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Symmetricom Introduces Small Cells Category to SyncWorld Ecosystem Program

November 14, 2012 - By

Symmetricom, Inc., today launched a new small cells-focused category within its SyncWorld Ecosystem Program. Developed to support the integration with Symmetricom’s SCr/SCe NTP/ PTP and sGPS SoftClocks and interoperability between Symmetricom Grandmaster clocks and other small cells solutions, the category aims to facilitate validated deployments of timing and synchronization with various small cells products in 3G and 4G/LTE architectures. Current... read more

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Nokia To Acquire earthmine 3-D Imaging Company

November 13, 2012 - By

  earthmine, Inc., announced today that it is has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Nokia. earthmine, based in Berkeley, California, is a privately owned company that develops a powerful end-to-end 3D street level imaging solution — from collection hardware to processing workflows, cloud hosting and client software. The earthmine team is expected to join the Nokia location... read more

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Waze to Offer Location-Based Ads

November 13, 2012 - By

The month of October and now into November was filled with several conferences, but not a lot of location news. A few news snippets, while not blockbusters, were important. One was Waze’s decision to offer its own location-based advertising. Another was a milestone for Ford, which said its Sync information system is now in five million vehicles.  On an end-of-an-era... read more

Designer of GLONASS Dismissed in Embezzlement Scandal

November 12, 2012 - By

General Designer of Russia’s GLONASS satellite navigation system Yuri Urlichich has been dismissed from his post in the wake of an embezzlement scandal, a spokesperson for RF Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who is in charge of the military-industrial complex, told Itar-Tass. Urlichich still holds the position of Director General of Russian Space Systems (RSS), but is no longer the... read more

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Juniper: Augmented Reality Apps Could Mean $300M in 2013

November 9, 2012 - By

A new report from Juniper Research has found that with brands and retailers increasingly keen to deploy augmented reality (AR) capabilities within their apps and marketing materials, AR applications will generate close to $300 million in revenues globally in 2013. The report found that while the traditional pay-per-download payment model would continue to account for the largest share of revenues... read more

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u-blox Introduces Small Multi-GNSS Module with Built-in Antenna

November 8, 2012 - By

u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless module and chip company, announces UC530M, a tiny parallel GPS/GLONASS module with built-in antenna. The antenna module can be embedded in space-restricted environments because of its tiny footprint of 9.6 x 14.0 x 1.95 millimeters. The highly integrated SMT design reduces the need for external components and minimizes manufacturing costs, u-blox said. “Location-aware functionality... read more

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How Do You Topcon? Contest Launched

November 7, 2012 - By

  Topcon Positioning Systems has launched the second annual “How do you Topcon?” video contest with the slogan, “However and whenever you Topcon, we want to see it!” The contest includes four categories: Most innovative or creative use of Topcon equipment; Funniest video or infomercial; Best testimonial or “on-the-job” story; The “wow” Factor. The contest will run through December 15,... read more

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ArcGIS for Windows Mobile Simplifies Field Data Collection

November 6, 2012 - By

Esri has released ArcGIS for Windows Mobile 3.1, coinciding with the release of Trimble Positions field collection software. The Trimble Positions software suite extends the ArcGIS for Windows Mobile application and software developer kit (SDK) with support for high-accuracy GNSS mobile GIS data collection. The Trimble Positions software suite is designed for users who require high-accuracy data collection workflows using... read more

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