Trimble Expands Functionality of ThingMagic RFID Readers

August 21, 2012 - By

Trimble announced the availability of a number of new capabilities for its ThingMagic Mercury 6e (M6e) embedded UHF RFID module and Mercury 6 (M6) finished UHF RFID reader. Available through a firmware upgrade, the added functionality helps users develop and deploy reliable, high-performance RFID-enabled solutions for a broad range of traditional and innovative applications. read more

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J-Shield from JAVAD to Counter Interference

August 21, 2012 - By

  JAVAD GNSS announces that it has improved its GNSS protection filters, not only to protect the L1 band against all interferences (including LightSquared 10L, 10H and 10R handset), but to protect against all other interferences which may come in any other GNSS band. The company calls its improved filter the J-Shield, and states that it will “help make the... read more

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Trimble Brings Smartphone Look and Feel to a Rugged Handheld Computer

August 21, 2012 - By

Trimble has introduced the Juno T41 handheld computer, bringing a smartphone-inspired option to industries demanding a rugged field computer for data collection and mobile workforce management. The Juno T41 handheld is a developer-friendly computing device for real-world field conditions, with either Windows Embedded Handheld or Android operating systems, Trimble said. “With the release of the Juno T41, we are providing... read more

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Google Maps Has Schedules for One Million Public Transit Stops

August 21, 2012 - By

Since 2005, Google has collaborated with hundreds of transit authorities around the world to make a comprehensive resource for millions of riders to find out which bus, train, subway, or tram can take them to their next destination. Today, Google Maps reports it has public transportation schedules for more than one million transit stops worldwide, in nearly 500 cities, including... read more

Next GPS IIF Satellite Launch Expected October 4

August 20, 2012 - By

Spaceflight Now is reporting that the next GPS satellite, Block IIF-3 (SVN65) to be launched on October 4, 2012, will be positioned in orbital slot 1, which is in plane A. This slot is currently occupied by a Block IIA satellite, SVN39, operating as PRN09. SVN39 is one of the oldest operating satellites in the GPS fleet, having been launched on June 26, 1993. read more

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GIOVE-B: Lost and Found

August 20, 2012 - By

After more than four years of service as a Galileo test-bed satellite, GIOVE-B was retired on July 23. Its navigation transmitters were switched off and, according to an announcement from the European Space Agency, the satellite's height was subsequently raised in a series of steps to place it in a so-called "graveyard" orbit where there will be no danger of it interfering with the operational Galileo satellites or other spacecraft. read more

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Gakstatter Reports on CGSIC Meeting

August 20, 2012 - By

GPS World Survey and GIS editor Eric Gaskstatter attended the CGSIC (Civil GPS Service Interface Committee) State and Local Government subcommittee meeting in Seattle August 14, and provided a report in his Survey Scene editorial. read more

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Esri and PCI Geomatics Announce Imagery Grant Program to Support Natural Resources Management

August 20, 2012 - By

Esri, PCI Geomatics, MDA, and RapidEye announced their new Natural Resources Imagery Grant Program. The grant program will provide software, data, and training for detecting and analyzing land-cover change through the combined use of geographic information system (GIS), image processing, and remote-sensing technologies. read more

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