LBS/Wireless

GNSS Frontiers: BeiDou and Ubiquitous Location

December 18, 2014By

The Stanford Center for Position, Navigation and Time conducted its eighth symposium on PNT in October. These symposia have always been a superb two (this year three) days of excellent presentations, ranging over the entire domain of PNT, including policy factors as well as technical ones. read more

2014: Big Move to Retail Indoor Location Market

December 18, 2014By

This year was filled with hope and some success for the location industry. In what was probably the biggest deal, Qualcomm bought United Kingdom-based CSR for $2.5 billion — at the same time, spinning off its own location beacon company, Gimbal. While the connected car continued to get a lot of press at the biggest trade shows, indoor location technology... read more

Industry Battles Indoor Location Rules

December 18, 2014By

The FCC will soon make a ruling on indoor location rules for 911 calls. If you worked in the location industry in the late 1990s, you may remember when the FCC ruled that wireless carriers would have to automatically locate a mobile phone that dialed 911 from the outdoors. read more

CSR Preparing for Large Indoor Location Market

December 17, 2014By
SiRFusion SDK brings plug-and-play simplicity to Android app developers.

By Kevin Dennehy
With location industry consolidation, several companies are looking at established players to grow niche markets. United Kingdom-based CSR is leveraging several technologies to grow the nascent indoor location market into a powerhouse. read more

Trimble Unveils Suite of GNSS Timing Products for LTE Market

December 15, 2014By
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Trimble has introduced a new portfolio of time and frequency products to address the synchronization needs of the growing LTE small cell market. The products are designed for a wide range of small cell synchronization applications. The products provide increased holdover capabilities and more robust signals with multi-constellation GNSS technology to sync wireless networks more efficiently, Trimble said. Regardless of whether a... read more

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Lose Your Wallet? Macy’s Sells One GPS Can Find

December 15, 2014By
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A “GPS wallet” is now being sold at Macy’s department store. Despite its name, the Royce Leather Freedom Wallet uses Bluetooth and a mobile application available on the Apple App Store and Android Market to ensure the safety of your money, according to Andrew Royce Bauer, CEO of Royce Leather. Bauer told GPS World that the wallet “utilizes Bluetooth technology through a mobile application within... read more

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Aussies Consider GPS for Tracking Footballs — Is NFL Next?

December 11, 2014By

An Australian company is proposing putting GPS tracking devices in footballs as early as 2015, according to a report by News Corp Australia. Both the National Rugby League (NRL) and the Australian Football League (AFL) are considering using the trackers in footballs as early as next year. The AFL and several National Football League (NFL) teams in the United States already... read more

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Cohda Wireless, u-blox Develop System to Warn Drivers of Danger

December 4, 2014By

u-blox has provided global positioning technology to Cohda Wireless‘ vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) equipment, collectively called V2X. V2X will be a key technology for the next generation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) as well as autonomous vehicles, the companies said. Cohda’s DSRC (dedicated short-range communications) based V2X system uses accurate satellite positioning with embedded dead-reckoning technology provided by... read more