LBS/Wireless

Plotter Wins Top Award at SXSW Interactive

March 14, 2013By

Plotter, a social network for maps, won the top award for the social technologies category March 12 at the annual South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. The company won one of six categories at the festival’s fifth annual SXSW Accelerator program, which has previously recognized companies such as Twitter and Foursquare. Unlike Google Maps and Apple’s default maps... read more

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CSR Location Platforms Go Live with China’s BeiDou-2 Tracking

March 13, 2013By

CSR plc today announced that its SiRFstarV, SiRFprima and SiRFatlas location platforms are now able to acquire and track satellites and utilize location data from the recently activated BeiDou Satellite Navigation System. The addition of the BeiDou constellation is part of CSR’s ongoing efforts to support all global navigation satellite systems as they become available, with software or firmware upgrades,... read more

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iTRAK WebApp Enables Fleet Management on Smartphones, Tablets

March 13, 2013By

iTRAK Corporation, provider of GPS-based tracking, mapping, and reporting solutions, has announced the commercial release of its iTRAK WebApp application. The WebApp provides much of the functionality of the iTRAK Fleet Executive software suite in a mobile environment. The new application allows iTRAK customers to view all their tracked devices on a wide variety of smartphones and tablets, such as... read more

Connected Car Biggest MWC News, 2G to Retire

March 13, 2013By

It’s a streak. The Connected Car was yet again the most exciting emerging technology in the room, this time at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). The connected car service includes navigation, infotainment and location offerings. The big news in this sphere has come from General Motors, but more about that later. Do you remember the death of cellular digital packet... read more

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When Am I?: The Importance of Time in Navigation

March 12, 2013By

A few months ago, many of you may remember that I wrote about an encounter with a rather well-known female journalist who, after listening to one of my GPS presentations, said something like this, “I came here today to learn more about GPS and so far all you have talked about is atomic reference systems…what the heck do those *&@#... read more

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Cambridge Consultants Unveils Indoor Locator System

March 7, 2013By
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New technology from product development firm Cambridge Consultants can accurately detect someone’s location indoors when GPS drops out. A number of sensors and a custom algorithm determine the location, with an accuracy of within approximately 1 percent of the distance traveled. The technology uses low-power, low-cost sensors and the device concept is small enough to clip on a belt. It... read more

Futuristic Heads-up Glasses with GPS Go to App Developers

March 7, 2013By
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Vuzix Corporation today announced that it has begun shipping M100 Smart Glasses to the first of its Gold developer partners — enabling them to start creating and testing their apps on the real hardware. The M100 Smart Glasses are a smart hands-free display and communications device for mobile data access, once paired to a smartphone and connected to the Internet.... read more

GPSTrackIt Releases Fleet Productivity Tool for Tablets

March 6, 2013By
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GPSTrackIt has released a fleet management tool called Driver, a website that enables drivers using tablet devices such as iPads and Androids to send and receive messages and plan routes. The site provides drivers with two-way communication by chat or forms with dispatchers and fleet managers. It also provides them with route management and timekeeping utilities. Driver compliments GPSTrackIt’s recent... read more