Racelogic Announces New Development in Indoor Positioning

Racelogic is launching a brand-new indoor positioning system, called VIPS, which is an advanced system for measuring real-time 3D position to an accuracy of ±2cm in areas where GPS is not available, making it an ideal tool for construction applications both indoors and in urban areas. The system has been designed for any application that requires accurate measurement and recording of 3D positioning and enables GPS based technologies to operate in GPS denied environments. The British developer of accurate GPS data-loggers, testing equipment and positioning systems will be presenting this cutting-edge technology at the upcoming London Build Show in Olympia... (read more)
2019-11-19 09:13:32

Million-dollar Boost for Positioning Technology in Australia

The Australian government will invest AUD12 million in a two-year programme looking into the future of positioning technology in Australia. From using Google Maps on their smartphone to emergency management and farming, most Australians use and benefit from positioning technology every day without realising it. The funding will be used to test instant, accurate and reliable positioning technology that could provide future safety, productivity, efficiency and environmental benefits across many industries in Australia, including transport, agriculture, construction, and resources. GNSS accuracy Research has shown that the widespread adoption of improved positioning technology has the potential to generate upwards of AUD73 billion worth... (read more)
2017-01-17 03:49:50

Hemisphere GNSS Announces Vector Eclipse Positioning and Heading Board

Hemisphere GNSS has announced the Vector Eclipse H328, the next offering in a line of new and refreshed, low-power, high-precision, positioning and heading OEM (original equipment manufacturer) boards. The multi-frequency, multi-GNSS H328 is an all signals receiver board that includes Hemisphere’s new and innovative hardware platform and integrates Atlas GNSS Global Correction Service. Designed with this new hardware platform, the overall cost, size, weight, and power consumption of the H328 are reduced. It offers true scalability with centimetre-level accuracy in either single-frequency mode or full performance multi-frequency, multi-GNSS, Atlas-capable mode that supports fast RTK initialization times over long distances. The H328 offers fast... (read more)
2017-05-19 11:04:47

Klau Geomatics Launches PPK Positioning Kits for UAVs in Japan

Australian technology company Klau Geomatics has announced the launch of its KlauPPK kits in Japan in partnership with Skylink to distribute to the Japanese surveying, engineering and construction markets. The KlauPPK technology enables users to create highly accurate, reliable and repeatable mapping data without ground control points, transforming the capabilities of drones for construction, infrastructure, mining, telecommunications and other sectors. SkyLink, the leading DJI distributor in Japan, will be importing and supporting the system for Japanese customers. The company has independently verified the accuracy of KlauPPK on various DJI drones carrying cameras from DJI, Sony and Phase One. High-precision mapping in... (read more)
2018-04-05 10:03:14

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

HxGN SmartNet Available in Mexico City for Precise Positioning Services

HxGN SmartNet, the world’s largest precise positioning service with more than 4,500 reference stations worldwide, has arrived in Mexico City and surrounding areas. HxGN SmartNet is a GNSS correction service built on the world’s largest reference station network, enabling GNSS-capable devices to quickly determine precise positions down to the centimetre. Based on Leica Geosystems technology, more than 4,500 reference stations ensure position accuracy in a wide variety of applications, such as surveying, engineering, construction, agriculture, machine control, utility surveys, archaeology, monitoring and more. Global Service, Local Support Available in North America, Europe, Russia, Australia, Peru and now in Mexico, HxGN... (read more)
2018-10-10 04:00:36

GNSS Receivers – Evolution or Revolution?

Past, Present and Future of Positioning
Satellite surveying… are there any industry professionals out there not using it on (almost) a daily basis? Over the last 30 years, GNSS has become the main positioning instrument for most applications, writes Huibert-Jan Lekkerkerk. Of course, there are still some exceptions where correct (relative) positioning is needed and dedicated optical systems such as a total station or level instrument are used, but even these are often set up over control points determined using GNSS techniques. This article investigates the developments in GNSS over the last decade and attempts to predict the future. Around a decade ago, a review of... (read more)
2019-01-30 08:43:20

GeoCue Brings Survey Grade Mapping to DJI Drones

GeoCue is set to offer survey-grade mapping with their GNSS positioning system for DJI Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire drones that promises to be low cost, and with “minimum ground control.” The Loki kit is self-contained and fully integrated, meaning it includes everything you need to equip your drone with a global positioning system. You will however still need your own base station, but that’s all it takes to achieve centimetre-level positioning. Loki costs $4,995 and includes Septentrio’s AsteRx-m2 multi-frequency, multi-constellation GNSS engine, which offers a whopping 448 hardware channels for locking into satellites for positioning. It also boasts GeoCue’s... (read more)
2017-08-15 10:51:19

Trimble Catalyst Supports GLONASS

Trimble has announced that its Trimble Catalyst software-defined global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver for Android phones and tablets has been updated to support GLONASS. The update demonstrates the advantages of a software-based GNSS solution for delivering new functionality faster and easier. Access to the GLONASS constellation increases the number of GNSS satellites visible when working in the field. As a result, it improves the ability to maintain lock-on to enough satellites to keep working when sky visibility is limited or obstructed, such as under tree canopy and in urban high-rise environments. Users also spend less time waiting for the... (read more)
2018-06-22 10:44:00

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
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