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OxTS—your partner for bespoke application projects

Our goal is to help make our customers even more successful. At OxTS we want to continuously improve and give our users the best performance and experience possible . We have a dedicated Application Engineering department that works directly with customers to undertake custom engineering projects allowing you to always get more out of your OxTS product. Whether you are a vehicle manufacturer needing to adapt our products for a specialist test, a mobile mapping company looking to integrate our INS with other on-board sensors or you need a hardware adaptation for your autonomous vehicle project—we can help. As a technology driven company, we employ some of the brightest minds in our Application Engineering department. This ensures we offer world-class inertial navigation and GNSS expertise backed up with the skills required for successful implementation of bespoke application projects. So, by utilising our application engineering team, you will be free to concentrate on what you do best while we create a custom solution for you. Our Application Engineering team can undertake engineering projects to integrate OxTS products and board-sets within existing or future systems; integrate third-party products (for example GNSS receivers, sensors, cameras…) with an existing OxTS INS or boardset; or help customers using OxTS hardware by developing time-saving software and hardware for a specific test procedure or measurement. Why should you use us? Expertise/Technical strength Variety of experience Tight project management/Processes Partnership/ Named contact Minimise financial overheads     Our dedicated Application Engineering team is here to help you. Whatever your problem – talk to us! We look forward to hearing from you. Here is how we work: Contact us today to discuss your projects!
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Terry Hurley appointed Technical Director

OxTS are delighted to announce that Terry Hurley will be appointed as Technical Director from 1st August 2015. In this newly appointed role, Terry will take full control of the OxTS technology roadmap and the core navigation technology behind our GNSS-aided inertial navigation systems. Since joining OxTS as head of R&D in 2011, Terry has overseen the successful development of several major new products such as the Survey+ and xNAV family of inertial navigation systems. More recently his role has expanded to include the management of our team of support engineers. Terry is an energetic and highly experienced engineer having worked in high-growth technology businesses for many years. Through his experience in previous senior management positions, Terry brings extensive project management capabilities to this new role. OxTS Director, Dr. Alex Nairac, who established the company with Brendan Watts in 1998 said, “Terry’s appointment is great news. I’m confident he will help the company to grow organically, and allow OxTS to consolidate and strengthen its position as a leading supplier of advanced inertial navigation technology.” “As a technology-driven company, a large part of our business is working with system integrators who require high-precision GNSS and inertial navigation technology in custom application projects. Terry’s new role will see him play a crucial role in ensuring our technical experts provide our customers’ with the most advanced and innovative solutions.” About OxTS At OxTS we pride ourselves on over 15-years’ experience in Inertial and GNSS navigation technology. We offer a wide range of products that measure roll, pitch, and heading as well as RTK GNSS position down to 1 cm. Combined with our sophisticated calibration techniques and advanced algorithms, our products are ideal for mapping the conditions of road surfaces, geo-referencing of airborne LiDAR data, testing advanced driver assistance systems for new passenger cars or providing navigation information to self-driving vehicles. Our products provide high-accuracy low-drift rates, and are backed by our team of highly skilled and experienced customer support engineers.
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NavtechGPS appointed as North American sales representative

OxTS are delighted to announce that from 1st May 2015, NavtechGPS will represent OxTS’ GNSS-aided inertial navigation systems in North America. NavtechGPS will be the second representative within this territory which reiterates our commitment to the North American market and our customers. NavtechGPS will distribute OxTS’ survey product line 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. About NavtechGPS NavtechGPS is a technology-driven business owned and operated by experts with over 30 years of technical and practical experience in GPS/GNSS and precise positioning technology, who are well versed on many applications including: Unmanned air, ground and maritime vehicles Mobile surveillance vehicles Precise recovery / docking systems Geolocation applications Position, navigation and timing applications   NavtechGPS is also a world leader in GPS and GNSS training with a comprehensive course list taught by world-class instructors who have educated thousands of GNSS professionals since 1984. 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. For more information about NavtechGPS, its products, services and seminars, visit www.NavtechGPS.com. (A Woman-Owned Small Business 8(m)). About OxTS At OxTS we pride ourselves on over 15 years’ experience in Inertial and GNSS navigation technology. We offer a wide range of products which measure roll, pitch, and heading as well as RTK GNSS position down to 1 cm. Combined with our sophisticated calibration techniques and advanced algorithms, our products are ideal for mapping the conditions of road surfaces, geo-referencing of airborne LiDAR data, or providing navigation information to self-driving vehicles. Our products provide high accuracy, low drift rates and are backed by our team of highly skilled and experienced customer support engineers.
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Provinn appointed as Scandinavian Sales Representative

