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Rice Associates Expands Design-Build Capabilities and Strengthens Geospatial Services with Purchase of Leica Pegasus:One Mobile Mapping Solution


Norcross, GA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014

Keeping construction projects on track just got easier for public agencies and private developers working in the Commonwealth of Virginia. A new mobile mapping solution gives surveyors and mappers the ability to gather detailed planimetric and terrain data 20 times faster than traditional surveying and photogrammetry equipment. This means the data can be quickly processed into final survey data in days, not weeks, giving managers on projects ranging from highway construction to subdivision stake out an improved ability to deliver projects on schedule.

The cutting-edge technology, Leica Pegasus:One, manufactured by Leica Geosystems Inc. and recently acquired by leading Virginia-based survey firm, Rice Associates, Inc., is a compact, highly flexible mobile mapping solution that combines the best of imagery with a traditional terrestrial laser scanner to provide high-quality data acquisition at or near posted roadway speeds.

This technology solution allows Rice Associates’ surveyors and mappers to quickly analyze existing data or provide data for preliminary design. Once captured, the data can be processed and incorporated into final survey data, said David “Charlie” Rice, LS, president of Rice Associates, Inc. This capability is crucial for keeping fast-paced design/build project schedules on track.

The geospatial services provider, with offices in Manassas, Richmond, and Virginia Beach, Virginia, serves a diverse base of public and private clients. The company has operated a photogrammetric unit for 14 years and partnered with mobile mapping service providers to support its work with the Virginia Department of Transportation. Having its own highly flexible, highly accurate mobile mapping system will allow the firm to offer new design-build capabilities from conception to completion.

We considered a mobile mapping system in the past, but were concerned about maintenance requirements, the capital cost, and the vehicle dependency of most systems, said Rice. The Pegasus:One addresses all issues with a single scan head, calibration is easy, the cost is not prohibitive, and the unit is completely modular. With the Pegasus:One, we can now provide our clients with all geospatial services in house.

The compact Leica Pegasus:One provides a plug-and-play hardware solution, including cameras and LIDAR sensors, enabled by a complete software solution, including data acquisition, calibration, post-processing, viewing, editing and storage modules. It provides an easy process for object capture and referencing into a common Esri GIS-based platform.

Rice Associates has an outstanding reputation for providing high-quality geospatial data to state, municipal and architectural/engineering clients, said Bradley Adams, PE, Manager Mobile Mapping for Leica Geosystems. We are pleased to be able to support them in expanding their business with the addition of this innovative mobile mapping technology.

For more information about Leica Geosystems mobile mapping solutions, visit http://www.leica-geosystems.us/en/Mobile-Mapping_103549.htm.

Rice Associates, Inc. (http://www.ricesurveys.com)

Rice Associates, founded in 1986, is a SWaM Certified and Federal Small Business geospatial services firm providing in-house photogrammetry, LIDAR scanning (mobile, airborne and terrestrial), BIM, conventional surveying and subsurface utility designation and mapping. With offices in Manassas, Richmond and Virginia Beach, Virginia, Rice Associates has a full-time staff of 67 personnel including ten licensed surveyors, four photogrammetrists, five subsurface utility designators and multiple field and office technicians that possess a high level understanding of project requirements from project planning through project delivery. Project types include rural roadways, interstate highways, bridge structures, airports, rail and transit, storm and sanitary sewer facilities, parks, trails, wetlands, public space developments, and facilities.

Leica Geosystems when it has to be right

With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.

Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.







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ADLINK Releases Latest SMARC Module for Small Form Factor Embedded and Mobile Systems


San Jose, CA (PRWEB) January 07, 2014

ADLINK Technology, Inc., a leading provider of embedded products and application-ready intelligent solutions, today announced the introduction of the LEC-3517, our initial ARM-based Smart Mobility Architecture (SMARC) form factor computer-on-module (COM).

The ADLINK LEC-3517 is built on a TI AM3517 System on Chip (SoC), using an ARM Cortex-A8 processor at 600 MHz and with a power envelope of less than 2 Watts. With an extraordinary performance-to-power ratio, the LEC-3517 enables system architects to use a fully passive cooled system design, ideal for portable and stationary embedded devices, such as industrial handhelds, control terminals, Human Machine Interfaces, medical devices, and industrial tablets.

ADLINKs LEC-3517 utilizes the short version of the SMARC module definition (82 mm x 50 mm) and offers 256 MB DRAM, 512 MB NAND flash on-board. The module supports 18/24-bit Parallel LCD displays and 8-bit camera input. The LEC-3517 also features a USB 2.0 host port and a USB client port, four Serial ports, a CAN bus port, and one 10/100 Ethernet port, as well as 12 GPIO signals. Off-module storage can be implemented through either SDIO or eMMC on the carrier. Standard operating systems include Linux, Android, and Windows CE, with corresponding board support package (BSP).

