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March 6, 2014

» Leica Geosystems and Airborne Hydrography AB launch next-generation multispectral LiDAR solution for shallow water surveys   Leica Geosystems Inc.

Norcross, Ga. — Leica Geosystems Inc. and Airborne Hydrography AB announced the availability of CHIROPTERA II, a LiDAR solution for topographic mapping and shallow water surveying in depths of up to 15 meters (49 feet). The system simultaneously captures the full waveform in both the 35 kHz bathymetric channel and the 500 kHz topographic channel to provide high-detail maps for environmental and coastal monitoring, infrastructure planning, and other near-shore applications. 

» Corecon Technologies releases Android app for cloud-based estimating and project management   Corecon Technologies Inc.

Huntington Beach, Calif. — Corecon Technologies, Inc., a provider of web-based construction software, released Corecon Mobile for Android. The new app was developed for use with Corecon V7, an online estimating, project management and job cost suite of construction software. 

» Yotta launches visualized asset management software in U.S.   Yotta

Denver — Yotta is launching its visualized asset management software Horizons in the U.S. Designed as a cloud-hosted solution, Horizons allows for multiple data types to be integrated, visualized, and utilized underpinning decision-making and informing development plans for highways management. 

February 19, 2014

» Bentley Systems named Construction Computing’s ‘Company of the Year’ for second year running    Bentley Systems Inc.

EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems, Incorporated was named “The Company of the Year” at the Construction Computing Awards 2013 (also known as The Hammers) program — marking the second year in a row that Bentley has achieved this recognition. Bentley further announced that SpecWave Composer — Bentley’s specification creation, control, and compliance software — received the top award in the “One to Watch Product” category, which acknowledged new products launched in 2013 that are going to become “big” in the next 12 months. 

» AWWA guidance helps water utilities guard against cyber attacks   American Water Works Association

DENVER — With cyber-attacks a growing threat to critical infrastructure systems, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) released expert guidance on how water utilities can reduce their cyber vulnerabilities. The guidance was prepared to provide water utility managers with a concise set of best practices and standards. It puts forth a transparent and repeatable process for evaluating a utility’s process control system. In order to provide the widest benefit, the guidance and tool are free and publicly available. 

» Bricsys announces BricsCAD V14 for Linux   Bricsys

MERRIMACK, N.H. — BricsCAD V14 adds redesigned context-sensitive Quad cursor, Sheet Metal Design, Associative Views and Sections, and other features completely new for the Linux market. BricsCAD offers all the familiar CAD features yet it adds time saving tools and 3D Direct Modeling. V14 extends BricsCAD with a refreshed user interface, the redesigned intelligent Quad cursor, new functions for generating associative views and sections, and sheet metal design for the mechanical CAD market. 

» ORTHOSHOP Geomatics Ltd. expands mapping capabilities   Leica Geosystems Inc.

NORCROSS, GA. — Leica Geosystems Inc. announced that Calgary, Canada-based ORTHOSHOP Geomatics Ltd. has purchased a second Leica ALS70-CM airborne laser scanner and a third 80-megapixel Leica RCD30 RGBN digital camera. 

» ComputaMaps and GEOIMAGE combine to create largest wireless geodata provider   ComputaMaps

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA AND MOUANS-SARTOUX, FRANCE — ComputaMaps and GEOIMAGE, two producers of geodata for the wireless market, announced their merger. The two companies will benefit from a larger shared catalogue of on-the-shelf geodata, an expanded global corporate infrastructure and related distribution network as well as increased production capability through facilities in Cape Town and Tunis. Together, ComputaMaps and GEOIMAGE become the largest geodata vendor to the wireless ecosystem where their products are used for RF planning and optimization. 

» Nemetschek Scia joins AISC, supports new technology integration initiatives   Nemetschek Scia

 COLUMBIA, MD. — Nemetschek Scia, a developer of structural engineering and fabrication software that supports the BIM process, joined the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). As an Associate Member, Nemetschek is working with AISC to support the implementation of new technologies that will streamline the steel delivery process.

February 7, 2014

» Microdesk and Panzura partner to deliver advanced cloud storage solutions   Microdesk

NEW YORK — Microdesk, a provider of business and technology consulting services to help firms plan, design, build and operate land and buildings, announced that it has partnered with Panzura, a provider of global cloud storage solutions, to address the critical need for high-performing data storage and management systems within the AECO industry. 

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