LBS/Wireless

Micro GPS / GPRS / SMS Module for Personal Tracking

April 1, 2013By

The TraceME micro by KCS BV is a small GPS / GPRS tracker that fits inside a key chain. It is targeted for personal use and any application that need a minimum size while maintaining the exact same options and server connection full-size units have. KCS TraceME GPS / GPRS modules enable remote tracking of objects such as cars, trucks,... read more

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Expert Advice: Setting Standards for Indoor Position

April 1, 2013By

Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) Update By Greg Turetsky Many of us remember way back in 2001 when the FCC first announced E911 position reporting requirements for cell phones. That was a long time ago in many significant ways. Everyone had 2G phones and anxiously anticipated the arrival of 3G, and with it, data. Most people still had... read more

MWC: Is the Connected Car the New Mobile Phone?

March 27, 2013By
General Motors and AT&T display at Mobile World Congress' Connected City.

This year’s Mobile World Congress, held late last month in Barcelona, featured the world’s largest mobility conference. While there was not a lot of strictly location-based services news, connected vehicles seemed to be the big deal. Ford and GM both made important announcements, sending a signal that wireless information and connectivity is here to stay in a vehicle — and... read more

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AtlasCT to Release Voice-Guided Navigation for Firefox OS

March 25, 2013By

AtlasCT has announced an April release date for the first, full featured, voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation solution for the Firefox OS. The software program will be released under the brand name of “EverNav for Firefox.” This announcement follows Mozilla’s launch of the Firefox OS during the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona in February. EverNav was initially released on September 2012 as... read more

Apple Buys Indoor Location Company WiFiSLAM

March 25, 2013By

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has acquired indoor-location company WiFiSLAM. Apple reportedly paid about $20 million for the Silicon Valley-based company. Apple has confirmed the purchase to MacRumors, but offered no details on its plans for the acquisition. Analysts say this is a sign that the war over indoor mobile location services is heating up. Apple’s acquisition... read more

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Trimble Launches New Mobile Apps, Website for Sportsmen

March 21, 2013By
TrimbleOutdoors

Trimble has launched a new mobile mapping product for hunters and anglers. The launch includes two smartphone apps (Trimble GPS Hunt and Trimble GPS Fish), one tablet app (Trimble GPS Maps), and a new Website — GPSHuntFish.com. The offerings combine the latest in mobile GPS technology and Trimble’s exclusive outdoor maps to help sportsmen plan trips, navigate in remote areas,... read more

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TIMEX Expands GPS Portfolio with IRONMAN Run Trainer 2.0

March 18, 2013By
Timex-Ironman2-O

Timex has introduced the Timex IRONMAN Run Trainer 2.0, a next-generation GPS-enabled watch that tracks pace, distance, heart rate, and elapsed time. This upgraded device is a smaller, more refined version of the brand’s signature Timex IRONMAN Run Trainer 1.0 GPS watch and is equipped with a reversible, high-resolution display and advanced interval training capabilities. The introduction of the Timex... read more

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Verizon Launches Fleet Management Solution

March 15, 2013By

Verizon is rolling out Networkfleet on the Verizon Wireless network, the company announced today. Networkfleet is a fleet-management solution that provides a wide variety of monitoring and management capabilities for increased productivity and improved customer service. The Networkfleet solution — part of Hughes Telematics, which Verizon acquired last year — will be combined with the Verizon Wireless network and will... read more