Mobile

TerraGo includes Trimble GNSS Direct SDK in mobile products

November 29, 2016By

TerraGo has joined Trimble’s Developer Partner Program, bringing Trimble GNSS Direct SDK to TerraGo’s mobile solutions. TerraGo Edge and TerraGo Magic now include Direct SDK to deliver high-accuracy positioning data from Trimble survey-grade receivers to iOS and Android mobile devices. “We are excited that TerraGo is now part of our developer program. This relationship will enable TerraGo to embed Trimble technology... read more

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Microsemi Enhances Software Capabilities for Integrated GNSS Master Portfolio for Mobile Edge Deployments

November 29, 2016By

Microsemi Corporation has enhanced its Integrated GNSS Master (IGM) software, expanding capabilities and key features in the new version 2. The company’s IGM product portfolio enables coverage and capacity at the edge of mobile networks to serve mobile operators preparing for 5G through densification, as well as enterprises seeking enhanced indoor capacity and coverage on LTE and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks. “While the first version... read more

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Ubiqomm and Skyriver team on ‘Wi-Fi in the sky’ BVLOS drone flights

November 28, 2016By

Ubiqomm has unveils its ubiquitous high-speed data connectivity solution, especially designed for enterprise drone fleets engaged in present line of sight (LOS) and, in the future, beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights. “The application for drones is increasing exponentially as companies apply drone technology for surveying and performing emergency operations in remote locations, and other use cases including traffic... read more

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Trimble unveils software GNSS receiver for high-accuracy in mobile devices

November 8, 2016By

Trimble has introduced Catalyst, a software-defined GNSS receiver that works with select Android mobile handhelds, smartphones and tablets. When combined with a small, lightweight, plug-and-play digital antenna and subscription to the Catalyst service, the receiver provides on-demand GNSS, geo-location capabilities to transform consumer devices into high-accuracy mobile data collection systems. The announcement of the new product, designed for GIS professionals, was... read more

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Telit autonomous nav module uses internal sensors, GNSS

November 7, 2016By
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Telit has announced the commercial availability of the SL869-3DR, a GNSS module for global use that leverages information from internal gyros, accelerometers and a barometric pressure sensor to perform dead-reckoning navigation for application areas such as track and trace and in-vehicle systems. The module delivers accurate position data either directly from its multi-constellation receiver or from a fully autonomous dead-reckoning system, requiring no connections... read more

U-blox cellular module integrates GNSS with LTE modem for IoT

November 7, 2016By
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U-blox has launched the LARA-R3121, a new module comprising a single-mode LTE Category 1 modem and a GNSS positioning engine specifically designed for Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices. The LARA-R3121 is designed for IoT applications including smart utility metering, connected health and patient monitoring, smart buildings, security and video surveillance, smart payment and point-of-sale (POS) systems, as well as... read more

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Innovation: Precise positioning using raw GPS measurements from Android smartphones

November 7, 2016By and
FIGURE 8. Position estimates as in Figure 7 but with precise external ionospheric information.

Precision GNSS for everyone
In this month’s column, we take a look at some initial efforts to independently process smartphone measurements. How good are the results? Read on. read more

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Microsemi’s new time clock protects against GNSS vulnerabilities

October 27, 2016By
Microsemi's new TimeSource Enhanced Primary Reference Time Clock protects against serious threats associated with GNSS vulnerabilities.

Microsemi Corporation has announced its TimeSource Enhanced Primary Reference Time Clock (TimeSource Enhanced PRTC), a new system protecting against serious threats associated with GNSS vulnerabilities. It also enables telecommunications and mobile operators to meet the new G.8272.1 recommendation from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The stringent new ITU-T Recommendation G.8272.1 requires accuracy to within 30 nanoseconds (ns) or better when... read more

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