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The BIG5 Saudi 2021
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 and Surveyour expand their presence on the Dutch market
CHCNAV GNSS solutions for surveying and construction have been used in Europe for more than a decade. Their popularity among surveyors in the Benelux is supported by CHCNAV's distributor, Surveyour, which offers reliable and high quality GNSS solutions at a proper price point. The Surveyour team speaks the language of the user, which enables them to provide solid support and expert advice on the product. Read below the full story of The People Group which has selected CHCNAV GNSS receivers for use in their projects. _ The People Group confidently chooses Surveyour GPS measuring equipment! The People Group's growing Geo & Data department employs specialist surveyors with years of experience. Accurate surveying and optimum quality control are essential, especially in complex infrastructural projects. The People Group is therefore switching to Surveyour's advanced GNSS solution. Danny Wouters, director Geo & Data of The People Group, gives as main reasons the possibility to check measurement data directly in the field using an open system. In addition, he is very satisfied with the level of support from the company. Ease of use and precision Barend Hermans, project and team leader at The People Group | Geo & Data: "We have tested the Surveyour GPS extensively and are very satisfied with its quality. In addition, the very familiar Windows system makes all operations of our field specialists extremely easy and accurate to perform. We also have the possibility to design our own applications, which enables us to provide the highest quality to our customers. Good GPS reception is very important to work efficiently.” Eddie Dekkers, surveyor at The People Group | Geo & Data, can confirm that: "The Surveyour system starts up easily and the GPS rover with CHC navigation receiver quickly provides a reliable fix position as well as good reception. As the software uses different satellite systems, we have an extremely accurate position.” Dekkers says about the ease of use: " Using the tablet, we have the drawings and measurement data at our fingertips. We can even measure multiple features simultaneously in the same session." adds Hermans: "Quality control is very important to us. As all the data appears clearly on the screen, the surveyor can immediately check the measurements made.” Support Everyone is very pleased with the fast and efficient service: "Surveyour can - if necessary - take control of all units from their workplace and directly supervise or take actions. It gives them a real advantage over their competitors". Wouters is enthusiastic about the associated software: "Creating, editing, managing and presenting the geo-information can easily be done on various computer systems thanks to Surveyour's software.” Currently, two Surveyour systems are in use and Wouters has decided to purchase five GPS robbers and a total station early next year. " We are now participating in inner-city projects in Rotterdam and The Hague. Demanding high profile projects where the combination of a good RTK fix and speed is a must. " Surveyour's equipment comes extremely useful in these projects, because we can also count on a fantastic GPS positioning accuracy in the city centre," concludes Wouters. About The People Group The People Group specializes in creating infrastructure designs in the broadest sense of the word. Such as for projects in the underground and aboveground infrastructure, for buildings and installation technology, industry and energy and in the field of Geo and Data. The latest technologies and the best technical specialists are deployed. About Surveyour Surveyour is a specialist in the application of GPS measuring equipment for construction, infrastructure and agriculture. Thanks to user-friendly GPS measuring equipment and associated software, measuring, setting out and processing geo-information is understandable and accessible to everyone. About CHC Navigation Founded in 2003, CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) creates innovative GNSS navigation and positioning solutions to make customers' work more efficient. CHCNAV products and solutions cover multiple industries such as geospatial, construction, agriculture and marine. With a presence across the globe, distributors in more than 100 countries and more than 1,300 employees, CHC Navigation is today recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in geomatics technologies. Credits Written by Susan Peek; Photos: Surveyour/ Bert Jansen2020-07-16
