LBS/Wireless

Rocky Mountain Tracking Adds CDMA Products and Services

August 7, 2013By

Rocky Mountain Tracking has added new GPS tracking devices that utilize CDMA cellular data networks in addition to its existing GSM-based devices. CDMA coverage has steadily grown within North America during the last decade and is sometimes available in places where GSM networks don’t currently provide coverage. “Adding support for CDMA based devices allows us to offer our customers a... read more

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Automatic Threat Assessment: Tracking System Tells Friend from Foe

August 1, 2013By
THE COMBINATION of intrusion sensors and a tracking system allows for Automatic Threat Detection.

Ongoing threats from terrorist activities at critical facilities require early detection before the threats can reach their target and complete their mission. This has produced the need for advanced security systems to effectively detect terrorist activity, while reducing alarms caused by normal friendly activity. Automatic Threat Assessment, also referred to as Identify Friend or Foe (IFF), is the ability to automatically acknowledge alarms created by friendly assets. It can be achieved with a security system that uses GPS and geospatial data to go beyond the typical intrusion-sensor-only configuration. read more

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SeeControl Announces ThingTracr GPS Tracking Tool

July 31, 2013By
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SeeControl is announcing the roll out of ThingTracr, a hosted SaaS GPS tool for monitoring anything that needs to be tracked. The simple-to-use solution offers precise location tracking and historical analytics reporting for things of interest using a small and attachable GPS unit that requires no tools or wiring. The tracking service can be up and running in less than... read more

Google Disappoints with Mobile Ad Revenue, Apple Shines

July 30, 2013By
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By Janice Partyka, Contributing Editor for Wireless It has been a busy month. Apple is getting help turning around its embarrassing mapping debacle with an acquisition of HopStop and Locationary. Latitude, which enables location sharing and check-ins, is being sunsetted by Google, as it adds that functionality to Google Plus. Twitter acquired Spindle to enable real-time location recommendations. Nokia, leading... read more

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Enter to Win a Handheld GPS Computer

July 30, 2013By
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Real-time 1-2 meter GPS accuracy in the palm of your hand — a spanking new June  T41 rugged handheld computer from Trimble is up for grabs. One lucky winner of the drawing among all entrants who complete the 2013 State of the GNSS Industry Survey will take it home. Other raffle prizes also offered. In addition to a handheld computer... read more

Satelles Announces Patent and Technology License Agreement with Boeing

July 29, 2013By

Satelles, a division of iKare Corporation, has entered into a patent and technology license agreement with The Boeing Company. This license allows Satelles to provide timing and location solutions to commercial markets delivered over the Iridium constellation of 66 low-Earth-orbiting satellites. The timing and location signals are available anywhere on Earth, without the need for local infrastructure, making the system... read more

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Apple Maps Another Foray, Still Needs Google

July 29, 2013By

By Kevin Dennehy Trying to shake off last year’s mapping debacle, Apple recently bought two companies, HopStop and Locationary.  The purchases, whose financial details were not disclosed, get Apple rooted once more in the location business; how firmly those roots prove to be, and how well they serve the company against arch-rival Google, time will tell. Apple has been stockpiling... read more

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Clarion Selects Averna for Testing In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems

July 25, 2013By

Averna, a developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device makers, announced today that Clarion has selected Averna’s Record & Playback solution to validate upcoming in-vehicle entertainment systems and certify that the devices perform well in real-world conditions. Clarion is a global manufacturer and seller of car navigation systems and in-vehicle equipment with a focus on car... read more

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