Alison Smith appointed as Commercial Director

OxTS is delighted to announce Alison Smith has joined the board of directors as Commercial Director. Under the new executive role, Alison will lead the commercial area with team leaders…

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OxTS expansion: Engineering and Commercial teams in new offices

Following continuous and significant growth, OxTS is pleased to announce that our Engineering and Commercial departments have relocated to new offices just 20 minutes north of Oxford. Our Production, Shipping…

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OxTS launches new RT1003 – a small 2cm GNSS/INS system

A small 2cm GNSS/INS system for space constrained applications The new RT1003 from OxTS is a compact, single-box GNSS/INS system specifically developed to fit into ADAS testing targets such as pedestrian…

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Validating traffic sign recognition systems?

With the latest software update, the user interface of the OxTS RT-Range software has been enhanced to make real-time testing of vision based ADAS sensors, capable of detecting road signs…

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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…

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Latest NAVsuite software release now available

The latest version of the NAVsuite software package from OxTS is now available. Below is a list of the major changes in this release. Make sure your systems stay up…

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New generation of GNSS receivers bring GLONASS support

The OxTS RT2500, xNAV200/500, and Inertial+ inertial navigation systems have undergone a hardware update to replace the integrated GNSS receivers with the latest generation available, bringing GLONASS support to these…

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NAVsuite software release – February 2016

OxTS – NAVsuite software release February 2016 The latest NAVsuite release is now available for free with new systems and to customers with a support contract. We have added exciting…

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Latest NAVsuite release promises reduced workload for automotive engineers

The latest release of our NAVsuite software has been designed to do just one thing—to make life easier for automotive engineers. So while the user interface hasn’t changed a great…

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OxTS unveils new self-contained base station for centimetre level accuracy in all-weather

The new RT-Base S from Oxford Technical Solutions represents a complete redesign of their self-contained portable base station, which can be used to achieve centimetre level GNSS accuracy in all…

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OxTS RT-Range S software release – ADAS testing to Euro NCAP AEB VRU protocol

As ADAS testing is getting more complex, car manufacturers need a reliable measurement system for complicated tests including multiple vehicles in realistic traffic scenarios. The OxTS RT-Range S is one…

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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…

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Networked DGPS allows differential corrections to be shared from one vehicle to multiple vehicles in a WLAN network

Differential GPS corrections being received by one OxTS device can now be shared wirelessly between multiple devices in a WLAN thanks to the networked DGPS feature in the latest release…

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OxTS NAVsuite release 2015

OxTS – NAVsuite software release Our latest version of the OxTS NAVsuite software suite is now available for customers on a support contract. We have added new features and enhancements…

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Dual receiver systems get improvement with GLONASS heading calculations

OxTS has improved its GNSS navigation processing so that it can now take advantage of GLONASS signals in the dual antenna heading calculations. Our dual receiver inertial navigation systems like…

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World’s first INS integration with Locata: OxTS Inertial+

OxTS have successfully integrated a Locata receiver with their Inertial+ to create the world’s first Locata+INS device—capable of achieving centimetre level accuracy where GPS systems fail. Locata is an innovative…

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Inertial+ can now take advantage of dual-antenna receivers and take heading from an external receiver

With the latest NAVsuite release, it is now possible for the Inertial+ to generate heading information from an external receiver instead calculating it using the internal receivers. The newest update…

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xNAV and xOEM series now with increased data rate

A new feature code for xNAV devices significantly increases their base logging and output rates from the default 100 Hz to a maximum of 250 Hz—matching the speed of our…

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xNAV250 – Latest addition to miniature INS range

The xNAV series of high-grade miniature inertial navigation systems from OxTS has a new addition for users requiring maximum performance on a tight budget. The new xNAV250 uses the same…

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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…

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NAVsuite software release winter 2015

OxTS – NAVsuite software release This is the latest iteration of OxTS’ all-in-one NAVsuite software suite. This exciting release contains the first full release of the new real-time data display…

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Support for alternative coordinate systems in post-processing

With the latest NAVsuite release the ETRS89 ellipsoid will be available as an alternative reference coordinate system in post-processing. This was initiated in response to a customer request and shows…

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OxTS customers can now use local geoid coordinate systems

Our latest software suite now supports locally defined geoids in post-processing. OxTS customers working in cartography, topographic mapping and other GIS applications can now work with local geoid coordinate systems.…

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Improved drift performance with vertical advanced slip technology

OxTS customers working in adverse GNSS conditions such as inner cities or tree covered areas can now benefit from improved drift performance with our new vertical advanced slip technology. An…

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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…

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New 2 cm positional accuracy, lightweight xNAV550 GNSS/INS

