LBS/Wireless

Navman Wireless Expands Construction/Mining Fleet Tracking Coverage with Satellite Communications Option

November 11, 2013By
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Navman Wireless USA today announced a new satellite communications option for its OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking platform, enabling continuous visibility of both heavy equipment and on-road vehicles even when assets are out of cellular coverage. Designed for construction, surface mining, mining and oil and gas exploration, and other environments with remote location work, the new solution includes the ability to minimize... read more

Linx Releases RM Series GPS Module for Economical Positioning

November 4, 2013By
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Linx Technologies announces its launch of the high-performance, low-cost RM GPS receiver modules. Using the built-in MediaTek MT3337 chipset, the RM module can simultaneously acquire on 66 channels and track on up to 22 channels, providing standard NMEA data messages through a UART interface. A simple serial command set can be used to configure optional features. According to the company, the... read more

Intergeo Post-Show Report

November 2, 2013By
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The annual Intergeo conference and trade fair, this year held October 8–10 in Essen, Germany, elicited three principal observations from the three GPS World staff who attended: Unmanned aerial vehicles, particularly in micro-form factor, have exploded across multiple sectors of the industrial economy. Emulating GPS — and carrying GPS on board in most cases — UAV has become an enabling technology... read more

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Connor-Winfield Offers GPS-Disciplined Clock

November 1, 2013By
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The FTS500 Xenith TBR (Time Base Reference) by Connor-Winfield is designed for DVB/DAB, wireless communications, time-stamping, or any other timing vital application. The Xenith TBR module is a GPS-driven, mixed-signal phase lock loop, providing a 1PPS CMOS output and generating a 10-MHz SINE output from an intrinsically low jitter voltage controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO). The 10-MHz output is disciplined from... read more

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GPS Sensor

November 1, 2013By
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The CW46S GPS sensor by NavSync is a fully integrated module that includes a CW25 GPS receiver, DC/DC converter, RS232 or RS422 interface options, and active GPS antenna housed in a small weatherproof (IP67-rated) enclosure. When mounted with a good sky view, the CW46S receiver can provide high-quality timing and synchronization. The 1 pulse per second (PPS) timing signal can... read more

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Putting the (ultra-low) Power in GeoFence

October 31, 2013By
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Users of smartphones, tablets, and other devices expect position with the highest level of accuracy, always available, with the least amount of power consumed. One recent improvement fulfilling this demand involves operating-system services for location on smartphones, and the evolution towards lower power solutions. read more

FM Series GPS Receiver Module Brings High-Position Accuracy in Small Package

October 30, 2013By
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Linx Technologies announces its launch of the self-contained, high-performance FM GPS receiver modules. At 15 x 13 millimeters in size, the MediaTek MT3339-based FM Series gives the module fast lock times and high position accuracy even at low signal levels, the company said. The module’s very low power consumption helps maximize run times in battery powered applications, such as positioning... read more

Microsemi Corporation to Acquire Symmetricom

October 30, 2013By

Microsemi Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement with Symmetricom to acquire the precision time and frequency company for $230 million. Microsemi is a provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance. Microsemi, headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, will pay $7.18 per share through a cash tender offer, representing a premium of 49 percent based on the average... read more

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