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From Marriage Proposals to Holiday Messages, GPS Inspires Artists

December 4, 2014By
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Artists are using GPS to create unique messages. In October, Jeremy Wood drove all over the United Kingdom to create a Halloween message, reports Metro. Wood drove a 10,000-mile, painstakingly-plotted route through England, Wales and Scotland in a Vauxhall Corsa, plotting a 264,000 positions on the car’s GPS. Wood linked the positions on a virtual drawing to create a picture... read more

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Nasdaq Offers Precision Time Service for Trading

December 3, 2014By

Nasdaq — the trading and exchange technology company — is launching a trade time-stamping service at its data center in Carteret, New Jersey, with access to a NIST-certified GPS antenna. The High Precision Time service is provided by Perseus, a provider of global high-speed connectivity, and enables Nasdaq customers to synchronize their time systems across a multitude of data centers. High Precision Time offers access to... read more

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u-blox GNSS Timing Modules Designed for Upgrades

December 1, 2014By
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u‑blox has announced the NEO-M8T and LEA-M8T precision timing modules, which are able to generate a precise reference clock with <20 ns accuracy. The receivers offer high sensitivity (-157 dBm signal acquisition with assisted GNSS) that allows quick start-up inside structures with limited sky view. The precise reference clock is derived from multi-GNSS including GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou. The LEA-M8T module is footprint... read more

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Ready for Black Friday: Study Shows Americans Aware of In-Store Beacons

November 24, 2014By

A new Placecast poll indicates that nearly 118 million smartphone owners will be relying on their phones for holiday shopping this year. For smartphone owners who plan to do holiday shopping, three out of four will use their phones to find sales, comparison shop, take pictures of possible gifts, and make purchases. The survey also showed that American shoppers are very... read more

Buddy Launches Platform to Access Connected Device Data

November 20, 2014By

Buddy Platform, Inc., has launched its new platform that hosts and manages data generated by any connected device, enabling measurement of a device from the moment it’s turned on throughout its entire lifecycle. This data, often referred to as “telemetry data,” conveys information about the performance and usage of the device, and is now accessible from any common BI tool. Buddy helps... read more

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CSR Launches SDK for Precise Indoor Location Apps

November 20, 2014By
SiRFusion SDK brings plug-and-play simplicity to Android app developers.

CSR plc today announced the launch of its SiRFusion Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android application developers. The solution enables indoor positioning for Android developers looking to create next-generation apps. Developers can now leverage the SiRFusion library to rapidly integrate new location-based capabilities and services such as indoor location tagging and analytics for social networking applications, indoor navigation, lone worker efficiency and safety... read more

Telenav Makes Free Scout App More Intuitive

November 14, 2014By
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Location-based services company Telenav has announced new capabilities and updates to its free Scout mobile application that make the process of connecting and getting together easy and fun. Scout users can now manage the details of creating an event, contacting and inviting friends, choosing a location, communicating with the group and navigating, all within the updated Scout application. Scout is... read more

OriginGPS Launches Nano Spider for Wearables, Watches

November 10, 2014By
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OriginGPS has launched the Nano Spider, a tiny yet fully integrated GPS receiver. The Nano Spider module is designed to support ultra-compact applications where size is at a premium, such as smart watches, wearable devices, trackers and digital cameras. OriginGPS, which previously introduced the Micro Spider (5.6 x 5.6 mm) module, said the Nano Spider is 47 percent smaller than its previous solutions, measuring 4 x... read more