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Meet us at GoGeomatics 2023 in Calgary, Canada
Shanghai, China - We are pleased to announce that CHC Navigation (CHCNAV), a global geospatial technology company, will be exhibiting at GoGeomatics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, November 6-8, 2023. The show is the premier geomatics technology exhibition and is unique in the North American geospatial industry. GOGEOMATICS EXPO is held in Western Canada, where the regional distribution of geomatics employment represents 41% of Canada's total employment. The event brings together geospatial industry professionals who want to learn about the latest technology developments and trends and provides a networking opportunity. CHC Navigation will showcase its mapping and surveying solutions for geospatial applications, including GNSS receivers, UAV platforms and LiDAR systems, and USVs for bathymetric surveying. Figure 1. The GNSS-enabled systems and solutions from CHCNAV that cater to various geomatic applications, including surveying in cadastral, construction, mapping, mine, and marine environments. Visit us at GOGEOMATICS, booth 63, to learn more about our solutions and how they can benefit your business. More information about the exhibition and related events: https://gogeomaticsexpo.com/ Have a question about our solutions or dealership opportunities? ___ About CHCNAV 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 120 countries and more than 1,700 employees, today CHC Navigation is recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in geomatics technologies. For more information about CHC Navigation [Huace:300627.SZ], please visit: https://www.chcnav.com/about-us/overview2023-08-31
Meet us at Agritechnica 2023 in Hanover, Germany
Shanghai, China - We are pleased to announce that CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) will be exhibiting at AGRITECHNICA in Hanover, Germany, November 12-18, 2023. AGRITECHNICA is the world's leading exhibition for the global agricultural machinery industry and the forum for the future of crop production. Benefit from the know-how of international authorities in the agricultural industry and discuss current issues, trends, and strategies with experts from the DLG network. In the future, it will be important to increase productivity with less use and less intensity of agricultural inputs while at the same time protecting the environment and nature. This makes inspiration and solutions through technical and professional progress all the more important - AGRITECHNICA 2023 will showcase ideas that make GREEN PRODUCTIVITY a reality on farms. CHC Navigation is a leading global geospatial technology provider of cost-effective precision agriculture systems and solutions, including automated GNSS guidance systems, RTK correction solutions, and more. With its Smart Precision Agriculture solutions, CHCNAV aims to enable sustainable growth in agricultural productivity for farms of all sizes. Figure 1. The NX510, an automated steering system for land preparation, seeding, planting, spraying, fertilizing, harvesting, and other applications. Join us at AGRITECHNICA, Hall 08, Stand D21, to learn more about our precision farming solutions and global business opportunities! More information on the exhibition and related events: https://www.agritechnica.com/en/ Have a question about our solutions or dealership opportunities? ___ About CHCNAV 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 120 countries, and more than 1,700 employees, today, CHC Navigation is recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in geomatics technologies. For more information about CHC Navigation [Huace:300627.SZ], please visit: https://www.chcnav.com/about-us/overview2023-08-15
Meet us at INTERGEO 2023 in Berlin, Germany
Shanghai, China - We are pleased to announce that CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) will be exhibiting at INTERGEO 2023 at Messe Berlin in Berlin, Germany, October 10-12, 2023. INTERGEO 2023 is the world's largest exhibition for geodesy, geoinformation, and land management. It will present new thematic areas, "Unmanned Systems," and a new area dedicated to Earth Observation (EO). In addition, the exhibition will address the topics of geoinformation systems and geospatial data, showcase current applications in the areas of geospatial LOT, geo-IT, BIM, smart city, and surveying, and present the latest technological developments in these areas. CHC Navigation, a global geospatial technology company, will showcase its full range of solutions for professional applications, including GNSS surveying, airborne LiDAR surveys, bathymetric surveys, machine control, unmanned surveys, and real-time navigation infrastructure. Figure 1. From