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TeleCommunication Systems Introduces Network Functions Virtualization at CTIA

September 10, 2015By

TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TCS) announced at CTIA today that by year’s end the company will offer Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for all of its technology solutions for location-based services (LBS) and messaging. Integrating NFV enables TCS customers, including global wireless operators and enterprises, to virtualize entire classes of network node functions into communication services that will cost-effectively run on common off-the-shelf, non-proprietary... read more

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PCTEST Expands Antenna Testing Capabilities with Rohde & Schwarz

September 10, 2015By
R&S TS8991 Wireless Performance Test Chamber.(PRNewsFoto/Rohde & Schwarz)

PCTEST Engineering Laboratory, an accredited testing laboratory for wireless testing and certification, has expanded its over-the-air (OTA) conformance testing capabilities with the purchase of a CTIA-compliant R&S TS8991 Wireless Performance Test Chamber (WPTC) from Rohde & Schwarz. The R&S TS8991 OTA Test System is configured with hardware and software extensions for legacy and LTE A-GPS, a R&S ZND vector network... read more

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Verizon Telematics’ Work on Mercedes mbrace Marks New Standard for Connected Cars

September 10, 2015By

VP says company remains “bullish”on in-car Wi-Fi, sees need for both embedded, bring-your-own-device solutions   Mercedes-Benz has been in the news in the past month for offering connected car service as standard for five years on all new vehicles, one of the longest multi-year offers yet. But it isn’t just big news for Mercedes; it’s also a testament to Verizon’s... read more

Tallysman Introduces VeraPhase 6000 High-Precision GNSS Antenna

September 9, 2015By
Tallysman's VeraPhase 6000 high-precision GNSS antenna.

Tallysman, a manufacturer of high-performance GNSS antennas, announces the commercial availability of the VeraPhase 6000 antenna series, a family of antennas that provides the lowest axial ratios (horizon to horizon, through all azimuths) across all GNSS frequencies (70 percent), a tight PCV (± 1mm through all frequencies, azimuths, and elevations), and a consistent PCO through all frequencies. The performance of the VeraPhase... read more

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Kika M2M Launches Theft AL3RT for Polaris eBikes

September 9, 2015By
The AL3RT asset tracker is designed for the power sports industry and runs on the AT&T network.

Kika Enterprises announced at CTIA Super Mobility this week that its AL3RT asset protection unit will be available as an accessory for Polaris electric bikes worldwide, beginning January 2016. The AL3RT trackers will be sold at sports dealerships in the United States. Powered by AT&T, AL3RT is a stand-alone, customizable asset locator and fleet management tool designed for theft protection of on-... read more

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Spirent to Demo GSS9790 Simulator in ION GNSS+ Session

September 9, 2015By

Spirent Federal Systems will demonstrate its GSS9790 simulator at ION GNSS+, taking place Sept. 14-17 in Tampa, Fla. The Spirent demonstration “Interference and Anti-jam Antenna Testing Using the Spirent Wavefront Simulator (GSS9790)” will take place in Room 17 on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2-2:45 p.m. Attendance gains one ticket for an Apple Watch raffle, with the winner to be announced Thursday at 4 p.m., Booth C in the... read more

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Spirent Partners with Nottingham Scientific for Robust PNT

September 9, 2015By
Martin Foulger (left), general manager at Spirent Communications, meets with Mark Dumville, general Manager of NSL, at NSL's headquarters in Nottingham, UK. (Photo: Spirent)

Spirent Communications has entered into a strategic partnership with Nottingham Scientific Limited (NSL) to enable the detection, characterization and regeneration of threats to GNSS receiver systems. NSL is one of the companies in Europe involved in satellite navigation, specializing in developing reliable and robust GNSS technologies for a variety of applications, such as those that impact safety or are critical in... read more

GSA Launches Funding for Galileo Chipsets, Receivers

September 9, 2015By

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has launched a new research and development funding mechanism supporting development of Galileo chipsets and receivers, intended to enable the adoption of Galileo and EGNOS-powered services across all market segments. The Fundamental Elements programme supports activities that will be carried out from 2015-2020 with a projected budget of EUR 100 million. Fundamental Elements is part of an... read more

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