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U-blox launches super-low-power GNSS receiver chip for wearables

February 21, 2017By
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u-blox has launched the UBX M8230 CT GNSS receiver chip, which offers a balance of performance and ultra-low power use. Its new super-efficient (Super-E) mode cuts the power consumption by two-thirds to 20 mW at one position update every second with hardly any loss in accuracy. It delivers continued superb speed and position accuracy even when tested in applications such... read more

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TerraGo partners with Duncan-Parnell for mobile data collection

February 21, 2017By

TerraGo has entered a partnership with Duncan-Parnell, a provider of geospatial solutions to the surveying, construction and other infrastructure industries in Delaware, Washington, D.C., Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. “Our customers depend on Duncan-Parnell to provide innovative, reliable solutions for their geospatial and infrastructure management needs,” said York Grow, MGIS Solutions Manager at Duncan-Parnell.... read more

LabSat introduces wideband simulator for multiple signal recording

February 16, 2017By
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LabSat has launched the LabSat 3 Wideband simulator, which can simultaneously record multiple signals from different constellations. Small, battery powered and with a removable solid-state disk, LabSat 3 Wideband allows users to quickly gather detailed, real-world satellite data and replay those signals on the bench. With three channels, a bandwidth of up to 56 MHz and 6-bit sampling, LabSat 3 Wideband can handle almost any... read more

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GPS Insight launches electronic logging for fleet management

February 16, 2017By
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GPS Insight, a technology provider of GPS vehicle and asset tracking solutions for commercial and government fleets, launched a new electronic logging device (ELD) solution on Feb. 1. The GPS Insight Hours of Service solution has a feature set designed to streamline fleet management and ensure Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliance. Hours of Service bundles an Android tablet hardwired to a GPS... read more

Tecterra to host day-long technology forum

February 16, 2017By
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Tecterra will be hosting its Tecnovate17 technology forum on June 21. The event, which will take place at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, incorporates elements from the past Tecterra Geomatics Showcase event and continues to add to the Canadian technology landscape, the company says. It will focus primarily on technology, innovation and commercialization, as well as... read more

SDX release 17.1 adds fine level of control on signal multipath

February 15, 2017By
The new arm button in the dashboard.

Skydel SDX Release 17.1 adds a fine level of control on signal multipath to the software-defined GNSS simulator. SDX 17.1 introduces a powerful multipath simulation option, enabling users to create less-than-ideal signal propagation conditions for GNSS testing. Multipath echoes can be added and fined-tuned for each satellite, per signal. Control is possible via four fundamental attributes: pseudorange offset, power loss, Doppler shift... read more

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Galileo Commercial Service Implementing Decision enters into force

February 15, 2017By
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The European Commission and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) confirm that the first generation of Galileo will already provide users with high accuracy and authentication services. Both the commission and GSA have adopted the Galileo Commercial Service Implementing Decision. The Commercial Service will complement the Galileo Open Service by providing an additional navigation signal and added-value services in a different frequency band.... read more

Emergency 112 calls in Europe saving lives with GNSS

February 14, 2017By
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On Feb. 11, the European Union (EU) celebrated 112 Day in honor of the single European emergency phone number. The 112 system uses Advanced Mobile Location (AML) to receive location information from mobile phones. Every year, about 300,000 people who call the emergency services cannot describe their location because they may not know where they are, because they are too... read more