LBS/Wireless News

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

Loctronix Advances GNSS Integrity Monitoring with HGX Interference Detection System

September 10, 2014By

Loctronix Corporation, a provider of positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) solutions for GNSS-challenged environments, has unveiled the HGX Interference Detection System (IDS) for identifying and monitoring intentional and unintentional interference sources. The IDS is being demonstrated September 10-11 at ION GNSS+ 2014, in Tampa, Florida. “The IDS can detect sources of interference ranging between 5 dB and 60 dB GNSS jamming to signal... read more

MobileFocus Event Showcases Technology Demos

September 10, 2014By

MobileFocus, a technology demonstration event held at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas Sept. 9, showcased dozens of companies previewing new smartphones, tablets, GPS devices and wireless receivers. This year’s Western-themed barbeque dinner event gave exhibitors of all sizes a chance to meet one-on-one with end users and demonstrate their innovations.   read more

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TEOCO’s AIRCOM Lab Strengthens Carrier Aggregation, LBS Testing

September 9, 2014By

TEOCO, a provider of assurance, analytics and optimization solutions to communications service providers, has expanded the testing capabilities of its AIRCOM Device Test Lab in Columbia, Maryland, with additional test systems from Rohde & Schwarz. Combined with Rohde & Schwarz’s conformance and carrier test case support, the R&S TS-LBS Location Based Services (LBS) and the R&S CMW-PQA Performance Test Systems enable... read more

Live from CTIA Super Mobility Week 2014

September 9, 2014By
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GPS World reports live from CTIA Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas Sept. 9-12. The first ever Super Mobility Week now combines the former CTIA annual conference and MobileCON, and is expected to draw 1,100 exhibitors from around the world and features major product launches and trade news. GPS World Digital Editor Bethany Chambers, Wireless Editor Janice Partyka and LBS... read more

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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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Telit Introduces Cloud-Ready Modules

September 8, 2014By

Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and services, has debuted its first m2mAIR Cloud-ready wireless modules, designed to simplify the development and deployment of comprehensive M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) applications using the m2mAIR Cloud service. Telit said this is an important step toward realizing the company’s vision of the Internet of Things made Plug & Play. Telit... read more

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Hertz Joins with Navigation Solutions on NeverLost GPS System

September 8, 2014By
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Hertz and Navigation Solutions have launched the next-generation Hertz NeverLost GPS navigation system across the U.S. The award-winning in-vehicle system now offers more customization capabilities for travelers along with new navigation tools for convenience and personalization when planning trips. The new system syncs directly with the recently launched Hertz NeverLost Companion app, giving travelers access to more than 10 million U.S.... read more