LBS/Wireless News

Rohde & Schwarz GNSS Simulator Creates Real-World Scenarios

July 15, 2013By
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Rohde & Schwarz provides developers of satellite-based navigation instruments with a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) simulator, which runs on the R&S SMBV100A vector signal generator. The new R&S SMBV-K101 option allows developers in the automotive and wireless communications industries, for example, to test GNSS receivers for specific effects such as obscuration and multipath propagation. Buildings, tunnels and bridges as... read more

Garmin Goes Android with Monterra GPS

June 24, 2013By

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., maker of popular GPS devices such as the nuvi, has announced its first Wi-Fi-enabled outdoor handheld GPS running the Android operating system, Monterra. Monterra has a vivid, sunlight-readable touchscreen, and users can easily access the Google Play Store and download apps through an available Wi-Fi connection on the device. Developers can create... read more

Tallysman Wireless Wideband Dual-Feed GPSL1/GLONASS/ Galileo Antennas

June 18, 2013By

Tallysman Wireless announces the TW4421 and TW1421 antennas, which offer a step forward in performance for small GNSS antennas, the company said. The TW4421 is a low-cost dual-feed magnetic mount antenna covering the GPS L1, GLONASS L1, Galileo and SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS & MSAS) frequency band (1574 to 1606 MHz). The TW4421 features a 25-millimeter dual-feed wideband patch element that... read more

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FCC Order Enables NextNav to Commence Commercial Operations

June 17, 2013By

On June 6, the FCC, following a unanimous vote of the commission, issued an order enabling NextNav, LLC to begin commercial operation of its advanced positioning network, which is designed to support 911 emergency first responders.  NextNav is deploying its nationwide network using Part 90 Multilateration Location and Monitoring Service licenses that are held by its affiliate, Progeny LMS, LLC.... read more

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Android Beats iOS, Microsoft Handily in Smartphones, Tablets

June 13, 2013By

Three-fifths of all smartphones, tablets, and notebooks shipped worldwide during the first quarter of 2013 run Google’s Android mobile operating system, independent analyst firm Canalys reports. Manufacturers shipped 308.7 million smart mobile devices between January and March, Canalys states. Android powers 59.5 percent of all shipments. Apple’s iOS ranks a distant second at 19.3 percent, fueled by its strength in... read more

GPSTrackIt Provides Safety Feature to Fleet Drivers

June 3, 2013By

  GPSTrackIt has developed an Instant Alert Device that can attach to a driver’s keyring, to enable mobile workforce team members to communicate with their dispatchers or fleet managers. If a driver is in trouble, help can be on the way with the touch of a button. The compact communication device enables drivers to signal for help even if they’re... read more

GPS Tracking Used to Honor Storm Chasers

June 3, 2013By
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The storm chasing and weather community is honoring three storm chasers killed in an Oklahoma tornado on Friday. Tim Samaras, his son Paul Samaras, and Samaras’s chase partner Carl Young are being honored via the Spotter Network, where their initials are being spelled out. The Spotter Network is a website used by storm chasers to follow weather movements. Users have been... read more

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ST-Ericsson Sells GPS Business to Intel

May 29, 2013By

ST-Ericsson, a joint venture of STMicroelectronics and Ericsson, has sold its mobile connectivity GNSS business to Intel. ST-Ericsson, which focuses on mobile and wireless chips, announced the sale on Tuesday without naming the buyer. An Intel spokesman later said the U.S. chipmaker bought the assets. According to ST-Ericsson, the sale “represents another step in the execution of Ericsson’s and ST’s... read more

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