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Arrow RF & Power Reaches Agreement with Maxtena

June 16, 2014By

Arrow Electronics, Inc., has announced that its RF & Power business will globally distribute products from Maxtena, Inc., a developer and producer for wireless solutions, including GNSS, Iridium, Inmarsat and Thuraya satellites, and terrestrial M2M, MSS and LTE applications. Arrow RF & Power will distribute Maxtena’s line of rugged and compact helix antennas, microstrip antennas, and combo antennas, and will... read more

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Ethertronics Unveils GPS Helix Antenna for Mission-Critical Applications

June 5, 2014By
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Ethertronics has unveiled EtherHelix GPS, a small, stand-alone, Right Hand Circularly Polarized (RHCP) external GPS antenna. Measuring 35 mm in length, the EtherHelix GPS is 27 percent shorter than other antennas on the market with no performance trade-offs, the company said. It is designed for high-performance, mission-critical devices such as walkie-talkies, tough books, tough tablets, first responders, public safety, military applications... read more

Leica Releases Viva GNSS Unlimited Series

June 3, 2014By
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The Leica Viva GNSS Unlimited Series, available in August, will allow customers to make a safe investment with future-proof GNSS receivers and smart antennas, Leica Geosystems said in announcing the new series. With a flexible design, the Viva GNSS sensors can be upgraded for maximum performance whenever needed. The Leica Viva GNSS range fully supports the Chinese BeiDou navigation system.... read more

GNSS Manufacturing and Purchase Decisions Outlined in Thursday’s Webinar

June 3, 2014By
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The two GLONASS stumbles in May prompted industry leaders to again promote multi-GNSS user equipment and the development of of reliable back-up/redundant positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) systems to cope with potential drop-outs of space-based services due to jamming, unintentional interference, spoofing, or other disruptions. But neither multi-GNSS nor back-up/alternative PNT fully exists at this time, effectively for all users.... read more

Test Shows Galileo Increases Accuracy of Location-Based Services

May 27, 2014By

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Rx Networks Inc., a mobile location technology and services company, announced the results of tests conducted by the company measuring the performance of Galileo when used in various combinations with GPS and GLONASS. Tests were conducted in real-world environments, including urban canyons and indoors. These environments pose significant challenges to location accuracy due to multipath... read more

Trimble Introduces Compact OEM GNSS UHF Receiver Module for High-Accuracy Positioning

May 22, 2014By
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Trimble has introduced the Trimble BD930-UHF receiver and communication module. As part of Trimble’s GNSS OEM portfolio, the new compact module features centimeter-level, Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) positioning capabilities coupled with an integrated UHF receiver for precise mobile positioning. The BD930-UHF module’s connectivity and configuration capabilities allow system integrators and OEMs to easily add GNSS, centimeter-level positioning to specialized or custom... read more

GPS Developers, Manufacturers Highlighted in New Report

May 20, 2014By

Plimsoll Publishing is offering a new analysis, “GPS System Developers & Manufacturers,” which provides a detailed overview of the global market and delivers a comprehensive individual analysis on the top 100 companies, including Braemac (CA) LLC, Furuno Electric Co. Ltd. and Harman International Industries, Inc. The report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four... read more

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CGSIC Issues Notice on Problem with Certain GPS Devices

May 16, 2014By

Flawed processing of GPS satellite data in some GPS receiver chipsets has caused concern, but the problem is not with the GPS constellation itself. “SVN 64 broadcasts a data message that clearly indicates SVN 64 is unusable for navigation. Nevertheless, the U.S. government has confirmed that certain GPS receivers are using data from SVN 64, in violation of GPS interface... read more

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