Manufacturing agreement boosts lidar sensor production

Velodyne Lidar signed an agreement with Nikon Corporation, under which Sendai Nikon Corporation, a Nikon subsidiary, will manufacture lidar sensors for Velodyne with plans to start mass production in the second half of 2019. The partnership cements Velodyne’s manufacturing plan and expands its lead in the global lidar sensor market. Mass production of its high-performance […]

New lightweight GNSS receiver

Carlson recently introduced the Carlson NR3 network rover. Weighing less than a kilogram, the rover delivers highly reliable GNSS RTK for land surveying, GIS, and other data collection uses. Able to be used as a base or rover, it utilises all four satellite constellations and provides triple-frequency tracking on GPS, Glonass and Galileo. Incorporating multipath […]

Compact thermal UAV for infrastructure applications

Parrot’s Anafi Thermal is lightweight (315g) UAV-based thermography solution comprising a drone with sensor and software. In addition to its built-in 4K HDR camera, it integrates a Flir thermal sensor. The solution allows professionals to view live thermal and RGB images (4K HDR) of surfaces, structures or at-risk areas as the drone flies over or […]

New INS/GNSS increases UAV-based surveying productivity

SBG Systems introduced its new line of inertial navigation systems (INS) dedicated to UAV-based surveying integrators. The company has designed a small, lightweight, and low-power inertial navigation system offered at two levels of accuracy. Quanta UAV and Quanta UAV Extra have been developed for compact lidar to high-end BVLOS mapping solutions. They provide precise orientation […]

High-accuracy field solution for GIS applications

Trimble has launched a new high-performance field computer for its mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) portfolio, the Trimble TDC150 handheld. Designed for GIS data collection, inspection and management activities, the TDC150 provides users with a rugged solution that has the flexibility of a handheld, a modern interface with open Android operating system, and scalable […]

Rugged handheld for work in high-risk areas

Juniper System has recently announced its Archer 3 rugged handheld. Running the Android 7.1 operating system with an upgraded battery, memory, and storage capacity, it follows six years after the release of its predecessor, the Archer 2. The new handheld however features 2 GB RAM, 16GB storage, a 12 000 mAh (20 hour) battery and […]

Integrated smartphone and GIS data collector

The Trimble TDC600 handheld is an ultra-rugged, all-in-one smartphone and GNSS data collector for GIS and field inspection applications. The next-generation smartphone data collector runs on Android 8.0, has a bright sunlight-readable 6-inch display, a powerful 2.2 GHz processor, 4 GB memory and an enhanced capacity all-day battery. Built for GIS users in organisations across […]

Flexible rugged handheld data collector

Designed for GIS data collection, inspection and management activities, the Trimble TDC150 is a fully integrated, rugged solution with handheld flexibility, a modern interface with open Android operating system, and scalable high-accuracy positioning for professional field workflows. Its built-in GNSS antenna tracks multiple satellite constellations and enables high-accuracy data logging, from metre level down to […]

Accurate GIS integration acknowledged with award

Eos Positioning Systems has received a 2019 Esri Partner Conference award in recognition of its contributions to Esri mobile applications, for connecting field workers to the enterprise GIS. Esri ArcGIS users benefit from bundling the Eos Arrow GNSS receivers and Esri mobile apps to create real-time, high-accuracy field GIS solutions on consumer devices such as […]

Long range multi-band receiver with long battery life

Emlid recently introduced its Reach RS2 high spec multi-band RTK GNSS receiver. Using L1/L2 bands on GPS, Glonass and BeiDou and L1/L5 on Galileo make it possible to get a fixed solution in seconds, even when the base station is several kilometres away. Its multi-feed antenna with stable phase centre and multipath rejection ensure precise […]