left to right, top to bottom: the i93, a receiver that integrates the latest GNSS, Auto-IMU, RTK, and premium dual-camera technologies; the TG63, a high-accuracy 3D automatic grade control solution for motor graders with the dual-GNSS+INS positioning system; the Apache 3 USV, a portable shallow-draft hull with a single-beam echo sounder for bathymetric surveys of lakes, inland rivers, and coastal areas; the AlphaUni 20 LiDAR system and its multi-platform design solutions for mapping and geospatial; the BB4 UAV, a high-end unmanned aircraft system for surveying and mapping. The event is a unique platform where experts and decision-makers from the geodesy, geoinformation, and geospatial industries come together to learn about the latest developments and trends and to network. Join us at INTERGEO 2023, Hall 27, Booth A27.02, to learn more about our solutions and how they can benefit your business. More information on the exhibition and related events: https://www.intergeo.de/en/ Have a question about our solutions or dealership opportunities? ___ About CHCNAV 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 120 countries and more than 1,700 employees, today CHC Navigation is recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in geomatics technologies. For more information about CHC Navigation [Huace:300627.SZ], please visit: https://www.chcnav.com/about-us/overview2023-08-14
Breaking New Ground in Waterway Digitization: A Case Study with the AlphaAir 10 LiDAR+RGB System on a DJI Drone
UNLOCKING WATERWAY POTENTIAL: LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY FOR ENHANCED MANAGEMENT The digitization of inland waterways brings forth a host of benefits by leveraging technology and data to optimize the management, safety, and sustainability of crucial navigation infrastructure. Precise data on waterway conditions enhances the monitoring of infrastructure structures, such as locks, dams, and bridges. By identifying potential issues early, digitization enables timely maintenance, ensuring the reliability and safety of waterways for transporting goods, passengers, and essential resources. This article describes the real-world application of the AlphaAir 10 LiDAR+RGB system mounted on a DJI drone for a 3D digitization project focusing on the Yangtze River waterways. DIGITALIZATION OF THE YANGTZE RIVER'S WATERWAYS: A NEW FRONTIER IN SURVEYING This project takes on the daunting task of digitally mapping the intricate waterways of the Yangtze River. As the longest river in Eurasia and the third longest in the world, the Yangtze flows through major Chinese provinces, including Sichuan, Yunnan, Hubei, and Shanghai. The river's importance is immeasurable as it's a vital source of millions of people's water, irrigation, and transportation. Recent years have seen a surge in demand for waterway surveying due to ambitious development projects along the Yangtze and its tributaries. Figure 1. The Hanjiang Bridge, Yangtze River, China. Traditional land-based surveying techniques are struggling to meet the increasing demands for timely and accurate data. The success of digitization initiatives depends on properly allocating resources for data collection and processing. To address this challenge, the local Hydrographic Survey Bureau, in collaboration with CHCNAV's technical experts, deployed the innovative AlphaAir 10 (AA10) LiDAR system for aerial survey operations around the Hanjiang Bridge section. This avant-garde methodology involved meticulous data collection and processing of terrain, buildings, bridges, and cross-river cables – an effort that is driving the digital transformation of the Yangtze River. PRECISION MADE SIMPLE: 3D MAPPING WITH UAV + LIDAR TECHNOLOGY Embarking on a journey of high-precision 3D mapping, our project utilized cutting-edge technology - the DJI M300 UAV paired with the AlphaAir 10 (AA10) LiDAR system. The AA10 flawlessly integrates the high-precision LiDAR, accurate GNSS positioning, IMU orientation, and an industrial-grade full-frame orthophoto camera; this dynamic combination delivers not only highly precise laser point clouds but also high-resolution digital imagery, laying the foundation for unparalleled data accuracy. Figure 2. The CHCNAV’s AlphaAir 10 installed on the DJI 300 drone for the aerial mapping project. The data processing revolves around the CoPre and CoProcess software tools from CHCNAV. The CoPre, an advanced and easy-to-use 3D laser scanning pre-processing software, handles raw data, including POS trajectories, LiDAR data, and RGB images. The CoProcess, on the other hand, offers a wide range of post-processing capabilities. This software is a comprehensive solution, from DEM/DTM generation to semi-automatic feature extraction, automatic data classification, and