation despite shocks, vibration, or other interference. (read more)
2019-06-18 09:58:02

Hexagon Positioning Introduces PIM7500 GNSS for Autonomous Applications

Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division has announced the PIM7500 Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver explicitly designed for autonomous automotive platform development and solutions. This single-sided receiver features a compact form factor that solders down directly for easy integration with electronic control modules and Artificial Intelligence (AI) development platforms. The PIM7500 is available in low to mid-volume quantities making it the ideal GNSS receiver to use in mileage accumulation fleets. The new receiver also features dual-frequency GNSS reception from all available constellations including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, NavIC, QZSS and SBAS. The PIM7500 offers sub-metre and centimetre-level positioning using Hexagon Correction... (read more)
2018-05-29 12:00:56

Yuneec Launches RTK Variant of H520 Hexacopter

UAV manufacturer Yuneec has released a new version of its commercial hexacopter platform with an integrated RTK unit from Swiss firm Fixposition. The H520 RTK is capable of 1cm + ppm horizontal / 1.5cm + ppm vertical positioning, making this model suitable for high accuracy, automated inspection tasks, faster 3D mapping, and forensic applications. The hexacopter has a physical RTK module onboard, and a ground station supporting GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou GNSS constellations. The RTK system is also operable via a national reference station network with a mobile hotspot or other internet connection. All flight data is recorded, supporting... (read more)
2019-02-18 10:36:29

Septentrio’s Altus NR3 GNSS Receiver Configurable as Rover Base Station

Septentrio’s new Altus NR3 is a multi-frequency, quad-constellation (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo) RTK receiver for surveying and GIS applications. The Altus NR3 features Septentrio’s AIM+ interference mitigation and monitoring system, allowing continued operation in the presence of both intentional and non-intentional interference. “We’ve built on the flexibility, reliability and ease-of-use that our Altus line is famous for, and we’ve added all-in-view RTK and the most advanced interference mitigation system on the market today,” says Gustavo Lopez, product manager at Septentrio. “Locations with bad visibility or at risk of interference that were previously off limits can now benefit from high-precision GNSS positioning,... (read more)
2017-10-10 12:12:21

Tersus Launches BX306Z GNSS RTK Board

Tersus GNSS Inc, a leading GNSS RTK solution provider, has announced the launch of the BX306Z GNSS RTK board with powerful flexibility and compatibility to meet the needs of OEMs and system integrators. As a new member of the BX-series, BX306Z is a cost-efficient GNSS RTK board for positioning and raw measurement output. This board is a compact, multi-GNSS (GPS L1/L2, GLONAS G1/G2, BeiDou B1/B2) RTK module with centimetre-level accurate positioning capability. The BX306Z is able to integrate with autopilots and inertial navigation units. Log and command is compatible with major GNSS boards. With flexible interfaces, the pin-to-pin design is... (read more)
2018-01-26 10:15:13
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