Mobile Devices

Qualcomm to Acquire SiRF Chipmaker CSR

October 20, 2014By

Qualcomm, Inc., has agreed to buy British CSR for $2.5 billion, to enhance its automotive infotainment and Internet of Things (IoT) offerings. CSR is known to the GPS/GNSS industry as the maker of the SiRFstar series of chips, which are used in many consumer devices. Qualcomm is a leading maker of chips used in smartphones. According to Qualcomm, the acquisition complements the company’s offerings... read more

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Juniper’s New Rugged Handheld Designed for Data-Collecting Efficiency

October 10, 2014By

Juniper Systems announced its newest rugged handheld computer, the Allegro 2, at the InterGeo 2014 trade show, held September 7-9 in Berlin. The handheld is the latest in the company’s Allegro product line, “with every bit of reliability,” the company says, but now with some major advancements. According to Juniper Systems, the Allegro 2 was designed for data-intensive applications, with meticulous attention paid... read more

Sokkia Announces Next-Generation Geodetic Reference Receiver

October 8, 2014By
The Sokkia GNR5 geodetic receiver.

Sokkia announces the latest edition to its line of geodetic GNSS reference receivers — the GNR5. Making use of 452 channels optimized to track the full GNSS spectrum, the GNR5 is designed to assign any visible signal to any available receiver channel. “The GNR5 is a comprehensive connectivity solution,” said Charles Rihner, vice president of the GeoPositioning Group. “Whether using... read more

Topcon Announces Geodetic Reference Receiver and Antenna

October 8, 2014By

Topcon Positioning Group announces the next generation of its geodetic GNSS reference receivers and antennas — the NET-G5 receiver and CR-G5-C antenna. The announcement was made at InterGeo 2014, being held this week in Berlin. Using Vanguard and Universal Tracking technologies, the NET-G5 receiver incorporates 452 channels capable of tracking the full GNSS signal spectrum, including modernized GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou,... read more

Trimble Offers Expanded GNSS Portfolio for Surveyors

October 7, 2014By

Trimble has introduced additions to its GNSS portfolio — the Trimble NetR9 Geospatial receiver; the Trimble Geo7X with Trimble Access field software onboard; and enhanced Trimble xFill functionality that provides continuous RTK level accuracy when paired with a Trimble CenterPoint RTX subscription. The new additions offer surveyors more flexibility in the field to meet a variety of work requirements. The announcement was... read more

Carlson Software Introduces Surveyor2 Data Collector at InterGeo

October 7, 2014By

The Carlson Surveyor2, the newest model of Carlson Software’s Carlson Surveyor line of data collectors, was launched at the InterGeo Trade Show in Berlin this week. The handheld surveyor is on display at Carlson’s Stand 1.037, Hall 1.1, at InterGeo. Fast, durable and more powerful, the Carlson Surveyor2 is ruggedized, with an IP68 water and dust-resistant ingress rating. Still weighing two... read more

u-blox SARA-U260 Module Receives AT&T Approval

September 26, 2014By
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Swiss u‑blox says that its SARA-U260 dual-band 3G/2G module has achieved AT&T network compatible status. The certification allows customers to design SARA-U260 modems into M2M devices operating over AT&T’s extensive 3G network in the USA. Typical applications include small tracking boxes, usage-based insurance devices, smart metering, wearable electronics, and connected fitness watches. SARA-U260 is a complete 3G/2G voice/data module for applications that still require... read more

Telematics Munich Conference Focuses on Connected Cars

September 24, 2014By

The upcoming Telematics Munich conference, scheduled for November 10-11 at the Hotel Dolce Munich, is considered Europe’s largest and most influential business conference and exhibition for the connected car industry. More than 1,000 industry executives and 100 speakers are set to attend the conference, which has the theme “The Car Plugs into the Connected World: Auto Mobility Strategies for 2020.” This year’s agenda... read more