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Apple CEO Apologizes for Faulty Maps App

September 28, 2012 - By

After the September 12 launch of the Apple iPhone 5, which comes equipped with Apple’s own Maps application, users soon found their efforts to navigate thwarted by mislabeled cities, misplaced landmarks, lack of’ transit directions, and strange satellite imagery. Today, Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook apologized to customers for the flaws in the Maps app in a letter posted... read more

‘We Will Find You’ with GPS, Nestlé Tells Candy Bar Customers

September 28, 2012 - By

Open a Nestlé candy bar in the United Kingdom — one of six with a GPS tracking device — and you could win a big cash prize. The candy company’s latest marketing campaign involves putting GPS trackers on half-a-dozen bars such as Kit Kat, Aero, and Yorkie. A 30-second commercial video shows, in Bond-like fashion, how the bar will activate... read more

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Manufacture of 37 GLONASS Satellites Planned

September 26, 2012 - By

News courtesy of CANSPACE listserv:   The internal newspaper of ISS Reshetnev, Siberian Satellite, has reported on the status of current and future manufacturing of GLONASS satellites (loosely translated): “A federal target program, approved by the Russian Government, has provided measures to maintain and develop the GLONASS system. The Reshetnev Company from 2012 to 2020 will manufacture 15 “Glonass-M” satellites... read more

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Topcon’s MG-A8 Antenna Designed for Accurate Maritime Applications

September 20, 2012 - By

Topcon Positioning Systems announces the MG-A8 antenna for navigation and precise positioning in marine applications. According to Topcon, the new MG-A8 marine antenna provides exemplary GNSS signal tracking while not being susceptible to signal jamming from other sources, such as Inmarsat communications. The MG-A8 antenna can be used in DGPS mode for meter-level navigation purposes but can also be used... read more

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Trimble Introduces Compact Receiver for Mobile Positioning Applications

September 20, 2012 - By

Trimble has introduced at the ION GNSS Conference in Nashville the Trimble BD920-W3G receiver and communication module. As part of Trimble’s GNSS OEM portfolio, the new compact module features centimeter-level, real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning capabilities coupled with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular that deliver flexible communication options for precise, mobile positioning. The BD920-W3G module’s connectivity and configuration ease allow system integrators... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Aviation, Aviation & Space, Defense News, Machine Control/AG News, OEM News

iOS, Android Adoption 10 Times that of PCs

September 20, 2012 - By

We are making history. The rate of iOS and Android device adoption has surpassed adoption rates for any other consumer technology in recent history, reports analytics firm Flurry. Android and iOS devices are being adopted at a rate 10 times faster than the rate of PC adoption during the 1980s. Smart device adoption is growing twice as fast as Internet... read more

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SPAN GNSS/INS Technology Now on NovAtel’s OEM6 Receiver Products

September 20, 2012 - By

NovAtel Inc. announced  at ION the addition of SPAN GNSS/Inertial Navigation System (INS) technology to its OEM6 GNSS receiver platform. NovAtel’s SPAN technology tightly couples precision GNSS receivers with robust inertial measurement units (IMUs) to provide reliable, continuously available, position, velocity and attitude (roll, pitch, yaw), even during short periods of time when satellite signals are blocked or unavailable. The... read more

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NVS Technologies Launches Embedded Mini GNSS Receiver

September 20, 2012 - By

NVS Technologies AG announces today, from the ION-GNSS 2012 Conference in Nashville, the launch of the NV08C-Mini PCI-E Embedded Mini PCI Express GNSS Receiver. The NV08C-Mini PCI-E is a fully integrated GNSS receiver module, optimized for Mini PCI Express (Mini-PCIe) based applications. Its key feature is its full compatibility with GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, COMPASS (GNSS), and EGNOS, WAAS, MSAS,... read more