dedicated power line and road inspection modules. Its intuitive interface and streamlined workflow not only increase the precision of 3D mapping projects but also significantly improve productivity, marking a transformative step in the field of aerial mapping. STREAMLINED EXCELLENCE: EFFORTLESS OPERATION AND RAPID DATA PROCESSING Efficiency takes center stage in the aerial survey operation, where the installation, collection, and processing of a 2 km² data area were seamlessly accomplished in less than a day. The chronology is as follows: I. PREPARATION. The AlphaAir 10 was installed on the DJI M300 UAV in just a few minutes, setting the stage for a quick and efficient operation. II. FIELD DATA COLLECTION. The airborne missions were conducted remarkably quickly, taking less than 1 hour for two flights. Information was collected from land areas along the Yangtze River, the Hanjiang Bridge, and cross-river cables. Figure 3. The aerial surveying around the Hanjiang Yangtze River Bridge. The entire data collection process was completed in about 50 minutes. III. DATA PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS. The next stage involved detailed data processing and analysis. This phase is broken down as follows: 1) COLORED POINT CLOUD PROCESSING. It took just 19 minutes to process the color point cloud data for two survey areas totaling 1.8 km² using the CoPre software. Figure 4,5. Point clouds rendering of the Hanjiang Bridge and Yangtze River area. This step included a comprehensive scan of steel frames, piers, electrical towers, and cross-river cables, generating point cloud results and facilitating the creation of profiles with direct height measurements for the bridge. Figure 6. Point cloud results of Hanjiang Bridge and its cross-river cables. Figure 7. The point cloud profiles of the Hanjiang Bridge. 2) AERIAL TRIANGULATION AND 3D MODEL GENERATION. It then took 12 minutes to complete the aerial triangulation and another 240 minutes to generate the digital orthophoto model (DOM) and real-world 3D model using CoProcess software. Figure 8,9. Parts of the digital orthophoto model (DOM) and real-world 3D model obtained by the AlphaAir 10 LiDAR, the area of Yangtze River. 3) DATA REFINEMENT AND DEM GENERATION. The CoProcess software used to denoise and filter the point clouds demonstrated its efficiency. It took only 30 minutes to generate a highly accurate Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and contours for each 1 km² area with a resolution finer than 1 meter. This accurate DEM is critical for bridge maintenance, environmental impact assessment, flood risk assessment, and infrastructure design. Figure 10,11. A part of digital elevation model (DEM), the area of Yangtze River. Leveraging advanced multi-target capabilities, the AlphaAir 10 excelled in penetrating dense vegetation with up to 8 target echoes. This capability enabled effective ground surface acquisition, resulting in accurate Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) and Digital Surface Models (DSMs), even in challenging environments. Figure 12. The vegetation penetration effect, the area of Yangtze River. The average thickness of the AA10's point cloud, measured at 5 cm, coupled with an elevation error of 3.5 cm, highlights the system's exceptional precision and confirms its position as a technological enabler in aerial surveying applications. Figure 13. Point cloud thickness measurement, the area of Yangtze River. TRANSFORMING WATERWAY SURVEYING: THE POWER OF LIDAR UAV TECHNOLOGY The impact of the AlphaAir 10 on waterway surveying along the Yangtze River has simply been transformative. This advanced airborne LiDAR system has not only provided highly precise data but has also captured intricate 3D data points that challenge traditional methods. This technological leap has provided surveying professionals with a level of precision that significantly improves decision-making and project planning. ELEVATING SURVEYING: LIDAR INNOVATION SOARS ALONG THE YANGTZE RIVER The introduction of LiDAR UAV surveying technology has fundamentally changed the landscape of waterway surveying along the Yangtze River. The efficiency gained over traditional total station surveying methods is significant. Equipped with the AA10 LiDAR + RGB system, the UAVs collected data quickly, reducing the need for extended site access. This minimizes disruption to traffic and surrounding areas and eliminates the risk of human error in data collection, fostering an environment of increased safety for survey professionals. In essence, the combination of AlphaAir 10's LiDAR and UAV technology has enabled a new era of precision and efficiency in waterway surveying. Its ability to collect data quickly, coupled with unparalleled accuracy, makes it an indispensable tool for surveying professionals along the Yangtze River, setting a new standard for safety and efficiency in the field. Discover more about AlphaAir 10 (AA10) or explore partnership opportunities in your region or country! ____ About CHC Navigation CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) creates innovative mapping, 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 120 countries, and more than 1,700 employees, today, CHC Navigation is recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in geomatics technologies. For more information about CHC Navigation [Huace:300627.SZ], please visit: https://www.chcnav.com/about-us/overview2023-11-27