OxTS releases its new compact and lightweight GNSS-aided inertial navigation system xNAV550, along with an OEM board set version, the xOEM550. The xNAV550 is the latest model in the xNAV…

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OxTS – NAVsuite software release

This is the latest iteration of the OxTS’ all-in-one NAVsuite software. This exciting release contains the very first issue (beta) of the new real-time data display tool NAVdisplay. It also…

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NAVdisplay – Fully configurable real-time display software

OxTS are pleased to announce a major re-development of its real-time display software – NAVdisplay, the successor of Enginuity. At first glance, NAVdisplay brings with it a very modern and refreshing look…

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gx/ix RTK relock

gx/ix™ RTK – Quick RTK relock after obstructions

The gx/ix™ RTK optional upgrade has recently been improved and now includes inertially-aided RTK relock capabilities. When satellite signals are lost after obstructions like bridges or trees, RTK lock can…

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RT-Range capabilities increased with new feature

We are pleased to announce the launch of the latest RT-Range system update.  This is a big one and based on popular customer requests. The RT-Range is already one of…

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xOEMcore – more than just an IMU

OxTS have announced their newest OEM offering to system integrators. The xOEMcore is the first standalone IMU on offer from OxTS, although the custom built system has been a major…

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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…

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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…

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OxTS announces 2cm accurate, real-time xNAV550 INS/GPS

OxTS are proud to announce the latest addition to our xNAV line of products–the miniature, lightweight inertial navigation sensors. The new xNAV550 adds survey-grade GNSS receivers, giving RTK capability and…

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OxTS launches xOEM500 at ION GNSS+

GNSS/INS board set gives system integrators great performance in a small package OxTS has announced the latest addition to the OEM line of inertial navigation systems aimed at system integrators.…

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RT-Range capabilities increased with new feature

We are pleased to announce the launch of the very latest RT-Range system upgrade.  This is a big one – and one that it is based on popular customer feedback.…

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OxTS technologies for mobile mapping in challenging GNSS environments

Compared to standalone GNSS receivers, the additional measurements and enhanced performance of GNSS-aided inertial navigation systems (INS) provides a significant advantage in mobile mapping applications. But thanks to a number…

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OxTS – Your OEM partner for INS/GNSS integration

                      Our goal is to help make our customers even more successful. We do this by combining the best of…

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OxTS xNAV products are not subject to export control

The body responsible for issuing licences to control the export of strategic goods from the UK has confirmed that our xNAV products are not subject to export control. In a…

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Newsletter – Trusted measurement systems for vehicle dynamics testing and ADAS development

The OxTS RT GPS-aided inertial navigation systems are used world-wide for demanding vehicle dynamics tests as well as the development of advanced driver assistance systems. We have made significant improvements…

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OxTS – Expert inertial + GNSS navigation technology

OxTS offers a range of leading GNSS-aided inertial navigation systems for applications where reliable position and highly accurate orientation data matter. Our systems provide continuous position measurements even in harsh…

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Compatibility with two new GPS receivers keeps Inertial+ at the cutting edge

The latest update of the Inertial+ now allows customers using NovAtel’s OEM638 products or Topcon’s B110 GNSS receivers to quickly and easily benefit from the precision and reliability of a…

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RT Post-process support for multiple base-stations improves productivity

The latest release of RT Post-process, our free post-processing software, now gives OxTS customers the ability to seamlessly reference multiple RINEX files for each file they post-process. This saves time…

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Updated RT now achieve 1 cm accuracy

OxTS is delighted to announce from June 2014 we will be launching a new generation of RT sensors that can achieve 1 cm RTK accuracy both in real-time and post-process instead…

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Break free from base-stations with NTRIP

A recent report made available by OxTS highlights that Networked Transport of RTCM via Internet Protocol (NTRIP) is a highly-cost effective way for customers to achieve real-time RTK integer accuracy…

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New Survey+ L1 cost-effective solution for mobile mapping

OxTS have added a new range of products to their Survey+ line, their flagship offering for surveying customers. The new Survey+ L1 products are low cost without sacrificing performance. Ideal…

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Advanced new algorithm achieves RTK integer relock in as little as 5 seconds

A new algorithm called gxRTK inertial relock is helping post-process users regain RTK integer accuracy in as little as 5 seconds after bridges, dense foliage or other obstructions interrupt GPS…

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More SBAS regions added for users in India and Russia

With this software release, we have added more service areas of satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS) for our customers. In addition to North America (WAAS), Europe (EGNOS) and Japan (MSAS), the…

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NAVsuite Spring 2014 software release updates

The NAVsuite Spring 2014 release is now available for free with new systems and to customers with a support contract. We have added exciting new features to our software suite.…

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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…

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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…

