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Two Active GLONASS Satellites Could Cause Users Difficulties

February 28, 2013 - By

On day 53 (February 22) around 09:15 GPS Time, GLONASS 743 began transmitting on frequency channel 6 using almanac slot 8 (R08). It should replace GLONASS 701K (801) transmitting on frequency channel -5, previously using almanac slot 8. However, GLONASS 701K was not immediately switched off and/or did not switch slot numbers and continued to transmit on frequency channel -5... read more

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BYO What?

February 26, 2013 - By

Every time I see a headline or read an article concerning BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) from a government source, where that source details only the risk associated with BYOD, especially where GPS/PNT (position, navigation and timing) is concerned, I am incredulous. Consider these recent BYOD headlines: BYOD – Disaster Waiting for Government Networks BYOD – Bring Your Own Disaster... read more

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Trimble Increases Functionality Across GNSS Survey Portfolio

February 26, 2013 - By

Trimble announced today functionality updates to its integrated GNSS survey receiver portfolio, which includes the Trimble R4, Trimble R6, Trimble R8 GNSS systems and is rounded out by the recently released Trimble R10 GNSS System (pictured at right). The updates include increased satellite tracking and real-time kinematic (RTK) performance. These improvements modernize the integrated receiver portfolio to add functionality, flexibility... read more

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Huawei Brings Connectivity to Vehicles with Telematics Solutions

February 26, 2013 - By

Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, unveiled a series of products heralding the company’s first foray into telematics solutions at the 2013 Mobile World Congress, being held this week in Barcelona, Spain. Huawei showcased its vehicle-compatible 3G and LTE communication modules, MU609T and ME909T, its 3G mobile hotspot, DA6810, and its 3G onboard diagnostic (OBD) box,... read more

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Janam Announces 3G/4G Cellular Rugged Mobile Computer

February 26, 2013 - By

Janam Technologies LLC, a provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, today announced the release of its new XT85, a high-bandwidth wireless rugged mobile computer designed to support demanding enterprise applications in equally demanding outdoor environments. Janam’s XT85 offers a complete set of features that enterprises require in a rugged wireless wide area device, at a... read more

Magellan Debuts SmartGPS Apps for Apple and Android Mobile Devices

February 26, 2013 - By

Magellan has announced Magellan SmartGPS Apps for iOS and Android mobile devices. Following the recent announcement of Magellan’s SmartGPS device, the free Magellan SmartGPS Apps for iOS and Android devices are the next key elements in Magellan’s Smart Ecosystem, a cloud platform that integrates social media and navigation content directly onto a navigation map, the company said. The SmartGPS Apps... read more

Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin Contracts for Next Set of GPS III Satellites

February 26, 2013 - By

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin two fixed-price contracts totaling $120 million to procure long lead parts for the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth next-generation GPS III satellites. The GPS III program will replace aging GPS satellites while improving capability to meet the evolving demands of military, commercial and civilian users. GPS III satellites will deliver better accuracy... read more

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Broadcom Introduces Femtocell Chip to Integrate RF and Baseband Modem

February 26, 2013 - By

Broadcom Corporation introduced at the Mobile World Congress a highly integrated digital baseband processor and RF transceiver designed for 3G femtocell residential access points, the BCM61630 systems on chip. The Mobile World Congress is being held in Barcelona, Spain, this week. The new devices integrate a multiband CMOS RF transceiver with GPS and full-time sniffing capability while maintaining software compatibility with... read more

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