LBS/Wireless

Telstra, Optus, Vodafone Fight Assisted GPS Patent Infringement Claim

February 10, 2015By

Three telecommunications companies are joining together to fight patent-infringement claims involving the use of assisted GPS in their mobile networks, reports ZDNET. Telstra and Optus are Australian telecommunications and media companies, and Vodafone is based in the United Kingdom. The claim by Australian company Voxson alleges that the mobile network operators are infringing on two patents held by Voxson since the 1990s. One patent, Vox 1, deals with how customers’ mobile phones... read more

Judge Rules Against LightSquared in Claims Against GPS Firms

February 9, 2015By

A U.S. judge dismissed the bulk of two lawsuits by LightSquared and equity owner Harbinger Capital Partners, reports Reuters. The suits accused Trimble, Garmin and Deere & Co. of misleading them about interference concerns and hastening the company’s fall into bankruptcy. In an opinion issued Feb. 5 in Manhattan federal court, Judge Richard Berman threw out Harbinger’s lawsuit, and denied nine of... read more

PCTEL Offers Two New Fleet Management Antennas

February 5, 2015By
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PCTEL has introduced two new fleet-management antennas intended to make high-speed data communications easier. The high-performance antennas include LTE, Wi-Fi, and GPS capabilities in a single low-profile housing. The first new antenna is a magnetic-mount version of PCTEL’s 5-port multiband fleet management antenna, designed to support temporary installations such as rental vehicle fleets. The 5-port GPS and communications antenna provides outstanding performance for critical fleet management... read more

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Mojio Partners with Dooing to Offer Live Fleet Tracking

February 5, 2015By

Mojio, an open platform for connecting cars, has announced a partnership with Dooing, a new team management platform for businesses that can dispatch jobs and track teams. “With Dooing, any business can dispatch jobs and track teams on the move, from three people to thousands,” said David Barton-Grimley, a Mojio developer and co-founder of Dooing. “iOS and Android apps are... read more

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US Fleet Tracking’s GPS Trackers Aim to Save Money

February 5, 2015By

US Fleet Tracking‘s GPS trackers allow companies to monitor its fleet drivers’ speeds. Monitoring a driver’s speed may reduce the risk of an increase in insurance premiums, ticket costs, and fuel and maintenance costs. The company’s GPS trackers store speeding information, meaning drivers may increase performance knowing their speed is being observed. read more

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Vodafone MachineLink 3G Plus Advances M2M Adoption

February 3, 2015By

NetComm Wireless Limited and Vodafone have added the Vodafone MachineLink 3G Plus to the Integrated M2M Terminals range, offering an alternative for unconnected machines that need a larger selection of interface options. Developed by NetComm Wireless to facilitate the uptake of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) across a multitude of industries globally, the Vodafone MachineLink 3G Plus enables M2M connectivity in areas such... read more

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Accuracy in the Palm of Your Hand

February 2, 2015By
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Centimeter Positioning with a Smartphone-Quality GNSS Antenna
The smartphone antenna’s poor multipath suppression and irregular gain pattern result in large time-correlated phase errors that significantly increase the time to integer ambiguity resolution as compared to even a low-quality stand-alone patch antenna. read more

Global Asset Management, 11 Years On

February 1, 2015By

Over a decade ago GPS World covered the introduction of the first battery-powered asset tracking device that operated over satellite networks, the AXTracker (“Going the Distance,” October 2003). More than ten years later, the technology has proven the market, and opened new markets. read more