LBS/Wireless

Mobile Location-Based Advertising Will Be Worth 6.5B Euros in 2017

April 12, 2013By

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the total value of the global real-time mobile location-based advertising and marketing (LBA) market will grow from €526 million in 2012 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 65 percent to €6.5 billion in 2017. This will then correspond to 32.8 percent of all mobile advertising and... read more

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First GPS Cell Phone on Display at Smithsonian

April 12, 2013By
The first GPS phone, by Navsys.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The first GPS-enabled cell phone, developed by Navsys Corporation, is now on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Time and Navigtion exhibition, which opened today. This device marks an important step in GPS history that paved the way for positioning to become the integral component of communications technology that exists today, Navsys said. Navsys assisted in... read more

ESA Telecom and Navigation Vehicle Ready for Test Driving

April 11, 2013By
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The radio spectrum is about to get even busier, as Europe’s Galileo satnav system starts services, at the same time the European Space Agency (ESA) tests novel satellite-based telecommunication services. Supporting these developments from the ground, ESA’s new custom-built Telecommunications and Navigation Testbed Vehicle will measure the resulting signals from all over Europe. Adapted from a Mercedes Benz Sprinter van,... read more

GreenRoad’s Tracking Data Sheds Light on Driver Performance

April 10, 2013By
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GreenRoad has announced the integration and availability of GreenRoad Advanced Tracking, powered by GPS Insight fleet tracking service. GreenRoad Advanced Tracking provides fleet operators with a new level of insight into fleet performance, resulting in improved fuel economy, better asset utilization, and enhanced productivity, GreenRoad said. With the availability of GreenRoad Advanced Tracking, GreenRoad adds powerful fleet management capabilities to... read more

TomTom App Center Offers Integrated Fleet Apps

April 10, 2013By

TomTom has launched a new resource to showcase the range of business applications available for integration with its fleet management technology. The TomTom Business Solutions App Center is a dedicated web resource, detailing a range of partner applications ready for integration with TomTom’s WEBFLEET platform. These include office solutions, such as CRM, ERP, scheduling and planning software. This move is... read more

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Indoor Trial Results, Next FCC Chief

April 10, 2013By

The long awaited results from the independent field trial of indoor wireless location technologies are here. The FCC-chartered Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) tested NextNav, Qualcomm and Polaris. NextNav bested the others. Speakers from NextNav and Polaris, as well as test adminstrator Technocom, will take part in a GPS World webinar on April 18. Registration is free. Also,... read more

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California’s Ban on Texting while Driving Extends to Navigation

April 9, 2013By

Steve Spriggs was cited for holding his smartphone in his hand using it for navigation while driving. California code 23123 reads, “A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically designed and configured to allow hands-free listening and talking, and is used in that manner while driving.” Spriggs  fought the ticket,... read more

Comodo Integrates Skyhook Wireless Location Tech into Android Anti-Theft App

April 9, 2013By
Smartphone security, anti-theft.

Skyhook Wireless, a provider of location positioning, announced a partnership to integrate Skyhook’s hybrid location platform into Comodo’s Anti-Theft app for Android devices. Comodo’s Anti-Theft for Android is a new service that enables customers to remotely locate, lock and recover a lost or stolen Android smartphone or tablet. The app can remotely capture and upload photos of whoever is operating... read more

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