Launchpad: Micro module, holographic navigation

March 9, 2016  - By



Windows 10 tablet

7-inch display has visibility 
in any lighting condition

The Mesa 2 rugged tablet runs on Windows 10 and has a 7-inch display. The tablet provides users with access to a broad range of software options for data collection and is powerful enough to use in place of a desktop computer when in the office. It is designed to perform reliably in harsh environments, and is IP68-rated, providing protection against water and dust, maintaining a seal while its ports are in use. The IllumiView display provides visibility in any lighting conditions; the chemically-strengthened Dragontrail glass touchscreen provides durability, reducing haze from surface scratches and cracks normally caused by accidental impact. The battery provides users with 8–10 hours of runtime. Users can purchase an optional expansion battery that provides an additional 4–5 hours of runtime plus hot-swap capabilities.

Juniper Systems,


iOS Bluetooth adapter

Connects high-precision 
GNSS receivers to IOS devices

The NMEA-BT is a Bluetooth iOS adapter that enables any high-precision GNSS receiver with a serial port to connect to an iPad or iPhone. The small, weatherproof device solves the problem of connecting non-iOS GNSS receivers and other field sensors to iOS devices. It connects wirelessly using the native Bluetooth built into the iOS devices. By replacing the iOS device’s internal GPS location information with the location information from the intrinsically more accurate external GNSS devices used by mapping and survey professionals, NMEA-BT allows users to pair external GNSS devices to their location-enabled iPhone or iPad app, helping preserve the user’s investment in sub-meter and centimeter GNSS receivers and other sensors while users migrate their workforce to iOS devices. Users also can connect to laser rangefinders, resistographs, underground cable locators and commercial weigh scales that output NMEA-formatted data.

Aman Enterprises,

The Sokkia SHC500 field controller.

The Sokkia SHC500 field controller.

Field controller

For the surveying, mapping and GIS professional using MAGNET

The SHC500 is a compact handheld with a 4.3-inch touchscreen, readable even in bright conditions. The SHC500 is designed for the professional operating MAGNET Field, Site and Layout software. It works with all Sokkia GNSS receivers and total stations, and meets or exceeds all field application requirements. Built rugged, it is MIL-STD 810G and IP68 certified. Options include a 5 MP digital camera with built-in LED flash, and 3.5G cellular modem. The modem allows operators to send and receive data through the MAGNET software suite. Additional features include Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, 23 control buttons with numeric input and a capacitive-touch interface.



PinpointGIS-WGIS data-collection app

Links a GNSS receiver with 
the Esri ArcGIS platform

PinPoint-GIS enables data collection without expensive additional software, turning GNSS data collected by Septentrio receivers such as the Altus NR2, Altus GeoPod and the AsteRx-U into actionable GIS data. Height and other project parameters are available directly in the ArcGIS workflow without additional steps. Pinpoint GIS makes ArcGIS accessible through existing hardware — consumer commercial and ruggedized device, tablet or even smartphone — regardless of operating system, from a standard web browser or from an Android app. The Android app works with Esri’s Collector for ArcGIS and provides an accuracy widget that confirms horizontal and vertical accuracy in a highly visible way. Downloadable from Google Play or the Arc-GIS Marketplace.



Wideband inline amplifier

Covers the full GNSS spectrum from 1 to 2 GHz

Amplifier TallysmanThe TW125B wideband 28-dB inline amplifier is low cost, rugged, waterproof, low noise and low current/low voltage. It is designed to amplify all GNSS frequency signals, from GPS L5 (1164 MHz) to GLONASS G1 (1610 MHz) and beyond. The TW125B provides for longer cable runs from antenna to receiver for applications such as mast-mount, large vehicle and timing systems, without degradation of system sensitivity. Its low loading allows for both the antenna and the TW125B to be powered by the GNSS receiver. The amplifier adds just 12 milliamperes of load on the circuit, well within the capabilities of most GNSS receivers on the market. The TW125B passes DC supply to the antenna, not requiring additional hardware. The amplifier is available with TNC, N-Type or SMA connectors, and is REACH and ROHS compliant.