CHC Navigation Introduces CGI-610 GNSS/INS Sensor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHC Navigation Introduces CGI-610 GNSS/INS Sensor A tightly coupled high-performance GNSS/INS system for demanding navigation, machine control and unmanned applications. Shanghai, China - July 2, 2020 - CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) today announced the release of the new CGI-610 GNSS/INS sensor, a high-precision dual-antenna receiver offering reliable and accurate navigation and positioning solutions for demanding land, marine, and aerial applications. The tight fusion of the latest GNSS technology with an industrial-grade MEMS IMU is powered by CHCNAV's algorithms to deliver accurate hybrid position, attitude and velocity data, even in complex and obstructed environments where GNSS outages can occur. The CGI-610 is a powerful GNSS/INS system supporting data output up to 100 Hz to meet the requirements of highly dynamic applications (airplane, train, car ...). The optional external odometer sensor for ground vehicles can provide an additional independent measurement of displacement and speed, which is fused with the GNSS/INS navigation solution. "The CGI-610 GNSS/INS sensor is the perfect answer to the growing demand of robust positioning and navigation systems for the control of any unmanned vehicle and machine, as well as for highly dynamic applications," said George Zhao, CEO of CHC Navigation. "Industrial system integrators in need of a reliable GNSS/INS sensor with an exceptional price/performance ratio would definitely consider our CGI-610." With its 4G modem, CAN and serial ports, the CGI-610 GNSS/INS sensor offers unparalleled compatibility to enable a wide range of applications including machine control, port automation, advanced trajectography, robotics and unmanned vehicles. The CGI-610's industrial design ensures reliable and consistent operation in the harshest environments. About CHC Navigation: Founded in 2003, CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) creates innovative GNSS navigation and positioning solutions to make customers' work more efficient. CHCNAV products and solutions cover multiple industries such as geospatial, construction, agriculture and marine. With a presence across the globe, distributors in more than 100 countries and more than 1,300 employees, CHC Navigation is today recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in geomatics technologies. For more information on CHC Navigation [Huace:300627.SZ], visit: www.chcnav.com. ### Media contact: email@example.com
CHC Navigation Introduces BB4 UAV and AlphaUni LiDAR Series
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHC Navigation Introduces BB4 UAV and AlphaUni LiDAR Series Multi-platform, high-accuracy 3D laser scanning solutions for geospatial and mapping professionals. Shanghai, China - June 11, 2020 - CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) announced today the launch of the new multi-rotor BB4 drone and AlphaUni 300/900/1300 LiDAR. The groundbreaking combination of the AlphaUni 300/900/1300 LiDAR and BB4 UAV solutions creates one of the most comprehensive and versatile ranges for 3D mapping and geospatial data acquisition in land, air and marine applications. AlphaUni LiDAR Series High-precision, easy installation, multi-platform The new AlphaUni series enhances CHCNAV's Alpha Mobile Mapping family with one of the lightest and most versatile long-range laser scanner systems available on the high-end market. The series provides optimized data sets powered by advanced GNSS/INS sensors and long-range Riegl® scanners. AlphaUni's design adapts to a variety of applications and can be installed on a variety of platforms, including multi-rotor UAV, fixed-wing VTOL UAV, vehicles, rail trolleys, backpacks, boats, and more. "The purchase of a 3D mobile mapping system is too often constrained to a specific purpose, such as airborne or ground survey. A lot of our customers expressed the need to have a professional LiDAR solution that can be used in different scenarios, offering optimal adaptability to their current and future needs," said George Zhao, CEO of CHC Navigation. "With our AlphaUni series, we are now introducing an innovative response with a multi-platform LiDAR system that can be used with an aerial or marine drone, on a vehicle or carried as a backpack. In addition, the long flight autonomy of our new BB4 UAV allows missions over large areas in a single flight for exceptional productivity". BB4 UAV Up to 7 kg payload and 45 minutes flight time The BB4 UAV is a high-end multi-rotor drone optimized for the CHCNAV AlphaUni 300/900/1300 LiDAR series. Its exclusive modular design simplifies deployment in just a few minutes. Its 7 kg payload breaks the capacity barrier and over 45 minutes flight time redefines the LiDAR airborne survey ability. The redundant CHCNAV and DJI IMU and GNSS units provide reliable centimeter RTK positioning, meeting the demand for high accuracy in the geospatial and mapping industry. About CHC Navigation: Founded in 2003, CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) creates innovative GNSS navigation and positioning solutions to make customers' work more efficient. CHCNAV products and solutions cover multiple industries such as geospatial, construction, agriculture and marine. With a presence across the globe, distributors in more than 100 countries and more than 1,300 employees, CHC Navigation is today recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in geomatics technologies. For more information on CHC Navigation [Huace:300627.SZ], visit: www.chcnav.com. ### Media contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Easy to use and easy to own, our tractor full RTK auto-steering systems and GNSS RTK base or network solutions are designed for farmers to make production more efficient.
With our engineering expertise and lean manufacturing process, CHCNAV provides custom design GNSS solutions to industrial partners and system integrators.
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 companies 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+