Defense

Tip Line Encourages Public Participation in the Fight Against GPS Jammers

November 2, 2012By

Washington, D.C. — The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau today launched a dedicated jammer tip line – 1-855-55-NOJAM (or 1-855-556-6526) – to make it easier for the public to report the use or sale of illegal GPS, cell phone or other signal jammers. It is against the law for consumers to use, import, advertise, sell or ship a GPS or... read more

The Business and Product Showcase — November 2012

November 1, 2012By

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USAF Awards Four Contracts To Improve GPS Performance

October 31, 2012By

The U.S. Air Force is investing to improve the Global Positioning System (GPS) used worldwide for military and civilian purposes. Between Sept. 28 and Oct. 1, the Air Force announced four new GPS contracts. Three were in the $30 million range, including contracts to Rockwell Collins and L-3 Communications to test and engineer new GPS technology, while Raytheon was awarded... read more

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Butler Offers Lear 35/36 STC for WAAS with Garmin Nav System

October 30, 2012By

Butler National Corporation, which specializes in the aerospace sector of structural modification, maintenance, repair, and overhaul, announces issuance of the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC)  for installation of the new Garmin GTN series of navigators that provide GPS, navigation, and communications. The installation is for GTN 750 navigators in the Learjet Models 35/35A/36/36A with the FC-200 autopilot and the Learjet Model... read more

Trimble’s Yuma 2 Rugged Tablet Provides Full Office Capabilities

October 29, 2012By

Trimble introduced today the Yuma 2 rugged tablet computer, which it says is a powerful mobile computing solution that provides full office capabilities in the field for construction, transportation, public safety, field service, forestry, utilities, mapping, insurance and any other outdoor or service-related industry. The Yuma 2 offers a seven-inch capacitive multi-touchscreen in an easy-to-hold form factor that measures 6.3... read more

NovAtel Announces New SPAN MEMS Enclosed Receiver

October 10, 2012By
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Today at Intergeo, NovAtel Inc., NovAtel announced the addition of a new commercially exportable single-enclosure SPAN MEMS receiver to its line of SPAN GNSS/INS products. Available in the first quarter of 2013, the low-power, lightweight SPAN MEMS enclosure incorporates a diminutive Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and a NovAtel high-precision OEM615 GNSS/INS SPAN receiver to provide continuously... read more

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ION, LightSquared, and GPS IIF-3

October 10, 2012By
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By Don Jewell It had to happen sometime. I just thought or hoped it might take a few more years. But I guess I should not be surprised since I experienced a wonderful 30-year U.S. Air Force (USAF) career and that has been over for more than a decade. I have been working GPS issues since 1978. So I guess... read more

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Handheld Launches the Algiz 10X, a 10-inch Rugged Tablet for Outdoors

October 9, 2012By
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Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and smartphones, today announced the launch of its new rugged mobile device for field professionals, the Algiz 10X  rugged tablet PC. The Algiz 10X can withstand tough weather elements and harsh handling. It has a large, 10.1-inch touchscreen. “The new Algiz 10X is perfectly suited for field professionals who need a rugged... read more

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