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Emergency 112 calls in Europe saving lives with GNSS

February 14, 2017By
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On Feb. 11, the European Union (EU) celebrated 112 Day in honor of the single European emergency phone number. The 112 system uses Advanced Mobile Location (AML) to receive location information from mobile phones. Every year, about 300,000 people who call the emergency services cannot describe their location because they may not know where they are, because they are too... read more

Handheld launches rugged Windows tablet Algiz 8X

February 8, 2017By
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Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and tablets, has launched the Algiz 8X ultra-rugged tablet computer. The Algiz 8X is built for field workers who require a powerful, portable computer for mobile tasks. The Algiz 8X offers GPS and GLONASS positioning via u-blox, along with an 8-inch projective capacitive touchscreen that is ultra-bright and built for outdoor use. Enabling... read more

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Navilock’s new GNSS receivers use u-blox untethered dead reckoning

February 8, 2017By
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The untethered 3D dead-reckoning GNSS module NEO-M8U by u-blox is at the core of Navilock’s new GNSS receiver series for service vehicles. The new portfolio will enable retrofitting of dead-reckoning and untethered dead-reckoning (UDR) technology in any vehicle. Combining multi-GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo) with an onboard 3D gyro/accelerometer, the untethered dead-reckoning technology improves position accuracy even where GNSS signals are weak or... read more

Fieldbook designed for workflow in industrial environments

February 8, 2017By

The new Fieldbook F60 from Logic Instrument is a smartphone designed to optimize the workflow in industrial environments. Logic Instrument is a French manufacturer of professional mobility solutions. The Fieldbook F60 combines the convenience of a large 6-inch touchscreen, the functionalities of a smartphone and a professional barcode scanner in one device. Compared to traditional mobile terminals with built-in barcode scanners,... read more

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Mobile briefs: Silicon Labs acquires Zentri for IoT

January 30, 2017By

Silicon Labs acquires Zentri Silicon Labs has acquired Zentri, an innovator in cloud-connected Wi-Fi technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT). Zentri helps customers worldwide securely connect and manage products across a range of industrial, commercial and consumer applications. Zentri provides combinations of modules, embedded and cloud software, APIs and other tools for rapid development of secure IoT end-node products.... read more

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U-blox launches multi-GNSS module for wearables, UAVs

January 24, 2017By
The u-blox ZOE-M8Q is designed for wearables, UAVs and asset trackers.

U-blox has launched a new positioning module, the ZOE-M8G. The ZOE-M8G is an ultra-compact GNSS receiver module designed for markets where small size, minimal weight and high location precision are essential. ZOE-M8G offers exceptionally high location accuracy by concurrently connecting to GPS, Galileo and either GLONASS or BeiDou. It also provides -167 dBm navigation sensitivity, important for wearable devices, unmanned aerial... read more

Caltrans takes delivery of Riegl INS/GNSS mapper

January 23, 2017By
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Caltrans — the California state agency responsible for highway, bridge and rail transportation planning, construction and maintenance — has taken delivery of the new Riegl VMX-1HA mobile mapping system. The Riegl VMX-1HA is a high-speed, high-performance dual-scanner mobile mapping system. It provides high performance and dense, accurate and feature-rich data at highway speeds. With two million measurements and five hundred scan... read more

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App gives users a virtual safety halo

January 11, 2017By
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Virtual Halo is a new personal protection app for the iPhone and Apple Watch, aimed at increasing safety around the world. The app has three key features. SOS is designed as a personal panic button. When pressed in the iPhone app or on the Apple Watch, an emergency notification is sent by the Virtual Halo cloud to the user’s emergency... read more

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