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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

Urban GPS Navigation Improved 50-90 Percent, Researchers Say

February 13, 2013By
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A new system developed by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) researchers uses sensors to improve the ability of GPS to determine a vehicle’s position compared to use of conventional GPS devices by up to 90 percent. The prototype can guarantee the position of the vehicle to within 1 or 2 meters in urban settings, the researchers said. The system... read more

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Test Confirms EGNOS + Galileo = Safer Skies

February 13, 2013By
EGEP testbed combined GPS/GALILEO

Europe’s two satellite navigation systems could combine in the future for heightened performance, an airborne test has confirmed. A helicopter flight took place above an alpine valley in Germany, the one place on Earth where Galileo services are already routinely available. Results of the flight test, conducted in September 2012, show that adding Galileo signals to the European Geostationary Navigation... read more

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ION GNSS+ 2013

February 13, 2013By

ION GNSS+ is the annual international technical meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation. It will be held September 16-20 at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Tutorials take place September 16-17. The exhibit hall will be open Wednesday and Thursday, but not Friday. The newly added “+” sign reflects the increased awareness and growing emphasis... read more

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Intergeo 2013

February 12, 2013By

Intergeo is a leading conference trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. With over half a million event website users and more than 16,000 visitors from 80 countries at Intergeo itself, it is one of the key platforms for industry dialogue. Intergeo will be held October 8-10 in Essen, Germany. The 19th Intergeo will look at the significance of changes... read more

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SeeControl Adds Quake Products to Ag and Heavy Equipment Solutions

February 12, 2013By

SeeControl, a machine-to-machine (M2M) cloud service provider, announced today that it will add Quake Global’s Q4000 to its line of turnkey M2M solutions for agriculture and equipment telemetry. The Q4000 is a dual-mode communication modem that will connect either to a satellite network or to a traditional ground-based wireless data network. The modem will automatically choose the most economical method... read more

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GPS Market Report Forecasts Growth, but Not Comprehensive

February 12, 2013By

TechNavio’s analysts forecast the GPS market to grow at a CAGR of 25.8 percent over the period 2011-2015, stated in a press release for a recent report, “The Global Positioning System Market 2011-2015.” The company declined to provide any details of substance to back this claim. The company’s press release states that “Key vendors dominating this market space include Garmin... read more

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Magellan Launches Switch Series GPS Fitness Watches in Europe

February 11, 2013By
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Magellan today announced that it has expanded the worldwide availability of the Magellan Switch Series of crossover GPS watches to Europe for athletes who run, bike, swim or participate in a variety of outdoor activities. The Magellan Switch and Switch Up watches are available this month from select retailers and through Magellan’s European distribution network. To support its European users,... read more

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