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GPS Watch Aimed at Children’s Safety Unveiled at CES

January 6, 2015By
The HereO GPS watch for children.

The hereO cellular GPS watch for kids will be officially unveiled at the 2015 International CES, being held in Las Vegas this week. Designed for children ages three and up, the hereO works in sync with a mobile app to provide real-time location sharing, safe-zone alerts, and group messaging, allowing parents to monitor their children’s safety and whereabouts at all times directly... read more

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Trackimo Launches in North America at CES

January 5, 2015By

Tracking device maker Trackimo will make its official North American debut at a press conference on Jan. 7 during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. At the press conference Trackimo will showcase its new line of tracking devices that will be introduced throughout 2015.  Trackimo will also announce its partnership with Trackimo North America as an exclusive U.S. and Canadian... read more

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Broadcom’s GPS-Enabled Device for Satellite Units Helps Fight Piracy

January 2, 2015By

Satellite TV pirates beware: Broadcom Corporation is offering a GPS-enabled satellite outdoor unit (ODU) device that gives satellite TV providers a way to track subscriber equipment, pinpoint service issues in the home, and stop piracy with a geo-lock. The solution will also enable delivery of location-based services. The ODU solution combines Broadcom’s BCM4551 satellite TV device with its BCM4771 GPS receiver. Broadcom’s new... read more

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

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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