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European Ground Stations Enable Galileo Search and Rescue Training

October 8, 2013By
Svalbard station on Spitsbergen in the Norwegian Arctic.

The European Space Agency’s completion of a pair of dedicated ground stations at opposite ends of Europe has enabled Galileo satellites in orbit to participate in global testing of the Cospas–Sarsat search and rescue system.The Maspalomas station, at the southern end of the largest island of the Canary Islands, at the southern fringe of European waters, was activated in June. And... read more

Nexteq Navigation Launches New Version of NexGeo GIS Software Suite

October 2, 2013By
Nexteq's NexGeo Office.

Nexteq Navigation has officially released the next version (V2.0) of its GIS data collection suite, NexGeo. The suite consists of a mobile application for GNSS handhelds to collect and organize GIS data, as well as a desktop application used to customize and organize projects, manage field crews, and integrate with other data formats. NexGeo aims to provide a complete solution,... read more

Geneq Introduces Sub-Meter GNSS Receiver for iPad, iPhone

October 2, 2013By
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Geneq Inc. announces the iSXBlue II GNSS, a sub-meter GNSS receiver that is Bluetooth-compatible with Apple iPads and iPhones. Fully authorized and approved by Apple, the iSXBlue II GNSS implements an Apple proprietary Bluetooth authentication feature allowing the NMEA GNSS data to replace the internal GPS location of the iPad or iPhone. A free SDK (software development kit) is available... read more

NovAtel Awarded Contract to Supply WAAS Receivers for FAA System

October 1, 2013By

NovAtel, an OEM provider of high-precision GNSS positioning products, has been contracted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to produce and deliver 176 Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) third-generation reference receivers (G-III). The contract includes engineering support for the receiver as well as support for the current generation reference receiver (G-II), Geostationary Earth Orbit Uplink Subsystem – Type 1 (GUST)... read more

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Hemisphere GNSS Launches GeoMapper Mobile Handhelds and GIS Software

October 1, 2013By
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Today, Hemisphere GNSS announced an all-new series of rugged mobile handheld devices with application software options to support survey, GIS, and mapping professionals. GeoMapper handhelds are designed to work in harsh outdoor environments and features an intuitive and scalable software package. The GeoMapper family of products (GM100, GM200, GM300, and GM500) offers a variety of features also suitable for forestry,... read more

StarChase Uses GPS for Safer Police Pursuits

September 30, 2013By
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Thousands of high-speed pursuits by law enforcement take place in the U.S. every year, which can endanger other vehicles and property. A new product aimed at law enforcement is designed to help police track cars during these high-speed chases. The StarChase system pursuit reduction technology contains a miniature GPS module encased in a tracking projectile/tag and a launcher mounted on... read more

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UNB Technology Launched into Space

September 30, 2013By
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After a two-week delay, a rocket carrying a GPS instrument designed by University of New Brunswick scientists was launched into space aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on September 29. The rocket left Vandenberg Air Force base in California as part of the CASSIOPE (Cascade Smallsat and Ionospheric Polar Explorer) mission. Dr. Richard Langley, GPS World Innovation editor and professor... read more

Europe Tests Galileo Public Regulated Service

September 30, 2013By
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European Union member states began their independent testing of the Public Regulated Service (PRS) broadcast by the four Galileo navigation satellites in orbit. Transmitted on two frequency bands with enhanced protection, PRS offers a highly accurate positioning and timing service, with access strictly restricted to authorized users, such as government defense, security, and emergency services. PRS access was initially considered... read more

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