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New xNAV500 brings real-time output to our range of small and lightweight GPS-aided inertial navigation systems

It may be small, but the new xNAV500 represents a big addition to our xNAV line-up as the first model to feature real-time output of measurement data. Due to launch…

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Andrew Roland appointed as Commercial Manager

Oxford Technical Solutions is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Roland to the position of Commercial Manager. This newly created role reflects the importance of system integrators within the…

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Accurate tyre slip measurements even in wet conditions — thanks to the new RT-Split

Our new RT-Split is a small and lightweight wheel-mounted sensor that measures tyre slip-angle in all weather conditions with an accuracy of up to 0.15° at 50 km/h. The system comprises…

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New RT Range S—small box, big capability

The new RT‑Range ‘S’ from OxTS is a direct replacement for our existing RT‑Range multi-vehicle tracking system—but in a housing that is nearly 90% smaller than previous models. However, despite…

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Two-month test of xNAV200 proves its capabilities

Size has no bearing on ability as our latest test of the xNAV200 proves. The xNAV200 is our smallest and lightest GPS-aided inertial navigation device—designed for UAV applications that require…

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Newsletter – OxTS RT-Range for reliable, repeatable ADAS tests

As testing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is getting more and more complex, car manufacturers need a test system that can perform a wide range of highly complicated tests including…

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ISO 17025 calibration for all OxTS GNSS/INS systems

OxTS has two years of experience with our quality management system and sophisticated calibration process which complies with the requirements of BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005. OxTS has been awarded the…

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NAVsuite software release December 2013 – Full list of changes

Here is the full list of changes, updates, and new features for the latest software release: the new NAVsuite package. New NAVsuite installer With our recent diversification and expansion of…

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Improved ABD robot interface for EuroNCAP AEB testing

The RT-Range is ideal for performing EuroNCAP autonomous emergency braking (AEB) tests with high precision and maximum reliability. With our latest software, it is now easier than ever to perform…

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Define the shape of your test vehicle with up to 24 points

When testing and validating advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) with the OxTS RT-Range, test engineers can now define the shape of a target with up to 24 points. This ensures…

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Newsletter – Is your RT or Inertial+ covered by a Support Contract?

Here at OxTS we take support very seriously. Our customer support is dedicated to helping you get the most value out of your product. Software for our RT2000, RT3000, RT4000…

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Newsletter – Expert inertial + GNSS navigation technology

OxTS offers a range of leading GNSS-aided inertial navigation systems for applications where reliable position and highly accurate orientation data matter. Our systems provide continuous position measurements even in harsh…

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Achieve real-time RTK-quality velocity and orientation accuracy without a base-station

OxTS customers can now benefit from velocity measurements approaching 1 cm/s accuracy and a slip angle accuracy of 0.1° RMS at high speed—without the need for a base-station. This remarkable achievement…

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New gxInteger algorithm adds RTK 2 cm accuracy to RT Post-process

RT Post-process from OxTS can now achieve 2 cm accuracy—making it the most competitively priced inertial and GNSS post-processing solution on the market. While many OxTS devices already output real-time RTK…

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Newsletter – Has your RT or Inertial+ been calibrated recently?

Our advanced calibration service ensures that your RT or Inertial+ remains highly accurate. As part of the calibration service all the gyros, accelerometers and GPS components are tested and calibrated…

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Newsletter – Trusted measurement systems for vehicle dynamics testing and ADAS development

The OxTS RT GPS-aided inertial navigation systems are used world-wide for demanding vehicle dynamics tests as well as the development of advanced driver assistance systems. We have made significant improvements…

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NAVgraph – plot, analyse and export your data

NAVgraph is OxTS’ latest dedicated graph visualisation software specifically designed for getting the very best out of your OxTS products and capable of producing the kind of professional results normally…

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NAVconfig – configure your OxTS product with ease

Oxford Technical Solutions (OxTS) have released a major update for the RT Config software, used to set up and configure OxTS products for a wide range of applications. This new…

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RT-XLAN – reliable communication up to 1 km in RT-Range applications

When testing ADAS systems with the RT-Range, the distance between vehicles can now be extended to 1 km with the new RT-XLAN. The RT-XLAN, which will become available later this…

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ISO 17025 accreditation for OxTS calibration technology

The calibration process at OxTS is BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited which means our calibration equipment, methods and internal quality management systems meet the highest standards set by the industry.…

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OxTS – Your OEM partner for INS/GNSS integration

Our new OEM product line shows our commitment to providing high-precision GNSS and inertial navigation technology to OEM’s and system integrators. Our OEM products are ideal for integration inside any…

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Newsletter – Expert inertial + GNSS navigation technology

