LBS/Wireless

Qualcomm Announces 4G LTE Advanced Connectivity Platform for Mobile Computing

February 25, 2013By

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has announced the industry’s first 4G LTE Advanced embedded data connectivity platform for mobile computing devices, including thin form factor laptops, tablets and convertibles. The technology, based on Qualcomm Technologies’ Gobi chipsets — the MDM9225 and MDM9625 — is the first embedded, mobile computing solution to support LTE carrier aggregation and LTE Category 4 with peak data... read more

CoPilot Brings GPS Navigation to Windows Phone 8

February 25, 2013By

ALK Technologies, provider of navigation and GeoLogistics software, announced at the Mobile World Congress that its CoPilot GPS navigation apps for smartphones and tablets will be available for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. The Mobile World Congress is being held in Barcelona, Spain, this week. Designed as an alternative to traditional in-vehicle systems, the app provides voice-guided GPS navigation,... read more

Smartphone vs. Tablet vs. Desktop? It No Longer Matters

February 20, 2013By

The biggest mobile show, the Mobile World Congress, starts next week in Barcelona, Spain. It comes at an interesting time. Attendees will find it no longer makes sense to think about which device, or screen, is of primary importance to users. Google reports findings that 90 percent of users move sequentially between several screens (TV, phone, desktop computer and tablet)... read more

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Path Social Networking App Settles FTC Charges on Privacy Infringement

February 20, 2013By

The operator of the Path social networking app has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived users by collecting personal information from their mobile device address books without their knowledge and consent. The settlement requires Path, Inc. to establish a comprehensive privacy program and to obtain independent privacy assessments every other year for the next 20 years.... read more

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Danaher Acquires Fleet Tracking Company Navman Wireless

February 20, 2013By

Navman Wireless, a provider of fleet and asset management technology, announced its acquisition by Danaher Corporation, a Fortune 250 science and technology company. Navman Wireless’ technology currently monitors more than 175,000 vehicles and assets owned by over 14,000 organizations worldwide. The OnlineAVL2 system, delivered under the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, enables fleet and asset managers to track all vehicle and asset... read more

Avenza Offers NatGeo Maps Off-Line, Yet Still GPS Interactive

February 20, 2013By

National Geographic Maps has joined with Avenza Systems to offer a new channel to access its map content. The alliance enhances Avenza’s digital map database by adding more than 500 maps from National Geographic and furthers National Geographic Maps’ established reach with mobile consumers. The Avenza PDF Maps app takes advantage of geospatial technology and allows users to view, acquire... read more

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ESA’s Navigation Lab Helps Set Global Time

February 20, 2013By
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The European Space Agency (ESA) is helping to set the world’s time. Ultra-accurate atomic clocks of ESA’s Navigation Laboratory, which will be used to assess performance of the Galileo satnav system, have joined the global effort setting Coordinated Universal Time down to a billionth of a second. The replacement for Greenwich Mean Time, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the timing... read more

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Broadcom Launches GNSS Chip with Geofence Capabilities

February 20, 2013By

Broadcom Corporation has introduced the BCM47521, a GNSS chip with architecture that enables geofence capabilities while preserving battery life. According to Broadcom, the new chip opens the door to always-on location-aware applications such as social networking, place-based mobile commerce and local merchant advertising. Broadcom will showcase its GNSS innovations at the upcoming Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, February 25-28.... read more