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Spirent highlights GNSS threats at cybersecurity conference

February 7, 2017By

Spirent Communications plc will demonstrate its expanded focus on security at the cybersecurity RSA Conference 2017, held in the Moscone Center in San Francisco Feb. 13–17. In a classroom session, Spirent positioning security technologist Guy Buesnel will discuss deliberate threats to GNSS. Focusing on deliberate attacks against GNSS at the application layer and through RF channels, Buesnel will introduce session attendees to the vulnerabilities... read more

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EU project to seek TREASURE in multi-GNSS positioning

February 7, 2017By

A European Union (EU) project exploiting GNSS to establish the blueprint for the world’s most accurate real-time positioning service will be run at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. The service, to be developed at prototype level, will benefit safety-critical industries such as aviation and maritime navigation, as well as high-accuracy dependent applications such as offshore drilling and production operations,... read more

Emlid unveils field-ready RTK GNSS receiver

February 6, 2017By
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Emlid has introduced a ruggedized, battery-powered real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS receiver. The Reach RS enables centimeter-accurate positioning for survey, mapping, agriculture and drones once again changing our perception of the equipment cost. With an integrated high-performance dual-feed antenna mounted on a large ground-plane Reach RS is able to reliably track GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS and SBAS satellites. Reach RS is packed... read more

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Spirent security experts predict greater risk to GNSS in 2017

February 6, 2017By
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Spirent Communications plc, provider of mobile network, application, services and device-test solutions, is warning of the increased likelihood of disruptions this year to a wide variety of civil and military applications relying on GNSS. The prediction of greater risk from hacking and location spoofing attacks by criminal, state-sponsored, and other adversaries is part of Spirent’s annual security forecast for 2017. The... read more

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New version of DatuSurvey hints at ground control points

February 6, 2017By
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Datumate has released DatuSurvey version 5.1 for both Professional and Enterprise editions of the software. DatuSurvey (formerly DatuGram 3D) turns drone- and camera-based images to accurate, georeferenced 2D maps and 3D models, which saves the need for expensive and risky field work and expedites deliveries, according to Datumate. DatuSurvey Professional V5.1 now also includes: Ground Control Points Hints – Once the model... read more

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New NovAtel firmware for OEM7 offers interference toolkit, RTK Assist

February 6, 2017By

NovAtel has launched its OEM7 7.200 version firmware. Version 7.200 firmware introduces powerful new positioning functionality including the company’s Interference Toolkit (ITK). The ITK allows users to detect and mitigate intentional interference such as the adversarial jamming of GNSS signals, as well as the unintentional interference from external sources. The new RTK Assist corrections service assures continued high-accuracy positioning when signals from a... read more

Boeing, US Air Force extend partnership to sustain GPS IIA, IIF

February 6, 2017By
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Boeing and the U.S. Air Force have signed a GPS sustainment agreement to ensure the health of current satellites on orbit. The agreement enables persistent GPS capability for civilians and the military as Boeing works on next-generation GPS satellites. Under the agreement, Boeing will support GPS IIA and IIF satellites on orbit for the next five years. Boeing, which has been... read more

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ION announces executive committee and council for 2017-19

February 6, 2017By
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The Institute of Navigation (ION) has announced its Executive Committee and Council for 2017-19. The ION Executive Committee and Council consists of a wide range of professionals in the field of positioning, navigation and timing. “ION is excited with the talented and distinguished group of professionals that hail from all segments of the PNT community who are giving their time... read more