Mar 21, 2011
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Trimble to buy OmniSTAR land business

  Trimble continues to expand its precision offerings with the purchase of the OmniSTAR Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signal corrections business for land-based navigation, mapping and survey applications. The purchase, from Fugro N.V., includes a multi-year service agreement for Fugro's ongoing operation of its correction network and satellite service broadcast systems that power the OmniSTAR service....More
Mar 15, 2011
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5 trends in farm sprayers

New sprayer sales are stronger than ever this year. In response, most of the major manufacturers have launched new models for 2011. (See April issue of Farm Industry News.) We interviewed AGCO, Case IH, Equipment Technologies, GVM, Hagie, John Deere, New Holland, Miller St. Nazianz and Versatile to find out the latest trends in this market. Here are five:...More
Mar 14, 2011
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New broadband provider threatens GPS, coalition warns 33

  The Coalition to Save Our GPS (www.saveourgps.org) was formed after LightSquared Inc. (www.lightsquared.com) received a tentative license in January from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to use the 1525 to 1559 megahertz (MHz) spectrum for its hybrid land and satellite-based high-speed broadband system. LightSquared officials have said that its system will include 40,000 land-based transmitters, in addition to a satellite already orbiting over the U.S....More

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