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DeLorme Launches Next Generation inReach Satellite Communicator with GPS

April 12, 2013By

DeLorme has announced the launch of its newest product, the inReach SE (Screen Edition) satellite communication device. With 90 percent of the world’s surface lacking cell phone coverage, inReach SE is designed  for the traveler or outdoor adventurer to keep them connected and safe anywhere in the world. The expanded standalone capabilities of inReach SE include a color screen, virtual... read more

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Extreme Miniaturization: Seven Devices, One Chip to Navigate without GPS

April 11, 2013By
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The U.S. Military relies on GPS to aid air, land and sea navigation. Like the GPS units in many automobiles today, a simple receiver and some processing power is all that is needed for accurate navigation. But, what if the GPS satellites suddenly became unavailable due to malfunction, enemy action or simple interference, such as driving into a tunnel? Unavailability... read more

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Cambridge Consultants Unveils Indoor Locator System

March 7, 2013By
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New technology from product development firm Cambridge Consultants can accurately detect someone’s location indoors when GPS drops out. A number of sensors and a custom algorithm determine the location, with an accuracy of within approximately 1 percent of the distance traveled. The technology uses low-power, low-cost sensors and the device concept is small enough to clip on a belt. It... read more

Handheld’s Ruggedized Computers and Smartphones Have u-blox GPS Inside

March 4, 2013By

Swedish-based Handheld, maker of mobile computers designed for extreme environments, has integrated u-blox’ GPS modules in four of its most popular products: the Algiz 7 and Algiz 10X tablets, Algiz XRW notebook, and Nautiz X1 smartphone. These tough computers are designed for and used in demanding environments such as polar expeditions, marine exploration, and rescue operations, as well as outdoor... read more

Janam Announces 3G/4G Cellular Rugged Mobile Computer

February 26, 2013By

Janam Technologies LLC, a provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, today announced the release of its new XT85, a high-bandwidth wireless rugged mobile computer designed to support demanding enterprise applications in equally demanding outdoor environments. Janam’s XT85 offers a complete set of features that enterprises require in a rugged wireless wide area device, at a... read more

UK Switches on eLoran for Backup in the English Channel

January 9, 2013By

The General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK and Ireland (GLA) have announced that ships in the Port of Dover, its approaches and part of the Dover Strait can now use eLoran radio navigation technology as a backup to satnav systems like GPS and Galileo. What is considered the world’s busiest shipping route is the first to deploy eLoran to counter... read more

NovAtel, L-3 Interstate Electronics Partner on Civil RTK and SAASM Receiver Card

May 30, 2012By

NovAtel Inc. today announced the development of its OEM625S Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) GNSS receiver, a collaborative effort between NovAtel and L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC). System integrators have come to rely on the centimeter-level positioning accuracy made possible with real-time kinematic (RTK) commercial GPS receivers. Many authorized defense customers rely on access to the Precise Positioning Service (PPS)... read more

Unmanned Air Systems: Precision Navigation for Critical Operations

March 1, 2012By

An alternative precision GPS architecture, Precision RELNAV, enables an airborne tanker plane and a Navy unmanned combat aircraft to navigate independently to a high degree of precision without requiring carrier-cycle ambiguity resolution using precision GPS ephemeris updates to a tightly coupled GPS/inertial solution onboard each aircraft. The solution rivals that of conventional relative kinematic techniques while providing more robust positioning that reduces message traffic between aircraft and does not require a long filtering time. read more

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