Leica Offers Compliance Path to all GNSS systems

By the end of this decade, four independent Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) will be operational. Today only the American GPS system is fully operational, and the Russian GLONASS system is rapidly approaching full operational status. These two systems will soon be complimented by the European Galileo system, and the Chinese Compass system. A four constellation GNSS is just around the corner to deliver improved GNSS performance and efficiency, and Leica Geosystems is ready. Both China and Europe have begun the deployment of their GNSS systems with the launch of test satellites. Current planning shows that the Chinese system, known... (read more)
2007-10-03 10:48:47

SXblue Introduces Android Application ToolBox for GNSS Receiver Configuration and Control

Geneq (SXblue) has introduced the SXblue ToolBox, the Android application for SXblue GNSS receivers. The application has been developed with special consideration to modern mobile device development and attention to feedback from users and dealers. With the SXblue ToolBox application, the user can view and analyse the position data provided by the SXblue receiver, and metadata related to its location. The user is also able to send commands that enable or disable some features: Systems in use, Mask angle or differential age, constellation in use: GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, SBAS. The SXblue ToolBox is also an NTRIP client capable of... (read more)
2018-06-06 12:49:19

UAS Captures Near-infra-red Mapping Data

DroneMetrex has announced that near-infra-red (NIR) mapping data has been captured with the TopoDrone-100. The radiometric quality has been achieved because DroneMetrex specialists performed the necessary camera modifications and have designed the external filters specifically to match the requirements for accurate, discriminative vegetation mapping. According to DroneMetrex, this is the first time in the UAV’s mapping history that NIR imagery has been captured at this level of quality. From the one flight sortie, TopoDrone-100 users are able to perform vegetation analysis mapping as well as 3D contours/DTM mapping. DroneMetrex offers their Extended Spectrum Mapping (ESM) camera modification as an option... (read more)
2015-04-28 02:54:21

ComNav Showcased at China Satellite Navigation Conference

Shanghai-based ComNav recently showcased the K series GNSS OEM board with multipurpose GNSS sensors at the fourth China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC) which was held in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province. Along with the K500 and K508, which as new releases on the Chinese market attracted a lot of interest, ComNav presented its entire portfolio of products, from the entry-level single frequency GNSS OEM board to the high-end multi-constellation GNSS OEM board. The company is ready to supply clients with a full range of GNSS solutions to meet various demanding requirements, said Dr Wang Yongquan, chairman and CTO... (read more)
2013-05-22 11:30:21

NovAtel Introduces Dual-Antenna GNSS Solution

NovAtel has announced the FlexPak6D enclosed GNSS receiver, a dual-antenna solution for application developers seeking a high-precision heading-capable positioning engine for space-constrained applications. The receiver tracks GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou. Antenna placement is flexible which means the antenna baseline can be set according to space available on the vehicle and the heading accuracy required. In addition, the modular nature of the FlexPak6D’s OEM6 firmware provides users with the ability to configure the receiver for their application needs. Scalable for sub-metre to centimetre-level positioning, the FlexPak6D delivers NovAtel’s ALIGN precision heading and relative heading firmware, as well as the GLIDE... (read more)
2015-02-03 09:15:26

NovAtel Introduces OEM617D Receiver

NovAtel, a leading OEM provider of high-precision GNSS positioning products, announced the release of the OEM617D receiver at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2014. The OEM617D is a compact, dual-antenna, dual-frequency, single-card receiver offering NovAtel’s leading ALIGN heading functionality and its RT-2 Real Time Kinematic (RTK) GNSS positioning technology, in dynamic and static environments. The OEM617D offers complete dual-frequency operation with GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou signals maximising GNSS availability globally. It also tracks Galileo, SBAS and QZSS. It is especially suitable for rotary wing aircraft, marine applications, autonomous ground vehicle and other applications requiring precise position and heading accuracy. NovAtel’s advanced firmware... (read more)
2014-05-14 08:30:00

Tallysman Introduces Dual Band + L-band Services GNSS Antenna

Tallysman, a leading manufacturer of economical high performance GNSS antennas and related products, has announced the introduction of a through hole mount dual band plus L-Band GNSS antenna: TW3892. The introduction of this antenna is a continuation of Tallysman’s expansion into broader band GNSS antennas.  The antenna employs Tallysman’s acclaimed Accutenna technology.  The TW3892 is capable of receiving GPS L1/L2, GLONASS G1/G2, BeiDou B1, Galileo E1 plus L-band correction services (1213MHz to 1261MHz + 1525MHz to 1610MHz).    This precisely tuned antenna has a tight pre-filter to protect against intermodulation and saturation caused by high level cellular 700MHz and other signals ... (read more)
2017-03-30 09:27:31

CHC Navigation’s GNSS Receivers Reach the Peak of Everest

CHC Navigation’s P5 geodetic GNSS receiver has been used successfully by China's National Geodetic Survey Team and Mountaineer's Team to complete the 2020 Mount Everest Elevation Survey. This extreme GNSS surveying project leveraged the performance, reliability and operability of CHC Navigation’s receivers in very challenging temperature and altitude conditions. This was the first time that a team of Chinese surveyors had climbed the summit of Mount Everest, and was also the first time that BeiDou-based Chinese GNSS receivers had been used to measure the height of Mount Everest. In order to promote research on the Mount Everest elevation and to... (read more)
2020-05-28 11:15:54

Making GNSS Receivers a Creative Technology

Located in Shanghai, China, ComNav Technology Ltd. develops and manufactures multi-constellation, multi-frequency GNSS measurement engine boards and receivers for ultimate high-precision positioning applications. It is the first Chinese company to have developed, designed and produced combined GNSS (GPS and GLONASS) plus BeiDou OEM boards. With its fast-paced business growth, ComNav is making waves in the global high-precision GNSS industry. China has a long legacy in astronomy, space exploration and the invention, design and manufacture of precise observation instrumentation, and ComNav Technology Ltd. is continuing this tradition. ComNav is located in Shanghai, the commercial and economic centre of China. The company... (read more)
2014-06-06 03:44:23

Hemisphere GNSS Announces New Survey-grade GNSS Antennas

Hemisphere has launched two low-profile, multipurpose antennas that will arguably exceed expectations in all GNSS applications. With innovative filtering patterns and precise attention paid to mitigation of multipath and interference, the A25 and A45 antennas complement all GNSS products, from L1 GPS to multi-frequency, multi-constellation, the company announced. The A25 and A45 have been designed to support millimetre accuracy for land and marine applications. Both antennas support present and future GNSS signals, including GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS, and Galileo. The A25 supports the previously mentioned signals at a single-frequency level, while the A45 supports these signals at a multi-frequency level.... (read more)
2014-10-08 05:18:49
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