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New Commercial UAV Expo Set for October 2015

December 2, 2014By

SPAR Point Group will hold its first Commercial UAV Expo, October 5-7, 2015, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will feature an exhibit hall of UAV manufacturers, component and sensor manufacturers, software providers and service companies. Organizers expect upwards of 1,000 attendees and 80 exhibits in 2015. Las Vegas was selected for proximity to key players on the West Coast and... read more

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The New Wearable? Clothing with GPS, Wi-Fi Woven In

December 2, 2014By
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Dutch textile company ByBorre and its founder, fashion designer Borre Akkersdijk, have created the BB.suit — a wearable Wi-Fi hotspot with GPS, a music library, and an air purifier. Version 1.0 of the suit, which has electrical threads woven into the fabric, was showcased at the SXSW music and film tradeshow in March, where a model’s location was shown on Google... read more

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GPS Tracking, Robots Key in Heavy Retail Shopping Season

December 2, 2014By
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It used to be when you expected a home delivery, you could specify morning or afternoon, and hope you were there when the truck showed up. In today’s high-tech retail experience, van deliveries can be slotted specifically in two hour, or even one hour, windows. This is just one development in the battle for speed, as major retailers turn to technology... read more

GTX Corp Partners with Life Button 24 on Emergency Response

December 2, 2014By
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GTX Corp, a personal location wearables company, has entered a strategic partnership with Life Button 24, a division of World Wide Security Group and provider of life safety, dispatch and monitoring services since 1979. Under the strategic partnership, GTX Corp will offer Life Button 24 services to its GPS SmartSole customers, providing 24/7 access to live dispatch operators that can assist caregivers... read more

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Broadcom Launches Location Hub with Galileo Support for Smartphones

December 2, 2014By

Broadcom Corporation has announced a GNSS location hub that supports Galileo. Along with Galileo, the Broadcom BCM4774 simultaneously supports GPS, GLONASS, SBAS, QZSS and the BeiDou satellite systems. With a planned deployment of up to 30 additional satellites for Galileo, smartphones with built-in support for this new system will experience an even higher level of accuracy and better positioning with faster times to... read more

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First Navigation Signal from Galileo 5 Received

December 1, 2014By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. The first navigation signal transmission from the fifth Galileo satellite, one of two Full Operational Capability satellites launched into wrong orbits on August 22, was received today. Stations of the Cooperative Network for GNSS Observation (CONGO) and the International GNSS Service Multi-GNSS Experiment (MGEX) network tracked an E1 signal with a PRN code of E18... read more

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GLONASS-K1 Satellite Launched Nov. 30

December 1, 2014By
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News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. The second of two GLONASS-K1 satellites was launched from the snowy Plesetsk Cosmodrome on November 30 at 21:52 UTC. It joins the first GLONASS-K1 satellite launched on February 26, 2011. According to the Roscosmos Information-Analytical Centre, the satellite, with serial number 12, is to be known by its in-orbit name of GLONASS 702. It is... read more

Orbit of One Wayward Galileo Satellite Raised

December 1, 2014By
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The orbit of one of the two Galileo satellites launched into incorrect orbits on August 22 is being adjusted. Tracking data supplied by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the U.S. Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) has confirmed the change. Also, the first navigation signal from Galileo 5 has been received. The satellites were supposed to go into... read more