One-Million-Channel Acquisition

Sercel, France, has broken the seismic recording channel capacity barrier with the launch of the Giga Transverse. The Giga Transverse boasts the fastest transmission rate in the industry, increasing the new optical transverse cable's capacity from 10,000 to 100,000 channels in real time per line. The new Giga Transverse is offered as an add-on set of equipment to upgrade the channel capacity of the Sercel 428XL land seismic acquisition system. It is of particular benefit for SuperCrew high-channel-count surveys.   With this quantitative step-change, Sercel is in a stronger position to meet the challenges set by the ever increasing capacities... (read more)
2011-05-25 11:04:15

Intergraph Stockholders Approve Acquisition

Intergraph Corporation (AL, USA) has announced that the stockholders of the company voted to adopt the merger agreement providing for the acquisition of Intergraph Corporation by an investor group led by Hellman & Friedman LLC and Texas Pacific Group. Based on the preliminary tally of shares voted, approximately 99% of the shares of Intergraph common stock present and voting at the special meeting (in person or by proxy) voted in favour of the proposed merger agreement. The number of shares that voted to adopt the merger agreement represents approximately 73% of the total number of shares of Intergraph common stock... (read more)
2006-11-21 12:00:00

Definitive Agreement OmniSTAR Acquisition

Trimble has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets related to the OmniSTAR Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signal corrections business from Fugro N.V. Trimble and Fugro also entered into a multi-year service agreement which includes Fugro’s ongoing operation of its correction network and satellite service broadcast systems that power the OmniSTAR service. Fugro’s offshore marine business is unaffected. OmniSTAR provides space-based GNSS correction services that can improve the accuracy of a GNSS receiver for precise positioning applications. Currently, there are four levels of OmniSTAR service: "VBS" offering sub-meter positioning, "XP" delivering better than 20 centimetre accuracy and "HP" delivering... (read more)
2011-04-18 12:00:00

Leica Acquisition of Mikrofyn

Hexagon and Leica Geosystems (Switzerland) have acquired Mikrofyn A/S in Denmark. The company is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of machine automation and laser levelling and alignment equipment for the building construction and civil engineering industries. Mikrofyn’s product range consists of a portfolio of automatic and manual machine control systems for excavators, graders, dozers and paving machines, as well as a broad basket of laser rotators, laser receivers and pipe lasers. ”The acquisition of Mikrofyn is part of Hexagon’s growth strategy and commitment to global expansion within machine automation technology. Mikrofyn is the largest European manufacturer of one and two... (read more)
2006-09-11 12:00:00

GeoEye Completes Acquisition of SPADAC

GeoEye has completed the purchase of 100% of the stock of SPADAC for USD46 million in cash and stock. With the completion of the acquisition, SPADAC has become a wholly-owned subsidiary named GeoEye Analytics. GeoEye Analytics currently provides geospatial predictive analytic solutions to over forty customers in key markets of defence, intelligence and homeland security, enabling their customers to gain the insight they need to support mission-critical operations around the world. (read more)
2010-12-20 09:40:22

Renishaw Completes Acquisition of MDL

Renishaw has taken full ownership of Measurement Devices Ltd (MDL). The worldwide engineering technologies company has purchased the remaining 34% shareholding for a cash payment of GBP4.5 million. The acquisition of the shares concludes an agreement reached in 2010, at which time Renishaw purchased an initial 29% stake in MDL, a UK-based business specialised in designing and manufacturing high-speed laser measurement and surveying systems for use in extreme environments. Steve Ball, the founder of MDL, will be leaving the company, whilst Elaine Ball, MDL's managing director, will report to Renishaw through Will Lee, director and general manager of Renishaw's laser... (read more)
2013-02-04 12:17:59

Recent Advances in Geodata Acquisition Technologies

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Today’s geodata acquisition technologies combine microprocessors, computer power, solid state drives, complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) sensors, miniaturisation and many more developments. But demand is just as important as supply, and demand is rapidly increasing in our changing world. Read on for details of recent advances in geodata acquisition technologies. In today's world, we are seeing metropolises cluster to form megalopolises, climate change threatens humans, land and livestock in low-lying areas such as river deltas and valleys, and massively populated areas are prone to earthquakes and landslides. All of these factors are increasing the demand for geodata acquisition. This article starts with total stations, continues... (read more)
2016-08-08 09:48:14

Leica Geosystems Announces Acquisition of FieldDesigner

Leica Geosystems (Switerland) has announced the acquisition of the assets and intellectual property of FieldDesigner Inc. of Montreal, Canada, for an undisclosed cash amount. FieldDesigner provides CAD-based software solutions for field data acquisition in a broad array of market segments ranging from surveying to engineering and construction to architecture. “The acquisition and visualisation of GIS and survey data directly in the field will become more and more important as will providing an integrated logical and physical data flow from the field into the office. Delivering intelligence into the field will help improve productivity throughout the value chain,” said Clement Woon,... (read more)
2005-11-16 12:00:00

Sercel Sells Cable-free Seismic Acquisition System

Sercel, France, has sold a UNITE cable-free seismic acquisition system to PanAmerican Geophysical. Headquartered in Jersey, the Channel Islands, PanAmerican Geophysical is a full-service geophysical seismic acquisition company specialising in land and well seismic services throughout the Americas. The new order relates to the sale of a RAU-3 unit, the three-channel version of Sercel’s UNITE system. RAU-3 UNITE units offer enhanced flexibility and can easily be configured to record either 1-C or 3-C analog data, while offering the main advantages of the UNITE system. The system’s unique high-speed, long-range wireless capability improves in-field quality control of data acquisition by providing... (read more)
2012-10-31 12:09:55

EC Approves Nokia's Acquisition of NAVTEQ

Nokia has received approval from the European Commission for its planned acquisition of NAVTEQ. With this, Nokia now has received all approvals for the purchase. The parties expect to close the deal within the next five business days. "NAVTEQ will play a key role in our Internet services strategy with world-leading maps and navigation industry expertise, a strong customer base and industry-leading map data and technology platform offering the broadest geographical coverage," said Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, President and CEO, Nokia.   (read more)
2008-07-03 12:11:36
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