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BlackBerry Launches Z10 and Q10, Maps App Questionable

January 31, 2013 - By

BlackBerry (formerly RIM) has announced the release of its highly anticipated BlackBerry 10 operating system, as well as its first BlackBerry 10 smartphones, the Z10 and Q10, which come outfitted with assisted, autonomous and simultaneous GPS and with a Blackberry Maps application preloaded. One reviewer, however, has said the Blackberry Maps application is “worse than Apple Maps.” Issues listed include... read more

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All About GNSS Interferences: How to Defend, Monitor, and Report

January 31, 2013 - By

Original Broadcast Date:   Thursday, January 31, 2013 Summary: Highway Patrols monitor highways and catch those who violate speed limits. There is no serious monitoring of GNSS bands. GNSS bands are routinely intentionally or un-intentionally violated. This webinar focuses on GNSS interference awareness and how to defend, monitor, and report such interferences. Speaker: Javad Ashjaee President and CEO, JAVAD GNSS... read more

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Taoglas Launches GPS/GLONASS Passive Flexible Loop Antenna

January 30, 2013 - By

Taoglas USA, Inc., provider of antenna solutions to the M2M and connected device market, has launched the FXP.611 Cloud, a GPS/GLONASS flexible loop antenna that the company says outperforms most active patch antennas with an efficiency of 80 percent and a peak gain of 3 dBi across the GPS and GLONASS bands (1575 to 1610Mhz). This antenna can resist external... read more

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Call for Participation: Round 2 of NGS Kinematic GPS Challenge

January 30, 2013 - By

NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) is conducting a 12-year project, called Gravity for the Redefinition of the American Vertical Datum (GRAV-D), to redefine the vertical datum of the United States by flying airborne gravity missions. The accuracy of the resulting vertical datum depends directly on the quality of the aircraft’s GNSS position solutions. In August 2010, NGS issued a Kinematic... read more

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Report from ION ITM: Faster, Smaller, Cheaper

January 29, 2013 - By

And more of them! That’s been one of the mantras — a controversial one, granted — of technological advance in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. It has succeeded in penetrating the global positioning, navigation, and timing vanguard, as evidenced by a handful of key presentations on the first day of the Institute of Navigation (ION) International Technical Meeting... read more

Russia, India Join Global Satnav Augmentation Meeting

January 28, 2013 - By

Experts ensuring that aircraft can safely rely on satellite navigation across Europe and other parts of the globe met last week to share future plans, welcoming Russian and Indian representatives for the first time, reports the European Space Agency. More and more aircraft around the globe are using satnav augmentation, with special infrastructure sharpening signal accuracy and reliability across given... read more

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Symmetricom Delivers Precise Time to Next-Generation Smart Grid

January 28, 2013 - By

Symmetricom, Inc., a precision time and frequency technologies company, today announced a new timing solution that meets the stringent microsecond accuracy requirements of Smart Grid substations. Specifically designed for substation operations, such as wide area measurement systems, traveling wave fault locators and sampled values, the Symmetricom SyncServer SGC-1500 Smart Grid Clock offers power utility companies accurate, secure and reliable timing... read more

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MediaTek Announces Multi-GNSS Receiver SoC Solutions Supporting Beidou

January 28, 2013 - By

MediaTek Inc., a fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announced the availability of its MT3332/MT3333, a 5-in-1 multi-GNSS receiver system-on-chip (SoC) that support the Beidou Satellite Navigation System. The Beidou system has been commercially operational since the end of 2012, and can identify a user’s location to 10 meters (33 feet), their velocity to within... read more