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u-blox Acquires 4M Wireless for LTE Technology

April 24, 2012 - By

u-blox, fabless provider of positioning and wireless semiconductors, software and solutions, will acquire 4M Wireless, a company that designs and develops software and test solutions for developing fourth-generation (4G) mobile wireless devices based on the latest Long Term Evolution (LTE) standards. read more

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Zimmerman Tracked with GPS While out on Bond

April 24, 2012 - By

GPS tracking devices have been used for several years by law enforcement professionals. In the high-profile case of George Zimmerman, his whereabouts while out on bond are being continuously monitored by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, though he has gone into hiding. read more

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Taoglas Offers Dominator Antenna with Wider GLONASS Bandwith

April 20, 2012 - By

Taoglas is launching the AA.16X Dominator series of antennas, which have a wider bandwidth to cover the GLONASS operating frequencies up to 1610 MHz, a good axial ratio, and a double resonance design for optimum reception at the centre frequencies. The company will showcase its line of antennas at CTIA in New Orleans May 8-10. read more

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Lockheed to Lose Fee on GPS III Satellites from Cost Overrun

April 20, 2012 - By

The U.S. Air Force says defense contractor Lockheed Martin will lose its entire fee of about $70 million to defray an 18 percent cost overrun on the first of its newly designed GPS III satellites, the Washington Post reported. read more

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First Payload Ready for Next Batch of Galileo Satellites

April 19, 2012 - By

The first of 14 Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) navigation payloads has been shipped from Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. in the United Kingdom to prime contractor OHB System AG in Bremen, Germany, according to the European Space Agency. The payload, which provides Galileo’s precision positioning measurements and services to users, will then be added to the waiting satellite platform. read more

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Trimble Introduces Ultra Rugged GNSS Smart Antenna for Heavy Civil Construction

April 18, 2012 - By

Trimble has introduced the ultra-rugged Trimble SPS985 GNSS Smart Antenna for performing high-accuracy construction site measurements. The new smart antenna is made of a specially developed alloy that combines unprecedented strength and durability into a compact form to withstand the daily abuse of construction work, Trimble said. read more

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Stonewalling, Mapping, Google, and Fines

April 18, 2012 - By

After a long investigation, the FCC hit Google with a resoundingly soft penalty for stonewalling the FCC inquiry into its controversial street-mapping program. Google was picking up a payload of sensitive information from home wireless networks from 2007 through 2010. This included emails, passwords, and Internet usage history. The FCC declared that the data collection was technically legal because the information gathered was unencrypted. However, the FCC stated that, “for many months Google deliberately impeded and delayed the bureau’s investigation” and fined Google a paltry $25,000 for their behavior. read more

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