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Ricoh and GlobalSat Embed GPS Data into Digital Images
Posted on 1-Mar-2006 22:41. | Tags Filed under: News.


Ricoh and GlobalSat Embed GPS Data into Digital Images
GlobalSat and Ricoh have worked together to integrate GPS receiver into a digital camera that records not only an image, but also the location that the image was taken.

This is achieved using the high sensitivity GlobalSat BC-337 SiRFStarIII Compact Flash GPS receiver and the GPS-Ready Pro G3 Digital imaging camera from Ricoh.

GlobalSat's BC-337 is a highly portable CompactFlash GPS Receiver, which utilizes the SiRFStarIII low-power chipset. When combined with Ricoh's GPS-Ready Pro G3 Digital Camera, high-resolution images are embedded with precise GPS coordinates.

Prior to this agreement, the Ricoh Pro G3 camera supported a variety of GPS cards that were based on older chipsets. As position accuracy is critical to most enterprise customers, many opted to utilize the camera with expensive and bulky survey-grade GPS equipment to achieve their accuracy requirements. The integration of the Star III technology into the GlobalSat BC-337 CompactFlash GPS Receiver card provides these accuracy requirements in a more compact, portable, and cost-effective manner.

Using the GlobalSat BC-337 Compact Flash GPS the camera is capable of pinpointing the exact position that the image was taken from. This is critical for applications like Military or Emergency services where recording time and location can be critical in the chain of evidence. The camera can record the location to the nearest 5 meters.








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