OxTS are delighted to announce that from 1st March 2015, Provinn will represent OxTS in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. This appointment is intended to improve the support of OxTS products more locally. About Provinn Provinn is a consulting company in the field of test and verification working in areas such as engine development, environmental testing, measurements and EMC-tests. They also work with development of new testing methods and specifications and have competencies through the whole test cycle, from planning to final verification. Provinn was founded in 2011 and today there are 17 test engineers. Provinn is part of the Vinn Group. Vinn group was founded in 2008 by a group of people with a long and strong track record of building fast growing, solid consulting companies. The group consists of over 230 specialists, within 14 niche companies, spread over 5 cities. The Vinn Group customer base spans more than 200 with participation in major research projects. Partner and owners are the employees and Volvo Group Venture Capital.
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Exhibitions 2015

OxTS will exhibit its range of GNSS-aided inertial navigation systems at some of the major exhibitions in 2015. Take this chance to speak to your local representatives and see our latest product developments! Come and visit our stand to learn more about the advantages of our Inertial and GNSS navigation systems. See our popular RT systems for automotive testing as well as the RT-Range S - the leading solution for ADAS testing. Our customers in the surveying and mobile mapping business have the chance to speak to us about the Survey+, xNAV and xOEM products.
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Dimitris Ragousis appointed as Sales Manager

Oxford Technical Solutions (OxTS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dimitris Ragousis to the position of Sales Manager. This shows the commitment from OxTS in supporting growth of existing and new sales channels. Dimitris brings a wealth of experience in working with distributors, representatives and other channels to market, as well as OEM and system integrators. This will help us maintain and strengthen our position within the automotive market and expand into new markets in Survey and OEM applications world-wide. Dimitris will lead the existing sales team and develop our sales and channel management strategies further, as well as establish relationships across our customer base. Along with this appointment Dimitris will also join our management team, where he will work closely with the other departmental managers to develop and execute plans to drive OxTS and develop our partner's businesses too. To support the continuous growth and expansion in new markets, we have appointed Martin Parry as OEM Product Manager. We will also be joined by another Commercial Manager in February. OxTS was created in 1998 and has continued to expand since then. The company is widely recognised for its expertise in developing, manufacturing and supplying innovative and reliable GNSS-aided inertial navigation systems, which are used worldwide in the automotive and surveying industries.
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Appointment to Board of Directors

Alex Nairac announced today that Chris Hocking has been appointed as director of OxTS. Chris will continue in his role as General Manager, and will bring a day-to-day operational perspective to the Board whilst improving the efficiency of internal approval and review processes. Alex Nairac commented “I trust you will join me in congratulating Chris on this appointment. Brendan and I look forward to working with Chris on the Board to continue the successful growth of OxTS. This appointment will facilitate even closer collaboration between the Management Team and the Board of Directors at a very exciting time for OxTS.”
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OxTS hosts another successful Sales Meeting

Our 4th OxTS Sales Meeting took place from the 2nd-4th June 2014 at a local Golf Club and Spa Hotel. Sales representatives from 10 countries gathered to take part in the discussions and training of new products, features and markets for our GPS-aided inertial navigation systems.   The nearby redundant airfield provided great facilities for product training and demonstrations. Some of our customers were also able to join us and show how they use our Survey+ products for rail and road surface survey applications.   The new RT-Range S and RT-Split spiked a lot of interest but the xNAV500 our latest small GPS/INS system caused a lot of excitement especially as it was mounted on a push bike!   We thank our sales representatives from across the globe in joining us in the UK for another successful sales meeting. We shall look forward to our 2016 meeting!
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ADAS reference system from OxTS and Ibeo Automotive Systems

Ibeo Automotive Systems, the market leader in the development of high-tech laser scanners for environment perception and interpretation in the automobile industry, and OxTS, one of the market leaders in the development of GNSS-based inertial measurement systems, have entered a collaboration for validation and development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The generation of reference data is an important key for ADAS development. The comprehensive combination of sensors and GPS data allows for the precise and efficient evaluation of highly complex traffic scenarios as well as the production of realistic virtual scenarios from real driving situations. Vehicle-to-vehicle measurements combined with laser scanner perception In a test scenario, a hunter vehicle and a target vehicle are both equipped with a GPS-based inertial measurement system from OxTS. The target vehicle can be tracked with high precision. All other road users in the test scenario are not visible with these measurements. In addition, the host vehicle is equipped with one or two Ibeo laser scanners with integrated object tracking. All objects ahead of the vehicle are tracked and classified. The OxTS-equipped target vehicle is specifically recognised and tracked separately. The result – reliable interpretation of complex traffic scenarios The integration of the OxTS measurement systems with Ibeo laser scanner environment perception allows test drives in public traffic. All relevant objects are displayed in every situation. It can be automatically determined if and how well the target vehicle is visible to an onboard sensor-under-test. Incorrect measurements on vehicles other than the target vehicle can be reliably detected. Occlusion of the target vehicle, for example by pedestrians and the like, can be reliably detected and displayed. In the next few years OxTS and Ibeo Automotive Systems will develop and deploy appropriate solutions step by step for your customers in the framework of this cooperation.   To download the OxTS/Ibeo cooperation flyer please Click here…
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