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Latest Galileo Satellites Reach Launch Site

February 6, 2015By
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News from the European Space Agency Another two Galileo satellites have touched down in French Guiana ready to take their place in Europe’s satellite navigation constellation. The pair, safely cocooned inside their air-conditioned containers inside an Air France Boeing 747, landed at Cayenne–Félix Eboué Airport yesterday. They were then taken by lorry to be installed in the cleanroom surroundings of Europe’s Spaceport... read more

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Harris Corporation to Acquire Exelis for $4.75 Billion

February 6, 2015By
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Harris Corporation and Exelis Inc. today announced a definitive agreement under which Harris will acquire Exelis in a cash and stock transaction valued at $23.75 per share, or an approximately $4.75 billion enterprise value. The agreement has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies. The transaction is expected to close in June 2015 and is subject... read more

Distracted Driving Device Allows GPS Functionality While Driving

February 5, 2015By

TextBuster, a device by Access 2 Communications that prevents drivers from accessing text, email and Internet functions while driving, allows GPS to function while driving. It does not interfere with inbound and outbound calling. The firmware technology behind TextBuster sends a blocking signal to the user’s phone automatically, every time the user enters the vehicle. TextBuster will not interfere with any other... read more

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PCTEL Offers Two New Fleet Management Antennas

February 5, 2015By
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PCTEL has introduced two new fleet-management antennas intended to make high-speed data communications easier. The high-performance antennas include LTE, Wi-Fi, and GPS capabilities in a single low-profile housing. The first new antenna is a magnetic-mount version of PCTEL’s 5-port multiband fleet management antenna, designed to support temporary installations such as rental vehicle fleets. The 5-port GPS and communications antenna provides outstanding performance for critical fleet management... read more

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Tallysman Wraps Antennas in Armored Cable for Precision Ag, M2M

February 5, 2015By
This photo shows the corrugated conduit covering the RG174 cable with Tallysman’s TW2410 antenna.

Tallysman’s enclosed antennas now come with optional armored corrugated cable. The standard RG174 cable is encased in a corrugated conduit of tough plastic, which maintains its functionality between the temperatures of -40 to +150C. The extra protection increases the resilience of the antenna for use in precision agriculture, machine-to-machine, and other rugged applications. Tallysman is a manufacturer of high-performance, high-quality products... read more

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Mojio Partners with Dooing to Offer Live Fleet Tracking

February 5, 2015By

Mojio, an open platform for connecting cars, has announced a partnership with Dooing, a new team management platform for businesses that can dispatch jobs and track teams. “With Dooing, any business can dispatch jobs and track teams on the move, from three people to thousands,” said David Barton-Grimley, a Mojio developer and co-founder of Dooing. “iOS and Android apps are... read more

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Septentrio RTK Receivers Power DigPilot 3D Machine Guidance

February 4, 2015By
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DigPilot, a Norwegian supplier of surveying equipment and instruments for building and construction, has developed a flexible 3D machine guidance system based on Septentrio’s AsteRx2eH OEM GNSS receivers. AsteRx2eH is a single-board dual-frequency dual-antenna 272-channel GPS/GLONASS OEM heading receiver, which provides 20-Hz data output of position, heading and pitch/roll data to the machine guidance system. As a member of Septentrio’s... read more

Handheld Makes Algiz 10X Rugged Tablet More Powerful

February 4, 2015By
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Handheld Group is upgrading its Algiz 10X tablet. With the upgrade, the rugged tablet for field professionals now features the Windows 8.1 Pro operating system, which is downgradable to Windows 7. Windows 8.1 Pro offers enhanced features to help users connect to company networks, access one PC from another, encrypt data and more. The upgraded Algiz 10X also has a more powerful processor that... read more