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Garmin to acquire outdoor tracking company DeLorme

February 12, 2016By
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Garmin Ltd. has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of DeLorme, a privately held company that designs and markets consumer-based satellite tracking devices with two-way communication and navigational capabilities. The completion of the acquisition, which is subject to customary conditions, is expected to occur within 30 to 60 days. One of the most compelling products... read more

Water utility deploys TerraGo Edge to improve service

February 11, 2016By

The City of Sebring, Florida, has deployed TerraGo Edge for utility asset inspection and management. According to a TerraGo press release, using its software has enabled the city to cut costs, bring surveys in-house and improve response times for repairs. Like thousands of water utilities across the United States, the City of Sebring Utilities Department is tasked with providing a safe and... read more

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GPS IIF-12 satellite is now active

February 11, 2016By

The last Block IIF satellite, launched on Feb. 9, is active. “All-in-view” tracking stations of the International GNSS Service (IGS) network have been receiving its signals since Feb 10. The satellite’s designation is PRN32/SVN70. That PRN is already included in the analysis by the Center for Orbit Determination in Europe (CODE). The IGS orbit products will now cover 57 satellites (32 GPS plus 25... read more

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QantasLink selects FreeFlight SBAS/GNSS sensor for ADS-B compliance

February 10, 2016By
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QantasLink, Australia’s largest regional airline, has selected the FreeFlight 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor for retrofit into its DHC-8-200/300 series of aircraft. QantasLink paired the 1203C with the Dash 8’s TDR-94D Mode-S transponders. “We’re pleased to demonstrate once again that there are practical ADS-B solutions for aircraft that have been in service for a while,” said Pete Ring, FreeFlight Systems’ director of... read more

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Spirent and Oasis partner to accelerate IoT connected devices

February 10, 2016By

Spirent Communications and Oasis Smart SIM have created a strategic partnership to remove connectivity and network provisioning barriers for the rapid development of connected products and devices, such as cameras, smart vehicles, logistics and production goods. Spirent Communications is a provider of device intelligence solutions, and Oasis Smart SIM is a global Universal Subscriber Identity Module (USIM) connectivity and management provider. The partnership marks both firms’ entry into... read more

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Topcon introduces new data controller for surveying

February 10, 2016By

Topcon Positioning Group has added the FC-5000 to its line of data controllers for construction and surveying professionals. The 7-inch sunlight-readable display field controller is designed to provide operators a larger, more versatile and faster handheld computer for the modern construction site. “At 7-inches, the FC-5000 has the largest handheld data controller screen in our product line,” said Ray Kerwin, director... read more

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Driverless conference targets autonomous vehicles

February 9, 2016By

“Driverless: The Business of Autonomous Vehicles” presents a one-day conference in the neighborhood of Silicon Valley, center of autonomous testing. The March 23 program at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Francisco Airport, focuses on a fast-changing landscape where automakers and Silicon Valley technology companies are crafting and beginning to roll out their strategies for the autonomous car. Keeping on top of... read more

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New CEVA Dragonfly platform designed for M2M systems

February 9, 2016By

CEVA Inc. has introduced the Dragonfly reference platform to accelerate the design of low-data-rate machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) communication applications, including standalone wearables, smart grid, surveillance systems, asset tracking, remote monitoring systems, connected cars and smart utilities. The Dragonfly multifunction platform is enabled by the recently announced CEVA-XC5 and CEVA-XC8 digital signal processor (DSP) cores and accompanied... read more