Defense

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

BYO What?

February 26, 2013By

Every time I see a headline or read an article concerning BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) from a government source, where that source details only the risk associated with BYOD, especially where GPS/PNT (position, navigation and timing) is concerned, I am incredulous. Consider these recent BYOD headlines: BYOD – Disaster Waiting for Government Networks BYOD – Bring Your Own Disaster... read more

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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

Spirent Technical Interchange Features Hands-on Demonstrations

February 8, 2013By

Next month Spirent is hosting a meeting with hands-on training sessions on GNSS simulation equipment led by Spirent engineers. The 2013 Spirent Federal 2013 GNSS Technical Interchange Meeting will be held March 19-21 at the DoubleTree Hotel Anaheim-Orange County, in Orange, California. March 19 and 20 are for general participation. The third day, March 21, features FOUO (For Official Use... read more

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2C or not 2C: An Important Signal Question

January 9, 2013By

With apologies to the Bard of Avon, as I paraphrase his prose, 2C or not 2C — that is the question for millions of GPS users and has been for several years. Indeed, over the past seven years hardly a week has gone by without an email or inquiry about the status of the GPS L2C signal. The name “L2C”... read more

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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

Unmanned Innovation Autopilots Integrate VectorNav IMU into Its INS/GPS

January 7, 2013By
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Unmanned Innovation, a provider of Development Platforms for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), announced that it has partnered with VectorNav Technologies to integrate VectorNav’s VN-100 inertial measurement unit (IMU) into its os-Series Autopilots. Unmanned Innovation’s os-Series Autopilots offer a customizable solution that enables rapid prototyping and cost-effective production of fixed-wing, helicopter, multi-rotor, and custom configuration UAS. Unmanned Innovation has integrated VectorNav’s VN-100 miniature,... read more