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Latest Galileo IOV Satellites on Orbit

November 19, 2012 - By

News courtesy of CANSPACE listserv The Galileo In-orbit Validation (IOV) satellites launched on October 12 (Flight Model 3 and 4), have now been positioned in their designated orbits, according to tracking data from the U.S. Joint Space Operations Center. A plot of the IOV constellation is now available. The four IOV satellites are in two orbital planes separated by about... read more

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Lockheed Martin Completes Environmental Test on GPS III Pathfinder

November 19, 2012 - By

The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force’s next generation Global Positioning System III  satellites has completed thermal vacuum testing for the Navigation Payload Element (NPE) of the GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed (GNST). The milestone is one of several environmental tests verifying the navigation payload’s quality of workmanship and increased performance compared to the current generation of satellites,... read more

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Hemisphere GPS Cuts Non-Agriculture Business

November 15, 2012 - By

Hemisphere GPS, Inc., has announced a new corporate strategy that focuses exclusively on the agriculture business. The company, which appointed Rick Heiniger chief executive in September, said it expects to save $7 million annually from the restructuring. The workforce will be reduced from 273 to about 170, and the headquarters will be moved from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to Hiawatha, Kansas,... read more

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License Plate Geo-Tracking: We Know Where You’ve Been

November 14, 2012 - By

It’s all about knowing where people are located. The government and private companies are taking hundreds of millions of geo-coded photos of license plates creating huge databases of where you’ve been. Meanwhile, hyper local mobile ads don’t work when ad networks sometimes receive grossly inaccurate locations of targeted consumers. Xad has developed a way to evaluate and score the accuracy... read more

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National Instruments Launches GPS Time-Stamping and Synchronization Module

November 14, 2012 - By

  National Instruments has announced the NI 9467 GPS synchronization module, which accurately synchronizes a large-scale CompactRIO system with features such as data time-stamping and system clock setting. The NI 9467 is one of six new C Series modules designed for NI CompactRIO embedded control systems and NI CompactDAQ modular data acquisition systems. By expanding the C Series platform, NI... read more

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Tablets and Cameras to Be Major GPS and LBS Markets by 2017

November 14, 2012 - By

Despite relatively stunted growth thus far, the tablet and camera markets are forecast to be the next major market for location-based services and GPS IC penetration. ABI Research’s latest Report, “Location Applications for Tablets, eReaders, Digital Cameras & Handheld Gaming,” forecasts the uptake of LBS and how it will affect the adoption of location technologies. The tablet market has largely... read more

Snap Secure App Arrives in UK

November 14, 2012 - By

Snap Secure, Snap MyLife, Inc.’s cloud-service mobile and personal security application for consumers and families, is now available in the United Kingdom via an automatic carrier billing option provided by mobile payment and analytics leader Bango. The agreement allows Snap MyLife, Inc. to deliver convenience and peace of mind to consumers and their families throughout the UK. With thousands of... read more

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Trimble Adds Features to Connected Farm

November 14, 2012 - By

Trimble introduced today several new features to further enhance its Connected Farm solution. Connected Farm is an integrated operations management solution that provides information exchange across the entire farm. New features include additional viewing capabilities between vehicles operating in the same field, and reports on the productivity and delay of field equipment. Trimble’s Connected Farm vehicle-to-vehicle communication allows real-time wireless... read more

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