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McMurdo launches emergency beacons with GPS, GLONASS, Galileo

September 7, 2016By
The McMurdo SmartFind and Kannad SafePro distress beacons support beacon transmission, GNSS for location positioning, and AIS for localized connectivity.

Emergency preparedness company McMurdo has launched a new family of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) that will accelerate the search-and-rescue process by combining multiple frequencies — including GNSS — into a single EPIRB product. The McMurdo SmartFind and Kannad SafePro EPIRBs are distress beacons that can support each of the four frequencies used in the search-and-rescue process: GNSS for location positioning, 406 MHz and... read more

Taoglas launches Engager Logarithmic Periodic Dipole Antenna series

September 7, 2016By

Taoglas, provider of IoT and M2M antenna solutions, has launched the Engager Logarithmic Periodic Dipole Antenna (LPDA) series in booth No. 4849 at CTIA Super Mobility 2016. The wide-band directional antenna series offers high gain at multiple frequencies, including all cellular 2G/3G and 4G LTE bands globally for all carriers and networks, the company says in a news release. In... read more

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GPS Lite: Keeping tabs on cargo at the port

September 7, 2016By
Rotterdam port: A straddle carrier is in the foreground. (Photo: APM Terminals Rotterdam)

Cargo that comes into the Rotterdam, The Netherlands, shipping port could very well be guided by a new GPS system. APM Terminals Rotterdam operates at the important European gateway with a fleet of more than 70 straddle carriers. The straddle carriers have been equipped with GPS Lite, made by U.K.-based International Terminal Solutions (ITS). GPS Lite, the latest version of... read more

Datumate unveils DatuFly, professional imagery app for drones

September 6, 2016By

Datumate has released a new tablet app for drone flight planning and automated, high-resolution photo-shooting. The DatuFly app saves up to 80 percent of field surveying time and eliminates follow-up site visits, according to the company. “DatuFly automates the entire field surveying process, while keeping field work simple and safe,” said Tal Meirzon, Datumate CEO. “Ease of use and survey-grade results makes DatuFly a valuable tool... read more

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Qualcomm, AT&T to trial network requirements for drone operations

September 6, 2016By

Qualcomm Technologies Inc. and AT&T will test unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) on commercial 4G LTE networks. The trials will analyze how UAS can operate safely and more securely on commercial 4G LTE and networks of the future, including 5G. The research will look at elements that would impact future drone operations. CTIA Super Mobility 2016 attendees can catch a video... read more

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Comtech launches Location Studio at CTIA Super Mobility

September 6, 2016By

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has launched Location Studio, a versatile service platform for mobile operators, application developers and enterprises to build or enhance cloud-based, embedded and hybrid applications using a modular set of location-based services (LBS) tools. Location Studio incorporates multiple technology suites that provide a broad range of functionality, allowing developers to create location enabled applications with contextual awareness, including: GeoSuite for... read more

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Lockheed, Warsaw U demonstrate UAV fleet command and control

September 6, 2016By

Lockheed Martin and the Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) successfully demonstrated their UAV optimization technologies using aerial command and control (C2) of multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The demonstration marks a successful milestone in the joint WUT-Lockheed Martin advanced applied research program on optimization of diverse fleets of aircraft, and concepts associated with manned-unmanned command and control of airborne platform systems.... read more

Fourth speaker announced for September cybersecurity webinar

September 6, 2016By
James T. Curran

James T. Curran, European Space Agency, will speak on general system perspectives of GNSS security during the September GPS World webinar, “GPS/GNSS and Cybersecurity.” The Microsemi sponsored webinar takes place Thursday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT / 7 p.m. CEST. Registration is free. The webinar will cover two closely related topics: The role of GPS products and services... read more

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