CHC Navigation Launches Apache 3 Pro: A Compact Hydrographic Drone for Autonomous Bathymetric Survey
Shanghai, China - November 24, 2023 - CHC Navigation (CHCNAV), a global leader in unmanned surface vehicle (USV) technology, has launched the Apache 3 Pro, an advanced compact hydrographic drone designed for autonomous bathymetric surveys in shallow waters. With its lightweight carbon fiber hull, IP67 rating, and semi-recessed motor, the Apache 3 Pro offers exceptional durability and maneuverability. Featuring CHCNAV's proprietary GNSS RTK + Inertial Navigation sensor, the Apache 3 Pro provides consistent, high-precision positioning and heading data even when navigating under bridges or in areas with obstructed satellite signals. The built-in CHCNAV D270 echosounder enables reliable depth measurement from 0.2 to 40 meters. "The Apache 3 Pro sets a new standard for shallow water bathymetric surveys. Its lightweight, rugged design, integrated navigation, and enhanced obstacle avoidance enable efficient, high-precision data collection even in challenging conditions," said Taxiya Wang, Product Manager, CHC Navigation. "With the D270 echosounder and seamless data connectivity, the Apache 3 Pro delivers outstanding performance and efficiency in bathymetric surveying." Figure 1. Apache 3 Pro USV, a compact, high-performance marine drone with single beam echosounder and GNSS/INS technology for a wide range of hydrographic survey applications. ADVANCED OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE AND POSITIONING The Apache 3 Pro comes equipped with a millimeter-wave radar system that detects obstacles within a wide 110° field of view. When an obstacle is encountered, the USV autonomously charts a new course to safely navigate around it. The USV's GNSS RTK and inertial navigation sensor ensure highly accurate positioning even when the GNSS signal is temporarily lost, such as when navigating under bridges. LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN Weighing only 10 kg, the Apache 3 Pro features a lightweight macromolecular polyester carbon fiber and Kevlar composite hull for exceptional resilience. Even with a fully integrated payload, the Apache 3 Pro can be easily deployed and controlled by a single operator to work in a wide range of operating conditions. SEAMLESS CONNECTION The Apache 3 Pro ensures reliable communications through its integrated SIM and network bridge with automatic switching. It also features seamless cloud-based remote monitoring that provides real-time status updates, enhancing control and security. Utilizing both 4G and 2.4G networks, the Apache 3 Pro eliminates range limitations and facilitates effective data transfer in a variety of operating conditions. Figure 2. The bathymetric survey in a shallow water environment. ENABLING SURVEYS IN DIVERSE WATER CONDITIONS The Apache 3 Pro's semi-recessed brushless internal rotor motors minimize drafts, improving the USV's maneuverability in varying water depths. The advanced propulsion design also increases protection, reducing the likelihood of damage and extending motor life. Discover more about the Apache 3 Pro or explore partnership opportunities in your region or country! ____ About CHC Navigation CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) creates innovative mapping, 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 120 countries, and more than 1,700 employees, CHC Navigation is recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in geomatics technologies today. For more information about CHC Navigation [Huace:300627.SZ], please visit: https://www.chcnav.com/about-us/overview2023-11-24
CHC Navigation Introduces the D270 Single Beam Echo Sounder for Efficient Bathymetric Survey
