A21 GPS Antenna

Hemisphere GPS has released the A21 Antenna. Agricultural vehicles and equipment, including aircraft, typically generate electrical "noise" and interference which can compromise the performance of an antenna. The A21 antenna is designed to maintain its tracking of GPS and differential correction signals in these types of environments, and in high-dynamic applications where the antenna may be turned on its side.     The A21 antenna will begin shipping in May 2009, and will be included in all Hemisphere GPS Air M3, Flying Flagman, and LiteStar IITM GPS guidance systems. Current Hemisphere GPS Air GLA-3 antenna owners can also upgrade to... (read more)
2009-04-16 03:14:02

Japanese GPS Reference Stations

Topcon has been selected by the Geographical Survey Institute (GSI), an affiliate of the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), to supply GPS reference stations. The company will supply 360 GPS receivers as well as new software and database system for the GPS Earth Observation Network System (GEONET) operated by GSI. It is expected the new systems will be in operation by the end of March 2010.     In 1992, GSI initiated the introduction of Global Positioning System (GPS) Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) known as GEONET. As of March 2009, nationwide 1,236 stations are in... (read more)
2009-08-11 09:28:24

uPatch OEM GPS Receiver Powers Tritech GPS Mouse

Tritech Ltd. (Israel), a distributor of electronic components, has chosen to include the Fastrax uPatch receiver module in the new Tritech GPS Mouse product. The Tritech GPS Mouse is a compact, standalone GPS unit suited for PC, automotive and industrial applications requiring a cost-effective, external NMEA-only receiver. The unit features a rugged, small-footprint ABS plastic housing; USB, CMOS or RS232 serial connectors; and connectivity to a battery backup for low-power modes (optional). The Tritech GPS Mouse is based on the Fastrax uPatch102 receiver family, which uses the Sony CXD2951-GL4 single chip with an integrated high-performance patch antenna and provides added... (read more)
2006-09-27 12:00:00

Hemisphere GPS Introduces Crescent VS100 Series GPS Compass

Hemisphere GPS (Canada) has introduced the new Crescent VS100 and VS110, a heading and positioning solution for machine control and marine navigation applications including dredging and hydrographic surveying. Hemisphere GPS's Crescent VS100 Series GPS Compass delivers the performance necessary to replace traditional gyrocompasses and other precision heading sensors at a fraction of the cost. Hemisphere GPS' Crescent Receiver Technology supports two separate antenna inputs. Crescent VS100 computes and outputs heading and either pitch or roll angles by processing the data between the two antennas using a single GPS receiver. The receiver features status lights with a menu and display system... (read more)
2007-04-20 12:31:09

GPS-Photo Link 5.0 with New GPS Cameras

GeoSpatial Experts has introduced GPS-Photo Link version 5.0 and bundled it with the latest GPS-enabled cameras from Sony, Ricoh, and Nikon. This newest version of GPS-Photo Link software offers loads of new functionality for photographers who want to map where their geotagged photos were taken, either for business or for fun. The functionality now also is available withing Esri ArcGIS environment. The GPS-Photo Link software is offered in two editions. GPS-Photo Link Express is designed for avid photographers and business users who place photos on a web-based map or generate web pages and PDF reports from their photo archives. GPS-Photo... (read more)
2010-10-06 09:53:33

New Trimble Modular GPS Receivers and Smart GPS Antennas

A new series of Modular GPS Receivers and additions to the Trimble family of Smart GPS Antenna are released by Trimble (CA, USA). The new product offering provides four levels of GPS operation--Location GPS, Basic, Max and Extreme. The Extreme level receivers (Trimble SPS850 and SPS880 receivers) can track next-generation GPS L2C and L5 signals plus GLONASS. A new version of the Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software is being released at the same time to support the new receivers and the recent developments in GPS positioning technology. The Trimble SPS550 and SPS550H Modular Receivers are new Location GPS receivers, designed... (read more)
2006-02-24 12:00:00

GPS-Photo Link 5.0 with New GPS Cameras

Mapping the locations of photos just got a lot easier. GeoSpatial Experts, developers of the first photo-mapping software, has introduced GPS-Photo Link version 5.0 and bundled it with the latest GPS-enabled cameras from Sony, Ricoh, and Nikon. "This newest version of GPS-Photo Link software offers loads of new functionality for photographers who want to map where their geotagged photos were taken, either for business or for fun," said GeoSpatial Experts President Rick Bobbitt.   Introduced in 2001, GPS-Photo Link has become the industry standard software for mapping photographs. Applications of photo-mapping software span the full spectrum of business users whose... (read more)
2010-10-12 12:05:49

GPS Industry Supports Enhancement of GPS Constellation for Civilian Use

In a letter to general William L. Shelton, commander of the U.S. Air Force Space Command, the GPS Innovation Alliance expressed support for planned enhancements to the GPS constellation. Specifically, the Alliance supports activating the Civilian Navigation (CNAV) message on two additional GPS signals to ensure a more robust GPS system and infrastructure. Calling GPS “one of our most critical and valuable national assets,” the Alliance explained that the planned development will serve the public interest by increasing accuracy and reliability of civilian GPS applications by providing more receivers with dual frequencies. “We believe that GPS users will experience benefits... (read more)
2013-04-10 11:17:52

Leica Integrates TS and GPS

Leica Geosystems (Switzerland) has introduced SmartStation, the newest member of its TPS1200 product family, offering high-performance total station with fully integrated GPS functionality. All existing TPS1200 instruments can be easily upgraded to SmartStation. With the entire software in the total station, all TPS and GPS operations are controlled via the TPS keyboard. All data is stored in a single database on the same CompactFlash card. The modular design enables use of total station and GPS in combination as well as separately. The GPS determines the total station’s position and once positioned the SmartAntenna GPS can be removed and used as... (read more)
2005-03-17 12:00:00

Galileo and GPS Synchronise Watches

Ensuring the early interoperability of Europe’s satellite navigation with GPS, the four Galileo satellites have begun broadcasting the ‘offset’ between the parallel navigation systems’ timings, accurate to a few billionths of a second. With satellite navigation based around the highly accurate measurement of signal travel times, both Galileo and GPS have their own internal reference time systems used to synchronise all system clocks and signals. The problem is that these time systems are not quite identical, with Galileo System Time being around 50 nanoseconds or less apart from GPS time. A nanosecond is only a billionth of a second, corresponding to... (read more)
2013-05-06 08:56:37
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