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Friday, 02 January 2015

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Phoenix Ranger and Scout
Phoenix Aerial Systems announced two unmanned aerial LiDAR products, the Phoenix Scout and Ranger. Weighing less than 2.5kg, measuring only 12cm x 22cm x 8cm and options starting at $55k, at the core of the Scout (right) is the Velodyne VLP-16 puck, which features 16 lasers aligned over a 30º Vertical FOV, 100+ meter range and captures up to 300,000 measurements per second. The Ranger is a survey-grade, long-range mapping system featuring the Riegl VUX-1 and Fiber Optic Gyro IMU sensors. www.phoenix-aerial.com

Altus Positioning APS-NR2
The APS-NR2 features superior RTK performance; fast connection to the Ntrip server--more than 30 percent faster than other systems; only 0.76 kg (1.67 lbs.); hot-swappable batteries--recharge from any USB port; dual cellular antennae; works on virtually all RTK networks; built-in Wi-Fi--configure and monitor the unit and stream data directly to your own tablet; Esri Compatible--communicate seamlessly with Esri cloud-based platforms1; open architecture--choose your own data collector software or interface directly with Esri ArcGIS Online. www.altus-ps.com

Trimble Leap Submeter GNSS
When enabled with the Trimble ViewPoint RTX correction service, Leap delivers submeter accuracy directly to the Terrain Navigator Pro (TNP) Mobile app for iOS and Android. The app allows users to collect markers, tracks and geo-stamped photos in the field, and then sync all the GNSS data into TNP office software. Collect data offline: the app uses the GPS built into the smartphones, so users can collect field data in areas without a cellular or data signal. terrainnavigator.com/Product/Leap

Juniper Systems Allegro 2
The Allegro 2 now features a newly designed keyboard in a QWERTY & numeric layout, with large, glove-friendly buttons; a custom Sun-toShadeTM display--20% larger than the previous Allegro; the touchscreen now utilizes capacitive technology, providing excellent durability, as well as crystal-clear imagery and greater sensitivity to touch; a new, Overtime TechnologyTM battery, providing an amazing 20+ hours of runtime; plus significantly enhanced GNSS performance, extended Bluetooth® range, camera & video options, and a more powerful processor. www.junipersys.com/Juniper-Systems-Rugged-Handheld-Computers/ products/Allegro-2

Satlab SL600
6G GNSS receiver capable of utilizing GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS and SBAS; resistant to 3 meter drops and 2 meters of water submersion; dual hot swappable batteries provide an impressive 18-24 hours of continuous field use; 1.2kg package; onboard computer running LINUX operating system; Cellular 3G and Bluetooth as well USB and RS232 connectivity are all standard, and an optional internal 2W Pacific Crest XDL radio is also available; using the SL55 Field Controller, the SL600 comes with Carlson SurvCE pre-installed and activated. www.satlabgnss.com/en/products-sl-600-detail-203

Topcon LN-100 BIM 3D Layout Navigator
Both horizontal dimensions and vertical elevations are produced anywhere in the layout zone. Additional accessories allow the LN-100 to be mounted on a building column or other out of the way location because there's no need to stand and look through the lens. LN-100 features include One-man Operation; Simple Setup Self-leveling; Wireless, license free operation; Android Smartphone or tablet control; Easy one-button setup. Measurement Range is 0.9m ­ 100m (3 ft. ­ 328 ft.); positioning accuracy is ±3mm; and vertical coverage is ±25° up to 22m range (72 ft.) www.topconpositioning.com/products/bim/ln-100.

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