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Locata Tests Lead to Air Force Contract for Non-GPS Positioning System

December 12, 2012 - By

Locata Corporation today announced the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has signed a sole-source, multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to install the U.S. military’s first revolutionary ground-based LocataNet positioning system at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The USAF will field Locata’s new technology for extremely accurate “reference truth” positioning across a vast area of White Sands when GPS is... read more

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Leica Geosystems Introduces Viva GS14 GNSS Receiver

December 11, 2012 - By

Leica Geosystems has announced the release of the Leica Viva GS14 GNSS receiver. The GS14 is designed to be the best-price performance GNSS receiver in its class. The built-in GSM and UHF radio, internal memory and IP68 protection fully equips a user for nearly any measuring task, providing a reliable, revenue-generating production unit, the company said. When combined with the... read more

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Navman Wireless Debuts Professional Services for Fleet Tracking

December 11, 2012 - By

Navman Wireless today announced the availability of two professional services packages designed to expedite, optimize and provide problem resolution for 100+-vehicle implementations of its OnlineAVL2 fleet management platform. Going beyond basic customer support, the new services can reduce rollout and configuration time by up to 80 percent, produce a 50 percent faster return on investment, and help corporate and construction fleet... read more

PHGPST Resurrected: Seeking the Perfect Device

December 11, 2012 - By

By Don Jewell Cards and Letters It happens every year and it is an emotional rollercoaster.  It generally starts a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving and continues until just after New Years – and it is simply heartbreaking. The letters and emails start arriving just like clockwork before the holidays and they all ask the same question – where can... read more

Apple Maps Debacle Top Location Story of 2012

December 11, 2012 - By

Looking back at 2012, and this is our last column of the year, a number of stories in the location industry spring to the front. The rise of indoor positioning as a potential lucrative market is one. Another is perhaps Samsung’s purchase of CSR to give a major consumer electronics manufacturer even more location capability. Or the continued story of... read more

Mobile Application Storefronts Distributed 81 Billion Apps through September

December 11, 2012 - By

Mobile application storefronts had collectively distributed a cumulative total of 81 billion smartphone and tablet apps as of the end of September 2012, according to a recent market study from ABI Research. Of these, 89 percent were downloaded from native storefronts that come with the device’s operating system. “The current status quo is based on storefronts that the operating system... read more

Trimble Launches Elite Membership for Outdoor Enthusiasts

December 11, 2012 - By

Trimble introduced today Trimble Outdoors Elite, a comprehensive membership program for outdoor enthusiasts. The Elite membership provides access to more than 2,500 best-in-class topo map bundles that can be stored on smartphones and tablets. In addition, Elite members can view public land boundaries in 46 states, see real-time weather and scout trips with a new online mapping tool. “From trip... read more