Shanghai, China - November 24, 2023 - CHC Navigation (CHCNAV), a global leader in unmanned hydrographic survey solutions, released the D270, a new single-beam echosounder designed for reliable depth measurement in various marine environments. With its 200 kHz frequency and built-in temperature sensor for real-time sound velocity correction, CHCNAV's D270 echosounder is effectively used for river cross-section measurements, reservoir capacity assessments, and dredging volume analyses, providing a cost-effective solution that delivers the essential accuracy required for bathymetric surveying. "The D270 provides surveyors with an optimal balance of performance, portability, and value," said Taxiya Wang, Product Manager at CHC Navigation. "Its rugged, IP67-rated design, easy-to-use wireless connectivity, and highly efficient workflow give users precise echo-sounding capabilities in a lightweight solution." Figure 1. The D270, a single-beam echosounder and a cost-effective solution for various bathymetric survey applications to measure and map the depth of water bodies, such as lakes, rivers, and shallow coastal areas. CONSISTENT ACCURACY ACROSS ENVIRONMENTS Operating at 200 kHz, the D270 adapts to changing water conditions while minimizing acoustic interference for reliable data collection. Its built-in temperature sensor enables real-time sound velocity correction, significantly improving measurement accuracy. Figure 2. The processing of the raw data collected by the D270 in the Hydrosurvey software. SEAMLESS DATA MANAGEMENT With 8GB of onboard storage, the D270 securely captures large volumes of survey data. Its embedded Linux system supports web-based parameter configuration and chart plotting. Data can also be transferred wirelessly to other devices using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for improved workflow efficiency. REINFORCED OPERATION SAFETY The D230 features a rugged IP67-rated waterproof and dustproof design. Operators are alerted to shallow water and data anomalies, ensuring safe operation and reliable survey results even in challenging environments. The D270 echo sounder offers a practical and reliable solution for surveying and construction activities in marine environments, providing accurate depth measurements and valuable data for a wide range of purposes, such as hydrographic surveying, harbor maintenance, environmental monitoring, marine construction, oil and gas exploration, and bathymetric mapping. Discover more about the D270 or explore partnership opportunities in your region or country! ____ About CHC Navigation CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) creates innovative mapping, 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 120 countries, and more than 1,700 employees, CHC Navigation is recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in geomatics technologies today. For more information about CHC Navigation [Huace:300627.SZ], please visit: https://www.chcnav.com/about-us/overview2023-11-24
CHC Navigation announces 2023 Q1-Q3 Results
Shanghai, China - October 25, 2023 - CHC Navigation | CHCNAV [Huace:300627.SZ] has announced its financial results for the fiscal year 2023 Q1-Q3, covering the period from January 1, 2023 to September 30, 2023. 2023 Q1-Q3 Financial Highlights The Company reported revenue of CNY 1.83 billion, up 25.94% year-over-year. Net profit attributable to shareholders of the Company reached CNY 282.71 million, up 28.11% year-over-year, and net profit attributable to shareholders of the Company excluding non-recurring gains and losses hit CNY 252.45 million, up 57.44% year-over-year. R&D investment of CNY 307.36 million, up 14.78% year-over-year. A high level of R&D investment was maintained, with the ratio of R&D investment to revenue being 16.84%. Disclaimer and Caution This document is an excerpt from the 2023 Q3 Report Chinese Edition ("2023年第三季度报告") and the announcements published in the Chinese version shall prevail. The complete Chinese version of the "2023 Q3 Report" is available at www.cninfo.com.cn. Investors are advised to exercise caution and acknowledge the risks associated with investing. ___ About CHCNAV CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) creates innovative navigation and positioning solutions to make customers' operations more efficient. CHCNAV products and solutions cover a wide range of industries including geospatial, construction, agriculture, marine and more. With a global presence, distributors in more than 120 countries and more than 1,700 employees, CHC Navigation is recognized today as one of the fastest growing companies in geomatics technologies. For more information about CHC Navigation [Huace:300627.SZ], please visit: https://chcnav.com/about-us/overview2023-11-17
The Farmer's Story: How a passion for farming can help you make extra revenue by becoming a precision ag dealer