Along with the release of the SMARC module, ADLINK also introduces our SMARC carrier board, LEC-BASE. The LEC-BASE functions as a reference design for the LEC product line, and also as a setup for software development and hardware testing. The LEC-BASE offers myriad I/O in addition to the basic I/O function of the CPU modules. It provides combined HDMI/DP output, RGB 18/24 bit, LVDS 18/24 bit, a touchscreen controller, GPS and G sensors, 1x GbE, HD Audio, SPDIF, CSI-2 camera input, RGB camera input, SD/SDIO, eMMC/SD/SDIO, GPIO, 4x UART, 4x USB, 1x USB OTG, 2x CAN, 1x PCI Express 1x (PCIe), and one SATA interface. Two mini PCIe sockets enable use of Wi-Fi / Bluetooth and 3G modules for connectivity. The BSP for each CPU module is configured to support the entire on-board functionality to minimize delays in testing and maximize time for application development.

The LEC-3517, as intended with the SMARC standard, can be seen as a building block to allow for effective development and a future upgrade path with coming generations of SMARC COMs. To meet the demands of industrial-grade applications, the LEC-3517 uses the robust and vibration-resistant 314 pin MXM connector, and is available with extended operating temperatures from -40 C to +85 C.

The SMARC standard is a versatile, small form factor, computer module standard jointly developed by ADLINK and other leading embedded companies. The SMARC standard is a vendor-independent standard that is held by the SGET (Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies) and was officially ratified in March 2013. The SMARC Design Guide V1.0 was finalized in August and is available for download from the SGET SMARC website: http://www.sget.org/standards/smarc.html.

For more information on the LEC-3517 and LEC-BASE, please visit http://www.adlinktech.com.

About SGET

The Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies, or SGET, is a technical and scientific association with its registered office in Munich. The purpose of the Association is the promotion of science and research, which is realized whenin a team effort in various workgroups on embedded computer technologiesSGET prepares and compiles technical specifications or other work results, such as implementation guidelines, software interfaces, or system requirements. These works promote energy efficiency, environmental protection, effective technology, and the application thereof for the benefit of the general public.

About ADLINK Technology

ADLINK Technology provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test & measurement, automation & process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include PCI Express-based data acquisition and I/O; vision and motion control; and AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and computer-on-modules (COMs) for industrial computing. With the acquisition of Ampro Computers, Inc. and LiPPERT Embedded Computers GmbH, ADLINK also provides a wide range of rugged by design Extreme Rugged and rugged product lines including single board computers, COMs and systems.

ADLINK strives to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) of its customers by providing customization and system integration services, maintaining low manufacturing costs, and extending the lifecycle of its products. ADLINK is a global company with headquarters and manufacturing in Taiwan; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, the US, and Germany; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices.

ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, ISO-13485 and TL9000 certified, is an Associate Member of the Intel

Mission Critical Application Servers Market 2019 – Cloud, Apps, Tablets and Mobile Devices Analyzed in Research Report at ReportsnReports.com

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 26, 2013

Worldwide Application Server markets are poised to achieve significant growth as Internet of things and the mobile Internet further evolve, driving the market for apps into the trillions in the next few years.

Worldwide application server market revenues are forecast to grow 17.5% year-over-year from $ 7.4 billion in 2012 to $ 30.1 billion by 2019. This is in the context of a world communications infrastructure that is changing. Technology is enabling interaction, innovation, and sharing of knowledge in new ways and application servers promise to bring significant capability to enterprises seeking mission critical solutions to making the Internet available for productive, efficient use.

Application servers are being used to create apps that run on mobile devices and that tie together the Internet of things. Infrastructure for the Internet and for smart mobile devices creates demand for more sophisticated web development and web applications. Everything is going mobile. This evolution is driven by mobile smart phones and tablets that provide universal connectivity. Application servers represent a significant aspect of Internet market evolution.

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IBM is moving toward domination of the application server market, going from 55% share in 2011 to 60% share in 2012, buttressed in part by its dominance in supporting development of mobile apps. This achievement of 60% share of the application server market provides IBM with a defacto standard status in the market.

Mission critical application servers are needed in the enterprise to support scalability, reliability, and security. More light weight open source application servers have a place in the market for web presence software, but for a solution that involves transactions intensively and has the downside of losing significant revenue if the site is down the mission critical servers are needed.

IBM WebSphere application server is a proven, high-performance transaction engine that can help build, run, integrate, and manage dynamic web applications. The IBM WebSphere application server Liberty profile option and development tool options extend the mission critical aspects of the system. Intelligent management capabilities minimize end-user outages and maximize operations monitoring and control of the production environment.

