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GeoWrap: Raytheon named key partner to develop America’s drone-testing airspace corridor; IoT-Ready Alliance introduces first IoT interface specification and more

Raytheon named key partner to develop America’s first, most advanced drone-testing airspace corridor

US: The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance selected Raytheon as a key partner in the development of America’s first and most advanced unmanned aircraft system-testing airspace corridor in New York state.  Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services business will help plan, design, build and support the state’s next-generation air traffic management system to safely test and manage drones. “UASs are playing an increasingly important role in our society…(Read More)

IoT-Ready Alliance introduces first IoT interface specification

US: Marking its one-year anniversary, the IoT-Ready Alliance introduces its first specification, The IoT-Ready Interface Specification V1.0. The Specification defines a socket that allows any type of Internet of Things (IoT) sensor or control module to connect seamlessly to a luminaire or other building system. The standard is network-protocol independent, which enables IoT-Ready™-compliant products to utilize any networking protocol, either wired or wireless…(Read More)

Space photons bring a new dimension to cryptography

France: ESA and its partners will investigate how satellites can distribute photon ‘keys’ to help secure encryption. Yesterday, ESA signed a contract with SES Techcom S.A. (LU) to develop QUARTZ (Quantum Cryptography Telecommunication System): a platform for quantum key distribution – a next-generation form of cryptography – and administer it from space. Classic cryptography, as used in World War II, concealed messages with ciphering codes and encryption keys generated by hand…(Read More)

Insitu and University of North Dakota partner in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Curriculum

US: Insitu Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, and the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks (UND) today announced significant additions to the university’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) degree program and research enterprise. In conjunction with UND’s 50th Anniversary of Aviation Education and Research, the university will integrate Insitu’s INEXA Control, TacitView and Catalina UAS software into the UND’s Aviation UAS curriculum…(Read More)

Airbus Aerial conducts runway mapping at world’s busiest airport

US: Airbus Aerial, the commercial aerial services business launched by Airbus less than a year ago, continues to expand its market presence in the United States, recently conducting runway mapping and inspections at the world’s busiest airport – Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International (ATL). With bases in the U.S., Europe, and Asia Pacific, Airbus Aerial’s services leverage the best software and aerospace technology from across the globe to offer actionable data and analysis of information…(Read More)

Pitney Bowes re-engineers Desktop Mapping and Location Intelligence to power innovation

US: Pitney Bowes, a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of e-commerce, shipping, mailing, and data, today announced their continued focus on the user experience through the latest version of MapInfo Pro. MapInfo Pro version 17 is designed to satisfy the growing need of business and government analysts for more simplified user interfaces within robust Geographic Information System (GIS) software. Over time, the development of new product features within legacy…(Read More)

Leidos Holdings reports first quarter fiscal Year 2018 results

US: Leidos Holdings, a global science and technology leader, today reported financial results for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2018. Roger Krone, Leidos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Our first quarter results demonstrate a strong start to the year, with a notable performance in bookings, profitability and cash generation. These results reflect the power of the efficient and flexible cost structure behind our innovative technical solutions, and the unwavering…(Read More)

NDMSC’s remote sensing and GIS Lab inaugurated

NMDC Ltd Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) N. Baijendra Kumar, IAS, inaugurated the “Remote Sensing & GIS Lab” at NMDC Limited, Hyderabad on Wednesday, a company press release informed. The Guest of Honour on the occasion was Dr. Santanu Choudhury, Distinguished Scientist and Director, National Remote Sensing Centre (ISRO), Department of Space, Government of India. Dr. Narendra K. Nanda, Director (Technical); Dr. T.R.K. Rao, Director (Commercial); P.K. Satpathy, Director (Production)…(Read More)