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Galileo satellites set for year-long Einstein experiment

November 9, 2015By
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Europe’s fifth and sixth Galileo satellites — subject to complex salvage maneuvers following their launch in 2014 into incorrect orbits — will help to perform an ambitious year-long test of Einstein’s most famous theory. read more

New Navia GLONASS navigation receiver released

November 9, 2015By
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The new GLONASS module Navia NL3333 has been released by the EuroMobile Wireless Solutions Company. The module is made in an original 8.7 millimeter by 9.5 millimeter form-factor on the base of MediaTek MT3333 chipset. The manufacturer has achieved reduced dimensions, as well as significant reduction in a power consumption compared with previous Navia modules. In all such significant improvements, according to the... read more

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Trimble Thunderbolt PTP Grandmaster Clock Designed for Next-Generation Networks

November 9, 2015By

Trimble has introduced a new grandmaster clock to address the synchronization needs of the fast growing next-generation LTE-Advanced and small cell network market. The Thunderbolt PTP Grandmaster Clock (GC), coming in the first quarter of 2016, was introduced at the ITSF 2015 Time and Synchronization in Telecoms Conference, held in Edinburgh, UK, Nov. 2-5. Trimble said it value-engineered the industry-standard grandmaster clock, focusing... read more

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KVH Awarded TACNAV and Field Service Support Contracts Totaling $2.7M

November 5, 2015By
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KVH Industries’ guidance and stabilization business has been awarded two contracts totaling $2.7 million: a $1.3 million contract to provide field service representative (FSR) support to an allied country in the Middle East related to KVH’s tactical navigation (TACNAV) systems installed on military vehicles; and a $1.4 million contract for the delivery of TACNAV systems for use by an international... read more

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Spirent Issues Ebook on Testing Drones, UAVs

November 4, 2015By

Spirent has issued a free new 28-page ebook designed to provide An Introduction to Testing Navigation and Positioning Performance in Drones, UAS and UAVs. According to Spirent, “The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is starting to take off in commercial and military sectors. The potential applications of UAVs are many – including survey, mapping, media reporting, delivery, reconnaissance, conservation... read more

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GPS-powered advertising geo-targets moving vehicles

November 4, 2015By
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MediaSignage has released GPS-powered, location-based services (LBS) for digital signage. The tool provides specific geo-targeting of advertising campaigns based on the location of the screen. The GPS-enabled location targeting works well for buses, taxis and trains, because advertisers can more easily target their digital signage content based on a targeted geographic radius, MediaSignage said in a press release. For instance, a taxicab may... read more

Topcon offers control box for excavator systems

November 3, 2015By
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Topcon Positioning’s  GX-55 control box for machine-controlled excavation is now available in the Americas. With the release of the GX-55, Topcon adds three new 2D and 3D systems to its line of excavation solutions — the X-52 as well as the X-53 and X-53i. In any solution, the GX-55 is designed to provide users with new visual and audible features... read more

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Will Military Take the Autonomous Vehicle Lead?

November 2, 2015By
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ARLINGTON, Va. — Despite shrinking defense budgets, existing and emerging worldwide threats will make robotic and autonomous systems’ development important for decades, said officials at the Unmanned Systems Defense 2015 conference held here Oct. 27-29. Because America has been at war for more than 14 years, unmanned technology has been developing at a rapid rate, perhaps even faster than emerging autonomous... read more

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