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ION Pacific PNT Conference

January 18, 2013 - By

April 22-25, 2013, Honolulu, Hawaii The new Pacific PNT Conference, offered by the Institute of Navigation, provides an opportunity for policy and technical leaders from the Pacific Rim to share policy updates, program status and technical exchanges on positioning, navigation and timing. The conference, along with tutorials and a table-top exhibition, will be held at the Waikiki Beach Resort and... read more

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u-blox Demonstrates Navigation Using BeiDou

January 18, 2013 - By

Swiss-based u‑blox, a provider of GPS/GNSS and wireless semiconductors, has achieved successful satellite positioning using China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System. According to u-blox, the technical achievement establishes u-blox as the first GNSS component vendor to demonstrate compatibility with all globally deployed positioning systems: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS and now BeiDou. However, NovAtel has also announced support for the BeiDou Navigation... read more

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Galileo IOV Satellites Begin Transmitting Navigation Messages

January 18, 2013 - By

News courtesy of CANSPACE listserv. Two of the Galileo In-Orbit Validation satellites, E11 and E12, began transmitting navigation messages on their Open Service signals on January 17. Several stations in the Cooperative Network for GNSS Observation and the International GNSS Service’s Multi-GNSS Experiment network received the messages. The epheremis data in the messages appears to be updated every 10 minutes. read more

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GLONASS Satellites Moving to New Slots

January 18, 2013 - By

News courtesy of CANSPACE listserv. On  December 21, 2012, GLONASS 712 was deactivated and replaced in almanac slot 8 by GLONASS 743, transmitting on frequency channel -6 (minus 6). At the time, the satellite was physically in orbital slot 2. On January 4, the GLONASS System Control Centre announced that GLONASS 743 was to be moved from orbital slot 2... read more

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u-blox 3G module certified by Korean’s SK Telecom

January 18, 2013 - By

u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, has received approval for its LISA-U110 UMTS/HSPA wireless module from SK Telecom, Korea’s largest mobile telecom operator with more than 50 percent market share. SK Telecom provides multimedia services and connectivity to 24 million customers throughout South Korea. The certification allows the LISA modem to be used in a wide... read more

CES Continues to Showcase Connected Car Products

January 16, 2013 - By

CES is big, loud and happens every year. For the past three or so years, the largest tradeshow in the United States has become a showcase for automobile manufacturers’ product rollouts…which is a far cry from the traditional car stereos and mega-huge flat-screen TVs you see walking the several football field-sized show floors. CES may not be everyone’s idea of... read more

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NovAtel GNSS Receivers Provide BeiDou Support

January 16, 2013 - By

NovAtel announces support for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System on its OEM6 family and select OEMStar GNSS receivers. The long-anticipated BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) Interface Control Document (ICD) release is a significant milestone that facilitates global acceptance of BeiDou into the growing range of satellite-based positioning applications, NovAtel said. NovAtel has a long-standing partnership with several Chinese GNSS system... read more

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GPS Pill Bottles to Be Placed in NYC Pharmacies

January 15, 2013 - By

Take two in the morning and we’ll catch up with you. Pill bottles fitted with GPS trackers are going to be used by the New York Police Department to combat the theft of painkillers and other addictive prescription medicines, according to the Associated Press. Pharmacies will be asked to hide the GPS bottles amid the legitimate supplies on their shelves.... read more

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