LBS/Wireless

Garmin Goes Android with Monterra GPS

June 24, 2013By

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., maker of popular GPS devices such as the nuvi, has announced its first Wi-Fi-enabled outdoor handheld GPS running the Android operating system, Monterra. Monterra has a vivid, sunlight-readable touchscreen, and users can easily access the Google Play Store and download apps through an available Wi-Fi connection on the device. Developers can create... read more

Tallysman Wireless Wideband Dual-Feed GPSL1/GLONASS/ Galileo Antennas

June 18, 2013By

Tallysman Wireless announces the TW4421 and TW1421 antennas, which offer a step forward in performance for small GNSS antennas, the company said. The TW4421 is a low-cost dual-feed magnetic mount antenna covering the GPS L1, GLONASS L1, Galileo and SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS & MSAS) frequency band (1574 to 1606 MHz). The TW4421 features a 25-millimeter dual-feed wideband patch element that... read more

This article is tagged with , and posted in LBS/Wireless News, Product Showcase, UAV/UAS/UGV

FCC Order Enables NextNav to Commence Commercial Operations

June 17, 2013By

On June 6, the FCC, following a unanimous vote of the commission, issued an order enabling NextNav, LLC to begin commercial operation of its advanced positioning network, which is designed to support 911 emergency first responders.  NextNav is deploying its nationwide network using Part 90 Multilateration Location and Monitoring Service licenses that are held by its affiliate, Progeny LMS, LLC.... read more

This article is tagged with , and posted in Indoor Positioning, Latest News, LBS/Wireless News

OS-Agnostic Indoor Location Software Offered by Trusted Positioning

June 13, 2013By

Trusted Positioning has released the Trusted Portable Navigator (T-PN) indoor location software. Available for any operating system, this mobile embedded software allows mobile users to navigate shopping centers, airports, and subway stations. No additional hardware or infrastructure required. The T-PN combines the use of existing smartphone motion sensors with wireless updates (such as Wi-Fi and GNSS) for a complete solution... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Latest News, LBS/Wireless, Personal Navigation, Product Showcase

Android Beats iOS, Microsoft Handily in Smartphones, Tablets

June 13, 2013By

Three-fifths of all smartphones, tablets, and notebooks shipped worldwide during the first quarter of 2013 run Google’s Android mobile operating system, independent analyst firm Canalys reports. Manufacturers shipped 308.7 million smart mobile devices between January and March, Canalys states. Android powers 59.5 percent of all shipments. Apple’s iOS ranks a distant second at 19.3 percent, fueled by its strength in... read more

Audi Adds INRIX Park Service Globally

June 13, 2013By

Drivers looking for parking account for up to a third of all traffic in major cities, according to INRIX, a provider of traffic information, directions, driver services, apps, and tools to car makers and other businesses. The company’s proudct Park Service provides drivers with continuously updated pricing, hours, and availability information for participating off-street parking locations in North America and... read more

The Race to Own Mapping

June 13, 2013By
Trekkers Hiking

Mapping turned up the heat in June, becoming a hot topic across the board. Apple ended negotiations to buy Waze, a provider of crowd sourced mapping and traffic, reportedly because the company did not want to relocate from Israel. Google quickly took Apple’s place as Waze’s buyer. With almost 50 million drivers using Waze, many via Apple Maps, Google would... read more

Optical Zonu Fiber Optic GPS Signal Distribution System

June 11, 2013By
Optical Zonu GPS Distribution System

The GPS Fiber Optic Distribution system from Optical Zonu connects up to 32 remote locations, transporting GPS signals from a single antenna to as many as 32 GPS receivers (or multiple antennas to multiple receivers). A common example of this application is a campus scenario where installing multiple GPS antennas is impractical. This particular system consists of the OZC J‐Series... read more