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Brad Parkinson to Discuss GPS at Smithsonian Event

March 19, 2013By
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Dr. Bradford W. Parkinson, professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Emeritus at Stanford University will discuss “GPS for Humanity — The Stealth Utility” at a special Smithsonian event Thursday, March 21. The 8 p.m. ET lecture at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.,  follows a 7:15 p.m. viewing of the Imax film Space Junk 3D and commentary on the... read more

When Am I?: The Importance of Time in Navigation

March 12, 2013By

A few months ago, many of you may remember that I wrote about an encounter with a rather well-known female journalist who, after listening to one of my GPS presentations, said something like this, “I came here today to learn more about GPS and so far all you have talked about is atomic reference systems…what the heck do those *&@#... read more

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ION Cancels 2013 Joint Navigation Conference

March 11, 2013By

The Institute of Navigation (ION) Military Division has canceled this year’s Joint Navigation Conference (JNC), which was scheduled to take place in Orlando, Florida, June 10-13. “This decision has not been taken lightly but due to the DOD’s recent policies detailing actions to be taken to prepare for drastic budget cuts, the curtailment of travel, fallout from a scandal with... 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

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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