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Navigation Test Supplier IFEN Establishes U.S. Company

March 11, 2013By

IFEN GmbH, based outside of Munich, Germany, has established IFEN Inc. in the United States. The new U.S. company will address the needs of the American market for GNSS test equipment, IFEN said. “IFEN Inc., located in Corona, California, will greatly facilitate order placement, delivery and support for U.S. customers,” said Günter Heinrichs, head of Customer Applications and Business Development, of... read more

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Rolls-Royce Wraith Selects Gears Using GPS

March 8, 2013By
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The 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe is using GPS to make a smooth ride even smoother. Unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the Wraith is the fastest, most powerful car Rolls-Royce has ever made at $320,000 ($245,000 euros). The Wraith’s eight-speed automatic transmission is linked to a GPS receiver. The car uses satellites to constantly determine what road you’re driving... read more

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Futuristic Heads-up Glasses with GPS Go to App Developers

March 7, 2013By
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Vuzix Corporation today announced that it has begun shipping M100 Smart Glasses to the first of its Gold developer partners — enabling them to start creating and testing their apps on the real hardware. The M100 Smart Glasses are a smart hands-free display and communications device for mobile data access, once paired to a smartphone and connected to the Internet.... read more

Averna Wins 2013 DesignVision Award

March 6, 2013By

Averna, developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device makers worldwide, today announced that its Proligent Analytics has been honored with a DesignVision award for most innovative verification tool of the year. The awards ceremony took place on January 29, in Santa Clara, California, during the 2013 DesignCon show. The DesignVision awards, handed out annually, honor the... read more

Spectracom Simulators Add Channels, Signals

March 5, 2013By

Spectracom announces its ability to simulate up to 64 RF channels in four frequency bands for testing the integration of most advanced GNSS receivers. The GSG series of GNSS simulators are designed to offer as much capability as needed by developers, integrators, and manufacturers of applications for global satellite navigation. “We understand the needs for simulating GPS and GNSS signals... read more

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Fujitsu Shows off High-Tech Walking Cane with GPS

March 4, 2013By
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Fujitsu has revealed a walking cane with built-in GPS. Fujitsu displayed the cane at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain, reports engadget. No launch date has been set for the device. Fujitsu’s GPS cane allows users to set a route and get directions through an LED display in the handle, and follow directions along with a large arrow. If... read more

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Handheld’s Ruggedized Computers and Smartphones Have u-blox GPS Inside

March 4, 2013By

Swedish-based Handheld, maker of mobile computers designed for extreme environments, has integrated u-blox’ GPS modules in four of its most popular products: the Algiz 7 and Algiz 10X tablets, Algiz XRW notebook, and Nautiz X1 smartphone. These tough computers are designed for and used in demanding environments such as polar expeditions, marine exploration, and rescue operations, as well as outdoor... read more

Expert Advice: Location Privacy Rights Upheld

March 1, 2013By

But Google and Facebook Signal Their Intent to Capture Users’ Location The biggest international mobile-phone show ever, Mobile World Congress 2013, took place early this month in Barcelona, Spain. It came at an interesting time. Attendees learned it no longer makes sense to think about which device, or screen, is of primary importance to users. Google reports findings that 90... read more