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Public Transport ITS Market in Europe Expected to Reach €1.5B by 2016

October 24, 2012 - By

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the market value for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) deployed in public transport operations in Europe was €0.76 billion in 2011. Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 15 percent, this number is expected to reach €1.5 billion by 2016. Berg Insight is of the opinion that the... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Fleet Management, Rail, Road, Transportation News

Leica CS25 Tablet Offers Integrated GNSS for Asset Management

October 22, 2012 - By

Leica Geosystems has launched the Leica Zeno CS25 GNSS, a tablet computer with GNSS functionality and a large screen. The CS25 GNSS doesn’t require a backpack or a pole mount or additional batteries. A compact L1/L2 antenna is attached, but for high-accuracy data collection, it can connect with an external GNSS antenna mounted on a pole. The rugged Leica CS25... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Mapping, Product Showcase, Survey News, Surveying

Indoor Location Tests Ahead, Mapping under Scrutiny

October 22, 2012 - By

October was a month of shows, rumors and announcements. Testing of competing indoor location positioning technologies is being planned by the FCC; prospects for some companies will ride on the public results. Apple may be turning to TomTom to save it from its mapping inaccuracy issues, dubbed Mapplegate. This month’s CTIA show was flat; attendees were wondering if it was... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Indoor Positioning, Opinions, Wireless LBS Insider

FCC Hosts Public Workshop on Indoor Location this Wednesday

October 22, 2012 - By

The FCC sees indoor location as a critical safety concern for E911 emergency response. The commission has tasked an advisory committee to evaluate indoor location positioning technologies. A public workshop on this testing is being held at the FCC on Wednesday, October 24, and can be watched online at www.fcc.gov/live. TechnoCom has been chosen to conduct the independent testing as... read more

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Telenav Launches Scout Advertising, Acquires ThinkNear

October 22, 2012 - By

By Janice Partyka. TeleNav has announced that it has acquired Local Merchant Services, Inc., d.b.a. ThinkNear, a privately held hyper-local mobile advertising company in Los Angeles, California, for consideration of $22.5 million, consisting of approximately $18.5 million in cash, plus restricted stock and assumed options. The acquisition, which closed on October 10, added ThinkNear’s team of 12 employees, including its... read more

Geoloqi Merges with Esri

October 22, 2012 - By

By Janice Partyka. Esri has announced that Geoloqi, a platform for next-generation location-based services (LBS), will merge its staff and product capabilities into Esri’s existing geospatial platform and launch a new Esri Research and Development (R&D) Center in Portland, Oregon, where Geoloqi is headquartered. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “We are excited to have the team at Geoloqi... read more

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Funding for ByteLight Pinpoints Indoor Location Using LED Lighting

October 22, 2012 - By

By Janice Partyka. ByteLight, a provider of LED (light-emitting diode) based indoor positioning technology, announced that it has received $1.25 million in funding from individual and institutional investors, led by VantagePoint Capital Partners. ByteLight will use the funding to build its team, deploy at pilot locations, and expand its ecosystem of lighting partners. Using ByteLight’s LED lighting-based indoor positioning solution,... read more

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