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Verizon Launches Fleet Management Solution

March 15, 2013 - By

Verizon is rolling out Networkfleet on the Verizon Wireless network, the company announced today. Networkfleet is a fleet-management solution that provides a wide variety of monitoring and management capabilities for increased productivity and improved customer service. The Networkfleet solution — part of Hughes Telematics, which Verizon acquired last year — will be combined with the Verizon Wireless network and will... read more

Telenav Announces Planned Sale of Enterprise Business

March 15, 2013 - By

Telenav, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV) has entered into an agreement to sell the Telenav enterprise business unit to FleetCor Technologies Operating Company, LLC, for approximately $10 million in cash, with an anticipated closing date in 30 days. Telenav’s enterprise business allows companies to better manage operations by using the Telenav location-based services (LBS) platform to track status and the location of... read more

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Plotter Wins Top Award at SXSW Interactive

March 14, 2013 - By

Plotter, a social network for maps, won the top award for the social technologies category March 12 at the annual South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. The company won one of six categories at the festival’s fifth annual SXSW Accelerator program, which has previously recognized companies such as Twitter and Foursquare. Unlike Google Maps and Apple’s default maps... read more

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Powelectrics and Telit Expand Cooperation in Wireless Telemetry Market

March 14, 2013 - By

Telit Wireless Solutions and Powelectrics Ltd. today announced collaboration in the wireless telemetry application market with the launch of Powelectrics’ Telit-based product Metron2. The Metron2 is a multi-function cellular-connected telemetry device capable of making remote fill-level readings in tanks containing liquids and gases.  The device’s integral display allows the unit to be used also as a local gauge and for... read more

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Septentrio Makes Galileo and Four-Constellation Position Fixes

March 14, 2013 - By

Septentrio became the first receiver manufacturer to report an autonomous real-time position calculation using Galileo IOV satellites, with its own standard commercial receiver. The company based in Leuven, Belgium announced on March 12 that it performed a first autonomous real-time Galileo position, velocity, and timing (PVT) calculation, based on live Interface Control Document (ICD)-compliant Galileo messages from the four Galileo... read more

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Star Sensor for GLONASS Satellites to Undergo Testing

March 13, 2013 - By

RIA Novosti is reporting that German firm Jena-Optronik GmbH has delivered an advanced star sensor to Russia’s Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems company (ISS), which will test and integrate it on a GLONASS navigation satellite, Reshetnev said on Wednesday. The Astro APS sensor is part of the satellite’s altitude and orbit control system. It will help ensure that the GLONASS satellites... read more

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Federal Steps Taken to Reduce GPS-Caused Bridge Strikes by Oversized Trucks

March 13, 2013 - By

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will begin issuing official recommendations to members of the commercial trucking industry on the proper uses of GPS devices and incorporate GPS training into new entry-level certification programs for commercial motor vehicle operators. U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, joined by Administrator Anne Ferro of the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), held... read more

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CSR Location Platforms Go Live with China’s BeiDou-2 Tracking

March 13, 2013 - By

CSR plc today announced that its SiRFstarV, SiRFprima and SiRFatlas location platforms are now able to acquire and track satellites and utilize location data from the recently activated BeiDou Satellite Navigation System. The addition of the BeiDou constellation is part of CSR’s ongoing efforts to support all global navigation satellite systems as they become available, with software or firmware upgrades,... read more

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