OxTS offers a range of leading GNSS-aided inertial navigation systems for applications where reliable position and highly accurate orientation data matter. Our systems provide continuous position measurements even in harsh…

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OxTS Inertial+ with 250 Hz update rate

Our popular Inertial+ navigation system will also be available with a higher update rate of 250 Hz from mid October 2013. The increased output rate makes the Inertial+ perfectly suited…

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New Survey+ INS/GNSS launch announced

OxTS is excited to announce the launch of our new Survey+ product line for our mobile mapping and survey customers later this month. The Survey+ is a compact, turnkey GNSS-aided…

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Newsletter – OxTS RT-Range for the most complex ADAS tests

As testing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is getting more and more complex, car manufacturers need a test system which can perform a wide range of highly complicated tests including multiple vehicles…

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Newsletter – OxTS – Expert inertial + GNSS navigation technology

Oxford Technical Solutions (OxTS) offers a range of leading GNSS-aided inertial navigation systems for applications where reliable position and highly accurate orientation data matter. Our systems provide continuous position measurements…

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RT software release April 2013 – Full list of changes

Here is a full list of changes and new features for the latest RT software release in March 2013: CAN acquisition The latest version of RT Software Suite now gives…

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Newsletter – RT software release April 2013

We have made significant improvements to the RT software and added many useful features. A new software update is now available which will include the following improvements:   CAN acquisition…

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Newsletter – Inertial + GPS navigation technology

Position jumps, low update rate and lack of orientation: all solved by adding an Inertial+ to your GPS receiver. With a cost-effective inertial measurement unit and world-leading Kalman filter, the…

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Newsletter – RT-Range for the most complex ADAS tests

As testing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is getting more and more complex, car manufacturers need a test system which can perform a wide range of highly complicated tests including…

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OxTS adds CAN acquisition to the RT

The latest version of RT Software Suite now gives users the opportunity to log up to 12 messages, which is typically 48 signals from a third-party CAN bus directly into…

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Using differential corrections with gx/ix in RT Post-process

OxTS has updated RT Post-Process as part of the latest software release, meaning RINEX and RTCMv3 formatted base station data can now be applied in the new gx/ix mode. This…

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gx/ix processing: improved accuracy in urban environments

The latest software release from OxTS sees the launch of gx/ix processing, an exciting new technology that makes it possible to achieve better accuracy in urban environments and increase the…

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Successful SIAT Expo

OxTS was exhibiting together with our representative ATS at the Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) in Pune, India from 9th – 12th January 2013. We were very pleased to see many…

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Exhibitions & Events 2013

OxTS will exhibit its range of GPS-aided inertial navigation systems at some of the major exhibitions in 2013. Take this chance to speak to your local representatives and see our…

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RT-Range software release – January 2013

We have made significant improvements to the RT-Range software and added many useful features. A new software update is now available which will include the following improvements: Feature Point Technology…

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Full list of RT-Range software changes

This has been a large RT-Range software release with a lot of new powerful features. Here is a list of the changes that we have made. The RT-Range manual has more details…

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Multiple windows show RT-Range measurements

With the new RT-Range software it is easier than ever to view all the measurements from your RT-Range! The RT-Range has just become even more user-friendly with the introduction of multiple windows…

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Multiple line files support in RT-Range

It is now even quicker to get your ADAS tests completed with the RT-Range solution. RT-Range users can now select multiple line files and add them to the Map Creation Wizard by selecting the line files from…

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Feature Point Technology in the RT-Range aids Traffic Sign Recognition development

Real-time testing of vision based ADAS sensors—capable of recognising road signs or traffic signals, just got a lot easier thanks to the new Feature Point technology from OxTS. In response…

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The RT-Range now represents Fixed Points as polygons

The RT-Range can now represent existing Fixed Points as polygons which means the RT-Range Hunter vehicle can now “see” the real shape of stationary targets such as parked cars and other stationary…

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Season’s Greetings from OxTS!

The OxTS team wishes you and your families a very happy and peaceful festive season, and a successful New Year! This has been another exciting and important year for OxTS.…

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RT-Base is now compatible with GLONASS capable RT systems

The RT-Base, our base station suitable for transmitting differential corrections to the RT systems, is now compatible with all GLONASS capable RT units (such as the RT2004, RT2002G, RT300xG or…

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Inertial+ software release – November 2012

Inertial+ software release 2012 We have made significant improvements to the Inertial+ software and added useful features. A new software update is now available which will include the following improvements:…

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Full list of Inertial+ software changes

Here is the list of changes to the Inertial+ software for the release in November 2012. Leica GX1230+ receiver integrated The latest GPS receiver to be fully integrated into the…

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Inertial+ interface to Trimble BD920

