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TomTom launches new car nav devices in US

January 6, 2017By
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Netherlands-based TomTom has launched two car navigation products in the U.S. under the TomTom GO and TomTom VIA lines. The advanced GPS devices offer TomTom’s latest innovations and most up-to-date maps. TomTom made the announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2017, which is being held this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. The TomTom GO devices are available in two models, GO 520... read more

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UK startup Focal Point offers smartphone positioning technologies

December 19, 2016By
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U.K.-startup Focal Point Positioning has unveiled two new positioning technologies. S-GPS and D-Tail represent step changes in consumer GPS processing and smartphone indoor positioning, the company said. S-GPS is a new signal processing, sensor fusion and machine learning scheme that dramatically improves the accuracy and availability of satellite-based positioning signals, the company said. The patent-pending S-GPS technology provides increased sensitivity... read more

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Orolia fortifies resilient PNT with Satelles satellite time and location signal

December 15, 2016By
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A strategic alliance announced on Dec. 15 between Orolia and Satelles includes product development and go-to-market activities of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions provided by the Iridium satellite constellation, independent of GPS/GNSS signals. The companies intend to provide PNT solutions to military, defense, government and commercial customers worldwide. Orolia, the parent of GNSS-active companies Spectracom and Spectratime, among others,... read more

New golf rangefinder wearables use u-blox inside

December 15, 2016By
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U‑blox components are at the core of two new GNSS golf products. The golf rangefinder wearables were launched by Voice Caddie, an international brand of rangefinders and trackers based in South Korea. The T3 Hybrid Golf GPS Watch uses the compact u‑blox UBX‑G7020‑KT professional‑grade GNSS chip, which links with GPS/QZSS or GLONASS satellite systems. The B1 GPS Band uses the u‑blox... read more

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Geneq introduces SXPad 1000P rugged handheld

December 14, 2016By
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Geneq Inc. has announced the SXPad 1000P, a rugged handheld GPS data collector, which the company says is low-cost. The SXPad 1000P is suitable for mobile GIS users in applications ranging from water, electric, gas utilities, transportation, mining, agriculture and forestry. The high-performance 1000-megahertz device is designed to give professionals the power needed to work with maps and large data sets in the... read more

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Reyax integrates u-blox GNSS and cellular modules into router platform

December 8, 2016By
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Reyax Technology, an industrial and telematics systems provider for aftermarket telematics, has launched a new industrial router platform that incorporates cellular, short range and GNSS modules from u-blox. The RYW2000 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot-spot router platform uses the EVA-M8M, a tiny concurrent GNSS module, a TOBY-L2 cellular LTE module that offers throughput of up to 150 Mb/s with LTE Cat.4,... read more

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Accident locator launched

December 7, 2016By
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Saphibeat Technologies’ new Adventure Monitor PhiPAL can save lives of outdoor enthusiasts by recognizing when an accident has taken place. PhiPAL uses a proprietary machine-learning algorithm for accident recognition. If the user is unconscious, PhiPAL automatically sends a distress message with GPS coordinates to teammates and first responders through a cellphone or satellite connection. PhiPAL uses an activity monitor mounted... read more

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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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