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CNES and Geoflex sign agreement on satellite positioning

August 22, 2016By

French Space Agency CNES has signed a cooperation agreement with the company Geoflex, granting it the right to spin off software developed by CNES that employs satellite precise point positioning (PPP) technology. Under the agreement, CNES is granting Geoflex a license to use its patented technologies in this field with a view to offering a global commercial operational service. This... read more

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Geneq introduces rugged SXPad 800H GPS data collector

August 19, 2016By
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Geneq Inc. has released the SXPad 800H, which the company describes as a feature-packed, rugged handheld GPS data collector at an affordable price. The SXPad 800H is specifically designed for mobile GIS users in applications ranging from water, electric and gas utilities, transportation, mining, agriculture and forestry. The high-performance 800-MHz device is designed to give users all the power needed to work with... read more

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Salvaged Galileo satellites to broadcast test signals

August 15, 2016By
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News from the European Space Agency Europe’s fifth and sixth Galileo satellites, which were salvaged from their faulty launch into working orbits, are set to begin broadcasting working navigation signals for test purposes. This activation will allow satnav receiver manufacturers, service providers and scientific researchers to make use of these test signals. A decision on whether these satellites will become... read more

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Tiny u-blox EVA-M8Q module supports GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo

August 15, 2016By

U-blox has released its tiny EVA-M8Q high-sensitivity GNSS module in a 7 millimeter by 7 millimeter package. EVA-M8Q supports GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo, the company said in a news release. The EVA-M8Q completes the company’s lineup of receivers in the miniature and EVA form-factor package. The EVA-M8Q is TCXO-based and is optimized to provide the highest acquisition and tracking sensitivity, the company says, making it... read more

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Harxon releases mini base radio suitable for local data network

August 11, 2016By
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Harxon has released a mini base radio — HX-DU8609T — designed for customers who want to quickly set up a local data-transfer network. HX-DU8609T is a versatile data radio providing a flexible solution for applications that require reliable data transfer, low cost, small size and rugged construction. It has a wide (60-Mhz) bandwidth that covers 410-470 MHz combined with an IP67 sealed... read more

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ION GNSS+ early bird registration closes Aug. 12

August 9, 2016By

To save on registration rates for ION GNSS+ 2016, the 29th annual meeting of the Institute of Navigation Satellite Division, complete your early bird registration by Friday, Aug. 12. If you book your hotel room for ION GNSS+ 2016 before you register, you will receive $200 off your conference registration. To qualify for the discount, enter your hotel confirmation number from... read more

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Bring Pokémon to you with a Rohde & Schwarz signal generator

August 9, 2016By
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A team of Rohde & Schwarz engineers have found a new way to hack Pokémon Go, the massively popular app that debuted last month. The engineers are generating GNSS data with a Rohde & Schwarz signal generator, and feeding the signal directly into the mobile device, making it possible to collect dozens of Pokemon right in the lab. The team produced... read more

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Rio Olympics clean up bay with GPS, helicopters

August 8, 2016By
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Before each day of Olympic sailing kicks off, an air and water team is gathering any floating rubbish in Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay. Helicopters circling above spot floating trash and send GPS coordinates to trash-collecting boats that sweep up the debris, reports the Associated Press. Other stop-gaps to enable sailing in the polluted bay include floating barriers to keep rubbish from entering the bay, using naturally... read more

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