Gakstatter to Give GNSS Technology Update at Esri Conference

May 25, 2012 - By

Eric Gakstatter, GPS World's contributing editor for Survey/GIS, will speak at the 2012 Esri International User Conference, which will be held July 23-27 in San Diego, California. In his "GPS/GNSS Technology Update," Gakstatter will provide a discussion on how current and upcoming satellite systems affect the user. read more

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Spirent Launches Entry-Level Multi-GNSS Simulator

May 24, 2012 - By

Spirent Communications today announced the launch of its new GSS6300M Multi-GNSS simulator designed for integration, verification, and production testing where a quick and accurate functional test is needed. The platform supports simulation of signals from individual or combined GPS/SBAS, GLONASS, and Galileo constellations, with eight satellites per constellation. read more

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Nexteq Navigation Announces New Flagship Data Collector

May 23, 2012 - By

Nexteq Navigation, based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has announced the T5A, its new flagship multifunctional GNSS handheld data collector. The device is a high-accuracy GPS unit capable of 2-centimeter accuracy using real-time kinematic (RTK) and 50-centimeters globally using Nexteq’s i-PPP technology. read more

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Guest Editorial: Commercial GPS Receivers See Combat Action

May 23, 2012 - By

This month we present a guest column by James D. Litton, who attended the 2012 GPS Partnership Council, jointly sponsored by the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association and the U.S. Air Force GPS Directorate. The key topic of this year’s council quickly emerged as the tension between commercial off-the-shelf GPS receivers and official military issue; the two are used side-by-side in active military theaters. read more

MBOC Signal Furor

May 23, 2012 - By

A subsidiary of the UK Ministry of Defence has been granted a UK patent on the MBOC signal design, which was a product of lengthy and cooperative negotiations between U.S. and European scientists. The UK patent, taken in the names of two UK scientists participating in the project, is being used by a legal firm to demand royalty fees from... read more

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Rand McNally Upgrades TND 760 Mobile Comm/Fleet Management System

May 22, 2012 - By

Rand McNally has announced a new pricing plan, new features, and a new warranty program for its single-box compliance solution for fleets. The TND 760 Fleet Edition is a next-generation in-cab electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) device that installs in less than 30 minutes, is low cost, and is easily adopted by drivers, the company said. read more

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Hexagon Acquires Norwegian Software Company myVR

May 22, 2012 - By

Hexagon AB announced it has acquired all shares in the Norwegian company My Virtual Reality Software AS (myVR). read more

New Rugged Handhelds, Tablets Hit the Market

May 22, 2012 - By

Several new rugged GPS-enabled devices were announced this week. Juniper Systems has partnered with Pennsylvania-based SDG Systems to market the Mesa Rugged Notepad with Android (AOSP) 2.3 operating system, a rugged handheld computer known as the RAMPAGE 6 and distributed through SDG Systems. Meanwhile, DRS Technologies, Inc., announced today that its Tactical Systems division has expanded its product portfolio with three new ARMOR rugged tablets. read more