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Septentrio, QinetiQ Partnership Delivers Galileo PRS Signal Reception

March 12, 2012 - By

Another major milestone in the Galileo system’s development and deployment program has been achieved. Septentrio and QinetiQ, working in close partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) and their industrial partners, achieved the world’s first successful reception of the encrypted Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) signal from the first Galileo satellites, launched in November 2011. read more

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Septentrio, QinetiQ Partnership Delivers Galileo PRS Signal Reception

March 12, 2012 - By

Another major milestone in the Galileo system’s development and deployment program has been achieved. Septentrio and QinetiQ, working in close partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) and their industrial partners, achieved the world’s first successful reception of the encrypted Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) signal from the first Galileo satellites, launched in November 2011. The signal was received on... read more

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Blue Marble Releases 13.1 Update to Global Mapper

March 8, 2012 - By

Blue Marble Geographics announced the release of Global Mapper version 13.1. This update features new network licensing, enhanced geospatial PDF support and much more. read more

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How GLONASS, Galileo, and Compass Will Affect High-Precision Users

March 6, 2012 - By

Join GPS World's Survey and GIS Editor Eric Gakstatter March 15 for the webinar, "Everything Else but GPS: How GLONASS, Galileo, and Compass Will Affect High-Precision Users." The webinar will be held at 10 a.m. Pacific (1 p.m. ET/6 pm. GMT); registration is free. read more

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LightSquared: CEO, Executive VP Over and Out

March 5, 2012 - By

The LightSquared machine continues to implode as CEO Sanjiv Ahuja and Executive Vice President Martin Harriman resigned last week in the wake of the NTIA recommendations against LightSquared rolling out their system. This week, Bloomberg reported that Sprint will end its infrastructure sharing deal with LightSquared. Meanwhile, the FCC is accepting public comments on the NTIA's recommendations. read more

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UrsaNav Testing Wide-Area Timing Alternative

March 5, 2012 - By

As a result of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the U.S. Coast Guard and UrsaNav, Inc., on-air tests are being conducted from the former Loran Support Unit site in New Jersey. One of the CRADA’s goals is to research, evaluate, and document a wireless technical approach as an alternative to GPS for providing precise time. The ability... read more

F4Devices Announces Flint Rugged Handheld

March 1, 2012 - By

F4Devices, a subsidiary of F4 Tech and strategic partner with BAP Precisions, Taiwan, has introduced a new generation of high-precision GNSS devices for GIS field applications, the Flint rugged handheld. With the new Flint handheld, field workers requiring a rugged mobile handheld device have a unit that is lightweight, compact, rugged, and cost-effective, the company said. The Flint fits well into GIS field data collection markets such as municipalities, oil and gas and forestry, F4Devices said. read more

The System: NTIA, FCC Waiver No More on LS

March 1, 2012 - By

“We conclude that LightSquared’s proposed mobile broadband network will impact GPS services and that there is no practical way to mitigate the potential interference at this time.” These words from Lawrence Strickling, U.S. assistant secretary for communications and information and head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), appear to signal the end of LightSquared’s run. Strickling’s letter to... read more