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MWC 2015: InvenSense to Ship Positioning Software for Smartphones

March 2, 2015By

InvenSense Inc. is making available its InvenSense Positioning Library (IPL) software, designed to provide sensor-assisted positioning in places where GNSS alone cannot provide desired accuracy. Invensense is a provider of intelligent sensor system on chip for motion and sound in consumer electronic devices. InvenSense made the announcement at Mobile World Congress, taking place in Barcelona, Spain March 2-5. The IPL incorporates advancements in sensor-assisted... read more

ISRO to Launch Fourth Navigation Satellite March 9

March 2, 2015By

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is expected to launch IRNSS-1D on March 9, reports The Times of India. IRNSS-1D is the fourth navigation satellite in the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System, and will make the constellation operable. The launch is tentatively planned for March 9 around 6:35 p.m. However, final go for the launch will be given by the ISRO’s Launch Authorization Board,... read more

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UAV Pavilion, Hologram Room on Tap at SPAR International

February 27, 2015By

SPAR International is a platform-neutral conference and exhibition focused on end-to-end business and technology for 3D measurement and imaging for industrial facilities; engineering, architecture and construction; and civil infrastructure. The exhibition will showcase solutions from leading 3D hardware manufacturers, software suppliers and service providers. The conference and trade show will be held March 30-April 2 in Houston, Texas. Watch a video about the conference: At... read more

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Drone Piloted by Brainwaves Demonstrated in Portugal

February 26, 2015By

Technology that allows a drone to be piloted using a person’s brainwaves has been demonstrated in Portugal, reports BBC News. Drone specialist Tekever adapted existing electroencephalography (EEG) technology to enable a pilot on the ground to send instructions to the drone software, a technology it calls Brainflight. Tekever told BBC News that the technology could enable people with restricted movement to control a... read more

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Microsemi GNSS Master Solves Small-Cell Synchronization Issue

February 26, 2015By

Microsemi Corporation is offering a new Integrated GNSS Master (IGM) solution for small-cell synchronization. The IGM is the company’s first solution that fully integrates a 1588v2 PTP grandmaster with a GNSS receiver and antenna in a small, fully contained package, designed to mount indoors. The Microsemi IGM solves the challenge of indoor synchronization, which has been a significant hurdle for cost-effective small... read more

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LocationSmart, Locaid to Merge for Cloud-Based Location Services

February 26, 2015By

LocationSmart, a provider of cloud-based location and interactivity services, and Locaid, a location-as-a-service platform for enterprise location, have merged to create an enterprise mobility platform for cloud-based location services. The merger agreement was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of LocationSmart and Locaid, and stockholders of both companies approved the merger on Feb. 19.  The combined company will operate under the LocationSmart... read more

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MWC 2015: Anritsu to Showcase Cloud-Based Connected Car System for Fleets

February 25, 2015By

Anritsu plans to showcase a sophisticated, cloud-based connected car system for fleet tracking at Mobile World Congress 2015, which will be held in Barcelona March 2-5. The system was developed by the University of Hertfordshire in the UK with the help of network simulation technology from Anritsu. The system will be demonstrated using a GNSS simulator from Spectracom to provide location information... read more

Topcon Partners with Toro on GPS-guided Turf Sprayer

February 25, 2015By
The Toro Multi Pro 5800 sprayer will get Topcon GPS guidance.

Topcon Positioning Group is partnering with The Toro Company to develop a GPS-guided sprayer that Toro will start selling to the commercial equipment marketplace this summer. The GeoLink system will be available for the Toro Multi Pro 5800 initially, with plans to offer it for a broader range of Toro sprayers in the future. “We’re thrilled to partner with Toro on our debut in... read more