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AtlasCT to Release Voice-Guided Navigation for Firefox OS

March 25, 2013 - By

AtlasCT has announced an April release date for the first, full featured, voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation solution for the Firefox OS. The software program will be released under the brand name of “EverNav for Firefox.” This announcement follows Mozilla’s launch of the Firefox OS during the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona in February. EverNav was initially released on September 2012 as... read more

BeiDou Ground System Approved

March 25, 2013 - By

A ground system aimed at enhancing the navigation precision of China’s homegrown BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) was approved in central China’s Hubei Province on Friday, according to NZWeek. The BeiDou Ground Base Enhancement System (BGBES) is a network consisting of 30 ground base stations, an operating system and a precision positioning system. It was approved by the evaluation committee... read more

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GPS Innovation Alliance Welcomes New Affiliates

March 25, 2013 - By

Five major national organizations representing a variety of industries are joining the GPS Innovation Alliance as affiliate members. The alliance announced today that the American Trucking Association, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Boat U.S., the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) have signed on as alliance affiliates. Each shares... read more

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Apple Buys Indoor Location Company WiFiSLAM

March 25, 2013 - By

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has acquired indoor-location company WiFiSLAM. Apple reportedly paid about $20 million for the Silicon Valley-based company. Apple has confirmed the purchase to MacRumors, but offered no details on its plans for the acquisition. Analysts say this is a sign that the war over indoor mobile location services is heating up. Apple’s acquisition... read more

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Hyundai Heavy Industry to Track Equipment with Telit

March 21, 2013 - By

Telit Wireless Solutions will provide the M2M communication module for the Taeha Mechatronics Remote Monitoring System (RMS). Taeha Mechatronics is a South Korean-based provider of electromagnetic control solutions for healthcare and industrial devices. The Taeha Mechatronics TH-RMCU, a remote management control unit, integrates Telit’s HE910, HSPA+ module, which delivers 14.4 Mbps downlink data rates. The solution has obtained SK Telecom... read more

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Trimble Launches New Mobile Apps, Website for Sportsmen

March 21, 2013 - By

Trimble has launched a new mobile mapping product for hunters and anglers. The launch includes two smartphone apps (Trimble GPS Hunt and Trimble GPS Fish), one tablet app (Trimble GPS Maps), and a new Website — GPSHuntFish.com. The offerings combine the latest in mobile GPS technology and Trimble’s exclusive outdoor maps to help sportsmen plan trips, navigate in remote areas,... read more

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New Series of SPAN MEMS IMU Products Introduced by NovAtel

March 21, 2013 - By

NovAtel Inc. has announced a new SPAN-IGM series of Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) inertial sensor products, including the IMU-IGM-A1 MEMS enclosure and the SPAN-IGM-A1 GNSS/INS enclosure. The IMU-IGM-A1 is a small, rugged enclosure that houses a MEMS inertial sensor. The IMU-IGM-A1 can be configured from the factory as an integrated GNSS + Inertial Navigation System (INS) or as a standalone... read more

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U.S. Air Force to Test CNAV on GPS L2C and L5 Signals

March 21, 2013 - By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. U.S. Air Force Space Command has issued a notice that CNAV capabilities on the GPS L2C and L5 signals will be tested in June. No GPS satellite outages are planned. Below is the official notice. Notice of Test A Notice by the Air Force Department on 03/20/2013 Action: GPS Test Notice. Summary: The purpose of... read more

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