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GPS IIF-9 Satellite Declared Operational

April 21, 2015By

GPS IIF-9, launched March 25, has been declared healthy and operational by the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force issued the following Notice to NAVSTAR Users (NANU). The next GPS satellite, GPS IIF-10, is scheduled for launch on June 16, with GPS IIF-11 following three months later, on September 16. read more

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Tallysman GNSS Antennas Optimized for Multi-Constellation Systems

April 20, 2015By

Tallysman, a provider of high-performance, high-quality RF and GNSS components, has announced that its range of antennas featuring proprietary Accutenna technology is optimized for today’s multi-constellation satellite systems, including Europe’s Galileo, China’s next-generation BeiDou, GPS, GLONASS and India’s IRNSS. Tallysman’s compact GNSS antenna range with Accutenna technology is future-proof: GNSS is changing, and an increasing number of receivers are capable of... read more

Furuno Receiver Adopted for Use in Parrot Bebop Drone

April 17, 2015By

Furuno Electric Co.’s latest multi-GNSS receiver module, GN-87, has been adopted for the new quadcopter Bebop Drone, made by Parrot SA. Parrot develops advanced technology wireless products. The GN-87 can receive GPS, GLONASS, SBAS, and QZSS concurrently, which significantly improves positioning success rate and robustness against interferences by using different frequency bands, Furuno said. Parrot Bebop Drone, equipped with a 14-megapixel fisheye lens camera, takes video... read more

u-blox Surface-Mount GNSS Module Supports All Satellites

April 17, 2015By
The u-blox CAM-M8C.

u-blox is offering the CAM-M8C — a small, low-profile GNSS positioning module with an integrated wideband chip antenna for reception across the entire L1 band. The module offers simultaneous GNSS operation for GPS/GLONASS, GPS/BeiDou, or GLONASS/BeiDou to deliver accurate, jamming-resistant and reliable positioning anywhere in the world. The CAM-M8C integrates a u-blox M8 satellite receiver, crystal oscillator, SAW filter and... read more

Ford, Telogis Expand Partnership to Commercial UK Customers

April 16, 2015By

Ford Motor Company and Telogis have expanded their exclusive partnership to bring Ford Telematics powered by Telogis to Ford’s commercial customers in the United Kingdom first, with other European markets to follow later this summer. Ford Telematics uses real-time information from Ford vehicles to enable businesses with workers in the field to have insight into vehicle location, driver behavior and fuel consumption. The... read more

Google Patent Seeks to Link Robots via Smartphones

April 16, 2015By
The Google patent shows an example system in which robotic devices interact with the cloud and share information with other cloud computing devices.

In a patent awarded April 14, Google describes “systems and methods for allocating tasks to a plurality of robotic devices,” reports Google’s patent (Patent #9,008,839) outlines methods for connecting a series of robots over the cloud to complete tasks. A robotic device configured to perform a task could make use of a GPS receiver to determine its location. It might also use other sensors, such as a... read more

Fleetmatics Report Shows Retail Sales Correlate with Fleet Activity

April 16, 2015By

Fleetmatics has released the second edition of its FleetBeat Report, an in-depth analysis of tens of billions of data points extracted from thousands of commercial fleets managed using the company’s Software as a service (SaaS) platform over a span of four years. The report, “FleetBeat, Vol. 2: The Economy in Motion,” was co-authored by Stephen Fuller, Ph.D., professor and director of... read more

GPS Glitch Two Years Older than First Stated

April 15, 2015By

On Wednesday, the GPS Directorate said further data analysis shows that a technical error affecting some Boeing GPS IIF satellites first appeared in 2011, two years earlier than originally stated, according to a Reuters report. The error first appeared one year after the GPS IIF satellites became operational. The error affects the way the ground control system builds and uploads messages transmitted by the satellites, but... read more

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