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New GLONASS Navigation Message Proposed

September 30, 2013 - By

Russian scientists and engineers are at work on a new code-division multiple-access signal format to be broadcast on a new GLONASS L3 signal. Taking an approach similar to that implemented on the newly designed GPS L5 signal, this will, once implemented across the constellation by new satellite launches, facilitate interoperability with and even eventually interchangeability among other GNSS signals, including... read more

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Leica Zeno GG03 SmartAntenna for GIS Asset Collection Earns IP68 Certification

September 26, 2013 - By

With its recent Ingress Protection (IP) certification, the Leica Zeno GG03 SmartAntenna is now an IP68-certified SmartAntenna for GIS applications. IP68 represents the top rating for protection against dust, moisture and water. Meeting the tough standards for Ingress Protection (IP) makes the Leica Zeno GG03 a rugged GNSS SmartAntenna for GIS asset collection and management tasks. The upgradable Leica Zeno... read more

eTrak Releases PetTrak Pet Locator

September 26, 2013 - By

eTrak has announced the release of its latest product, the PetTrak GPS+ tracking system. Now available for purchase online, PetTrak is a small, lightweight device used to track the location of most pets. PetTrak uses GPS+, eTrak’s patent-pending technology utilizing Wi-Fi, Cell ID, and GPS to deliver accurate location, indoors or out. Users will be able to utilize PetTrak to... read more

Watershed Moment Approaching for the Connected Vehicle

September 25, 2013 - By

A watershed moment may be approaching for the connected vehicle market. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) is about to start on the path towards mandating connected vehicle technology. Interest in the market is not limited to a few countries; last week I moderated a GPS World webinar on the connected vehicle that drew registrants from 40 countries.... read more

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LBS Blog: Nokia’s Mapping Business Has Options, Issues

September 25, 2013 - By

In the wake of Microsoft’s recent purchase of Nokia’s mobile phone business, the Nokia unit formerly known as Navteq, and now know as HERE, has opportunities, but also a hard-to-guess future. At least one industry analyst believes that Navteq/HERE was not included in the Microsoft deal because it was too expensive. “While much ado has been made of the Nokia/Microsoft... read more

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Millennial Media Launches Suite of Mobile Measurement Products

September 25, 2013 - By

Millennial Media has announced the launch of Omni Measurement Solutions, a suite of measurement products designed to evaluate and demonstrate the effectiveness of mobile campaigns. The new solutions will combine Millennial Media’s extensive first-party data with best-in-class third-party data sources to show the impact on key advertiser metrics driven by a campaign. “Measurement is one of the most important issues... read more

Placecast Unveils PlaceAd Mobile Advertising Platform

September 25, 2013 - By

Placecast has launched PlaceAd to enable media buyers to target and reach mobile audiences based on their location. In addition to location, advertisers can target and optimize messaging across criteria including age, gender, interests, device type and operating system, time of day, and weather. PlaceAd is a demand-side platform (DSP) built to maximize the value of location-based inventory on mobile.... read more