The latest Inertial+ software release features an interface for the Trimble BD920 receiver module. The combination of inertial navigation system and GPS receiver has some striking advantages. The Inertial+ removes jumps in the GPS…

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Leica GX1230+ GPS receiver integrated with Inertial+

Over the last few years, we have integrated many leading GPS receivers into our Inertial+ navigation system. The latest GPS receiver to be fully integrated into the Inertial+ is the Leica GX1230+…

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GPPPS message output

With the latest software release the Inertial+ system can now output NMEA GPPPS messages over the serial port. The GPPPS (Pulse Per Second) is a non-standard NMEA message which is useful for…

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ISO 17025 calibration for all OxTS RT products

OxTS’ calibration process has been ISO 17025 accredited by UKAS earlier this year. We are now proud to announce that this has been extended to include the calibration of all 250Hz RT…

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New lightweight GPS-aided inertial navigation system

OxTS has successfully launched the new GPS-aided inertial navigation system xNAV200 at this years’ AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America conference in Las Vegas (6th – 9th August 2012). The newly developed xNAV200…

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Unique RT-Range features

The RT-Range is the most comprehensive solution for verifying and testing advanced driver assistance systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning systems. We have equipped over 60…

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OxTS releases xNAV200 – its smallest and lightest GPS-aided INS

OxTS launches a brand new generation of its successful GPS-aided inertial navigation systems (INS). The newly developed xNAV200 is a very compact, small and lightweight INS, perfectly suited for all…

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New! Rugged bag for your RT-Strut mounting pole

The RT-Strut, our quick mounting pole for all RT and Inertial+ systems, now comes in a useful rugged bag. All new RT-Strut will be shipped with a free bag from 1st July. The…

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Verifying ADAS accurately

What makes the OxTS RT-Range the preferred reference tool for testing and verifying advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)? The RT-Range is the most comprehensive test solution for the development of ADAS sensors giving a…

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OxTS’ calibration service ISO 17025 accredited

We are pleased to announce that OxTS has achieved ISO 17025 accreditation. We have been awarded the accreditation by UKAS, the sole UK national accreditation body recognised by government to assess,…

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RT-View software release February 2012 – Full list of changes

Full list of RT-View software changes – February 2012 Here is a full list of the software changes in the February 2012 software release. RT-View internationalisation German, Spanish, Italian and Chinese…

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RT-View software release February 2012

RT-View software improvements RT-View is a powerful tool to visualise the information measured by your OxTS RT, RT-Range or Inertial+ system. As a result of customer feedback, we have updated…

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OxTS is now Approved Exporter

OxTS is proud to announce its “Approved Exporter” status. This will allow both ourselves and our customers to use simplified customs procedures for exporting/importing to countries that have a preference trade…

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New cone placement files

Repeatability and accuracy are of utmost importance when performing vehicle dynamics tests. OxTS has recently launched a useful cone placement tool for the RT measurement systems. This new, ingenious feature…

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Season’s Greetings from OxTS!

            The complete OxTS team wishes you and your families a very happy and peaceful festive season, and a successful New Year! 2011 has been…

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Another successful year for OxTS

At the beginning of 2011 OxTS started the year with a positive outlook after achieving our ambitious sales targets in 2010. Due to OxTS’ rapid expansion plans and our strong…

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RT software release – November 2011

Dear customer, The focus for this RT software release is in algorithm improvements. For a couple of years we have been studying our core navigation system algorithms and working out…

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RT Software Release November 2011, Full list of changes

Full list of RT Software changes – November 2011 Here is a full list of the software changes in the November 2011 software release. Forward and backwards processing Processing the…

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gx processing improves RT2500

OxTS has improved the way that GPS data is processed in the RT2500 and RT2502 products, resulting in a massive improvement to the performance. By comparing the RT2500 to our flagship RT3003 we can show the dramatic improvement…

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Combined forwards and backwards processing of inertial data

In post-processing it is possible to run the inertial (and GPS) data backwards in time as well as forwards. When running forwards the end of a tunnel has the largest…

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OxTS launches the RT-UPS

OxTS has launched an uninterruptible power supply, the RT-UPS, designed specifically for the RT product range. The RT-UPS combines three great features in one small package including a wide input voltage range, an isolated power…

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OxTS welcomes three new members to its expanding team

OxTS Ltd, a leading manufacturer of high-end GPS-aided inertial navigation systems, welcomes three new employees to its expanding team. Since the company started in 1998, OxTS has grown substantially and…

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Driving robots on the test track

Volvo deploys the latest, cutting-edge technology on their test track in Sweden. Instead of human test drivers, a highly sophisticated driving robot conducts test manoeuvres for the Swedish vehicle manufacturer.…

