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Septentrio launches PolaRx5TR GNSS receiver for timing

September 12, 2016By
The Septentrio PolaRX5TR.

Septentrio has launched its most advanced GNSS receiver for dedicated time and frequency transfer applications, the PolaRx5TR. The PolaRx5TR is the newest addition to Septentrio’s PolaRx product line of GNSS receivers, which led to the selection of Septentrio as preferred vendor for reference stations to UNAVCO for 2015-2018. The PolaRx5TR has 544 hardware channels and supports all major satellite constellations... read more

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CalAmp’s MDT-7P Android tablet designed for Mobile Workforce

September 10, 2016By
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CalAmp — a provider of wireless products, services and solutions — has launched the MDT-7P Android-based tablet designed to integrate with CalAmp’s family of aftermarket telematics devices. It features wired, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, a rugged 7-inch touchscreen display, and is suited to deliver and support applications for industries such as long-haul trucking, fleet management, asset delivery and mobile workforce management. “The MDT-7P is designed... read more

UAV companies team with utilities on long-distance drone tests

September 9, 2016By
The Sharper A6 from Sharper Shape.

Sharper Shape has submitted a waiver application to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), requesting approval to perform beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flights. In coordination with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and SkySkopes, a drone service provider in North Dakota, the waiver would allow members of the EEI-Sharper Shape partnership to demonstrate and develop commercial long-distance flights for electric company asset inspections. In... read more

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Taoglas offers Guardian series of combination antennas

September 9, 2016By
The Taoglas Guardian X 11-in-1 antenna.

Taoglas, a provider of IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (Machine to Machine) antenna solutions, has launched a new series of high-performance LTE + GNSS or Wi-Fi antennas. The announcement was made at CTIA Super Mobility, held Sept. 7-9 in Las Vegas. The Guardian series includes 4, 5, 6 and even 11-in-1 antenna options for 4G LTE cellular applications that also require GNSS or... read more

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Indian space agency asks industry to build spare satellites

September 9, 2016By

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is finalizing plans to have two spare satellites for its navigation fleet built by private industry in the next two years, reports The Hindu. The seven-satellite NAVIC (Navigation Indian Constellation) — formerly known as IRNSS — is now complete. The Indian government will “handhold” industry for the first satellite, scheduled to be built by March 2017. The second satellite will... read more

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u-blox announces its first LTE Cat M1 module

September 9, 2016By
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u‑blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, today announced plans to launch modules supporting Category M1 (Cat M1) LTE networks, which will allow a larger number of devices to connect to the Internet of Things (IoT). The first SARA‑R4 module developed by u‑blox will be available in Q4 2016 targeting mobile network operators in the United... read more

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Epson, DJI partner on AR smart glasses for piloting UAVs

September 9, 2016By
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Epson, providers of the Moverio augmented reality (AR) smart eyewear platform, is partnering with DJI, maker of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The companies are creating new solutions for the Epson Moverio smart glasses and DJI’s suite of products and software development kit (SDK) that enhance the safety, productivity and capabilities of UAVs for both hobbyists and professionals. As one of the... read more

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November’s Galileo satellites arrive at Europe’s spaceport

September 9, 2016By
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A transatlantic flight delivered four Galileo satellites to French Guiana on Tuesday, in preparation for a shared launch this November by Ariane 5 — the first for Europe’s satnav constellation. read more