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Switzerland Joins the EU’s Galileo Program

February 5, 2014By

Switzerland has signed a cooperation agreement to participate in the Galileo and EGNOS programs, the pillars of the EU’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Switzerland will now fully financially participate in the programs, and will retroactively contribute €80 million for the period 2008-2013. The agreement, signed in Brussels December 18, 2013, also covers cooperation in areas such as security, export control,... read more

Juniper Systems’ Archer Field PC Records Elevation of Remote Himalayan Peak

February 4, 2014By
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Juniper Systems’ Archer Field PC has beenused to record the elevation of a never-before-climbed peak in the remote Myanmar Himalaya. The peak, Mount Gamlang Razi, has historically been known as the second highest peak in Southeast Asia, but a joint American-Myanmar-led expedition set out on a mission last September to hopefully prove that it is in fact the tallest. Read... read more

Samsung Connects Fans with Sochi Olympic Games App

February 3, 2014By
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The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games mobile app, Wireless Olympic Works (WOW), turns the world’s Android devices into mobile sports stations that fans can use to personalize their own Olympic Winter Games experience, according to maker Samsung Electronics. The XXII Olympic Winter Games, held in Sochi, Russia, run February 7-21. Fans attending the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi will have... read more

U.S. DoT to Move Ahead with Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Technology

February 3, 2014By
Connected vehicles can help to mitigate crashes on busy urban streets.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced today that it will begin taking steps to enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology for light vehicles. This technology would improve safety by allowing vehicles to “talk” to each other and ultimately avoid many crashes altogether by exchanging basic safety data, such as speed and position, ten times... read more

European GNSS Agency Seeks Ideas to Support Adoption of Galileo Public Regulated Service

February 3, 2014By
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The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is inviting European industries and Member State Competent Public Regulated Service (PRS) Authorities to share their views and ideas on which technologies at user segment level are important to support the adoption of the PRS. In particular, industries with potential interests and capabilities to support the development of Galileo PRS user segment technologies such as... read more

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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