Scientists are using satellite data to measure and map the amount of snow on Arctic sea ice.
INTERGEO: The first virtual Round Table for INTERGEO 2020 - “Our time has come!”
The first virtual Round Table for INTERGEO 2020 - “Our time has come!”
Berlin / Karlsruhe, Germany, 3 June 2020. The
INTERGEO Round Table is the annual mid-year event for experts to
discuss the latest industry trends. The participants of this
get-together, which was hosted virtually for the first time, are
convinced that our world needs intensified digitalisation and
networking to enable us to better overcome challenges. But things
don’t end with the Round Table. “We want to showcase our topics
live, too, and highlight their critical importance – at INTERGEO
2020 in Berlin!”
“INTERGEO 2020 is going ahead.” When INTERGEO organiser Christoph Hinte made his announcement at the start of the Round Table, smiling faces appeared on screen. The participants – experts from the worlds of business and science – welcomed the news with open arms. After all, businesses and institutions are eager to attend INTERGEO as the first live event of 2020 to showcase their innovations. “The hygiene and social distancing concept is currently being coordinated. In addition to the live event, this year is the first time we will also offer a virtual twin. Both the conference and the fair will be replicated.” Hinte is optimistic:...
REGINA, SK, June 3, 2020 /CNW/ - The Brandt Group of Companies is pleased to announce that, effective June 1, they have reached an agreement with U.S.-based Ultara Holdings, Inc. to acquire the assets of GeoShack Canada Company and the Canadian assets of Inteq Distributors, subject to due diligence.
The announcement is the latest in a series of acquisitions and dealer agreements by the Regina, SK-based company since their purchase of Ontario/Quebec/Newfoundland and Labrador John Deere Construction & Forestry dealer Nortrax in late 2019.
"We are very excited to add this highly respected team along with these key product lines and support services for our customers in Ontario and Quebec," says Brandt CEO, Shaun Semple. "GeoShack and Inteq have built an impressive reputation over the years and we're looking forward working with them to build on that strong foundation as we expand our commitment to those markets."
GeoShack is the long-time exclusive supplier for Topcon Positioning Systems equipment in Ontario, providing sales, service, and rentals of GPS, lasers, survey equipment, and more for the construction, survey, engineering, and agricultural industries. The company also delivers comprehensive machine control solutions for all OEM construction and...
"When an unauthorized drone enters restricted airspace, time is of the essence. The more effectively the on-site personnel can respond, the better their chances of countering whatever the drone is there to do. BlackBerry AtHoc's advanced alerting capabilities combined with Dedrone's drone detection technology, enable our customers to react precisely and in time to control the situation," said Aaditya Devarakonda, President and Chief Business Officer, Dedrone.
The Dedrone technology portfolio combines machine-learning software with best-in-class hardware sensors, electronic attack methods like smart jamming, and defeat weapons to provide early warning, classification of, and mitigation against drone threats. Dedrone's capabilities are used by hundreds of customers globally, including the U.S. military, allied and coalition forces, correctional facilities, airports, utilities, as well as other public and private organizations.
Working with the BlackBerry AtHoc API,...
Partnership brings aviation safety mindset to the integration of autonomous systems into the National Airspace.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, Autonodyne LLC, an aviation engineering firm with expertise in unmanned aerial system and software design and certification, announced its partnership with Robotic Skies, the global maintenance, repair, and overhaul network for commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The companies will develop field maintenance and other support services for Autonodyne's mission-critical systems and solutions.
Autonodyne provides the certification platform for on-board mission computers, software, and ground control systems that enable UAS to co-exist with manned operations in the global airspace infrastructure. Autonodyne works with operators of both small (under 55 pounds) and large (over 55 pounds) commercial unmanned and advanced aerial mobility aircraft.
Autonodyne has experience in the certification of more than 75 manned systems with unrestricted flight approval in the National and International Airspace. Autonodyne is now applying that knowledge to the unmanned aerospace market. The company has particular expertise in next-generation aviation software that enables smart automation and autonomous vehicle control.
Robotic Skies, through partnerships with unmanned aircraft manufacturers and existing manned aviation repair stations, provides enterprise UAS fleet operators with local turnkey field service support. The company employs traditional aviation methodology to make UAS flight operations...
Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2020 is going virtual, according to event organizer Diversified Communications. "Due to ongoing health and safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the commercial drone community we serve have made it clear that it would be impossible to hold the live event as originally planned. In the interests of ensuring our community still has an opportunity learn from and connect with each other, we have reimagined Commercial UAV Expo Americas as a fully virtual event taking place September 15-17, 2020," said Lisa Murray, Group Director at Diversified Communications, organizer of Commercial UAV Expo Americas. These are the same dates the live event had been scheduled for in Las Vegas.
PORTLAND, Maine, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2020 is going virtual, according to event organizer Diversified Communications. "Due to ongoing health and safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the commercial drone community we serve have made it clear that it would be impossible to hold the live event as originally planned. In the interests of ensuring our community still has an opportunity learn from and connect with each other, we have reimagined Commercial UAV Expo Americas as a fully virtual event taking place September 15-17, 2020," said Lisa Murray...
SLAM-based mobile mapping with integrated 360° color is a rugged, geo-enabled, high density and versatile workhorse
PITTSBURGH, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Kaarta, the innovator of real-time mobile 3D reality capture, today announced Stencil Pro, a versatile professional-grade mobile mapping platform with impressive dimensional and visual fidelity.
Whether on the road or on a job site, in a warehouse or an office, an underground mine or in the woods, along a utility corridor or a railway, the multipurpose Stencil Pro mobile mapping system is ready to take on the most challenging environments with impressive speed, providing accurate and visually stunning results.
An all-in-one system to scan, process and view captured data in real time, Stencil Pro offers panoramic high-definition 4K imagery and colorized point clouds. With robust surround-view perception in a wide range of light conditions, Stencil Pro is optimized for both indoor and outdoor performance. Featuring an impressive 32-line high-density, low-noise lidar with a range of 120 meters (nearly 400 feet) and a data rate of 600,000 points per second, Stencil Pro produces a highly accurate 3D model in minutes.
With an IP65 rating, Stencil Pro is safeguarded against adverse elements such as dirt, dust, fog and rain, making it the ideal tool for infrastructure mapping, mining, forestry, earthworks, construction and other...
Mitsubishi Corporation and NTT complete acquisition of 30% stake in HERE Technologies
June 2, 2020
Amsterdam and Tokyo – HERE Technologies today announced that Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) of Japan have completed their joint acquisition of a 30% ownership stake in the company, after receiving regulatory approvals.
HERE welcomes MC and NTT as strategic investors. The two companies have co-invested in HERE via their recently established, jointly owned holding company COCO Tech Holding B.V. in the Netherlands. As a result, HERE now has nine direct and indirect shareholders: Audi, Bosch, BMW Group, Continental, Intel Capital, MC, Mercedes-Benz, NTT and Pioneer.
Following the transaction, HERE has added two new members to its Supervisory Board: Mr. Yutaka Kyoya, Executive Vice President, Group CEO, Consumer Industry Group, Mitsubishi Corporation; and Mr. Hiroki Kuriyama, Member of the Board, Executive Vice President, Head of Strategic Business Development, NTT.
HERE’s broadened shareholder structure supports the company’s ambitions to accelerate growth in new industries and markets. In particular, with new Japanese investors, HERE will have a springboard to further accelerate growth in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to today’s announcement, HERE and MC have already been working as strategic partners in several areas, including middle and last-mile logistics, tackling urban traffic congestion, and location-based advertising....
LeddarTech Accelerates LiDAR Deployment for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Autonomous Driving, and Industrial Applications in Cooperation with STMicroelectronics
QUEBEC CITY, June 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LeddarTech®, an industry leader in providing the most versatile and scalable auto and mobility LiDAR platform, is working with STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader, to create a LiDAR Evaluation Kit. ST serves customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and is a leading supplier of solutions for automotive and industrial applications. The evaluation kit will demonstrate technical concepts and offer development capabilities in a functional LiDAR for automotive Tier 1-2 suppliers and industrial system integrators to develop a LiDAR solution based on LeddarEngine™ technology.
LeddarTech’s kit will include ST’s MEMS mirror-based laser-beam scanning solutions along with technologies, products, and services from other LeddarTech ecosystem partners. The evaluation kit is being developed to target automotive front LiDAR applications for high-speed highway driving such as highway pilot and traffic-jam assist, as well as industrial and robotics LiDAR applications. To facilitate this cooperation, LeddarTech has welcomed ST in its Leddar™ Ecosystem team of technology leaders.
Overall, this cooperation extends the success factors of our ecosystem partners’ customers by providing the safest, most viable path to volume deployment for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Autonomous Driving, and Industrial...