A buzz is going around in the surveying community, JAVAD is back.
Dr. Javad Ashjaee, after a lengthy non-compete hiatus, has returned to the market with Javad GNSS, Inc. - Arguably a highly recognizable figure and driving force behind the GPS success of Trimble Navigation, his former ventures Ashtech and Javad Positioning Systems, which he sold to Topcon in 2000 - he now returns with a number of interesting offerings: The Triumph chip, a 216-channel receiver, said to be able to receive "all existing satellite signals as well as all those planned for the future. This includes all GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, WAAS, EGNOS, and Compass/Beidou signals"
Javad is also unveiling a number of other offerings, such as 4-receiver cluster units, the "Victor" handheld data collector, software suites, and many other innovations.
This is GPS on steroids...