Viva Uno Handheld GNSS

Leica Viva Uno is a simple handheld GNSS solution for centimetre surveying. It comes with Leica SmartWorx Viva software and Leica Geosystems GNSS technology. Being fully integrated into Leica Viva , the Leica Viva Uno can be upgraded to an unlimited GNSS solution at any time. Leica Viva Uno addresses a need for large scale data collection, e.g. utilities, agriculture, and road infrastructure. With simple workflow and dataflow, newcomers and experienced personnel are productive from day one.The on-board Leica SmartWorx Viva software provides non-technological terminology, setup wizards and simplified workflows for productive and powerful handheld GNSS data collection. Leica Viva... (read more)
2010-05-05 12:00:00

JAVAD GNSS Tracks Galileo

JAVAD GNSS receivers successfully tracked all Galileo satellites from Spirent simulator and produced Galileo-only and triple satellite (Gps+Glonass+Galileo) positions. Up to 27 satellites were traked simultaneously.     The experiments were performed jointly by Spirent and JAVAD GNSS. (read more)
2009-08-21 04:11:00

Product Survey GNSS Receivers

In contrast to that of 2005, this product survey on GNSS receivers does not reveal any remarkable technological break-throughs. Manufacturers are increasingly producing systems able to receive Navstar, Glonass and even Galileo signals. This year we have replaced the term GPS (Global Positioning System) by GNSS, because GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) better describes the significance and use of these receivers. From providing only position (where am I?) the receivers have evolved into real navigation systems (how do I get to get where I want to go?) The receivers listed here represent the high-end segment of a pyramid-shaped market. Like... (read more)
2006-09-21 12:00:00

GNSS and Bicycle Racing

Tour de France
By the time this month's GIM International reaches your desk some two hundred bicycle racers split into 22 teams, numerous service cars, motorcycles, trucks, and more than 4,500 men and woman will be preparing to start, or just have started, the 97th Tour de France.‘Le Tour', as the French have it, is the world's most important bicycle race, and one of the biggest annual, freely accessible events in the public calendar. This year the event will comprise 21 stages and cover a total distance of 3,600 kilometres. The stages vary in scenery and topology, from windy roads in the north-west... (read more)
2010-06-28 02:01:46

Entry-level GNSS Antenna

Hemisphere GPS has introduced its affordable A325 GNSS Smart Antenna. This new design incorporates professional-level centimetre and sub-metre positioning accuracy powered by Hemisphere GPS’s Eclipse receiver technology and includes L-band and Bluetooth communications support. A325 is a great fit for a variety of applications including agriculture, construction, straddle carriers, robotics, survey and GIS. A325 accuracies are software scalable to be custom-configured for the customer’s specific needs and budget. Users can take advantage of free SBAS sub-metre accuracy or decimetre-level L-band support. For more precise needs such as land surveying, customers can activate the centimetre-level RTK feature with robust GPS and... (read more)
2012-06-28 10:28:24

From GPS to GNSS

Septentrio Satellite Navigation
These are exciting times in satellite navigation. Selective availability for GPS switch-off has fuelled use of satellite navigation technology in professional and consumer applications and new signals and systems are reshaping the industry landscape. Septentrio has from its inception embraced new possibilities in satellite navigation. It offers receivers for professional markets, while preparing users for the GNSS of tomorrow. There have been important technological advances over the past decade in chip technology, signal and digital processing, miniaturisation and portability, all supporting the development and use of GPS. And now there are new satellite navigation signals and systems on the way.... (read more)
2007-07-07 12:00:00

GNSS and Heavy Equipment

Financial Benefits of Telematics and Machine Control
Heavy equipment represents a major capital cost for companies in industries such as construction and agriculture. In recent years Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology, which uses signals from US Global Positioning System and the Russian Glonass satellite system constellations, has been used to improve fleet efficiency. Many companies may hesitate to invest in the technology because management is unaware of its benefits. Such hesitation has only increased during the current global economic downturn. However, recent evidence has emerged to demonstrate the measurable impact GNSS technology may have on company profits.   Equipment telematics, the wireless exchange of electronic information... (read more)
2009-09-29 03:14:51

Leica GPS1200+ GNSS

Four independent Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) will be operational within the near future. With the new Leica GPS1200+ users can be certain that they are ready. The Leica GPS1200+ supports the new GPS L5 signal, GLONASS L1 and L2, and will also be able to track Galileo and Compass satellites when available. The flexible design of Leica GPS1200+ is 100% future proof and is already now compatible with the four global navigation satellite systems.     GPS L5 is the new third GPS frequency which will allow increased redundancy, faster signal acquisition, and improved multipath performance - ultimately resulting... (read more)
2008-12-29 03:15:46

GNSS Rapidly Gains Ground

Enhancing the Speed and Quality of Pipeline Construction
GNSS, short for Global Navigation Satellite System, is rapidly gaining ground as a tool in many different areas of work. Dutch contractor A.Hak is one of the companies at the forefront in terms of incorporating this technology's many applications into its everyday operations. A prime example of a project in which A.Hak has embraced GNSS is the construction of the North-South Route, a major gas pipeline that will run from the province of Groningen in the north to the province of Limburg in the south of The Netherlands. It is a project that involves a lot of precision digging.  ... (read more)
2011-09-21 03:06:17

Versatile GNSS Receiver

Altus Positioning Systems debuts its APS-U GNSS receiver at the Intergeo 2011 conference and trade fair show in Nuremberg, Germany. The APS-U provides multi-frequency capability together with GNSS heading, L-Band positioning and wireless communications, all within a rugged housing that meets military environmental specifications.     With its range of interfaces and 9-30V power input options, the APS-U is considered as a GNSS solution for machine control, agriculture, aerial photogrammetry, heading sensors and military applications.   The design is scalable from a single stand-alone GNSS receiver to full options with heading, wireless links and RTK capability. The unit has an... (read more)
2011-09-27 11:10:06
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