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The BIG5 Saudi
The BIG5 Saudi is re-scheduled for March 7th- 10th 2021 when we can ensure we continue to deliver globally trusted events in safe and conducive operating conditions. CHC Navigation and its partner SV EST will still participate in the Big 5 Saudi exhibition when it is ready in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.2021-03-07
OCEANOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 2020
Register now and meet us at Stand N301 With 50 years of expertise, Oceanology International is the world’s largest ocean technology exhibition and conference. With over 8,000 attendees targeted for 2020, it is a must-attend event for those involved in exploring, monitoring, developing or protecting the world’s oceans, from seabed to surface and beyond. Held in London, Oceanology International has firmly established itself as the world leading ocean technology marine science exhibition and conference. Every edition, Oceanology International brings together the latest technologies and thought leaders worldwide. Attracting visitors from a variety of industries, including oil & gas, marine renewables and maritime defence, Oceanology International gives the opportunity for buyers and suppliers to do business in one location. Oceanology International offers structured networking opportunities to help suppliers establish relationships and secure business on a global scale.2020-12-01
INTERGEO is the world's largest Exhibition and Conference platform for geoinformation, which will take place from 13 to 15 October in Berlin. The exhibition area presents the latest developments in geographical information systems, surveying instruments, navigation technology, data processing, disaster response, municipal planning… Come meet us at booths C26.61 and C26.58 to learn about CHCNAV latest GNSS and Mobile Mapping technologies and applications. We look forward to seeing you there!2020-10-13
CHC Navigation GNSS receivers reach the Everest Peak
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHC Navigation's GNSS receivers reach the Everest Peak Extreme GNSS surveying leverages the performance, reliability and flawless operability of CHCNAV receivers. Shanghai, China - May 27, 2020 - CHC Navigation (CHCNAV), today announced that its P5 geodetic GNSS receiver has been used successfully by China's National Geodetic Survey Team and its Mountaineer's Team to complete the 2020 Mount Everest Elevation Survey. This is the first time that a team of Chinese surveyors has climbed the summit of Mount Everest, and it is also the first time that BeiDou-based Chinese GNSS receivers have been used to measure the height of Mount Everest. The Project In order to promote research on the Mount Everest elevation and to ensure the scientific character and accuracy of measurements, the Ministry of Natural Resources has mobilized the Shaanxi Bureau of Topography and Geographic Information Mapping (from the Chinese Academy of Topography and Mapping) to plan and implement the measurements of the Mount Everest elevation. The plan set out the technical guidelines and required that the Everest Elevation Project be designed to achieve innovative and technological breakthroughs in several areas of research. The first is to use the BeiDou satellite navigation system to perform GNSS measurements; the second is to use Chinese surveying and mapping equipment to complete the task. The Challenges In October 2019, CHCNAV received a request from the Ministry of Natural Resources to provide GNSS equipment for the 2020 Everest Elevation Project. A dedicated team combining different departments, from R&D to manufacturing was set up. The team elaborated the specific technical requirements from the National Survey engineers, in particular the difficulties and challenges related to the altitude of Everest. Measuring the height of Mount Everest, especially the summit, is a challenge, not only for the limitation of the human body in such elevation environment, but also for the performance of the GNSS receiver itself. At over 8,800 meters, the minimum temperature can reach -45°C and the atmospheric pressure is only 30 kPa (compared to the normal 101 kPa). All the surveying equipment used, is exposed to both low temperature and low-pressure constraints. In addition, the operation of the instruments must be as simple and reliable as possible in such an extreme environment. Surveyors wear thick winter clothing and lack oxygen, making every movement an extreme challenge. Finally, the measurement of the mountain peak must be completed at the first attempt, as re-measurement is impossible. The Solution To meet these stringent requirements, CHCNAV has provided military-grade GNSS receivers that have passed the most rigorous environmental and reliability tests. The entire solution, from the GNSS receivers to the accessories, has been optimized to ensure mission success from the very beginning. A wide temperature range