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GPS Innovation Alliance Responds to Latest Lightsquared Comments

July 1, 2015By
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The GPS Innovation Alliance has responded to recent media reports on LightSquared’s position regarding the testing of the compatibility of terrestrial broadband and GPS.   LightSquared is asking the GPS industry to participate in new tests on interference between LightSquared’s spectrum and GPS receivers or waive its right to complain, according to a lawyer representing LightSquared. Following is the GPS Innovation Alliance’s response: “The GPS... read more

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IS-GNSS 2015 Extends Scholarship Paper Deadline

June 30, 2015By

Organizers of the International Symposium on GNSS (IS-GNSS 2015) have extended the deadline for submission of the abstracts for scholarship applied papers for one week. The new deadline is July 7 23:59:59 JST (UTC+9). The one-week extension was added because organizers are presenting a paper in the Korean Institute on July 1. The deadline for submitting abstracts for regular papers remains August 15. The IS-GNSS 2015 will be... read more

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It’s Leap Second Day! Time to Get in Sync

June 30, 2015By
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“Time waits for no one,” Mick Jagger lamented in song when he turned 30. But tonight, on the evening of June 30, our clocks will stand still for a moment, waiting for the passage of a “leap second.” The International Earth Rotation and Reference Frames Service (the world’s time monitor) has decreed that the last day of June will contain... read more

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Garmin Offers Trucking Navigator with Built-in Dash Cam

June 29, 2015By
The Garmin dezlCam trucking navigator has a built-in dash cam.

Garmin International Inc. is offering dēzlCam, an all-in-one trucking navigator with a built-in dash cam that serves as an onboard eyewitness. Truckers can rely on firsthand video footage that continually records the drive and automatically saves video footage on impact. The dēzlCam provides custom truck routing for the size and weight of a driver’s truck as well as route warnings for bridge heights,... read more

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PlanetiQ Selects Blue Canyon to Build Weather Satellites

June 25, 2015By

PlanetiQ has selected Blue Canyon Technologies to build its weather satellite constellation, set to launch in 2016 and 2017. PlanetiQ chose BCT as a partner in developing the world’s first commercial constellation dedicated to weather, climate and space weather based on BCT’s development track record and its cutting-edge, low-cost design approach that has delivered hundreds of components and systems for numerous space missions,... read more

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SPAN GNSS/INS Now Available on NovAtel’s SAASM Receivers

June 25, 2015By
NovAtel's OEM625S GNSS board.

NovAtel’s SPAN GNSS/INS technology is now available on the company’s OEM625S dual-frequency SAASM GPS plus civil RTK receiver. The addition of SPAN offers system developers with SAASM requirements the benefit of continuously available 3D positioning, velocity and attitude (roll, pitch, yaw) for their U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) applications. Authorized defense customers need access to the Precise Positioning Service (PPS) for... read more

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Jedi Soliders: Army Working on Drone Hoverbike

June 25, 2015By
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Hover technology has long been depicted in movies like Star Wars and Back to the Future. Now the U.S. Army is teaming up with two companies to develop hoverbike technology — a cross between a motorcycle and a drone. SURVICE Engineering Co., a Belcamp, Md.-based defense firm, and U.K.-based Malloy Aeronautics, an aeronautical engineering firm, are developing the Hoverbike technology for... read more

Sierra Wireless Offers Internet of Things Platform with GNSS

June 24, 2015By
The Sierra Wireless AirPrime WP Series.

Sierra Wireless has introduced its next generation of the AirPrime WP Series of smart wireless modules for the development of connected products and applications for the Internet of Things. The WP Series provides an integrated device-to-cloud architecture enabling IoT developers to build a Linux-based product using a single module that sends valuable user and product data to the cloud. AirPrime... read more