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SIMcom Launches Modules at Mobile World Congress

February 26, 2013 - By

SIMCom Wireless Solutions Ltd. of Shanghai launched its first compact LGA 2G module SIM900E at Mobile World Congress 2013 today. The module’s small size and LGA encapsulation suit M2M applications of all sizes, especially satisfying requirements for slim, compact design, SIMcom said. The Mobile World Congress is being held in Barcelona, Spain, this week. With operations from 2002 to 2013,... read more

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Ruckus Wireless Offers Wi-Fi Solutions for Rising Data Demands

February 25, 2013 - By

Ruckus Wireless, Inc. today outlined its SmartCell architecture for creating carrier class Wi-Fi networks to deal with the densification challenge sweeping the industry. Built on its SmartCell Architecture, Ruckus unveiled a wide range of new carrier-class Smart Wi-Fi products, including the Ruckus ZoneFlex 7782 family, which integrates a GPS receiver. The announcement came at the Mobile World Congress being held... read more

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Qualcomm Announces 4G LTE Advanced Connectivity Platform for Mobile Computing

February 25, 2013 - By

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has announced the industry’s first 4G LTE Advanced embedded data connectivity platform for mobile computing devices, including thin form factor laptops, tablets and convertibles. The technology, based on Qualcomm Technologies’ Gobi chipsets — the MDM9225 and MDM9625 — is the first embedded, mobile computing solution to support LTE carrier aggregation and LTE Category 4 with peak data... read more

CoPilot Brings GPS Navigation to Windows Phone 8

February 25, 2013 - By

ALK Technologies, provider of navigation and GeoLogistics software, announced at the Mobile World Congress that its CoPilot GPS navigation apps for smartphones and tablets will be available for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. The Mobile World Congress is being held in Barcelona, Spain, this week. Designed as an alternative to traditional in-vehicle systems, the app provides voice-guided GPS navigation,... read more

New Organization Advocates for GPS Industry

February 25, 2013 - By

A new group, the GPS Innovation Alliance, has formed and announced itself as the voice of the U.S. GPS industry and community of users, to “support the ever-increasing importance of GPS” in the U.S. capital, Washington, D.C.  The organization subsumes and replaces both the U.S. GPS Industry Council, an entity of longstanding, and the Coalition to Save Our GPS, which... read more

Galileo Lives to Fly Another Day; Budget Passed

February 25, 2013 - By

European Union leaders approved a scaled-down budget in early February, with none of the cuts to the Galileo program that had been widely feared. The project, conducted by the European Space Agency (ESA) under close supervision of the European Commission (EC),  will draw on funding of 6.3 billion euros (about $8.5 billion) from 2014 to 2020. The satellite navigation program... read more

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Build Your Own GPS IIF Satellite — with LEGOs

February 22, 2013 - By

So, you thought GPS satellites were only built by government contractors with millions of dollars? Think again. A California company that specializes in LEGO kits of space vehicles is offering a GPS IIF satellite kit. The kit, which sells for $45, includes 142 LEGO Bricks, instructions, and a display stand. Once constructed, the model measures 21 1/4-inches from the tip... read more

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Smartphone vs. Tablet vs. Desktop? It No Longer Matters

February 20, 2013 - By

The biggest mobile show, the Mobile World Congress, starts next week in Barcelona, Spain. It comes at an interesting time. Attendees will find it no longer makes sense to think about which device, or screen, is of primary importance to users. Google reports findings that 90 percent of users move sequentially between several screens (TV, phone, desktop computer and tablet)... read more

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