LBS/Wireless

Showing Smartphones the Way Inside

March 1, 2013By
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Using a select set of components, a navigation software development kit can easily be configured to fit a variety of mobile and portable devices. Testing on several current devices demonstrates that the kit’s use of sensors already present in smartphones to enable entertainment can provide 3D positioning when satellite signals are degraded or absent, such as in urban canyons or in deep indoor environments. The solution also provides the heading of the user, the 3D orientation of the device, and the user’s velocity, without restriction on device usage. read more

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Expert Advice: Location Privacy Rights Upheld

March 1, 2013By

But Google and Facebook Signal Their Intent to Capture Users’ Location The biggest international mobile-phone show ever, Mobile World Congress 2013, took place early this month in Barcelona, Spain. It came at an interesting time. Attendees learned it no longer makes sense to think about which device, or screen, is of primary importance to users. Google reports findings that 90... read more

Huawei Brings Connectivity to Vehicles with Telematics Solutions

February 26, 2013By
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Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, unveiled a series of products heralding the company’s first foray into telematics solutions at the 2013 Mobile World Congress, being held this week in Barcelona, Spain. Huawei showcased its vehicle-compatible 3G and LTE communication modules, MU609T and ME909T, its 3G mobile hotspot, DA6810, and its 3G onboard diagnostic (OBD) box,... read more

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Magellan Debuts SmartGPS Apps for Apple and Android Mobile Devices

February 26, 2013By

Magellan has announced Magellan SmartGPS Apps for iOS and Android mobile devices. Following the recent announcement of Magellan’s SmartGPS device, the free Magellan SmartGPS Apps for iOS and Android devices are the next key elements in Magellan’s Smart Ecosystem, a cloud platform that integrates social media and navigation content directly onto a navigation map, the company said. The SmartGPS Apps... read more

Broadcom Introduces Femtocell Chip to Integrate RF and Baseband Modem

February 26, 2013By

Broadcom Corporation introduced at the Mobile World Congress a highly integrated digital baseband processor and RF transceiver designed for 3G femtocell residential access points, the BCM61630 systems on chip. The Mobile World Congress is being held in Barcelona, Spain, this week. The new devices integrate a multiband CMOS RF transceiver with GPS and full-time sniffing capability while maintaining software compatibility with... read more

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Ruckus Wireless Offers Wi-Fi Solutions for Rising Data Demands

February 25, 2013By

Ruckus Wireless, Inc. today outlined its SmartCell architecture for creating carrier class Wi-Fi networks to deal with the densification challenge sweeping the industry. Built on its SmartCell Architecture, Ruckus unveiled a wide range of new carrier-class Smart Wi-Fi products, including the Ruckus ZoneFlex 7782 family, which integrates a GPS receiver. The announcement came at the Mobile World Congress being held... read more

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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