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Cold Assets: GeoDecisions Platform Used to Track Icebergs

June 9, 2015By
Drifting tabular icebergs viewed from the Amundsen. (Photo courtesy of Greg McCullough, University of Manitoba)

A Canadian expedition team used GeoDecisions’ GeoILS platform to help track icebergs during a voyage to better understand how icebergs drift. An intelligent location server using the Esri ArcGIS platform, GeoILS enables users to monitor and locate assets and facilitate quick and coordinated responses. GeoDecisions, an information technology company specializing in geospatial solutions, partnered with Solara Remote Data Delivery Incorporated, Canada’s Carleton... read more

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Blink: Researchers Demonstrate Nanosecond Accuracy for Wireless Networks

June 9, 2015By

Researchers experimentally demonstrate the first wireless network synchronized with accuracy of a billionth of a second. A new timing protocol, dubbed “Blink,” would allow for timing greater than that provided by GPS satellites. According to researchers, the protocol would allow for wireless transmission over longer distances with less energy — while improve the overall efficiency of wireless networks. Such an enhanced timing... read more

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Device Tracks Soldiers’ Movements without GPS

June 9, 2015By
The Warfighter Integrated Navigation System, center, uses inertial systems to determine a Soldier's location in the absence of a GPS signal. On the left, a smaller version of WINS. On the right, the Defense Advanced GPS Receiver, which soldiers use now for position, navigation, and timing. All three devices were on display at the DOD Lab Day, May 14, at the Pentagon. (Photo: U.S. Army/C. Todd Lopez)

When GPS satellites can’t be seen due to dense jungle canopy, or they are blocked due to enemy interference, soldiers will still be able to track their location digitally using the Warfighter Integrated Navigation System (WINS), a device now under development at the Communications Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC). During the U.S. Department of Defense Lab Day held May 14 at the Pentagon,... read more

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Harris, exactEarth Form Alliance for Global Maritime Tracking

June 8, 2015By

exactEarth Ltd. and Harris Corporation have formed an alliance to provide a new level of Satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data service that will deliver real-time global coverage for maritime vessel tracking. The new service will leverage the persistent global coverage and real-time connectivity of the Iridium NEXT constellation through the implementation of 58 hosted payloads covering the Maritime VHF... read more

FOIF GNSS Receivers Aid with Australian Pipeline Survey

June 8, 2015By

Three years ago, engineering survey company G & C Sadlier Design was engaged to perform a route selection and centerline pegging survey for a gas pipeline duplication between Somerton in Victoria and Young in New South Wales, Australia. To accomplish the work, G & C Sadlier Design turned to FOIF GNSS receivers. So far, about 225 kilometers have been surveyed and constructed, with 306... read more

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Navigation Scientist Reddy Named to Top Position in India

June 8, 2015By
G. Satheesh Reddy

G. Satheesh Reddy, a scientist with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India, has been appointed as the scientific advisor to the defense minister of India, a secretary-level appointment with the government of India. The DRDO is an agency of the Republic of India responsible for the development of technology for use by the military, headquartered in New Delhi. Reddy is an expert in navigation technologies.... read more

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New INRIX Service Helps Drivers Find Parking

June 5, 2015By
Visualization showing INRIX On-Street parking occupancy by block for key neighborhoods in downtown San Francisco. Color coded bars indicate probability of open street parking ranging from green (lots of spaces) to red (not likely to have an open space).

Everyone who has ever been frustrated circling the block in search of parking has wished for a solution that could quickly lead them to that elusive spot. INRIX is launching a new service aimed at addressing this problem by helping drivers quickly find on-street parking. BMW will be the first automaker to include the service for its cars, in its ConnectedDrive autos. INRIX On-Street Parking... read more

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Affordable Wearables Strong in First Quarter before Apple Watch Debut

June 5, 2015By

The worldwide wearable device market recorded its eighth consecutive quarter of steady growth in the first quarter of 2015. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 11.4 million wearables in the first quarter, a 200 percent increase from the 3.8 million wearables shipped in the first quarter of 2014. “Bucking... read more

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