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GrafNav version 8.3 support

The latest version of RT Post-process supports GrafNav version 8.3. RT Post-process can call the GPS processing algorithms in GrafNav directly so that the user does not need to learn…

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Filtered acceleration outputs from RTs

The acceleration measurements of the RT products can now be filtered before they are output. This removes vibration from the acceleration measurements so that the underlying acceleration can be seen more easily.…

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Inertial+ software release September 2011

Many customers already use the Inertial+ navigation system in combination with a GPS receiver to obtain continuous position and highly accurate orientation measurements. We have updated the Inertial+ software and…

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Full list of Inertial+ software changes

Here is the list of changes to the Inertial+ software for the release in September 2011. Support for SF-3050 The software now has support for the binary output of the…

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Optech file output

OxTS is releasing a new output format that is compatible with Optech laser scanners. This new format is output by RT Post-process, which translates NCOM data to the new format.…

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OxTS shortlisted for Small Company of the Year 2011

OxTS is one of only seven companies shortlisted for the British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEA) category “Small Company of the Year” 2011. In making their decision the BEEA judges are looking for…

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OxTS UDP Server – Inertial+ measurements in more than one application

OxTS is releasing a beta version of our UDP server for the Inertial+ and RT products. The UDP server will share the information from any Inertial+ and RT products so that several applications can access them at the…

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Combined CNav-C and inertial navigation

OxTS is launching a dedicated interface to their Inertial+ product family for the C&C Technologies C-Nav3050 receiver. This opens up the market for inertial navigation systems to people who use the C-NavC service, which…

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Using the Inertial+’s improved configuration

OxTS is releasing a quick way to save the Kalman filter’s improved configuration into the Inertial+. Why is this useful? You’ve driven and warmed up your Inertial+. The Kalman filter has learned…

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Inertial+ interface to NavCom’s SF-3050

The latest Inertial+ software release features an interface for the NavCom SF-3050 GNSS receiver. By combining the SF-3050 receiver with the Inertial+ navigation system you can remove jumps from the position measurements, increase the…

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Small research aircraft measures volcanic ash cloud

The ash cloud which travelled to Australia after the recent Chilean volcano eruption has led to hundreds of flight cancellations, 200,000 stranded passengers and cost the airlines an estimated $21…

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OxTS sails through ISO9001:2008 assessment

Being an ISO 9001 accredited company, OxTS aims to maintain and exceed the highest levels of quality standards. Our commitment to a highly effective quality management system has been confirmed…

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Team AnnieWAY’s autonomous vehicle wins GCDC 2011

Congratulations Team AnnieWAY! Team AnnieWAY of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany won the first Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge (GCDC) which took place in the Netherlands from 14th – 15th May. Onboard the autonomous vehicle…

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RT-Range software release – April 2011

We have made significant improvements to the RT-Range software and added many useful features. A new software update is now available which will include the following improvements:   Target vehicles…

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RT-Range software release April 2011, List of changes

This has been a large RT-Range software release with a lot of new powerful features. Here is a list of the changes that we have made. The RT-Range manual has more details on how…

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RT-Range Accuracy Outputs

Range measurement systems may be accurate to 2cm or better in global co-ordinates but the accuracy in the forward and lateral directions vary. This is because the measurements in the…

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3D Range Calculations in new RT-Range software

OxTS is introducing an advanced option to its popular RT-Range product so that the range can be computed in 3D, rather than assuming a flat earth model. As the hunter vehicle pitches,…

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Target RT status on CAN bus

The RT Inertial+GPS navigation systems output many status messages on the CAN bus. These give information that can confirm that everything is working properly, increasing the confidence that the test results are…

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Hidden Targets in ADAS testing

Evaluating radar or LIDAR performance for advanced driver assistance systems can be difficult when targets can be hidden behind each other. Using the new polygon targets feature of the RT-Range makes it…

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RT-Range represents Target vehicles as polygons

The OxTS RT-Range now represents Target vehicles as polygons. This is a big step forward compared to using a single point for a target and is another unique feature of the RT-Range. Engineers…

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Lane Direction in RT-Range

A key measurement for lane departure warning systems is the angle of the vehicle within the lane. This can be used, together with the lane curvature, to compute whether the…

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Lane Curvature in RT-Range

When testing vision systems for lane departure warning and active safety it is important to have a measure of the curvature of the lanes. Lane departure warning systems that work…

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RT-Range appeared in BBC’s “Surviving a Car Crash”

On its Hällered test track in Sweden, Volvo is developing some of the most advanced collision warning and auto brake systems. In order to test and verify Volvo’s advanced driver…

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The OxTS team wishes a happy festive season

Dear customer, Dear business partner, The complete OxTS team wishes you and your families a very happy and peaceful festive season, and a successful New Year! 2010 was marked with…

