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TRAK Microwave becomes Smiths Interconnect as part of brand transition

March 23, 2017By
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Smiths Interconnect, a division of Smiths Group plc, is unifying its technology brands, including TRAK Microwave, maker of GPS clocks, GPS antennas and network time protocol (NTP) servers. Other brands pulled under the Smiths Interconnect umbrella include EMC Technology, Hypertac, IDI, Lorch, Millitech, RF Labs, Sabritec and TECOM. According to Smiths Group, the brand transition supports a recent strategic reorganization... read more

Bill seeks to crack down on warrantless government tracking

March 16, 2017By

As government agencies expand their use of cell-site simulators or “stingrays” and other digital tracking technology, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Rep. John Conyers, Jr., D-Mich., introduced the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act (known as the GPS act) to create clear rules for when agencies can access and track an individual’s geolocation information. Chaffetz introduced the House... read more

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Telit offers new series of smart GNSS antenna modules

March 15, 2017By
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Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), has introduced advanced positioning modules in the SE868xx-Ax family featuring multi-constellation GNSS receivers with 9 square millimeter patch antennas. Telit’s SE868Kx-Ax series offers high performance for space-constrained applications such as wearables, tracking, telematics and security. The new integrated antenna modules include advanced features that significantly increase RF sensitivity, allowing for a much simpler... read more

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Bluesky granted funding for mobile phone mapping project

March 9, 2017By
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Geographic data specialist Bluesky has secured funding from the United Kingdom’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to investigate the potential of mobile phones for capturing accurate 3D spatial information. Designed to reduce the costs of monitoring and managing essential infrastructure, such as overhead electricity cables, and mitigate the effects of potentially damaging vegetation, the Bluesky-led study will assess the feasibility of... read more

Dragonfly narrowband IoT unveiled with GNSS option

March 7, 2017By

CEVA Inc., licensor of signal processing IP forconnected devices, and Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI) have introduced Dragonfly NB1, a comprehensive cost- and power-optimized NB-IoT solution aimed at streamlining the development of LTE IoT devices. Dragonfly NB1 leverages CEVA’s heritage of low-power DSPs and modem design and ASTRI’s experience in RF and IC Design technologies.... read more

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u-blox and Digicom partner on narrowband IoT products

March 7, 2017By
Digicom's narrowband IoT GPS tracker has u-blox inside.

Chip-maker u-blox is parntering with Digicom, a company that offers a wide range of hardware and software with cellular connectivity, to develop narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) products and solutions. Both companies have carried out a series of innovative and successful field trials of the new NB-IoT technology. The announcement reflects u-blox’s and Digicom’s eagerness to meet pent-up demand for Low Power... read more

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GNSS plays prominent role at Mobile World Congress

March 5, 2017By
Florian Bousquet, u-blox, demonstrates the new UBX-M8230-CT GNSS receiver chip at Mobile World Congress.

Global navigation satellite system (GNSS) technology found its way into products ranging from autonomous vehicles to wearables at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. One company says it is tailoring a GNSS receiver chip to meet the demands of mobile devices that require high levels of speed and position accuracy. Thalwil, Switzerland-based u-blox said its new low-power UBX-M8230-CT GNSS... read more

Udee backpack could answer protection needs for mobile workers

March 3, 2017By
The Udee backpack was designed to be comfortable as well as utilitarian.

A new backpack could be the perfect answer for field workers, remote workers and people who travel with expensive equipment. The Udee backpack has 19 features, and was made possible through an IndieGoGo Kickstarter campaign. The versatile and user-friendly design is equipped with 19 features designed specifically for serious travelers and outdoor workers who need to stay connected and protect valuable equipment... read more

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