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TeleCommunication Systems Adds 10 U.S. Patents Advancing LBS, Wireless

July 31, 2014By

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued 10 U.S. patents to TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. during the second quarter of 2014. TCS also received two foreign patents during the quarter. The 10 U.S. patents describe innovations in messaging, location-based services, GIS/mapping and wireless. They include the following three: TCS reported in the first quarter that it was issued a Prepaid Short Messaging... read more

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Seventh GPS IIF Satellite Lauch Planned for Friday

July 29, 2014By
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The Air Force is set to launch the seventh GPS IIF satellite this Friday. An Atlas V 401 will launch the GPS IIF-7 mission for the U.S. Air Force on Friday, August 1, from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The 18-minute launch window opens at 11:23 p.m. EDT. A live webcast of the launch will begin at 11:03 p.m. EDT. To... read more

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First Galileo Commercial Service Demonstration with Encrypted Signals

July 29, 2014By

Galileo’s Early Proof of Concept (EPOC) team has successfully tracked the encrypted Galileo E6-B and E6-C signals broadcast by Galileo satellites. As a result, the Commercial Service loop has been closed using both encrypted and non-encrypted signals, GSA said. During a 10-day testing period, receivers in Tres Cantos, Spain and Poing, Germany, showed the successful tracking and data demodulation of... read more

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General Dynamics Awarded $25M by Lockheed for GPS III Program

July 29, 2014By

At least some of the work on GPS III continues along prepared tracks, with the award of a Lockheed Martin contract to General Dynamics for two more satellites’ worth of communications hardware. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a $25.4 million full-production contract from Lockheed Martin to support the GPS III Network Communications Element (NCE)... read more

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New York Giants Equip Players with GPS

July 28, 2014By

Tom Coughlin, head coach of the New York Giant football team, has outfitted his players with GPS devices strapped to their backs under their uniforms. The technology can provide the team with information such as top speed, burst and how long the player has run in terms of time and miles, reports the Wall Street Journal. This is the second year the... read more

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Avidyne Announces Certification of IFD540 GPS Navigator

July 28, 2014By
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Avidyne Corporation, a provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval and an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for installation of the IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM system in more than 1,000 aircraft makes and models.  “The IFD540 gives aircraft owners a truly exceptional choice over anything else available... read more

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Precision Farming Projected to Grow at 13 Percent to 2018

July 28, 2014By

The growth of precision farming market is expected to be remarkable, and is estimated to reach $3.7 billion by 2018, at an estimated CAGR of 13.36% to 2018, according to a report by ReportsnReports. The global population is expected to rise up to nearly 7.5 billion by the year 2020, and the ability to manage and tackle the ever-increasing demand for food will in all likelihood... read more

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InvenSense to Acquire Sensor Nav Companies Trusted Positioning and Movea

July 23, 2014By

InvenSense, Inc., a provider of intelligent sensor solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Trusted Positioning, Inc. (TPI), a privately held indoor/outdoor tracking company with the vision to provide “Positioning Everywhere.” InvenSense is also acquiring context analysis software company Movea. TPI’s location tracking technology improves accuracy both indoors and outside by augmenting GNSS and Wi-Fi based location infrastructure. Using inertial sensors such... read more

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