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Harxon releases mini base radio suitable for local data network

August 11, 2016By

Harxon has released a mini base radio — HX-DU8609T — designed for customers who want to quickly set up a local data-transfer network. HX-DU8609T is a versatile data radio providing a flexible solution for applications that require reliable data transfer, low cost, small size and rugged construction. It has a wide (60-Mhz) bandwidth that covers 410-470 MHz combined with an IP67 sealed... read more

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ION GNSS+ early bird registration closes Aug. 12

August 9, 2016By

To save on registration rates for ION GNSS+ 2016, the 29th annual meeting of the Institute of Navigation Satellite Division, complete your early bird registration by Friday, Aug. 12. If you book your hotel room for ION GNSS+ 2016 before you register, you will receive $200 off your conference registration. To qualify for the discount, enter your hotel confirmation number from... read more

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Bring Pokémon to you with a Rohde & Schwarz signal generator

August 9, 2016By

A team of Rohde & Schwarz engineers have found a new way to hack Pokémon Go, the massively popular app that debuted last month. The engineers are generating GNSS data with a Rohde & Schwarz signal generator, and feeding the signal directly into the mobile device, making it possible to collect dozens of Pokemon right in the lab. The team produced... read more

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Rio Olympics clean up bay with GPS, helicopters

August 8, 2016By

Before each day of Olympic sailing kicks off, an air and water team is gathering any floating rubbish in Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay. Helicopters circling above spot floating trash and send GPS coordinates to trash-collecting boats that sweep up the debris, reports the Associated Press. Other stop-gaps to enable sailing in the polluted bay include floating barriers to keep rubbish from entering the bay, using naturally... read more

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Clarion adopts Furuno GNSS receiver for car nav system

August 8, 2016By

Clarion has adopted Furuno’s GV-86 in the NXR16 for in-car navigation and positioning. Clarion is a Japanese manufacturer of in-vehicle infotainment head units, including car navigation systems and car audio systems. Clarion thoroughly evaluated the Furuno receiver for its robustness in heavy-use environments and the company’s long-term supply-chain capability. The NXR16, which debuted in June, is designed to fill the needs of professional-use customers in... read more

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Vulcano weapon system to fire with Rockwell Collins NavFire GPS

August 8, 2016By

Rockwell Collins is bringing its NavFire Precision Positioning Service (PPS) GPS to Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s Vulcano family for naval and artillery applications. Derived from the field-proven 12-channel NavFire Precise Positioning Service GPS receiver, Rockwell Collins’ NavStrike military GPS offers high performance GPS for tightly coupled GPS/inertial navigation system (GPS/INS) integrations. “We have customized the NavFire receivers for the particular caliber of the ammunition, and... read more

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Pointer Telocation to support Rio Olympics with fleet management

August 4, 2016By

Pointer Telocation Ltd. – a developer, manufacturer and operator of Mobile Resource Management (MRM) — signed a contract July 18 with CET RIO (the Rio de Janeiro Transit Authority) to provide technology and integration services during the 2016 Olympic Games, managing the vehicles and personnel responsible for transit control, emergency and contingencies. More than 200 vehicles will be monitored in real... read more

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US Air Force releases GPS III-3 launch services RFP

August 4, 2016By

The Air Force has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for launch services for the GPS III-3 mission, scheduled to launch in 2019. Proposals are due Sept. 19; the contract will be a standalone contract for a single GPS III launch. The United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX are expected to compete for the contract. In April, SpaceX was chosen to launch the... read more