OEM News

NovAtel Receives Prestigious Award for Manufacturing Excellence

October 30, 2014By

NovAtel, Inc.’s Calgary facility has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Award from the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME). The award acknowledges North American facilities that have demonstrated excellence in manufacturing and business, and recognizes NovAtel’s dedication to continuous improvement, best practices, creativity and innovation. A representative of the AME presented the award to NovAtel at the company’s Calgary... read more

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KCS Launches Tiny TraceME Tracker

October 30, 2014By
The TraceME-TM-202.

KCS BV has launched a new tiny tracker, the TM-202LAR. It’s the newest addition to the KCS family of TraceME products. The KCS GPRS/GPS range of modules enable users to remotely track and trace people, animals and a variety of objects, such as vehicles, containers, motorcycles, lawnmowers, or other valuable assets. KCS TraceME TM-202LAR is targeted for personal use, or any other application that needs... read more

Russian State Bank to Support GLONASS Projects

October 27, 2014By

Russian companies looking to develop GLONASS products and services can soon tap into an 8-billion-ruble fund. Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) plans to offer financial support for projects using GLONASS, pending government approval, according to the Russian news agency Ria Novosti. VEB’s sister fund, VEB Innovations, will set up the GLONASS Fund in the fourth quarter of this year, with funds made available by next February-March. The... read more

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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 addition 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 the... read more

Antcom Discusses Unmanned Systems, Geodetic Survey Antennas at InterGeo

October 8, 2014By

Robert Dumont of Antcom Corporation discusses the company’s unmanned systems antennas and geodetic survey antennas while at the InterGeo Conference and Trade Fair held October 7-9 in Berlin. See more InterGeo videos at GPS World’s YouTube Channel. 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