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NavtechGPS to Carry OxTS GNSS-Aided INS Products, which Don’t Rely on Magnetometers, Making Them Practically Interference Free

May 1, 2015 02:22 PM
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OxTS XNAV Product Line: xNAV550, xOEM, Survey+
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Lack of magnetometers in GPS-aided INS systems negates electrical interference problems, which is especially important to unmanned systems and precise positioning

SPRINGFIELD, VA / ACCESSWIRE / MAY 1, 2015. NavtechGPS is pleased to announce that beginning May 1, 2015, NavtechGPS will be the second North American representative for the OxTS line of precision survey products. OxTS has selected NavtechGPS because of its expertise with GNSS precise positioning technology and applications within the survey industry.

This product line allows NavtechGPS to provide differentiated solutions to its growing precise positioning customer base. Oxford Technical Solutions offers a unique line of GPS-Aided INS products. The OxTS product line is accurate, compact, lightweight and affordable. This product line is aimed at mobile mapping companies, aerial surveying, UAV manufacturers, and system integrators who require small, reliable tactical grade IMU/GPS, at a low price point, and for anyone looking for high accuracy position, attitude and orientation for geo-referencing LiDAR, camera and sensor data. 

According to NavtechGPS CTO and Vice President Franck Boynton, "Not only does the xNAV product family offer quality engineering and high accuracy positioning and orientation at an affordable price point, but because they don’t rely on magnetometers, there is no electrical interference from outside sources or effects from ferrous metals, making them especially desirable for real-world applications that can’t afford to suffer from outside interference. On top of that," says Boynton, "OxTS systems include post-processing software at no additional cost. Most manufacturers, charge a considerable sum for this kind of post-processing software power that allows users to delve into all aspects of the IMU and GPS outputs." 

Iain Clarke, OxTS Product Manager for Survey market, points out that the "OxTS inertial navigation systems are designed and built with value and performance in mind. We use MEMS sensors in our IMUs that undergo extensive calibration to provide a low SWaP, high performance, cost-effective solution. The new xNAV series is an ideal geo-referencing solution for UAV platforms and the Survey series can provide robust data for mobile mapping vehicles in harsh GNSS environments."

NavtechGPS will be the second representative in North America, reiterating OxTS commitment to this territory; however, NavtechGPS will be the only distributor focusing on the OxTS’ survey product line of GNSS-aided inertial systems aimed at mobile mapping companies, UAV manufacturers, and anyone looking for high accuracy position, attitude and orientation for geo-referencing LiDAR, camera and sensor data. (Brendel Associates will continue to focus on the automotive testing markets as well as servicing its existing customers within the survey market for North America.)

About NavtechGPS
NavtechGPS has nearly 30 years of experience in GPS/GNSS and precise positioning technology. As a distributor of GPS and GNSS related products, NavtechGPS delivers innovative solutions for military, commercial and research COTS integration projects. NavtechGPS has been a critical team member on hundreds of projects and has helped its partners win competitive programs. NavtechGPS is also a world leader in GPS/GNSS education with a comprehensive course list taught by world-class instructors who have educated thousands of GNSS professionals since 1984. For more information about NavtechGPS, its products, services and seminars, visit www.NavtechGPS.com. (A Woman-Owned Small Business 8(m)).

NavtechGPS Contact:
Franck Boynton, VP and CTO
NavtechGPS
5501 Backlick Road, Suite 230
Springfield, VA 22151
www.NavtechGPS.com
email: fboynton@navtechgps.com
Tel: 1-703-256-8900; Fax: 1-703-256-8988

About OxTS
OxTS prides itself on over 15 years of experience in Inertial and GNSS navigation technology. OxTS offers a wide range of products, which measure roll, pitch, and heading as well as RTK GNSS position down to 1 cm. Combined with sophisticated calibration techniques and advanced algorithms, OxTS
products are ideal for mapping the conditions of road surfaces, geo-referencing of airborne LiDAR data, or providing navigation information to self-driving vehicles. OxTS products provide high accuracy, low drift rates and are backed by a team of highly skilled and experienced customer support engineers.
 

OxTS Contact:
Andrew Roland, Commercial Manager
Oxford Technical Solutions Ltd
77 Heyford Park
Upper Heyford
Oxfordshire
OX25 5HD
UK
www.oxts.com
email: aroland@oxts.com / sales@oxts.com
Tel: 44-1869 238015; Fax: 44-1869 238016

SOURCE: NavtechGPS

 

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