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Taoglas offers Guardian series of combination antennas

September 9, 2016By
The Taoglas Guardian X 11-in-1 antenna.

Taoglas, a provider of IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (Machine to Machine) antenna solutions, has launched a new series of high-performance LTE + GNSS or Wi-Fi antennas. The announcement was made at CTIA Super Mobility, held Sept. 7-9 in Las Vegas. The Guardian series includes 4, 5, 6 and even 11-in-1 antenna options for 4G LTE cellular applications that also require GNSS or... read more

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Indian space agency asks industry to build spare satellites

September 9, 2016By

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is finalizing plans to have two spare satellites for its navigation fleet built by private industry in the next two years, reports The Hindu. The seven-satellite NAVIC (Navigation Indian Constellation) — formerly known as IRNSS — is now complete. The Indian government will “handhold” industry for the first satellite, scheduled to be built by March 2017. The second satellite will... read more

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u-blox announces its first LTE Cat M1 module

September 9, 2016By
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u‑blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, today announced plans to launch modules supporting Category M1 (Cat M1) LTE networks, which will allow a larger number of devices to connect to the Internet of Things (IoT). The first SARA‑R4 module developed by u‑blox will be available in Q4 2016 targeting mobile network operators in the United... read more

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Epson, DJI partner on AR smart glasses for piloting UAVs

September 9, 2016By
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Epson, providers of the Moverio augmented reality (AR) smart eyewear platform, is partnering with DJI, maker of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The companies are creating new solutions for the Epson Moverio smart glasses and DJI’s suite of products and software development kit (SDK) that enhance the safety, productivity and capabilities of UAVs for both hobbyists and professionals. As one of the... read more

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November’s Galileo satellites arrive at Europe’s spaceport

September 9, 2016By
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A transatlantic flight delivered four Galileo satellites to French Guiana on Tuesday, in preparation for a shared launch this November by Ariane 5 — the first for Europe’s satnav constellation. read more

McMurdo launches emergency beacons with GPS, GLONASS, Galileo

September 7, 2016By
The McMurdo SmartFind and Kannad SafePro distress beacons support beacon transmission, GNSS for location positioning, and AIS for localized connectivity.

Emergency preparedness company McMurdo has launched a new family of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) that will accelerate the search-and-rescue process by combining multiple frequencies — including GNSS — into a single EPIRB product. The McMurdo SmartFind and Kannad SafePro EPIRBs are distress beacons that can support each of the four frequencies used in the search-and-rescue process: GNSS for location positioning, 406 MHz and... read more

Taoglas launches Engager Logarithmic Periodic Dipole Antenna series

September 7, 2016By

Taoglas, provider of IoT and M2M antenna solutions, has launched the Engager Logarithmic Periodic Dipole Antenna (LPDA) series in booth No. 4849 at CTIA Super Mobility 2016. The wide-band directional antenna series offers high gain at multiple frequencies, including all cellular 2G/3G and 4G LTE bands globally for all carriers and networks, the company says in a news release. In... read more

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GPS Lite: Keeping tabs on cargo at the port

September 7, 2016By
Rotterdam port: A straddle carrier is in the foreground. (Photo: APM Terminals Rotterdam)

Cargo that comes into the Rotterdam, The Netherlands, shipping port could very well be guided by a new GPS system. APM Terminals Rotterdam operates at the important European gateway with a fleet of more than 70 straddle carriers. The straddle carriers have been equipped with GPS Lite, made by U.K.-based International Terminal Solutions (ITS). GPS Lite, the latest version of... read more