Trimble Catalyst Usage-based Service Plans Enable Positioning On Demand

Trimble has announced its Trimble Catalyst software-defined Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver for Android phones and tablets is now available with a usage-based service plan - Trimble Catalyst On Demand. The new service plan is focused on satisfying the requirements of a growing number of industries and organizations who recognize the benefits of using high-accuracy GNSS technology in the field but need a more flexible payment model. Trimble Catalyst On Demand provides scalable access to RTK-quality GNSS positioning using an affordable pay-per-use hourly pricing model in addition to the current Catalyst monthly plans. The new service also enables automated domain-level email address access, which streamlines license allocation for organizations with a large number... (read more)
2019-07-17 10:01:58

New Business Development Manager for BIM Joins Topcon Europe Positioning

Topcon Europe Positioning (TEP) announces John Foster as European Business Development Manager for BIM (Building Information Modelling). Foster comes to TEP from Finnish Autodesk partner and BIM software provider, Profox Companies, where he was the director responsible for business development and sales of Autodesk based BIM software solutions. Prior to this role, he served as sales manager at NavisWorks Ltd, and plant solutions sales manager at Autodesk Ltd. Foster has more than 20 years experience in CAD and data management, ranging from software development through consulting to business development and sales. "John has a great deal of experience developing and... (read more)
2017-01-06 05:00:13

Inpixon to Acquire GPS Technology for Indoor and Outdoor Positioning System

Inpixon, an indoor positioning and data analytics company, has announced it intends to acquire certain GPS products, software, technologies, and intellectual property from a USA based company specializing in global positioning system (GPS) technologies. The transaction is anticipated to expand Inpixon’s patent portfolio and will include certain granted or licensed patents and GPS and RF technologies. "The GPS and outdoor RF locationing technology we intend to acquire is a great complement to Inpixon's indoor positioning technology," said Nadir Ali, Inpixon CEO. "This technology will allow us to merge indoor and outdoor positioning data into a single platform, and to leverage... (read more)
2019-05-30 11:37:50

Trimble Catalyst Supports GLONASS

Trimble has announced that its Trimble Catalyst software-defined global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver for Android phones and tablets has been updated to support GLONASS. The update demonstrates the advantages of a software-based GNSS solution for delivering new functionality faster and easier. Access to the GLONASS constellation increases the number of GNSS satellites visible when working in the field. As a result, it improves the ability to maintain lock-on to enough satellites to keep working when sky visibility is limited or obstructed, such as under tree canopy and in urban high-rise environments. Users also spend less time waiting for the... (read more)
2018-06-22 10:44:00

Siemens Strengthens Technology Portfolio for Digital Buildings

The Siemens Building Technologies Division is incorporating infsoft's integrated solutions into its product portfolio. infsoft offers software solutions and system components for indoor positioning processes. The products enable accurate real-time positioning of objects and people inside buildings. By linking location-specific data with existing building infrastructures, Siemens is offering building users and operators clear added value. Indoor navigation helps visitors find their way around the premises quickly and efficiently. The opportunity of individually controlling room temperature and lighting via smartphone app or finding and reserving a free meeting room nearby offers enhanced comfort. Tracking solutions enable not only the implementation of... (read more)
2017-09-25 04:28:13

Topcon Announces MAGNET Enterprise with Autodesk BIM 360 Integration

Topcon Positioning Group has announced the MAGNET Enterprise software system has been updated to expand integration with Autodesk solutions through a new Autodesk BIM 360 cloud connection. The integration with BIM 360 is designed to allow MAGNET Enterprise operators to manage 2D plans, 3D models, and any other project documents in the BIM 360 or Autodesk A360 Drive environments. The software is designed to streamline document management bi-directionally between the field and office and provide a dedicated location for sharing and saving the most updated project files. “The BIM 360 integration allows construction teams to perform field layout from building... (read more)
2018-04-24 02:07:52

Joost Boers

Joost Boers has held various positions at Geomares Publishing since 2006. In October 2013, he became editorial manager of Hydro International. He was a council member of the Hydrographic Society Benelux from 2008 to 2014. Currently, he is content manager for Hydro International and GiS Professional.  (read more)
2017-04-11 01:37:14

Topcon Releases eGIS for Android

Topcon Positioning Group announces the integration of the Android platform to the eGIS field software system. It’s designed to offer a simple and quick way to collect and maintain mapping data with GPS at various accuracies, including RTK (Real Time Kinematic). With the introduction of the eGIS for Android app, operators can use their Android-based smartphones and tablets to capture data for a variety of mapping projects - whether it be for electric utilities, gas pipelines, disaster management, wastewater operations, forestry, highway maintenance or other related tasks. “It’s another way we are expanding collection options for GIS industry professionals,” said... (read more)
2017-01-06 04:12:51

Topcon Releases MAGNET Relay for GIS

Topcon Positioning Group announces the addition of MAGNET Relay for GIS to its suite of cloud-based solutions software. As a component of MAGNET Field GIS, MAGNET Relay GIS is a mobile base station RTK (Real Time Kinematic) broadcasting service. The system is designed to allow subscribers to connect a GNSS base receiver to the relay via a cellular connection for high-accuracy RTK corrections. “The RTK base station can be used by up to ten rovers, which makes MAGNET Relay a great solution for large scale and highly precise GIS projects,” said Stefan Naumann, business manager, software and solutions for Topcon Europe Positioning.... (read more)
2017-01-06 04:10:43

Topcon Adds Features to Web-based Service for Data Processing

Topcon Positioning Group has announced an update to MAGNET Collage Web - its web-based service for integration with the MAGNET Collage desktop mass data processing software. MAGNET Collage Web version 1.1 offers new features and improvements designed to simplify collaboration and sharing of 3D point cloud data. The update includes an embeddable public viewer designed to allow operators to send a link or embed a viewer to access a mass data model from any webpage. The system now also offers direct-to-web publishing from third-party UAV software including Bentley Context Capture and MAVinci Desktop software, with support for additional software packages forthcoming.... (read more)
2018-04-16 11:11:49
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