IBM WebSphere application server is far and away the best product on the market for growing solutions as needs evolve. As market conditions change, applications need to be changed and adjusted rapidly. The modular construction and the solid front end and back end integration of the IBM WebSphere application server give IBM significant advantage in the market.

There are now 6.9 billion cell phone registered, paying users. Portable, mobile systems will expand the Internet at a pace not yet achieved. It is anticipated that the apps market will expand from $ 24 billion in 2013 to $ 35 trillion by 2019. This expansion of mobile computing at the device level is nothing compared to what is happening at the machine to machine (m to m) communications, with sensors being located everywhere, and monitoring of those sensors proliferating.

Application servers markets (http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/266638-application-server-market-shares-strategies-and-forecasts-worldwide-2013-2019.html) are poised to deal with the complexity that is being instantiated at every level of the environment that humans touch. Communication, analytics, collaboration are all part of what will make application servers relevant. The Internet of Everything (IoE) is expected to enable global private-sector businesses to generate at least $ 613 billion in global profits in 2013. Quadrillions of interconnected sensors will drive market innovation. Apps will proliferate based on the ability to quickly, accurately put together an app in one half hour or less and launch it. This is a fundamental aspect of application servers.

Application server mobile extensions are integrated in the Web apps development environments of vendors. Application server development can create Web applications using business server pages. They can use the mobile extensions of the Web application server, which makes the special requirements and characteristics of mobile devices available.

Application servers leverage evolving software delivery models, new development methodologies, emerging mobile application development, and open source software. Mobile application development projects targeting smartphones and tablets are an essential aspect of any departmental application initiative. Native PC projects are anticipated to give way to smartphone and tablet apps for the enterprise. Every enterprise has to have apps that give customers, distributors, partners, and suppliers access to information.

Mobile changes how consumers behave. Users leverage mobility to communicate. They use it to improve their daily lives. Mobile is growing through existing data services and new services. Users demand connectivity anywhere and anytime. Enterprises are beginning to exploit the opportunities provided by mobility. Mobile communications permit the enterprise improve efficiency by enabling remote services and sales people to work efficiently, by enabling better access to enterprise records from remote sites, by streamlining processes, and by supporting new business models.

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Mobile Phone Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) and Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) 2014-2024

London (PRWEB) October 16, 2013

The term Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) primarily concerns location-based services on mobile phones where GPS does not work. The term Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) primarily concerns locating people and things at a distance, securely, using second generation RFID. The subjects are converging with Apple, Samsung, Google, Nokia, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and IBM clashing for the tens of billions of dollars of business that is emerging. The first $ 0.5 billion order has been landed. This subject heavily involves short range communications notably WiFi and Bluetooth and inertial navigation and advanced RFID as it progresses to determining 3D position including orientation and line of travel.

Emergency services, healthcare, retailing, manufacturing, logistics and many other industries will be transformed by what is becoming possible.

The winners in making and operating mobile phones will offer the most compelling new functionality, IPS being a major enabler. The winners in making, integrating and operating RTLS will reduce cost and improve usefulness, not least to encompass mobile phones and other mobile computing. The world’s largest companies are locking horns on this.

The topics of IPS and RTLS embrace a value chain from research and consultancy to software, services, hardware, integration and facilities management. Mobile phone app developers and value added enhancements plus ecosystems of mobile phones, web services and more are also involved.

Most of the development and use is in the USA but with other territories racing to catch up. For example, the new Indoor Location Alliance came from Europe but has global players and companies, such as Samsung in East Asia, and is taking an exceptionally broad view from new phone design to RTLS in smart cities. Siemens in Europe and several Japanese and US companies seamlessly integrate GPS outdoor navigation and services with IPS and RTLS.

This report consists entirely of evidence-based analysis following seven years of conferences, masterclasses and reports on the subject produced by the PhD level IDTechEx analysts and team.

The main features of the report, which is continuously updated, are the following:

-Ten year forecast of the RTLS market 2014-2024, platform hardware vs system integration/services.

-Full explanation of what IPS and RTLS are and how these technologies are evolving and converging, with detailed, original graphs and diagrams, largest orders landed and lessons arising. Threats, opportunities and company strategies are revealed.

-Comparison of 105 organisations in the IPS/ RTLS value chain by country, basic measuring principle, standards, frequencies, protocol, range, accuracy, applications targeted and background information. Pie charts and graphs give analysis by parameter.

-Comparison of 74 case studies of RTLS with many pie charts presenting the lessons arising.

-Detailed original interviews carried out from mid 2013 with important organisations in this space.

-Glossary of the challenging jargon, which is different between IPS and RTLS yet often refers to the same or similar things.