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Cone Placement Tool

OxTS is releasing a tool to help customers place cones accurately on proving grounds. Cone placement started as a small request but everyone we have talked to has been excited…

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Altitude reference options

An option to select between different altitude datums has been added to the RT software in the latest release. For automotive applications the datum is not normally important but many…

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RT-View Y-axis configuration

The next phase of continuous improvement to RT-View concentrated on the Y-axis configuration. Whereas previous versions used one axis for each measurement on the graph, the new version of RT-View…

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Triggered NMEA outputs in RT

Some of our customers are using the RT in combination with one or more cameras on a survey vehicle. The latest software update now introduces triggered NMEA outputs for all OxTS RT inertial and…

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Improved wheel speed processing in the RT systems

If you are using a wheel speed input with your RT system, then the latest RT software release will be very useful for you. We have made significant improvements to the wheel…

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Updated NCOM decoders

We have released a new and improved version of the C code drivers, which can be used to decode the NCOM output of the RT and Inertial+ products. There are no specific changes to…

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GPS-Base software release

OxTS has extended the capabilities of the GPS-Base to support GLONASS. Two new GPS-Base models, the GPS-Base-20G and the GPS-Base-2G will compute corrections for both GPS and GLONASS satellite systems. The new PC software is required in order…

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GLONASS significantly benefits GPS

OxTS tests have shown that RT products with GPS and GLONASS manage to maintain lock on RTK Integer position measurements in locations where GPS only products cannot. The dual-frequency GPS…

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Inertial+ – Integrated GPS receivers

Over the last couple of years, we have integrated many leading GPS receivers into our Inertial+ system. The latest GPS receiver to be fully integrated in to the Inertial+ navigation system is Topcon’s GB-500.…

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Triggered NMEA messages

Wouldn’t it be easy if you could get an NMEA message that corresponded to the exact time that a photo was taken? Now you can. The Inertial+ can accurately capture the shutter…

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Antenna displacement applications for Inertial+

In most precision applications the GPS antenna cannot be put at the exact position that the user wants. The Inertial+ is an ideal tool for displacing the antenna position. Using its accurate…

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Wheel speed algorithm improvement

OxTS has released a significant improvement to the wheel speed processing in the Inertial+. This improvement is designed to make the position output of the Inertial+ even better in poor conditions where GPS is…

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Undulation control option

Altitude from GPS can be measured relative to the WGS84 ellipsoid or relative to the geoid, the height where gravity is constant. The difference between the two is normally called…

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New NMEA messages GSA, GSV

By popular request the NMEA GSA and GSV messages are now output by the Inertial+. The GSA and GSV messages help users understand the quality of the position output by GPS…

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Javad I+RTK relock with Inertial+

Many surveyors have experienced problems when they drive under bridges and the GPS receiver takes a long time to regain its high accuracy (RTK Integer) position mode. This process is…

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MDL Dynascan uses Inertial+

Mobile scanning takes a huge leap forward with the introduction of the Dynascan from MDL. The Dynascan is a complete scanning solution, in one box, at a price that opens…

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RT2004 – another cost-effective precision product

OxTS proudly introduces the new RT2004 Inertial + GPS Navigation system, aimed primarily at engineers to test and develop advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and other functional safety systems. The RT2004 is ideal for…

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Inertial+ Topcon GB-500 Integration

The latest GPS receiver to be fully integrated in to the Inertial+ navigation system is Topcon’s GB-500. By combining the GB-500 receiver with an Inertial+ system you can remove jumps from the position measurements, increase…

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Triggered Logging in RT-Range

The logging capabilities of the RT-Range is expanding. The latest version is able to accurately start and stop the data logging using a trigger event. The data is stored in RCOM format and…

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Instant Lateral Offset Correction in RT-Range

Using the new lateral offset feature of the RT-Range saves a lot of setup time. Line the vehicles up accurately so that they are perfectly in line and use the quick configuration…

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Survey Trolley Trigger Button

The RT-Range survey trolley now comes supplied with a trigger switch, making it quick to mark a point on a line survey. The easiest way to survey a line is to go…

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Lateral velocity to all lines

The RT-Range now computes and outputs the lateral velocity of the vehicle compared to all the lane markings (lines). This complements the lateral position output compared to all the lane markings, which…

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Time gap output from RT-Range

The RT-Range already computes time to collision but for many applications it is important to know the “time gap”. This is the amount of time it will take for the hunter to…

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RT-Range and ABD robot

Many people are not aware that the RT-Range can be used with an ABD robot, or if they are they are not sure about the benefits that this gives. Here is a list…

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Maps in RT-Range Bird’s Eye View

