Mobile Devices

CoPilot Brings GPS Navigation to Windows Phone 8

February 25, 2013By

ALK Technologies, provider of navigation and GeoLogistics software, announced at the Mobile World Congress that its CoPilot GPS navigation apps for smartphones and tablets will be available for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. The Mobile World Congress is being held in Barcelona, Spain, this week. Designed as an alternative to traditional in-vehicle systems, the app provides voice-guided GPS navigation,... read more

Broadcom Launches GNSS Chip with Geofence Capabilities

February 20, 2013By

Broadcom Corporation has introduced the BCM47521, a GNSS chip with architecture that enables geofence capabilities while preserving battery life. According to Broadcom, the new chip opens the door to always-on location-aware applications such as social networking, place-based mobile commerce and local merchant advertising. Broadcom will showcase its GNSS innovations at the upcoming Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, February 25-28.... read more

LabSat 2 Customers Offered Free BeiDou Upgrade

February 4, 2013By

LabSat 2 now has the ability to record and replay satellite signals from the rapidly expanding Chinese navigation system, BeiDou. LabSat 2 users can now record and replay any combination of two channels from the three available constellations, GPS, GLONASS, and Beidou. Existing LabSat 2 users can  download the latest firmware (v2.0.0) and PC software (v2.6.14) to add this functionality... read more

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GPS Module

February 1, 2013By

The Jupiter SE880 by Telit Wireless Solutions is a small, ultra sensitive 48-channel GPS module that features an advanced 3D technology that improves time to first fix and brings indoor location fix to reality with cold start and tracking sensitivity down to -148 dBm and -165 dBm. The turnkey solution enables the design of ultra-compact applications, requiring minimal external BOM and... read more

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BlackBerry Launches Z10 and Q10, Maps App Questionable

January 31, 2013By
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BlackBerry (formerly RIM) has announced the release of its highly anticipated BlackBerry 10 operating system, as well as its first BlackBerry 10 smartphones, the Z10 and Q10, which come outfitted with assisted, autonomous and simultaneous GPS and with a Blackberry Maps application preloaded. One reviewer, however, has said the Blackberry Maps application is “worse than Apple Maps.” Issues listed include... read more

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u-blox 3G module certified by Korean’s SK Telecom

January 18, 2013By

u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, has received approval for its LISA-U110 UMTS/HSPA wireless module from SK Telecom, Korea’s largest mobile telecom operator with more than 50 percent market share. SK Telecom provides multimedia services and connectivity to 24 million customers throughout South Korea. The certification allows the LISA modem to be used in a wide... read more

GPS Plotter iPhone App Enables Quick Plotting

January 9, 2013By

GPS Plotter makes it easy to plot longitude and latitude coordinates using iPhone, according to app developer Make It Digital. Using the mobile phone’s in-built GPS system, users can plot their current location at the touch of a button. Multiple sessions can be used to create maps plotting anything, and easy export of longitude and latitude coordinates is made possible... read more

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Telit Introduces Qualcomm-Based HSPA Modules for Global M2M Markets

January 8, 2013By

Telit Wireless Solutions today introduced the UE910 V2 HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) and HE910 V2 HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access) modules based on Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. chipsets, each to be banded for European and North American markets. The MDM6200-based HE910 V2 supports both GPS and GLONASS location technologies, is fully digital audio capable, and provides full-duplex PCM input... read more

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