Personal Tracking

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

Enge, van Diggelen to Teach Massively Open Online Course on GPS

September 11, 2014By

Per Enge and Frank van Diggelen, both of Stanford University, will teach a massively open online course (MOOC) on GPS this fall. The six-week course will take place October 13-November 24, and focuses on GPS basics with the use of smartphones. “This is the first ever MOOC on GPS/GNSS,” said van Diggelen. “It will be carried by Coursera.” Here is... read more

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

Want to Track Your Luggage? Open Garden Offers Network for IoT Devices

September 8, 2014By

Open Garden, a finalist at CTIA’s Super Mobility Week Startup Showcase, has announced a new generation Mobile Network for IoT devices, and a tracking device is the first to leverage the new technology. With the increasing number of connected devices and the need for ubiquitous data transmission, device manufacturers are faced with very few options that fit their constraints in terms... read more

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Holux Launches Touchscreen Bike Computer with u-blox GPS

September 8, 2014By

Holux Technology, a maker of professional and consumer GPS products, has launched its next-generation bike computer, the SporTrek 1305, which integrates a u-blox MAX GPS/GNSS module. The new device delivers GPS and wireless health-monitoring features on a compact, three-inch color touchscreen display. The device delivers a variety of useful information such as speed, heart rate, distance, altitude, map, and route, and comes with... read more

Samsung Offers Gear S Smart Watch with GPS + GLONASS

September 3, 2014By
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Samsung Electronics has unveiled its next-generation smart wearable device, the Samsung Gear S watch. The Gear S has assisted GPS+GLONASS, as well as 3G connectivity, allowing them to be active whilst always being able to access their smartphone information. Designed with a curved Super AMOLED display and flexible band, the Samsung Gear S is also equipped with an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a compass, a heart... read more

Vibrating GPS Shoes Help Lead the Way

September 2, 2014By

An Indian high-tech start-up is offering a GPS-enabled smart sports shoe that vibrates to give the wearer directions, according to an article in gulfnews.com. The red sneakers count the number of steps taken, the distance traveled, and calories burned. The shoes go on sale this month under the name LeChal, which means “take me along” in Hindi. The shoes come... read more

Omnitracs Tracking Offers Enhanced Mobile Workforce Management

August 20, 2014By

Omnitracs, LLC, a provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, is making available Omnitracs Tracking powered by Roadnet, a mobile workforce tracking application for smart devices. Omnitracs Tracking offers basic capabilities to help companies track the locations of their mobile workers throughout the day and get additional performance data to help make them safer and more productive,... read more