The Bird’s Eye View now includes the map information as well as the positions of the hunter and targets. This makes it easier to check that you have the right…

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Time gap output from RT-Range

The RT-Range already computes time to collision but for many applications it is important to know the “time gap”. This is the amount of time it will take for the hunter to…

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RT-Range and ABD robot

Many people are not aware that the RT-Range can be used with an ABD robot, or if they are they are not sure about the benefits that this gives. Here is a list…

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Next RT-Range developments

What’s next? We are always keen to hear about ideas from our customers on how to improve the RT-Range. If you have new ADAS tests and require the RT-Range to be modified so…

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OxTS launches new 2cm accurate member of RT2000 family

OxTS is releasing the RT2002 inertial and GPS navigation system, a cost-effective component for testing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Combined with an OxTS RT-Range system, RT2002s can be used as a reference for radar,…

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RT2500 Improved velocity calculation

OxTS has developed new velocity calculation algorithms for the RT2500 that improves the velocity accuracy by more than 30%. The improvements are obtained by processing the raw GPS measurements using…

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RT-View supports multiple files

RT-View can now load and display more than one NCOM file (or binary RT file) at the same time. Support for multiple NCOM files has been a huge piece of…

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POS Output format for RT Post-process

OxTS has introduced the POS file format in order to make it easier for our customers to use the data that is measured by our system. The POS file format…

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Inertial+ supports GAMIT-GLOBK

OxTS has developed a utility for supporting Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) GAMIT-GLOBK software with the Inertial+. GAMIT, GLOBK, and TRACK form a comprehensive suite of programs for analyzing GPS measurements…

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RT2004, another cost-effective precision solution

OxTS proudly introduces the new RT2004 Inertial + GPS Navigation system, aimed primarily at engineers to test and develop advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and other functional safety systems. The…

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New NCOM decoders

OxTS has released an updated version of the NCOM C decoders. This replaces the original version that has been used for several years now. The new NCOM C decoder includes…

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Inertial+ Leica GS50 integration improvements

OxTS has improved the configuration of the Inertial+ when used with the Leica GS50 GPS receiver. The new configuration means that the Inertial+ is able to follow the path reported by the GS50 much…

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Inertial+ Trimble SPS461 Test

The Trimble SPS series of GPS receivers are typically marketed to marine applications but they can equally well be used in other areas such as land and air. OxTS has…

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5% drift reduction with new Novatel OEM-V model

OxTS have improved the Kalman filter model that the Inertial+ uses with the Novatel OEM-V GPS receiver. The new model improves the drift when GPS is not available by 5% using our…

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Inertial+ Post-processing Support

OxTS is pleased to announce that the RT Post-processing tool now supports the Inertial+. RT Post-process blends the raw inertial measurements with GPS measurements in the same way as the real-time…

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Car-to-pedestrian tracking

With OxTS’ unique RT-Backpack system, car-to-pedestrian tracking is now more accurate and reliable than ever. The portable RT-Backpack is an additional component for the popular RT-Range systems which are used for vehicle-to-vehicle position and lane tracking measurements.…

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Towed Balloon Targets with RT-Range

Where active safety systems require moving balloon cars, measuring the position of the balloon car can be a problem. In many cases it is only necessary to have the longitudinal…

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Simple Fixed Point Configuration using RT-Range

Creating new Fixed Point locations for the RT-Range could not be simpler. Fixed points are useful when working with stationary objects, like balloons. The new RT-Range software picks up the location…

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Time-to-collision measurements from RT-Range

The RT-Range now measures the “time-to-impact” or “time-to-collision” as required for NHTSA’s proposed active safety tests for Forward Collision Warning Systems. NHTSA are proposing that the vehicle should warn the…

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Four Targets in real-time from one RT-Range Hunter

By supporting up to four Targets the RT-Range is able to deal with more complex ADAS tests. The Targets can be other vehicles, RT-Backpacks for pedestrians or Fixed Points. Swapping…

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Configurable CAN for RT-Range

Following the success of the configurable CAN bus in the RT3000, we have introduced the same feature to the RT-Range. Other features introduced include new graphics to clarify the user…

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Saving Time

            Install quickly using RT-Strut The RT-Strut wedges your RT Sensor between the floor and the roof of your vehicle. It provides a secure and…

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Static Initialisation of Dual-Antenna Systems advances technology for Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles need to have their inertial navigation system running before they can move; there are other applications where this is true too, like aircraft and boats. Dual-antenna RT3000 systems…

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First RT2000 Inertial and GPS system shipped

We are proud to announce the shipment of the first RT2500 Inertial and GPS system last week. The RT2000 product family was officially launched at the Automotive Testing Expo 2006 in Detroit and…

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