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CES 2016: Excelfore to launch cloud solutions for intelligent transportation

January 4, 2016By
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Excelfore, a provider of cloud solutions for intelligent transportation, will launch its comprehensive suite of secure cloud and connectivity solutions at CES 2016, the Consumer Electronics Show that will be held in Las Vegas this week. Excelfore provides an end-to-end intelligent transportation framework to the automotive industry using a cloud solutions platform along with in-vehicle connectivity technologies. Excelfore will demonstrate solutions during... read more

Antenova’s latest modules add GNSS to consumer devices and wearables

January 4, 2016By
The Antenova M10578 antenna module.

Antenova Ltd., manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for machine-to-machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things, has released two new modules for GPS and GNSS. Both provide an easy drop-in receiver solution — a way to add a location capability to very small consumer devices. The two modules are similar, both measuring 9.0 x 9.0 x 1.8 millimeters, with low... read more

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PCTEL launches new member of GNSS antenna portfolio

January 4, 2016By
PCTEL SkyCompass Dual MIMO LTE Antenna

PCTEL Inc. has launched a new antenna for high-speed rail, fleet and other transportation modes. The new SkyCompass Dual multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) Long Term Evolution (LTE) antenna is designed for high data-rate applications such as direct video feeds and broadband connectivity for commuters. The SkyCompass series comprises six new configurable antenna platforms, including single-band and multiband GNSS options... read more

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CES 2016: 3Plus launches smartwatch, connected wearables

January 4, 2016By
The 3Plus Time smartwatch makes its debut at CES 2016. (Photo: 3Plus)

3Plus, a developer and manufacturer of smart wearable devices, will introduce four new connected products at CES 2016. The huge Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be held in Las Vegas Jan. 6—9. The new 3Plus wearables line will be on display at CES 2016 in Tech West Sands Expo Booth  no. 72745, and the ShowStoppers press event on Jan. 6.... read more

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Info Services Company Penton acquires TU-Automotive for IoT

January 3, 2016By

Penton announced at CES 2016 that it has acquired TU-Automotive, an event and digital information company serving the connected vehicle segment of the automotive tech market, from FC Business Intelligence. This acquisition positions Penton at the center of the industry’s most innovative and fast-growing segments: connected vehicles, mobility and autonomous driving. The single biggest opportunity facing the automotive industry is... read more

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Analysis tools for biomass crops developed

December 30, 2015By

Genera Energy and PrecisionHawk have partnered to develop new analysis algorithms specific to improving the efficiency and quality of sustainable biomass crop production and distribution. The algorithms will convert raw aerial imagery collected by UAVs and satellites into an actionable report for biomass crop farmers. The tools will be publicly licensed for use in the DataMapper software platform. Within the... read more

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Self-driving: Old hat for tractors

December 28, 2015By
Hands-free driving: Ag companies take the wheel. (Photo: John Deere).

Google and the big automakers might get the lion’s share of attention when it comes to autonomous road vehicles, but John Deere has been making self-driving tractors for more than 15 years. Among them is the 9RX tractor, which can steer itself, freeing the farmer to focus on business. The 9RX, introduced in August, features an articulated steering system and... read more

Defeating poachers with stealth

December 28, 2015By
Night and day: UAV patrols defend dwindling elephant and rhino populations.

To stem the staggering wildlife losses on the African continent from poaching, the Air Shepherd Campaign is employing a force of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) equipped with GPS and infrared cameras. Teams on the ground, in close cooperation with wildlife reserve management organizations, use the UAVs and sophisticated predictive analysis to hunt the illegal hunters. More than 40,000 elephants were... read more

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