'Tricolor' Salvage Using Long Range Kinematic GPS

MV Tricolor is a 1987-built Norwegian flagged vehicle carrier which, in the early hours of 14th December 2002, was struck by MV Kariba, a 1982-built Bahamian flagged container ship, in the French Exclusive Economic Zone, some 20 miles north of the French coast in the English Channel. MV Tricolor, carrying 2,862 expensive automobiles, sank as a result of the impact of the striking and was eventually declared a total loss. In December 2002, the French authorities ordered the MV Tricolor to be removed, as it was perceived to represent a danger to shipping and the environment. In July 2003, a... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Hemisphere GPS Granted Non-infringement Judgment

Hemisphere GPS has won a patent infringement lawsuit brought against the Company by Trimble Navigation. The United States District Court of Northern District of California has granted Hemisphere GPS' motion for summary judgment as to non-infringement of Trimble's patent, effectively negating the lawsuit against the Company.   Hemisphere GPS have previously stated publicly not to believe their products were infringing on any patents as alleged.     (read more)
2007-08-17 11:33:41

Magellan DG14 RTK GPS Board

The DG14 RTK offers high-precision in a low-cost GNSS unit. The DG14 RTK from Magellan is a sub-meter GNSS (GPS + SBAS) and Beacon receiver. DG14 RTK was developed to meet the needs of demanding high-precision applications for machine control, agriculture, aviation, military, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), robotics, marine survey and navigation. DG14 RTK customers can choose from a fixed centimeter solution or a “flying RTK” decimeter solution. Because it offers an optimized mix of speed and accuracy, the decimeter mode makes DG14 RTK the perfect solution for customers who need decimeter accuracy but don’t want to spend the typical... (read more)
2007-05-25 03:22:20

U-blox Galileo-ready GPS Chip

U-blox will be promoting its u-blox 5 chip at 3GSM. It also is capable of receiving Galileo signals. The technology boasts an acquisition and tracking sensitivity of -160 dBm that enables indoor coverage, a 50-channel engine and a power consumption of less than 50 mW. Its energy efficiency and tracking sensitivity make it ideal for battery-operated portable devices that operate in difficult environments like shopping malls, train stations and urban canyons. U-blox also will demonstrate AssistNow services that enhance receiver performance, enabling instant positioning anywhere, at anytime. AssistNow services make the long waiting times usually associated with standard GPS acquisition... (read more)
2007-02-01 12:11:24

Hemisphere GNSS Vector V104 GPS Compass

Hemisphere GNSS, USA, has added the Vector V104 to its innovative precise heading and positioning product line. According to the California-based company, this is the world’s smallest high-accuracy, dual-receiver GPS compass. Chuck Joseph, Hemisphere president and CEO, said the Vector V104 offers better than 2° heading accuracy and sub-metre DGPS position accuracy without requiring maintenance or calibration and while being immune to magnetic interference. Based on the company’s patented Crescent Vector technology, the Vector V104 integrates two GPS antennas, a multi-axis gyro, and a tilt sensor into a single system. The dual integrated antennas provide both heading and position data, and the... (read more)
2014-12-17 10:28:55

DigitalGlobe Provides Satellite View on Lowrance GPS

DigitalGlobe is partnering with Lowrance, a brand in marine electronics since 1957, and GPS navigational systems since 1992. DigitalGlobe will provide the satellite imagery for the Lowrance iWAY 600C portable navigation device (PND), that also can be used for marine applications. DigitalGlobe demonstrated its capabilities on the iWAY 600c at the International CES Conference. Digital imagery will maximise the utility of the capabilities of current PNDs. The iWAY 600C offers detailed satellite imagery of select metropolitan cities and marine mapping/navigation, in addition to precision NAVTEQ road mapping with voice and visual navigation on a 5” high-res display. DigitalGlobe’s ‘birds-eye view’... (read more)
2007-01-17 09:51:03

LED Lantern with Integrated GPS Synchronisation

Sealite Pty Ltd has developed an internal synchronisation system for the SL125 5 & 6 nautical mile range of LED lanterns. The system is built within the unit, and requires no external wiring or operator intervention. If lanterns are set to the same flash pattern, their flash rates will synchronise within a few minutes of operation. The Sealite system achieves synchronisation through each lantern taking readings from GPS pulses coming from overhead satellites, and automatically configuring the internal clock of the SL125 against these readings. An advantage of the GPS-based system is that unlike radio-systems, the GPS is not limited... (read more)
2004-04-05 12:00:00

Hemisphere GPS Expands OEM Agreement with Navico

Hemisphere GPS, Canada, has expanded its multi-year OEM agreement with Navico. Hemisphere GPS is supplying Navico with the industry's smallest (42cm) GPS compass, which will be privately branded Simrad HS70. Simrad HS70 GPS compass will be sold with Navico's AP70, AP35 and AP50 autopilots for pleasure boats, yachts and commercial vessels.   Based on Hemisphere GPS' patented Crescent Vector II technology, HS70 calculates reliable GPS heading accuracy of 0.75 degree and 50cm GPS positioning accuracy with SBAS corrections while providing heave, pitch and roll output messages through an integrated tilt sensor and gyro system. HS70 supports both NMEA 0183 and... (read more)
2011-11-24 09:22:36

LV100 GPS Compass for CPAC Systems

Hemisphere GPS will supply CPAC Systems custom-built LV100 GPS Compasses. The LV100 is a complete GPS compass and positioning assembly utilising a patent-pending design featuring a single carrier board with integrated GPS antennas.   The LV100 GPS Compass is powered by the Hemisphere GPS patented Crescent Vector technology, and integrates two GPS antennas, an NMEA 2000 communication processor, a single-axis gyro, a tilt sensor, and a power supply into a single system.  It is an alternative to traditional gyro and fluxgate compass sensors, providing precise positioning and speed measurements while being immune to magnetic interference typically present on marine vessels.... (read more)
2008-08-18 01:30:20

GPS Compass for Precise Marine Applications

Hemisphere GPS introduces the Vector VS330 and Vector VS131 GPS compass products that provide high performance heading, position, heave, and attitude data. The products are designed for professional marine applications such as hydrographic and bathymetric surveys, dredging, oil platform positioning and buoys that demand 3D positioning accuracies. Based on Hemisphere GPS’ Eclipse GNSS technology, Vector VS330 utilises the most accurate differential corrections including RTK, L-band, SBAS, and beacon. The smart intelligence from our MFA firmware always provides differential solutions by automatically switching to the next best differential source if the original source is no longer available. Vector VS330 is Hemisphere... (read more)
2012-10-05 01:44:24
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