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EGNOS Services Ensured Long Term, Thanks to SES-5 GEO Satellite

September 2, 2015By

After extensive ground and space testing, the SES-5 GEO satellite has entered into the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) operational platform, broadcasting EGNOS Signal-In-Space (SIS), according to the European GNSS Agency (GSA). SES-5 — which replaces Inmarsat-4F2 — will ensure reliable EGNOS services until 2026. It has been introduced through EGNOS System Release V241M, which will enable a range of performance improvements.... read more

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Denali Gets New Height along with Name Change

September 2, 2015By

A new, official height for Denali has been measured at 20,310 feet, just 10 feet less than the previous elevation of 20,320 feet which was established using 1950’s era technology. With this slightly lower elevation, has the tallest mountain in North America shrunk? No, but advances in technology to better measure the elevation at the surface of the Earth have... read more

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Madden Joins Lockheed Martin for MILSATCOM

September 1, 2015By
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On Aug. 24, David W. Madden joined Lockheed Martin’s Military Space Line of Business, where he will be responsible for international military satellite communications (MILSATCOM), based in Denver. Madden served as the GPS Wing Commander at the Space & Missile Systems Center (SMC) in Los Angeles, Calif., before retiring from the U.S. Air Force in May 2010. From June 2010 until his new appointment,... read more

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Telit’s IoT Portal Combines Connectivity Management with App Enabling

September 1, 2015By

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced a new release of the Telit IoT Portal. The portal consolidates a suite of advanced connectivity management functions with the company’s deviceWISE IoT Application Enablement Platform. The service enables companies to deploy, configure and manage end-to-end IoT deployments from a single, cloud-based portal, Telit said. The portal is designed to... read more

Tallysman Introduces Wideband Embedded GNSS Antennas

September 1, 2015By

Tallysman, a manufacturer of economical high-performance GNSS antennas, has announced a new series of L1 band Accutenna wideband antennas for OEM applications. The antennas are offered in three formats for reception of GPS; GPS + GLONASS; or Galileo + GPS + GLONASS + BeiDou. Each antenna type features Tallysman’s Accutenna technology, which provides high rejection of multi-path signals, with low axial ratios, and tight Phase... read more

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JAVAD GNSS to Showcase New Technology at INTERGEO

September 1, 2015By

High-precision receiver maker JAVAD GNSS is expected to make a major announcement at this year’s INTERGEO conference, which takes place Sept. 15-17 in Stuttgart, Germany. JAVAD GNSS will showcase its technology in Hall 6 at Booth: G6.049. At INTERGEO 2014, JAVAD GNSS introduced its unmanned aerial vehicle, the TRIUMPH-F1. The TRIUMPH-F1 is based on the TRIUMPH-1, JAVAD GNSS’s field-tested high-precision... read more

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GlobalTop Unveils Tiny Mediatek Multi-GNSS Module

August 31, 2015By

GlobalTop Technology has launched FireFly X1, a tiny Mediatek-based multi-GNSS module. With a compact size of 9.0 x 9.5 x 2.1 millimeters, it’s one of the smallest multi-GNSS modules in the industry, the company said. “Compact size and low-power consumption will be the key [unique selling points] for the next generation of M2M Devices,” said Sam Khan, vice CEO of GlobalTop... read more

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Sony’s Vertical Take-off Drone Aimed at Surveyors

August 28, 2015By

Sony is developing an unmanned aerial vehicle that lifts off and lands vertically like a helicopter (also known as a VTOL craft for vertical take-off and landing.) The VTOL drone is being developed with a Tokyo robotics firm under a collaborative company called Aerosense. The drone can carry up to 22 pounds, fly continuously for two hours, and reach a speed... read more