Mobile Devices

u-blox Releases Improved Sub-Meter GPS Positioning Module NEO-7P

September 24, 2013By
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Swiss-based u‑blox has introduced the NEO-7P, an improved, low-power, compact, high-precision GPS module. While remaining backwards compatible with its predecessor NEO-6P, the new module achieves standalone sub-meter precision based on single-frequency precise point positioning (PPP) technology. Fully autonomous sub-meter performance can be realized for most outdoor applications within coverage of Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) throughout North America (WAAS), Europe... read more

Rx Networks Announces Zed, a Precise Indoor Vertical Location Service for Mobile Devices

September 18, 2013By

Rx Networks, Inc., a mobile location technology and services company, today announced a new z-axis determination capability called Zed. This new solution, comprised of a client software library and associated cloud-based data services, is targeted at chipset vendors, device OEMs and application developers seeking to integrate reliable floor-level detection. The announcement came at ION GNSS 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. Whether... read more

Garmin’s New Sports Watches Feature Color Display

September 16, 2013By
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Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation, is now offering the Forerunner 620 and Forerunner 220 GPS running watches, both of which have color displays. The Forerunner 620 offers advanced features like recovery advisor, race predictor and VO2 max (maximal oxygen uptake) estimate to help runners train and achieve race goals. When used... read more

Chronos Technology to Exhibit Anti-Jam Tech at ION GNSS+

September 13, 2013By
The CTL3520 handheld GPS jamming detector by Chronos Technology.

Chronos Technology, global timing and synchronization company, is exhibiting its anti-jamming technology at ION GNSS+ 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, September 18-20. Exhibiting at Stand 723, Chronos will be demonstrating the Chronos Sentinel system, which enables a light-touch deployment of GPS jamming detection for a short period of time and allows a GPS jamming report to be created to enable management to... read more

Dedicated GPS Devices to Reach $7 Billion in 2018

September 13, 2013By

Despite the continued decline of PNDs, and the threat of smartphones, smart watches and eyewear, the portable GPS-enabled device market is forecast to continue to hold its own thanks to dedicated HUD/eyewear, cycling and health/tracking devices, according to a report by ABI Research. ABI Research’s quarterly GNSS Database forecasts the new and emerging markets for GPS-enabled devices, and where the... read more

Loctronix Offers Software-Defined Radio Module

September 11, 2013By
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Loctronix Corporation, a provider of unified positioning solutions for GNSS-challenged environments, is making available its new software-defined radio (SDR) module, the ASR-2300, for developing high-performance positioning, navigation and timing, and communication applications. The ASR-2300 will be on display September 16-19 at the Institute of Navigation annual meeting, ION GNSS+ 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee. “The ASR-2300 delivers advanced SDR capabilities in... read more

Veripos Introduces GNSS Mobile for Offshore Positioning

September 11, 2013By

Veripos, supplier of high-precision GNSS positioning services to the offshore industry, has extended its range of integrated mobile receiver units with introduction of a multi-frequency system featuring GNSS heading, L-band positioning and wireless communication capabilities, the LD7. Typical use is for the provision of high accuracy heading output combined with high accuracy positioning data for vessel systems. Compatible with both... read more

SkyTraq Introduces Consumer GPS/GNSS Receiver

September 3, 2013By

SkyTraq Technology, Inc., a fabless GNSS positioning technology company, has introduced its fast consumer-grade 50-Hz update rate S1216F8 GPS receiver module. The module supports GPS, QZSS, WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, and GAGAN satellite signal reception. The S1216F8 receiver is based on SkyTraq’s newest 55-nm Venus 8 GPS/GNSS chipset. The Venus 8 is a low-cost commercial GPS/GNSS chipset incorporating an IEEE-754 compliant... read more