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Polaris Wireless Announces Contract in Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA) Region

May 22, 2012 - By

Polaris Wireless, maker of high-accuracy, software-based wireless location solutions, today announced a significant customer contract for a multi-million dollar deployment of the Polaris Wireless Altus and OmniLocate location surveillance product suite in the Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA) region. read more

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Juniper Systems Announces Rugged Android-based Notepad Computer

May 22, 2012 - By

Juniper Systems announced the Mesa Rugged Notepad with Android (AOSP) 2.3 operating system. In a partnership with Pennsylvania-based SDG Systems, the RAMPAGE 6 will be distributed exclusively through SDG Systems. read more

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Three More BeiDou-2/Compass Satellites to Be Launched This Year

May 17, 2012 - By

China will launch three more satellites for its Beidou GNSS, reports CRIenglish.com and People's Daily Online. Two satellites will be launched in June, and another in October. read more

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GPS Monitoring of Sex Offenders Can Cut Recidivism

May 16, 2012 - By

The United States Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) recently released a study that evaluated the use of global positioning systems (GPS) technology to monitor high-risk sex offenders on parole in California. read more

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GPS Robots Swarm California Rivers

May 15, 2012 - By

Swarms of robots equipped with GPS and sensors were released May 9 into California rivers to measure water flow, salinty levels, and pollution, reports OurAmazingPlanet.com. The Floating Sensor Network is intended to change the way water quality and flows are monitored in the Sacramento-San Joaquin river system. read more

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Trimble Introduces New DR+GPS Module for Vehicle and Asset Tracking Applications

May 15, 2012 - By

Trimble has introduced the Aardvark DR+GPS module that combines dead reckoning (DR) with GPS technology on a single, compact board. The Trimble Aardvark DR+GPS module provides positioning information when GPS signals are limited or not available, such as in urban canyons and tunnels. The Aardvark DR+GPS module is being marketed as a solution for system integrators or OEMs who are adding dead reckoning capabilities to vehicle navigation, fleet management and asset tracking systems. read more

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Indoor Positioning May Need Several Solutions, Says IMS Research

May 15, 2012 - By

A range of solutions are vying to replicate what GPS does outdoors in an indoor environment, from Wi-Fi to Bluetooth to "terrestrial" GPS, plus many others. Which one is likely to be successful? IMS Research (recently acquired by IHS Inc.) said the answer will not simply be just "one." Locating a smartphone in an outdoors environment is straightforward, with more than 90 percent of smartphones providing GPS functionality. However, GPS becomes less useful in built-up areas and can be useless indoors, reports IMS Research. read more

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LightSquared Bankrupt, But Spectrum Void Still Beckons

May 15, 2012 - By

By Alan Cameron. LightSquared, the company that mounted a powerful threat to GPS signals, declared bankruptcy on May 14, after losing a lengthy struggle in the court of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with the GPS industry, the U.S. military (behind the scenes), the Federal Aviation Administration, and many other GPS users. However, the vacuum into which Lightsquared sought to... read more

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