LBS/Wireless

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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u-blox, ARM Join Forces on Location-Aware Prototyping Kit

October 28, 2013By
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u‑blox and ARM, a semiconductor IP company, have joined forces to create a prototyping kit for designing wirelessly connected, location-aware Internet devices: the ARM mbed-enabled u‑blox C027 “Internet of Things (IoT) Starter Kit.” “The Internet is reaching into every aspect of our lives, connecting everything from smartphones and tablets to devices for security, safety, surveillance, navigation, healthcare, convenience, and fun,” said... read more

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Webinar Transcript: Mobile Means Business

October 28, 2013By
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In July, GPS World aired a webinar on technical and market aspects of mobile computing. The audio portion and slides of that webinar are still available for download at www.gpsworld.com/webinar. The following is a complete transcription of the speakers’ remarks. Alan Cameron (GPS World): Every computer a mobile computer — that’s the vision of the future, a future that is... read more

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Google Rolls out Maps Engine Pro for Small Businesses

October 25, 2013By
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Google Maps aren’t just for finding directions for consumers. The company is courting small businesses to grab a greater market share and provide differentiation from its competitors. In a slow news month, it appears Google, the 800-pound gorilla in the location industry, has a strong start in business markets. read more

New Ways to Track Mobile Users

October 25, 2013By
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In the location business, we used to talk about tracking — namely, vehicle tracking.  We stopped using the term as it sounded too close to Big Brotherism. Vehicle and employee tracking is much more prevalent today, but we have delicately renamed it “mobile resource management.” Tracking is back in the news, and it is rightfully being called what it is,... read more