THE AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE OF THE RIO GRANDE DO SUL REGION, BRAZIL. Located at the southernmost tip of Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul is a major hub for agriculture and livestock within the country. The climate is characterized by temperate conditions. In winter, cold air currents from the south bring significant rainfall, while in summer, northeasterly winds bring drier and hotter weather. In particular, the state is home to the vast Paraná Plateau, one of the largest lava plateaus in the world, with elevations ranging from 600 to 900 meters above sea level. This diverse landscape supports the cultivation of a variety of crops, including wheat, corn, grapes, and tobacco. Figure 1: A farmer working on the slope of a field in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Figure 2. The crops kinds grown by many farmers in Rio Grande do Sul: corn, wheat and soybeans. Meet Fernando Santos Mendes [name was changed to protect privacy], a dedicated farmer who comes from a lineage deeply rooted in agricultural heritage. He is the fourth generation of his family to be entrusted with the management of more than 400 hectares of farmland in Passo Fundo, a town in the northern part of the state. Being passionate about farming and embracing innovative technologies, Fernando dedicates himself to growing soy, corn, and wheat each year, in addition to raising cattle. His expertise and progressive management approach have earned him the respect of the local farming community; he is always willing to help fellow farmers. HOW AUTONOMOUS PRECISION AGRICULTURE ADVANCES FARMING EFFICIENCY Over time, Fernando noticed that fatigue sets in more quickly, especially during lengthy tractor drives on his expansive farm. The complex nature of managing multiple tasks while inspecting fields requires intense focus. With his meticulous eye for detail, Fernando couldn't overlook gaps or planting errors that often took 3-4 minutes to correct. But with rising fuel prices, each return trip to the field was a financial drain. Fernando's experience is not unique - manual labor remains a fundamental aspect of agriculture, even in regions where machinery is prevalent. As a result, the imperative for increased autonomous farming has grown exponentially due to the need for greater efficiency and sustainability. Fernando has found that minimizing errors such as overlaps or skips is paramount to increasing efficiency. This requires precise operation of equipment such as tractors, planters, sprayers, and harvesters in the fields, ensuring high accuracy under varying lighting conditions. In addition, accurate recording of vehicle and equipment locations and movements is essential for subsequent analysis. Equally important is the judicious application of inputs such as seeds, fertilizer, and pesticides, targeting specific areas that need them rather than spreading them evenly across the field. These goals can be achieved with state-of-the-art technology, which requires some investment. The outcome? Increased yields, reduced input costs, and a commitment to improved environmental practices. HOW CHC NAVIGATION CONTRIBUTES TO THE FARMING BUSINESS Fernando's encounter with a CHCNAV demonstration in Rio Grande do Sul proved to be a pivotal moment. He discovered the NX510 autosteering system, a solution that perfectly met his needs. What impressed him most was the ease of installation and calibration, which took less than 40 minutes with initial technical support. Once set up, he could easily transfer the system between vehicles without external assistance, instantly adding autosteering capabilities to any farm vehicle. In addition, the system was affordable and offered exceptional pass-to-pass accuracy of up to ±2.5 cm, eliminating the risk of overlap or skips. Figure 3. Installation and calibration of CHCNAV NX510 in Brazil. The smooth, automated steering wheel operation meant Fernando could use his time more efficiently, even enjoying a cup of coffee in the cab - a welcome convenience. During the peak planting and harvesting season, the system proved its worth, working seamlessly day and night. Fernando confidently told his friends that he envisioned another 20 years of productive work thanks to this amazing automated steering system. Operating equipment on the uneven terrain of the plateau presents unique challenges compared to the flat plains. Hilly terrain requires specialized technology, such as Integrated Terrain Compensation, a feature designed to detect the vehicle's roll and pitch motion in real-time. Using GNSS RTK positioning and IMU data, this technology ensures that the tractor stays on the planned path, even over varying topography. A key factor in Fernando's investment was the reliable GNSS RTK signal provided by the NX510. The advanced guidance controller uses multiple correction sources and taps into five satellite constellations: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, and QZSS. In addition, the NX510 auto-steering system is equipped with a range