LBS/Wireless

Magellan Launches Switch Series GPS Fitness Watches in Europe

February 11, 2013By
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Magellan today announced that it has expanded the worldwide availability of the Magellan Switch Series of crossover GPS watches to Europe for athletes who run, bike, swim or participate in a variety of outdoor activities. The Magellan Switch and Switch Up watches are available this month from select retailers and through Magellan’s European distribution network. To support its European users,... read more

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Berg Insight: LBS Revenues in Europe to reach €825 million by 2017

February 11, 2013By
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According to a new research report by Berg Insight, mobile location-based service (LBS) revenues in Europe are forecast to grow from €325 million in 2012 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.5 percent to reach €825 million in 2017. The North American LBS market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 9.2 percent from US $835 million... read more

Bryton Enhances Sports Monitoring Equipment with u-blox GPS

February 8, 2013By

Bryton Incorporated has chosen to integrate u-blox’ UBX-G6010 GPS single chip to give its sports electronics products location-aware features. Founded in 2009, Taiwan-based Bryton has established a brand of GPS-enabled sports monitoring devices dedicated to four main activities: cycling, fitness, outdoor adventure and athletic training. “At Bryton, we understand the mindset of sport enthusiasts, and know exactly what they are... read more

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Symmetricom Enhances SSU 2000 Platform with GLONASS

February 5, 2013By

Symmetricom, Inc. today announced two new capabilities for its SSU 2000 Synchronization Supply Unit: a GLONASS timing reference that uses signals from the satellite navigation system operated by the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces, and Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE), an ITU-T synchronization standard that delivers frequency synchronization over the Ethernet physical layer. This enhanced version of the SSU 2000 will be the... read more

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GPS Module

February 1, 2013By

The Jupiter SE880 by Telit Wireless Solutions is a small, ultra sensitive 48-channel GPS module that features an advanced 3D technology that improves time to first fix and brings indoor location fix to reality with cold start and tracking sensitivity down to -148 dBm and -165 dBm. The turnkey solution enables the design of ultra-compact applications, requiring minimal external BOM and... read more

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BlackBerry Launches Z10 and Q10, Maps App Questionable

January 31, 2013By
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BlackBerry (formerly RIM) has announced the release of its highly anticipated BlackBerry 10 operating system, as well as its first BlackBerry 10 smartphones, the Z10 and Q10, which come outfitted with assisted, autonomous and simultaneous GPS and with a Blackberry Maps application preloaded. One reviewer, however, has said the Blackberry Maps application is “worse than Apple Maps.” Issues listed include... read more

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Symmetricom Delivers Precise Time to Next-Generation Smart Grid

January 28, 2013By
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Symmetricom, Inc., a precision time and frequency technologies company, today announced a new timing solution that meets the stringent microsecond accuracy requirements of Smart Grid substations. Specifically designed for substation operations, such as wide area measurement systems, traveling wave fault locators and sampled values, the Symmetricom SyncServer SGC-1500 Smart Grid Clock offers power utility companies accurate, secure and reliable timing... read more

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MediaTek Announces Multi-GNSS Receiver SoC Solutions Supporting Beidou

January 28, 2013By

MediaTek Inc., a fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announced the availability of its MT3332/MT3333, a 5-in-1 multi-GNSS receiver system-on-chip (SoC) that support the Beidou Satellite Navigation System. The Beidou system has been commercially operational since the end of 2012, and can identify a user’s location to 10 meters (33 feet), their velocity to within... read more