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StarChase Uses GPS for Safer Police Pursuits

September 30, 2013 - By

Thousands of high-speed pursuits by law enforcement take place in the U.S. every year, which can endanger other vehicles and property. A new product aimed at law enforcement is designed to help police track cars during these high-speed chases. The StarChase system pursuit reduction technology contains a miniature GPS module encased in a tracking projectile/tag and a launcher mounted on... read more

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Linx Releases New Multi-Constellation Receiver

September 30, 2013 - By

Linx Technologies has launched its GM Series GNSS receiver module. The module is an autonomous, high-performance GNSS receiver designed for navigation, asset tracking and positioning applications of all kinds. Based on the MediaTek chipset, it can simultaneously acquire and track several satellite constellations. These include GPS, Europe’s Galileo, Russia’s GLONASS, and Japan’s QZSS. The GNSS receiver module provides exceptional sensitivity,... read more

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ENC-GNSS 2014 Issues Call for Abstracts

September 30, 2013 - By

The Netherlands Institute of Navigation will be hosting the European Navigation Conference (ENC-GNSS 2014) in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, April 15-17, 2014. The conference will cover all aspects of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) developments and applications. Special sessions will be organized for innovations and their commercialization. Abstracts can be submitted until December 31, 2013, at www.enc-gnss2014.com. Topics include, but are... read more

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UNB Technology Launched into Space

September 30, 2013 - By

After a two-week delay, a rocket carrying a GPS instrument designed by University of New Brunswick scientists was launched into space aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on September 29. The rocket left Vandenberg Air Force base in California as part of the CASSIOPE (Cascade Smallsat and Ionospheric Polar Explorer) mission. Dr. Richard Langley, GPS World Innovation editor and professor... read more

Hemisphere GNSS Launches New Branding, Website

September 30, 2013 - By

Today, Hemisphere GNSS introduced its new “Hemisphere” corporate branding and logo to reflect its global GNSS focus. The company is also announcing a new website that has been built from the ground up based on customer and partner input. In February 2013, Hemisphere GPS was renamed and incorporated as Hemisphere GNSS Inc. The company owns both names, but in order... read more

SkyTraq Introduces Venus816, Dual-Antenna Supporting GPS Receiver

September 30, 2013 - By

SkyTraq Technology Inc., a fabless GNSS positioning technology company, today introduced highly integrated Venus816 single-chip GPS receiver capable of supporting dual passive antenna and active antenna inputs, automatic switching from passive antenna to active antenna, and active antenna short circuit protection without needing extra external components. It offers low BOM cost for antenna-embedded GPS products needing external active antenna option.... read more

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Europe Tests Galileo Public Regulated Service

September 30, 2013 - By

European Union member states began their independent testing of the Public Regulated Service (PRS) broadcast by the four Galileo navigation satellites in orbit. Transmitted on two frequency bands with enhanced protection, PRS offers a highly accurate positioning and timing service, with access strictly restricted to authorized users, such as government defense, security, and emergency services. PRS access was initially considered... read more

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Ground Control Readied for GPS III

September 30, 2013 - By

Raytheon Company reached several milestones recently in its development of the GPS Next -Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX).  Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Non-flight Satellite Testbed (GNST) — a full-sized, functional satellite prototype currently residing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station — successfully established remote connectivity and communicated with OCX during pre-flight tests. GNST proved that it could connect with... read more

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