material supporting operating temperature range of -45°C to +85°C were used, including: redesigned lithium-ion batteries offering 12 hours of operation even at extremely low temperatures; antenna cables with a specific compound material to avoid any cracking or signal attenuation. To ensure reliable operation of the receivers in a low-pressure environment, the GNSS receivers have built-in waterproof and breathable valves to maintain internal and external pressures. The low-pressure tests replicated a 25 kPa environment (corresponding to an altitude of 10,000 meters). Additional ruggedized reinforcement prevented damage in the event of accidental receiver drop thanks to a robust design to keep the display and connectors safe. Following our tests, third-party organizations were commissioned to perform environmental testing and reliability verification, including storage and operating at high/low temperatures, vibration, shock, rain, dust, humid heat, salt fog, ... From November 2019 to March 2020, our GNSS equipment was supplied to the National Photoelectric Rangefinder Testing Center - under the requirements of the China Academy of Surveying and Mapping - to perform the most rigorous evaluation. CHCNAV equipment has consistently outperformed similar products in many performance indicators. As a result, our GNSS receivers have been selected to provide the peak altitude measurements of Everest in 2020. The Project Completion On April 5, 2020, at the Everest Elevation Survey Expedition Ceremony in Lhasa, CHCNAV officially donated GNSS equipment to the National Survey Team. Both product and technical training was provided to the team. The 53 members of the first national survey team overcame the difficulties related to the environment, bad weather and the additional impact of COVID-19 and conducted a series of measurements on Mount Everest and surrounding areas such as level, gravity and GNSS. 30 of the 60 points of the GNSS control network were measured with CHCNAV GNSS receivers, including 3 of the 7 Everest elevation intersection points. The CHCNAV GNSS receivers finally reached the summit and successfully completed the task. The successful achievement of the Everest elevation measurement reflects the performance of the Chinese surveying and mapping industry, confirms BeiDou as a major part of the GNSS systems and demonstrates the technical success of CHCNAV as a major player in the GNSS industry. About CHC Navigation Founded in 2003, CHC Navigation is a publicly-listed company creating Innovative GNSS Navigation and Positioning Solutions. With a global presence across the world and distributors in over 100 countries and more than 1 300 employees, CHC Navigation is today recognized as one of the fastest-growing company in Geomatics Technologies. ### For more information, please contact: email@example.com www.chcnav.com2020-05-27
CHC Navigation Introduces the Apache3 | 2020 Edition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHC Navigation Introduces the Apache3 | 2020 Edition A highly cost-effective autonomous marine drone for bathymetric surveys. Shanghai, China – May 11th, 2020 - CHC Navigation, today announced the availability of its Apache3 Marine Drone, which brings a series of new features and additional enhancements to make lake, river and coastal hydrographic surveys even more productive. Combining a dual GNSS positioning and heading sensor, a stable and reliable hull attitude and an IMU sensor, the APACHE3 USV allows an uninterrupted survey while passing under bridges. Its high-efficiency 8 m/s motors and absolute straight-line technology enable a fully automatic, pre-determined course in adverse current conditions. The Apache3 | 2020 Edition includes exciting new features: GNSS/INS control box to maintain high accuracy during transient GNSS outage Integrated 4G and LAN transmission module Sonic radar for obstacle avoidance Automatic return to base planning 360° PTZ camera (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) Overspeed engines to allow operation in most water conditions Integrated high performance single beam echosounder The Apache3 | 2020 Edition offers an exceptional feature/price ratio, making it one of the most competitive professional marine UAV solutions for single beam bathymetric surveys. About CHC Navigation: Founded in 2003, CHC Navigation is a publicly-listed company creating Innovative GNSS Navigation and Positioning Solutions. With a global presence across the world and distributors in over 100 countries and more than 1 300 employees, CHC Navigation is today recognized as one of the fastest-growing company in Geomatics Technologies. ### For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org www.chcnav.com2020-05-12
CHC Navigation Introduces the D390 Echo Sounder