of connectivity options, including multiple CAN ports, serial ports, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, a 4G modem, and an onboard UHF radio modem. This extensive connectivity ensures uninterrupted GNSS RTK corrections reception even in remote areas, providing unmatched flexibility for precision operations. HOW BECOMING A DEALER CAN BRING IN ADDITIONAL INCOME FOR FARMERS After two years of benefiting from the NX510 auto-steering kit, Fernando's mind was made up: "Farming has always been my main activity! I have a lot of experience and knowledge to pass on. Why not promote this excellent product in addition to my daily agricultural work? Following this idea, he applied to become a CHCNAV franchisee in his hometown in Brazil, and the CHCNAV LATAM team quickly confirmed the partnership. Figure 4. Moments of partnership between farmers and the CHCNAV team in Brazil. Undoubtedly, Fernando embodies the ideal dealer profile. His passion for agriculture, coupled with decades of hands-on experience, set him apart. With two years of direct product utilization, he has honed his skills to a level akin to a professional technician, intimately familiar with the system and its components. Leveraging his local farming community networks, he established a robust foundation for his dealership. Over the past year, he successfully automated numerous tractors and farm equipment, integrating auto-steering kits. For experienced farmers looking for a solid source of additional income, joining the CHC Navigation Dealer Network is a promising opportunity. CHCNAV provides the essential resources for a successful business, including a range of navigation and positioning systems, comprehensive training and support, attractive profit margins, and access to a burgeoning market. Seize this advantageous opportunity and embark on a rewarding entrepreneurial journey with CHC Navigation, maximizing your income potential in the rapidly growing agricultural technology industry! ___ About CHCNAV CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) creates innovative mapping, 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 120 countries, and more than 1,700 employees, today, CHC Navigation is recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in geomatics technologies. For more information about CHC Navigation [Huace:300627.SZ], please visit: https://www.chcnav.com/about-us/overview2023-10-17
Surveying & Engineering
We develop and deliver advanced solutions to make surveying & engineering more productive. From post-processing geodetic GNSS receivers to the GNSS IMU RTK antennas, our solutions cover a wide range of applications such as construction and geodetic surveys or layout planning.
Machine Control & Construction
We provide solutions for the entire site, from GNSS rovers with CAD field surveying software to GNSS machine control technologies for excavators, dozers, compactors, and motor graders. Our systems bring significant gains in productivity, accuracy, and speed to any earthmoving application.
Mapping & Geospatial
CHCNAV creates advanced hardware and software solutions for mapping and geospatial mass data acquisition, processing, and maintenance. Our lidar and airborne drones reflect the latest developments in laser scanning technology and meet the accelerating demand for smart city applications worldwide.
Our GNSS infrastructure solutions, such as GNSS sensors, antennas, and server-based computing software, deliver consistent, reliable, and accurate real-time GNSS data for high-precision positioning and navigation applications, from GNSS RTK networks to structural deformation monitoring.
CHCNAV's USVs, rugged GNSS positioning and heading sensors, ADCPs, and echo sounders provide a comprehensive set of solutions for hydrographic surveying, engineering, and construction professionals, delivering accurate positioning performance for typical bathymetric survey and mapping tasks.
Easy to use and affordable, CHCNAV's GNSS RTK autosteering systems and network solutions dramatically increase farmers' productivity and reduce environmental impact of agriculture. Our auto-steering kits for farming machines provide farmers with higher yields, save time, and generate savings on chemicals and fuel.
Navigation & Positioning
With our engineering expertise and lean manufacturing process, we provide customized GNSS solutions to industrial partners and system integrators. Our OEM solutions consist of state-of-the-art GNSS sensors for all static and dynamic applications, as well as GNSS boards for integration into robotic and unmanned vehicle platforms.
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 200+
- Satisfied Customers 200000+
- Multinational Global Workforce 1700+
- R&D Engineers 700+
- GNSS and Related Patents 400+