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

1.1. Indoor Positioning Systems

1.2. Real Time Locating Systems

1.3. RTLS takes off

1.4. More advanced forms

1.5. Market size 2013-2024

1.6. The need

1.7. RTLS is mainly about healthcare

1.8. RTLS mainly gets used in the USA

1.9. IPS and RTLS mainly gets developed and made in the USA

1.10. The link between IPS and RTLS

1.11. Commonality of interest is only just beginning

1.12. IPS and RTLS are almost all about large buildings

1.13. Ranking of frequencies by popularity

1.14. ZigBee

1.15. The unique attraction of WiFi

1.16. Basic measuring principle – relative popularity

2. INTRODUCTION

2.1. RTLS

2.1.1. Hospitals

2.1.2. Very rapid paybacks in healthcare

2.1.3. Samsung objectives

2.2. IPS

2.2.1. In-Location Alliance

2.3. Ranges

2.4. Second generation RFID

2.4.1. Principles of locating using RTLS and IPS

2.4.2. Choice of infrastructure

2.5. No infrastructure

2.5.1. Inertial/ dead reckoning measurements

2.5.2. Single beam RSSI

2.5.3. Enhanced infrastructure

2.5.4. Dedicated infrastructure

2.5.5. Trend for infrastructure

2.6. Choices of signal interpretation to find position

2.6.1. Angle of Arrival AOA

2.6.2. GPS/ GLONASS trilateration

2.6.3. GSM/ GPRS triangulation etc.

2.6.4. VLF including Near Field Electromagnetic Ranging NFER

2.6.5. Passive RFID tags with enhanced interrogation

2.6.6. Received Signal Strength Indication RSSI

2.6.7. Time Difference of Arrival TDOA

2.6.8. Time of Arrival TOA

2.6.9. Wireless Sensor Networks

2.6.10. Zonal

2.6.11. RFID evolves to RTLS and WSN

2.6.12. RFID evolves to encompass location and positioning

2.7. Applications, compromises and value chain

2.7.1. Leading applications of RTLS

2.7.2. Technology compromises

2.7.3. Pseudolites

3. MANUFACTURERS, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND DEVELOPERS IN THE IPS AND RTLS VALUE CHAINS – UP TO NINE PARAMETERS AND COMMENTARY FOR 104 ORGANISATIONS

4. CASE STUDIES OF IPS AND RTLS IN ACTION

4.1. Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital USA

4.2. Alexandra Hospital/ Singapore National University Hospital, staff, visitors and patients, Singapore

4.3. Alton Memory Care USA

4.4. AM General Corporation USA

4.5. Aobaku schoolchildren, Japan

4.6. Apollo Hospitals Chennai India

4.7. AWAREA personalised marketing/ advertising, guidance for the disabled, USA

4.8. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center equipment USA

4.9. Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull NHS Trust patients UK

4.10. BMW vehicles Germany, UK, South Africa

4.11. Boeing, item level, USA

4.12. Brigham & Women’s Hospital USA

4.13. Broekman Group The Netherlands

4.14. Bon Secours Health System, equipment, USA

4.15. BP USA

4.16. Borgess Medical Center patients USA

4.17. Carolinas Healthcare USA

4.18. Changgen Memorial Hospital patients Taiwan

4.19. Chelopech mine Bulgaria

4.20. City halls Japan

4.21. Dow Chemical USA

4.22. E.S.E.G. Euro Security Group, Germany

4.23. Family Housing UK

4.24. Felixstowe Dock and Rail Company vehicles UK

4.25. Ford Van Dyke plant work in progress and finished vehicles USA

4.26. Friedrich von Canitz school Germany

4.27. Hospital patients Israel

4.28. Holy Name Hospital USA

4.29. Home of the Innocents USA

4.30. IBS Japan

4.31. Inco Mine Canada

4.32. Jackson Memorial; Hospital assets USA

4.33. John Deere USA

4.34. Josef-Ecker Foundation Germany

4.35. King Hamad University Hospital Bahrain

4.36. Klinikum Saarbrucken Hospital patients Germany

4.37. The Lasting Hope Recovery Center

4.38. Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital equipment USA

4.39. Lieida Alguare Airport Spain

4.40. Massachusetts General Hospital patients and assets USA

4.41. Marion Correctional Treatment center inmates USA

4.42. Mercy Hospital USA

4.43. Metrotown Mall security Canada

4.44. Midwest College of Oriental Medicine USA

4.45. MKWE farming Germany

4.46. Nagoya Ekisaikai Hospital Japan

4.47. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust assets UK

4.48. NYK Logistics, tracking containers, USA

4.49. Levinoff-Colbex Canada

4.50. Ohio State University Medical Center, USA

4.51. One Housing UK

4.52. Ortrander Eisenh