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHC Navigation Introduces the D390 Echo Sounder A cost-effective bathymetric survey system. Shanghai, China – March 30th, 2020 - CHC Navigation, today announced the availability of the D390 echo sounder system, a cost-effective and rugged bathymetric survey solution that uses an advanced 200 kHz transducer to match different hydrographic conditions and significantly improve sounding performance and usability. The D390 is a fully integrated and affordable single frequency echo sounder combined with the performance of an industrial PC. Light, portable and in a rugged IP66 aluminum alloy enclosure, the D390 is easy to set up and to deploy in any remote location. Its 12-inch touch screen display dramatically eases field survey operation making data always visible at a glance. “The D390 echo sounder is a turnkey hydrographic solution, designed to simplified survey operation and cut down mission mobilization cost by 20%.” said George Zhao, CEO of CHC Navigation. “The D390 is a perfect add-on to our fast-growing Marine Construction Business Line.” he added. The intuitive HydroSurvey 7 software manages bathymetric survey projects from positioning and navigation to data acquisition and data processing and export in CSV format for further post-processing with any 3rd party hydrographic software suite. About CHC Navigation: Founded in 2003, CHC Navigation is a publicly-listed company creating Innovative GNSS Navigation and Positioning Solutions. With a global presence across the world and distributors in over 100 countries and more than 1 300 employees, CHC Navigation is today recognized as one of the fastest-growing company in Geomatics Technologies. ### For more information, please contact: email@example.com www.chcnav.com2020-04-02
CHCNAV | Digitalization process is accelerating development of new geospatial technologies
Press Release | Courtesy of Geospatial World George Zhao, CEO, CHC Navigation The digitalization process that we are experiencing today is accelerating the development of new geospatial technologies and solutions. In today’s day and age, organic growth, exploring new markets for boosting operations, investing into new technologies and upskilling workforce are some of the key focus areas for all companies in the geospatial industry. In an ever-changing business environment, these initiatives can ensure steady growth in the near future. [...] Investing in R&D for better growth We are quickly embracing technology evolution (Cloud-based solutions, AI, Big Data, IoT, etc.) and view it positively, as it creates more opportunities for us. The integration of many diverse technologies into geospatial sensors is a strong motivator for companies like CHCNAV to continuously increase their R&D capabilities and productivity by bringing new talented research engineers in their teams. [...] Overcoming economic odds The uncertainty regarding the global economic environment is for everyone to see. However, CHC Navigation is a very resilient company, and the current economic slowdown does not affect our growth. [...] Read the full article: https://www.geospatialworld.net/article/digitalization-process-is-accelerating-development-of-new-geospatial-technologies/2020-03-03
CHCNAV | The French and Spanish version of website is available now
We are very proud to annouce the release of Spanish and French versions of our CHCNAV website. Although we are a global GNSS actor, we always focus on a close-knit relationship with our customers removing language barriers. CHCNAV is always customer-centric to offer our partners and customers the good service. You can transfer the different language of the website by clicking the right top corner.2020-03-03
Surveying & Engineering
Leveraging decades of expertise, CHCNAV brings you advanced GNSS and optical positioning solutions to make your surveying and engineering projects more productive.
Machine Control & Construction
More than robust GNSS technology, our Machine Control and Construction solutions are engineered to be high-productivity survey tools to complete your projects faster.
Mapping & Geospatial
With renowned expertise in real time precision GNSS, scanners and advanced 3D point cloud algorithms, CHCNAV creates advanced hardware and software solutions for mapping and geospatial mass data acquisition, processing and maintenance.
The CHCNAV Infrastructure Solutions deliver consistent, reliable and accurate real-time GNSS data to any demanding high accuracy positioning and navigation.
High-performance USVs, rugged positioning and heading GNSS sensors and echosounders provide complete solutions for marine survey and construction professionals.
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Chcnav At a Glance
CHC Navigation is a publicly-listed company creating Innovative GNSS Navigation and Positioning Solutions.
With a global presence across the world, CHC Navigation is today recognized as one of the fastest-growing company in Geomatics Technologies.
- Founded in 2003
- Worldwide Sales & Customer Support 100+
- Satisfied Customers 100000+
- Multinational Global Workforce 1300+
- R&D Engineers 400+
- GNSS and Related Patents 300+