LBS/Wireless

Polaris Wireless Close Recapitalization Round

May 9, 2013By

Polaris Wireless, a high-accuracy, software-based wireless location solution company based in Mountain View, California, today announced that the company closed on a recapitalization of existing equity interests on April 25, 2013. As part of the recapitalization, Polaris Wireless completed a Series C financing with $10 million from Industry Ventures, a leading investment firm focused on the venture capital market, and... read more

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TomTom Redesigns GPS Sport Watch

May 7, 2013By
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This summer, TomTom will make available a new range of GPS watches to deliver at-a-glance performance information for runners, cyclists and swimmers. The ultra-slim TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sport watches feature an extra-large display, full-screen graphical training tools, and one-button control to make it easier for users to access the information needed to stay motivated and achieve their... read more

GPSTrackIt Adds Features to Fleet Manager System

May 7, 2013By

Two new features have been added to GPSTrackIt’s Fleet Manager vehicle tracking system. Route Optimization evaluates the stops in a route and rearranges them to produce the most efficient ordering of the stops. In addition, fleet managers and dispatchers can now compare a route with the actual vehicle trail recorded by the system. “Route Optimization has several benefits,” according to... read more

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TomTom Redesigns PNDs, Introduces NavKit Engine

May 6, 2013By
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TomTom has redesigned its personal navigation devices with new TomTom GO. The TomTom GO has new interactive map, lifetime TomTom Traffic and 3D maps that give drivers the ability to know precisely what is going on around them, as well as what lies up ahead, TomTom said. TomTom has also launched its new navigation engine, NavKit. “Where navigation used to... read more

PayGo’s Auto Insurance Solution to Be Based on Telit GSM/GPRS Tech

May 6, 2013By

Telit Wireless Solutions and PayGo Systems, an Israel-based telematics service provider (TSP) have announced that PayGo’s new TTM Type B family of PAYD solutions will include Telit’s ultra-compact GSM/GPRS cellular module, the GE865-QUAD. The solutions include self-contained consumer installable data collection devices for high-growth application area — UBI/PAYD — in the automotive insurance industry. PayGo and Telit plan to expand... read more

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Smartphone App Locates Injured Farmers in the Field

May 6, 2013By
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Tractor rollovers are the leading cause of death among farmers and claim about 250 lives each year, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). These accidents are deadly because they often occur far away from farmers’ homes or roads and they may be unable to reach a phone to call for help. Now, University of Missouri... read more

Sprint Selects u-blox for Long-Term CDMA Network Support

May 6, 2013By

Sprint and u-blox have expanded their collaboration in support of Sprint’s commitment to the 2G (1xRTT) CDMA network. As a carrier committed to network choice, Sprint believes M2M customers should be able to choose or combine 2G, 3G and 4G LTE capabilities, depending on their particular requirements, u-blox said. Sprint expects to maintain its 2G network capability for the long... read more

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NIST Demos Transfer of Time Signals over Wireless Optical Channel

May 6, 2013By
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By bouncing eye-safe laser pulses off a mirror on a hillside, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have transferred ultraprecise time signals through open air with unprecedented precision equivalent to the “ticking” of the world’s best next-generation atomic clocks. Described in the April 28 issue of Nature Photonics, the demonstration shows how next-generation atomic clocks at... read more

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