ION GNSS 2011 Programme

The Institute of Navigation (ION) GNSS 2011 Conference Program and Registration are available on-line. The conference is the 24th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation and will take place from 19th to 23th September 2011 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. This year’s conference will feature a track of interactive panel discussions lead by international experts and policy makers and more than 250 technical papers.   In addition to the technical meeting, pre-conference tutorials will be offered and the Civil Global Positioning System Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) Symposium will be co-locating with... (read more)
2011-05-10 09:21:03

X900+ GNSS Receiver

CHC (China) has presented the X900+ GNSS receiver (pronounced “X900 Plus”) which includes GNSS tracking technology for surveyors. The device combines advanced 120-channel GNSS technology (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Compass) and RTK reliability and accuracy for either traditional base and rover configuration and RTK networks thanks to its flexible GPRS and UHF communication systems. George Zhao, CEO of CHC, says that the X900+ series is the answer to the recurrent market demand of having a cost-effective yet future proof GNSS technology versus the commonly available GPS+GLONASS architecture. “The X900+ GNSS Solution is offering an exceptional performances to price ratio.” The... (read more)
2012-07-13 01:39:06

RTK GNSS Receiver

GEO TAG Engenharia (Brasil) has. introduced the new multi-constellation RTK GNSS receiver GEO TAG MT.Pro. A pair of Trimble's Maxwell 6 chips provide most accurate and precise positioning and navigation and capable of receiving GPS, GLONASS and Galileo (-ready) satellite signals.   The MT.Pro receiver is created for professional and precise positioning applications include land/marine surveying, construction and machine control, agriculture and infrastructure monitoring.   The GEO TAG MT.Pro receiver is designed to allow centimetre-level positioning and dual-antenna inputs for precise heading.   Other key features are high-precision, differential positioning accuracy subfoot-level and subdecimetre-level with OmniSTAR; heading accuracy up to... (read more)
2011-06-08 09:52:30

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

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

MR-1 Modular GNSS Receiver

Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) has announced the release of the MR-1, a rugged, compact GNSS modular receiver. The receiver incorporates 72 universal tracking channels and is capable of tracking all signals from GPS, GLONASS and SBAS satellite systems that are currently operational and available for public use.     VISOR technology, with dual antenna input support on the receiver, extends capability to enable precise heading determination through use of differential phase computations.   The receiver is built to withstand harsh conditions, offering an IP67 dust and water resistance rating.   The MR-1 provides the operator with a simple API interface... (read more)
2011-09-20 09:42:57

Rugged GNSS SMART-AG Antenna

NovAtel Inc.has announced its new SMART-AG antenna. This L1 GPS + GLONASS receiver plus antenna system is housed in a single, low profile, rugged enclosure. Delivering smooth, consistent output and sub-meter accuracy, the SMART-AG is ideal for manual guidance and auto steer installations.   The SMART-AG delivers position availability with 14 GPS L1 channels, 12 GLONASS L1 channels, and an additional two channels for satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS). Two NMEA 0183 compatible RS-232 serial ports, an NMEA2000 compatible CAN port, plus built-in mounting magnets deliver maximum flexibility.   NovAtel's GL1DE technology is standard in every SMART-AG antenna. GL1DE uses the... (read more)
2008-12-08 09:42:46
2018-01-02 02:37:23

Javad GNSS Acquires ArWest Communications

Javad GNSS (the former Javad Navigation Systems) has acquired all assets of ArWest Communications Corp. ArWest Communications Corp. originally formed in 2003 to design narrow-band and spread-spectrum radios using digital signal-processing technology. The founders of the company and the development team have more than 185 years of combined experience in the design, manufacture and marketing of telecommunications products, according to the company.   ArWest will continue to supply OEM communication boards to the likes of Leica, Topcon, Altus, and Raytheon, the companies said. (read more)
2007-08-27 12:05:20

Sun Flares May Disrupt GNSS

Sun flares, magnetic eruptions from the sun, may have influence on GNSS systems these days as they can make measurements less accurate up to 10m. Region 1158 produced the largest xray flare in more than 4 years, an X2.2, earlier today at 0156 UTC reaching the R3 (Strong) NOAA Scale level.     A Coronal Mass Ejection occurred too, lined up in the queue with the CME from Sunday's event and possibly another associated with the R1 Radio Blackout yesterday. Enhanced solar wind is expected to begin later today, and become increasingly disturbed with the CME arrival(s) about 17 February.... (read more)
2011-02-16 04:55:48
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