About Tony Murfin

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Tony Murfin is managing consultant for GNSS Aerospace LLC, Florida. Murfin provides business development consulting services to companies involved in GNSS products and markets, and writes for GPS World as the OEM Professional contributing editor.

Previously, Murfin worked for NovAtel Inc. in Calgary, Canada, as vice president of Business Development; for CMC Electronics in Montreal, Canada, as business development manager, product manager, software manger and software engineer; for CAE in Montreal as simulation software engineer; and for BAe in Warton, UK, as senior avionics engineer.

Murfin has a B.Sc. from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in the UK, and is a UK Chartered Engineer (CEng MIET).

Posts by Tony Murfin

MicroPilot Aims High with Professional UAV Avionics Posted on 17 Dec 2014 in the Machine Control/Ag & Newsletter Editorials & OEM & OEM Opinions & Opinions & Professional OEM Newsletter & UAV/UAS/UGV categories.

Who is MicroPilot? For almost anyone in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) electronics — or, rather, avionics — MicroPilot is probably a familiar name. The company makes the autopilots that basically fly the vehicle. An autopilot is... Read more»

Rx Networks: Commercializing Indoor Location Posted on 19 Nov 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & OEM & Opinions & Professional OEM Newsletter categories.

In the time since my first article on indoor location, I’ve learned that there is a whole lot to this indoor location technology and business. A number of companies are... Read more»

From Old China into Commercial GNSS Posted on 15 Oct 2014 in the BeiDou/Compass & Newsletter Editorials & Professional OEM Newsletter categories.

From 1978 to 1998, China’s GNP increased 500%. To achieve this, there had to be a strategy. The approach chosen was to lead and support through government-sponsored initiatives, including developing China’s own sat-nav system. Having built BeiDou, a Chinese GNSS industry began to emerge. But it nearly didn’t happen. So how did Beijing BDStar Navigation Company come about, and where does it stand today? I touched base with my friend, Chairman Ruxin Zhou, to find out. Read more»

ION GNSS+ Focuses on System Updates, Indoor Location Posted on 17 Sep 2014 in the Indoor Positioning & Newsletter Editorials & OEM Opinions & Professional OEM Newsletter categories.

ION GNSS+ is more than satellite navigation, with lots of options for aiding, augmenting and even replacing GNSS, both indoors or outdoors. There were a few less exhibitors this year,... Read more»

Forsberg: A Value-Added Reseller Posted on 20 Aug 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & Professional OEM Newsletter categories.

I was born in the UK, so I still have a soft spot for people and things going on there. I really enjoy those PBS Mystery dramas, and, of course,... Read more»

TECTERRA Geomatics Initiative Funds GNSS Innovation Posted on 23 Jul 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & OEM Opinions & Professional OEM Newsletter categories.

TECTERRA is an Alberta government initiative to encourage and support start-ups in the geomatics field in Canada. In June, TECTERRA held its annual Geomatics Showcase at the TELUS Centre in... Read more»

The Advantages of Baseband’s Extended Ephemeris Posted on 18 Jun 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & Professional OEM Newsletter categories.

Most of you will know that during summertime I can usually be found in Calgary, Alberta — the “GPS Capital of Canada.” I usually try to pick up on developments... Read more»

Unmanned Systems Show Highlights UAV and UAS Opportunities Posted on 21 May 2014 in the Featured Stories & Newsletter Editorials & OEM Opinions & Professional OEM Newsletter categories.

Just before the start of the huge AUVSI show, the FAA once again cautioned Unmanned Aerial Systems proponents that still more care is needed with UAS airspace access. Read more»