Saturday, 23 May 2015

Products: Hardware

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, May 7, 2015 – Hemisphere GNSS announces the release of Athena, their next generation GNSS engine. Offering significantly enhanced performance, often exceeding that delivered by other industry leaders, Athena provides Hemisphere with a future-proof foundation enabling market-defining performance, flexibility, and reliability.

MORGAN HILL, Calif., April 30, 2015—At two of the nation’s leading surveying and mapping technology conferences this spring -- International LIDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) in Denver and SPAR International in Houston -- Velodyne LiDAR put its new VLP-16 LiDAR Puck firmly on the map.

April 29, 2015—CHC has launched the LT500 series of handheld GPS receivers. The LT500 series LT500N /LT500T/LT500H covers three accuracy ranges from sub-meter to centimeter accuracy and is a cost-effective full GNSS positioning solution for survey, construction and GIS professionals.

LIVERMORE, Calif. and CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, The Netherlands, April 20, 2015—Topcon Positioning Group announces the latest addition to its line of reflectorless total stations for the construction and mining market — the GPT-3500LNW.  With a measuring distance of 2000 meters (6,560 ft.), the GPT-3500 is designed to measure further than any non-prism instrument in its class.

Marly-le-Roi, France, April 14, 2015—iXBlue, a global leader in navigation, positioning, and imaging systems, is unveiling the fifth-generation OCTANS, the trusted reference in survey-grade navigation. The new OCTANS is an all-in-one gyrocompass and motion sensor (attitude and heading reference system, AHRS) and brings in new and enhanced features, including IMO/ IMO-HSC certification and inertial navigation system (INS) product upgrade-path. The fifth-generation OCTANS gives marine customers more product variant choices, expanding the industry’s most comprehensive proven surface and subsea product range. OCTANS is built on iXBlue’s unique ultimate-performance strap-down fiber-optic gyroscope (FOG) technology proven by thousands of units shipped. Fifth-generation OCTANS customers will benefit from industry’s best performance-value offering with unrivalled reliability, backed by a new offer of 5 year warranty.

Leuven, Belgium, April 8, 2015—Septentrio announces today the launch of its next generation dual antenna GNSS receiver – the AsteRx 4 OEM.  The AsteRx 4 OEM is a multi-frequency, dual antenna receiver which incorporates the latest innovative GNSS tracking and positioning algorithms from Septentrio; offering users in the marine, machine control and agricultural industries precision, accuracy, reliability and ease of use.

Heerbrugg/Switzerland, April 1, 2015—Leica Geosystems announces the release of its 8th generation of versatile, high performance laser scanners, the Leica ScanStation P40, P30, and P16. Advances in LIDAR and imaging for these new, ultra-high-speed scanners let users take advantage of the productivity and safety benefits of laser scanning – or High-Definition Surveying (HDS™) – for even more types of sites, scenes and as-built projects. Three different models meet different user needs: the P40 and P30 add increasing, long range capabilities (to 270m) and advanced scanner controls for additional versatility while the ScanStation P16 is a short range, introductory model. 


HOUSTON, March 31, 2015 —Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that it will distribute DotProduct’s DPI-8 handheld 3D scanner as part of a shared objective to make 3D scanning more accessible to the building design and construction market. The addition of DotProduct technology diversifies Trimble’s professional portfolio of 3D scanning solutions with an easy-to-use, cost-effective handheld for 3D data capture.


São Paulo, March 26, 2015 – Saneamento Basico do Estado de São Paulo (SABESP), a Brazilian water and sewage collection utility owned by São Paulo state and Latin America’s largest water company by market capitalization, has selected Spectra Precision ProMark 120 and 220 GNSS receivers to assist in gathering the geographic location of all SABESP network assets and the location of all customers.

Heerbrugg, Switzerland, March 24, 2015—With the release of the Leica Spider software suite v5, Leica Geosystems offers users a major new version of its market-leading CORS solution. This updated suite offers RTK network operators the most advanced, versatile, and user-friendly solution available for GNSS infrastructures and RTK networks. Customers can fully concentrate on their business and the services they provide. The updated Spider Software Suite reliably supports thousands of rover users in the field simultaneously by making software use easier and more cost-effective for RTK users.

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