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u-blox, ARM Join Forces on Location-Aware Prototyping Kit

October 28, 2013By
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u‑blox and ARM, a semiconductor IP company, have joined forces to create a prototyping kit for designing wirelessly connected, location-aware Internet devices: the ARM mbed-enabled u‑blox C027 “Internet of Things (IoT) Starter Kit.” “The Internet is reaching into every aspect of our lives, connecting everything from smartphones and tablets to devices for security, safety, surveillance, navigation, healthcare, convenience, and fun,” said... read more

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Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Micro-Gyro Prototype for DARPA Program

October 23, 2013By
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Northrop Grumman Corporation has developed and demonstrated a new micro-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Gyro (micro-NMRG) prototype for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), providing precision navigation for size- and power-constrained applications. The development of a hermetically sealed micro-NMRG that meets precision navigation requirements along with a successful prototype demonstration marks the fourth and final phase of DARPA’s Navigation-Grade Integrated Micro... read more

GPS IIF-5 Launch Delayed

October 22, 2013By

The scheduled October 23 launch of GPS IIF-5, the fifth in the current “follow-on” generation of GPS satellites, has been postponed in order to complete a review of an adjustment made to the rocket’s upper stage engine. A fuel leak in that engine of the Delta 4 rocket during a GPS launch in October of last year created some worries... read more

NextNav and Broadcom Partner for Indoor Accuracy

October 21, 2013By
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On October 2, NextNav announced that Broadcom Corporation acquired a commercial license to NextNav’s Metropolitan Beacon System (MBS) technology, a so-called terrestrial constellation that brings GNSS-like performance to indoor and urban environments where satellite-based positioning is either unavailable or significantly degraded. The agreement enables Broadcom to integrate NextNav’s location technology into its mass-market GNSS connectivity and mobility platforms, used primarily... read more

Roadnet Releases Proof-of-Delivery App on iOS for Fleet Tracking

October 18, 2013By

Roadnet Technologies, the Baltimore-based transportation logistics software firm, announced today that the MobileCast Proof-of-Delivery application is now available in Apple’s iTunes App Store. The introduction of the proof-of-delivery application for Roadnet customers using Apple products allows the ability to integrate delivery services into a single mobile platform. The MobileCast Proof-of-Delivery app includes: GPS Tracking Manual Arrive/Depart to track accurate service... read more

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Orolia to Supply Atomic Clocks for Galileo Satellites

October 17, 2013By
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Orolia has finalized the contracts to supply Rubidium atomic clocks (Rubidium Atomic Frequency Standard, RAFS) and passive hydrogen masers to equip eight satellites for Galileo’s Full Operational Capability Phase II program. The two new contracts, totaling 14.5 million euros, follows the authorization to proceed received in June 2012 for the manufacture of these two types of high-precision clocks. Oriola brands... read more

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Symmetricom Expands SyncWorld Program to Power Utilities

October 17, 2013By
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Symmetricom has introduced a new category to its SyncWorld Ecosystem Program dedicated to the power utility industry. Developed to support integration and interoperability among power utility and Symmetricom solutions, the SyncWorld Power Ecosystem aims to facilitate unified deployments of timing and synchronization in substation modernization and synchrophasor applications. As power utilities shift to the Smart Grid, they gain the ability... read more

Topcon Adds Vanguard Technology to GRS-1 Receiver

October 17, 2013By
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Topcon Positioning Group has added Vanguard technology to the GRS-1 handheld GNSS receiver and field controller. “With the addition of Vanguard technology, the GRS-1 fully integrated, dual-constellation, network-enabled receiver and controller optimizes tracking and performance regardless of job site conditions or location,” Scott Langbein, director of product marketing, said. Topcon’s 226-channel Vanguard technology with Universal Tracking allows each individual GNSS... read more

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