Micro GNSS module

Designed for UAVs, wearables

The Multi Micro Spider (ORG4033) has a fully integrated and highly sensitive multi-GNSS module with support for GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo. It is designed for applications that require quick movement, minimal power consumption and ultra-small form factors, ranging from wearables to drones. The module uses MediaTek’s MT3333 chip and its onboard flash memory to achieve a rapid update rate and positioning speed of up to 10 Hz. Features include dimensions of 5.6 x 5.6 millimeters, with a height of 2.65 mm; a sub-one second time to first fix (TTFF); sensitivity of –165 dBm for two simultaneous constellations; a developer-friendly design that allows for seamless migration from GPS to GNSS pin-to-pin compatibility; and easy integration with OriginGPS’ miniature GNSS antenna solutions.



Map for highly automated driving

Live map gives drivers awareness of the road ahead

LiDAR-2The HERE HD Live Map is an advanced cloud-based map asset commercially available for vehicles. Ready to be deployed in connected vehicles in North America and Western Europe, HD Live Map creates a highly detailed and dynamic representation of the road environment, enabling a vehicle to effectively “see around corners” beyond the reach of its on-board sensors. The integrated offering consists of multiple layers of data delivered in a map-tile format. It is designed to enhance both Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and automated driving functionality, making driving more comfortable and enjoyable.


navigation system

Images projected on windshield keep eyes on the road

The Navion device sits on a car's dashboard.

The Navion device sits on a car’s dashboard.

Navion is an augmented reality navigation system that projects holographic GPS imagery and driver notifications onto the windshield of a car. Navion is placed on a car’s dashboard and projects a virtual route into the regular focal range of the driver. The driver sees the navigation signs laid out directly on the road ahead of the moving vehicle, while the driver’s eyes are safely focused on the road at all times. No additional eyewear or headgear is needed to see the image. Navion’s interface provides the driver with clear route indicators even in bright sunlight, and responds to simple hand gestures and voice control.



Processor for connected cars

Automotive-grade system on chip

Snapdragon-QualcommThe Snapdragon 820 Automotive family of processors offer a scalable next-generation infotainment, graphics and multimedia platform with machine intelligence and a version with integrated LTE (long-term evolution)-Advanced connectivity. The modular design enables a vehicle’s infotainment system to be upgradable through both hardware and software updates. Sensor integration provides cognitive awareness and vehicle self-diagnostics, supports Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) features for improved vehicle safety systems, and provides location and navigation through GNSS and dead-reckoning technologies.

Qualcomm Technologies,

The RoadMate RMT-LM, a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Vehicle Intelligence category, includes dual HD cameras for a 340 degree field of view. It also includes a host of advanced navigation features and location based content for a complete all-in-one solution. (PRNewsFoto/Magellan)

The RoadMate RMT-LM.

Dashcam navigator

CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree in Vehicle Intelligence

Magellan’s DashCam Navigator family is designed for safety-conscious drivers who want to record traffic incidents, as well as scenic and unusual events. The three models come with Magellan navigation features such as landmark guidance, junction view, parking mode and red light and speed camera warnings from PhantomALERT for improved driver safety. They also include a fully integrated DVR and software interface for recording, viewing and deleting videos and photos; a lane-departure warning system; and front collision avoidance. The flagship model, RoadMate 7670T-LM, also includes dual HD cameras for a 340-degree field of view.



Lightweight lidar

16-Channel Sensor 
weighs 590 Grams

puck_lite-WWith a 30-degree vertical field of view and a range of 100 meters, Puck LITE builds on the success of Velodyne’s VLP-16 lidar Puck. The Puck LITE matches the features and specifications of the VLP-16 with equal performance and lower weight. Its patented 360-degree surround view captures real-time 3D lidar data that includes distance and calibrated reflectivity measurements. Features include dual returns, 16 channels, a 100-meter range, 300,000 points per second, low power consumption and a protective design.

Velodyne LiDAR,


Aerial ag mapping

Guidance for chemical application

The AgEagle RX60 UAS captures aerial maps of crop health in a field, identifying areas of stress before they can be seen by the naked eye. By providing real-time, easy-to-acquire data to growers, agronomists and other service providers, AgEagle helps pinpoint areas where nutrients or chemicals need to be applied. The aerial maps are automatically created and georeferenced, and the images are easy to import and use with many agricultural software platforms. The AgEagle RX60 launches, flies and lands by itself. Two GPS receivers offer more satellite options and a better flight experience. The aerial maps are automatically created and georeferenced. Industrial cellular components offer the best possible connectivity and reliability, but the RX60 can be flown and images captured without cellular connectivity.


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