LBS/Wireless

PND Shipments Fell to 22M Units, Despite Nav User Increase

September 22, 2014By

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, global shipments of personal navigation devices (PNDs) declined from 28 million units in 2012 to 22 million units in 2013. There are signs that the decline is slowing and some emerging markets still experience growth. However, on the whole, the PND market is set for a continued downturn... read more

CTIA SMW Features Large Connected Car Presence

September 18, 2014By

CTIA’s Super Mobility Week featured machine-to-machine technology, connected vehicle vendors, and a few location-based services companies. While combining its spring and fall conferences, which drew a big crowd, CTIA also tried to be everything to everyone in wireless. Meeting planners also placed the conference with conflicting dates — as the Institute of Navigation, Berlin IFA and ITS World Congress were... read more

What Mattered at CTIA

September 18, 2014By
The former spring CTIA conference and fall MobileCON show have now been wrapped into one large fall Super Mobility Week.

To those attending CTIA’s Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas September 9-11, it was clear that we’ve entered a period of divergence. Sensors, multiple platforms, all sorts of devices, computing in clouds, processing in clouds, car companies, connected houses, smart watches and indoor location positioning are being touted as part of the “Internet of Things” that will work together seamlessly.... read more

Satellite-Synchronized Network Clock Released by SEL

September 16, 2014By
The SEL-2488 satellite-synchronized network clock.

SEL has released a new network clock designed for critical infrastructure and harsh environments. Model SEL-2488 receives GNSS time signals and distributes precise time via multiple output protocols, including IRIG-B and NTP. The SEL-2488 provides time-delay compensation for antenna cables and output cables on per-port basis to further optimize time distribution accuracy. For security, the clock features the Syslog Ethernet standard... read more

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Exelis GPS Threat Detection Offers Improved Capabilities

September 11, 2014By

    Based on customer use and feedback, Exelis has improved its Signal Sentry 1000 product to include enhanced, user-friendly analytics and alerts. Signal Sentry technology detects and locates sources of intentional and unintentional interference to GPS signals and provides users with actionable intelligence. Exelis is showcasing Signal Sentry 1000 in Booth 619/621 at the ION GNSS+ conference September 10-12 in Tampa, Florida. Enriched features of... read more

CTIA Connected Car Panel Highlights Safety, Innovation

September 10, 2014By

When comedian Larry Wilmore started out Day 2 at CTIA Super Mobility Week by reporting from a connected car on the show floor, he was only half joking when he said, “It’s almost like you’re driving in a smart phone, and with smart phones getting bigger it’s not too far off. I think I saw an HTC this size.” The... read more

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New Broadcom Chip Provides Always-On Location and Sensing for Mobile Applications

September 10, 2014By

Broadcom Corporation today announced the industry’s first low-power GNSS and sensor hub combo chip to deliver new always-on location applications for a full range of mobile devices. The Broadcom BCM4773 minimizes battery drain and adds a new layer of intelligence to location technology on mobile devices by integrating the GNSS chip and sensor hub into a single combo chip. Broadcom’s... read more