New OEMV Products and GPS+Glonass AdVance RTK Positioning Technology

NovAtel Inc. (Canada) has launched its new OEMV-1G and FlexPak-V1G products with GPS+Glonass positioning solutions. Also, full GPS+Glonass AdVance RTK (Real Time Kinematic) positioning capabilities are available on all existing OEMV-2 and OEMV-3 products via its 3.2 firmware release. These latest Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) products and firmware support NovAtel’s strategy to continue to develop GPS augmented solutions that offer a compelling price/performance advantage for customers. NovAtel’s new GPS+Glonass positioning technology provides significant improvement in satellite coverage, which enables reliable positioning and precise navigation even in obstructed environments where GPS only receivers may be limited by poor satellite availability.... (read more)
2007-05-03 03:17:22

Omnistar Service Upgrade

Omnistar GNSS Service will be represented at the INTERGEO in Cologne, Germany, in hall 11.1; Stand 1F.108. Amongst others there will be the introduction of service upgrades including Glonass/G2 and the Internet Delivery Service (NTRIP). Russia has again launched three Glonass satellites in September 2010 bringing the total number of useable Glonass satellites for OmniSTAR Glonass Service to 22. Another launch of 3 Glonass satellites is planned for December, bringing the total number of Glonass satellites to 25. Also our website now offers all new end-users the possibility for activating their receiver online with a free three-day test signal. (read more)
2010-09-29 12:11:18

Topcon GPS+ Users Now Have Access to 41 Satellites

Users of Topcon Positioning Systems GPS+ technology can now access three additional GLONASS satellites following the launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on 25th December 2005. Topcon GPS+ is a dual frequency satellite-based precision positioning system that allows its users the option to access both the GPS and GLONASS satellite constellations, virtually eliminating jobsite downtime due to weak or obstructed satellite reception. The launch, which increased the number of GLONASS satellites to 17 (with GPS, the total satellites available to Topcon users is 41), is the first of a series of satellite placements the Russian Federal Space Agency has... (read more)
2005-12-29 12:00:00

Dual Constellation Network Correction Service

With the recent upgrade of the Ordnance Survey infrastructure in the UK, Topcon can now provide the same dual constellation GPS and GLONASS operation that existing Topcon customers have been used to with the added convenience of a Network correction service - TopNET Plus.   Topcon was the first company to offer a full DGNSS correction service in the UK taking advantage of the increased satellite availability offered by incorporating GLONASS into its hand-held devices. Now, with the Ordnance Survey OS Net infrastructure update almost complete, Topcon can extend this Dual Constellation advantage to the more precise Network RTK correction... (read more)
2009-04-07 10:14:50

NovAtel Releases Post-processing Software Version 7.80

NovAtel Inc. (Canada) has released its Version 7.80 GrafNav/GrafNetTM, GrafNav/GrafNet Static, GrafNav Lite and GrafMov post-processing software. This latest software release includes significant advancements such as Precise Point Positioning (PPP), enhanced GLONASS processing and other features. The new embedded PPP processor offers many advantages to users. It permits dual frequency carrier phase processing without a base station. Users can expect 10-40cm kinematic accuracies and 2-10cm static accuracies, although accuracies can vary depending on age of the data, time length of collection, satellite geometry, frequency of cycle slips, receiver type, measurement quality and other factors. Enhanced Glonass processing is another key... (read more)
2007-03-20 10:35:38

Free OEMStar Firmware Upgrade

NovAtel, Canada, has released version 1.101 firmware for its OEMStar GNSS receiver products. The 14-channel OEMStar provides accurate positioning using L1 GPS, GLONASS and SBAS signals. NovAtel's GL1DE technology, which provides smooth pass-to-pass accuracy often sought in agricultural applications, is also available on the OEMStar receiver with a model upgrade.   This latest release now supports GPS-only, GPS plus GLONASS, and GLONASS-only positioning, velocity and timing. A new multi-constellation timing feature lets the user generate an accurate 1PPS timing output using either GPS or GLONASS. This new feature also allows a user to specify a primary and secondary time base... (read more)
2011-03-10 12:07:01

POSPac MMS V6 Availability

Applanix post-processing office software for mobile mapping, POSPac MMS V6, is now available. Featuring full support for GPS and GLONASS satellite observables with its industry-leading IN-Fusion technology and SmartBase Virtual Reference Station processing engines, POSPac MMS V6 is designed to improve the accuracy of mobile mapping from moving vehicles of all types. The improved accuracy is achieved by unique processing engines that automatically select the best possible network of available satellites and base stations when generating a positioning solution. The software’s SmartSelect feature automatically determines the optimal network of reference stations for producing the highest accuracy positioning by taking into... (read more)
2012-05-09 10:42:01

NVS GNSS Receiver in Toughbook

Panasonic, Japan, has announced the launch of a Toughbook CF-31 model with a built-in GPS/GLONASS NV08C-CSM receiver by the Swiss manufacturer NVS Technologies, the first rugged notebook in the Russian and CIS market. The built-in GPS/GLONASS navigation receiver does not increase the weight and dimensions of the laptop. The model CF-31 with the GPS/GLONASS navigation system is primarily intended for government agencies, law enforcement and military services, which carry their operations in the harsh weather conditions, as well as for industries where the use of the protected equipment is essential - oil and gas, energy, transportation, exploration, forestry and fisheries... (read more)
2012-07-27 11:47:56

Trimble GPS Pathfinder ProXRT Receiver

Trimble has introduced the Trimble GPS Pathfinder ProXRT receiver, a versatile decimetre receiver combining dual-frequency GPS with Trimble H-Star technology, along with optional OmniSTAR and GLONASS support. In addition, the GPS Pathfinder ProXRT receiver is now capable of tracking Galileo test satellites for signal evaluation and test purposes.   The GPS Pathfinder ProXRT receiver brings H-Star technology to the field in real time; just connect to a VRS network or a local base station correction source and collect decimetre (10 cm / 4 inch) or subfoot (<30 cm) positions in the field. If a VRS network or a local base... (read more)
2010-10-07 12:00:00

New GNSS Receiver Option for Applanix POS AV

Applanix (Canada) has introduced a new GNSS receiver option for its airborne vehicle position and orientation system, POS AV, which fully supports both GPS and Glonass signals. Raw data can now be logged from the receiver along with IMU data for GNSS-Aided Inertial post processing through the Applanix POSPac V4.4 software. The option will be available both in new deliveries and as an upgrade to existing POS AV V5 systems. The new GNSS receiver option expands the POS AV capabilities so that users can take advantage of GNSS base station networks that are being upgraded to include GPS and Glonass... (read more)
2007-03-20 10:39:26
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