LBS/Wireless

Rohde & Schwarz, 7Layers Verify Improved Test Method for ECC

May 22, 2013By

Rohde & Schwarz and 7Layers have verified and validated the synchronized test approach to determine the Envelope Correlation Coefficient (ECC), a value characterizing the antenna subsystem of multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) LTE devices. The Synchronized ECC approach delivers significantly shorter test durations and repeatable results, ultimately resulting in reduced costs. Long term, this collaboration will also help product manufacturers develop... read more

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eTrak Launches GPS+ Line with Verizon-Powered Tracking System

May 22, 2013By
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eTrak has released its GPS+ line of consumer and commercial tracking products. GPS+ is eTrak’s patent-pending technology that integrates Wi-Fi, cellular triangulation and GPS to achieve the most accurate positioning possible, both indoors and out, eTrak said. GPS+ delivers accurate location in real time directly to a smartphone, tablet or computer. eTrak products also contain geofencing capability, which triggers notifications... read more

GreenRoad Adds RFID, Introduces Smartphone Interface with Facebook

May 22, 2013By

GreenRoad, a driver performance management company, has announced new features including RFID-based driver identification; real-time email alerts; and an enhanced interface for GreenRoad Smartphone Edition. GreenRoad’s new RFID feature automates driver association with trips by detecting when a driver boards a vehicle, eliminating the need for drivers to log on with a Dallas key. One customer, Big Bus Tours, operator... read more

u-blox Collaborates with Intel on Dedicated HSPA

May 17, 2013By

Swiss-based u-blox, a provider of wireless and positioning semiconductors, software and solutions, announced that the company is collaborating with Intel Corporation to bring a small, cost-effective 3G-only HSPA module to the market. Based on Intel’s XMM 6255 HSPA modem platform, the chipset will be packaged in a compact, low- cost module that maintains layout compatibility with u-blox’ SARA 2G and... read more

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ION GNSS+ 2013 Program and Registration Available Online

May 10, 2013By
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Registration is now open for the Institute of Navigation (ION) GNSS+ 2013 to be held September 16-20 (tutorials September 16 and 17) at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. ION GNSS+ 2013 is the 26th International Technical Meeting of the ION Satellite Division and the world’s largest technical meeting and showcase of GNSS technology, products and services. ION GNSS+... read more

Game Golf Offer Golf Game Tracking Technology

May 9, 2013By
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Game Golf, a wearable technology and integrated software platform for golf, is available for pre-0rder, and expected to be released this summer. Backed by professional golfers Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood, it seamlessly records a player’s golf game to make the game more engaging, visual, interactive, shareable and social, both on and off the course. “Game Golf not only gives everyone... read more

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ION PTTI Seeks Abstracts for December Meeting

May 9, 2013By

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the Institute of Navigation’s (ION) Precise Time and Time Interval Meeting (PTTI). The conference will take place December 2-5 (Tutorials December 2) at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Bellevue, Washington. The deadline for submitting abstracts is August 2. Instructions on submitting your abstract can be found at www.ion.org/ptti PTTI is an annual conference sponsored... read more

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deCarta’s Xplorer V8 Adds Navigation to Mobile Apps

May 9, 2013By
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deCarta, Inc., an independent LBS technology company, has introduced its Xplorer V8 navigation platform, combining deCarta’s cloud-based navigation service with customizable client-side libraries. This combination gives application developers the ability to quickly add vector mapping and turn-by-turn navigation to any mobile application, from local search to fleet management, providing users with fast, accurate driving directions to a destination or search... read more