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$2.6 Billion GPS Fitness Device Market Overshadowed by Smart Devices and Wearables

February 3, 2014By

​Despite major GPS fitness device OEMs announcing new fitness products at January’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it looks like an increasingly difficult battle between smart devices and wearables, according to analysts at ABI Research. Garmin launched its Vivofit fitness band and Vivoki/Vivahub corporate wellness solution. Magallen is one of the few companies in the GPS device OEM... read more

ION Announces Annual Award Winners, Fellowships

January 31, 2014By

The Institute of Navigation (ION) presented its Annual Awards during the ION International Technical Meeting (ITM) 2014 in San Diego, California, January 27-29. ION also announced the recipients of the 2014 fellow memberships. Awards The ION Annual Awards Program is sponsored by The Institute of Navigation to recognize individuals making significant contributions or demonstrating outstanding performance relating to the art... read more

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New DX-200 Expands Robotic Working Range, Features Hybrid Versatility

January 31, 2014By
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Sokkia Corporation is offering enhanced abilities and versatility to its DX series of total stations with the introduction of the DX-200 in the North American market. When configured for hybrid positioning, the DX-200 has the ability to use both GNSS positioning and optical positioning data simultaneously. The standard Sokkia Hybrid Robotic System includes the DX, GRX2 GNSS receiver and MESA... read more

Exelis Reaches GPS OCX Milestones for Navigation and Encryption Software

January 31, 2014By

Exelis has successfully completed several software upgrades for the new Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System, or GPS OCX.  Integration and testing were recently conducted on iteration 1.5 of the OCX navigation, encryption and Mission Upload Generator, or MUG, software. The new version of GPS software will help ground controllers better understand the satellites’ exact positioning in space.... read more

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Telenav Acquires skobbler to Tap into ‘Wikipedia of Maps’

January 30, 2014By
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Telenav, Inc., announced today that it has acquired skobbler GmbH, the European-based navigation company with the highest rated OpenStreetMap (OSM)-based GPS navigation apps in the world. With this acquisition, Telenav brings the most successful OSM navigation experts in the world together as one team — including the founder of OSM, Steve Coast, who joined Telenav in 2013 — and becomes... read more

Applanix Conducts Successful Test Flight of Professional Mapping UAS

January 29, 2014By
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Applanix Corporation and American Aerospace Advisors have completed a successful series of test flights of AAAI’s RS-16 platform equipped with Applanix’ DMS-UAV aerial photogrammetry payload. This is the first successful mission for a long-endurance UAS (unmanned aerial system) capable of producing professional-grade, directly georeferenced mapping imagery for civilian applications such as pipeline monitoring, power line and emergency response mapping. Tests... read more

u-blox Launches 8th-Generation GNSS Modules

January 28, 2014By

u‑blox has introduced its MAX, NEO and LEA GNSS modules in its next-generation, multi-constellation positioning platform u‑blox M8. The new module series satisfies a wide range of requirements by providing a scalable range of features including antenna management, integrated filters, data logging, crystal or TCXO, and rich set of interfaces, u-blox said. The modules can acquire and track all visible... read more

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Nine GNSS Frequencies Available through New JAVAD Receiver

January 28, 2014By

The 864-channel TRE-3 receiver, just announced by JAVAD GNSS, can simultaneously access all current GNSS signals, with room to spare for multiple-channel tracking of select signals, according to the company.  The new product offers many features, including: Three ultra wide-band (100 MHz) fast sampling and processing, programmable digital filters and superior dynamic range. After 12-bit digital conversion, nine separate digital... read more

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