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Foxcom offers GPS/GNSS repeaters for Iridium, indoors

March 30, 2017By
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RF optical solutions maker Foxcom has introduced a range of products to serve the GPS/GNSS repeater market. Foxcom launched an Iridium repeater in September 2016, and is now offering advanced GPS/GNSS repeater solutions globally. The firm’s repeaters have been designed to cover a wide range of commercial and military applications, such as: aircraft hangars time distribution in data centers GPS distribution... read more

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New antennas meet NB-IoT standard

March 29, 2017By
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Narrowband IoT (NB‑IoT) is a new way of communicating with the “things” in Internet of Things that was standardized by 3GPP in June 2016. The latest mobile broadband standard, NB-IoT is aimed at devices that need to communicate small amounts of data over long periods in hard-to-reach places. It connects devices through existing GSM and LTE spectrum networks. NB-IoT uses... read more

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GSA contracts with Eutelsat on next-gen EGNOS payload

March 29, 2017By
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The European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) has selected Eutelsat Communications for the development, integration and operation of the next-generation EGNOS payload on a future Eutelsat satellite. Eutelsat and GSA have concluded a long-term contract valued at €102 million covering the preparation and service provision phases for the EGNOS GEO-3 payload that will be hosted on the Eutelsat 5... read more

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u-blox appoints Suresh Ram president of u-blox America

March 29, 2017By
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Suresh Ram has been appointed president of u-blox America, a wholly owned subsidiary of u-blox AG, a Swiss wireless and positioning technology company. Ram’s appointment takes effect immediately. He is responsible for sales, marketing, field applications and operations aimed at supporting the growing regional customer base. “The Internet of Things presents enormous opportunities for wireless technology,” Ram said. “As this... read more

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Tallysman introduces dual-band plus L-band GNSS antenna

March 29, 2017By
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Tallysman, manufacturer of economical high-performance GNSS antennas and related products, has introduced a through-hole mount dual-band plus L-band GNSS antenna, the TW3892. The introduction of this antenna is a continuation of Tallysman’s expansion into broader band GNSS antennas. The TW3892 antenna employs Tallysman’s Accutenna technology and is capable of receiving GPS L1/L2, GLONASS G1/G2, BeiDou B1, Galileo E1 plus L-band... read more

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Swift, Carnegie Robotics partner on GNSS for robotics, autonomous driving

March 29, 2017By
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Swift Navigation is teaming up with Carnegie Robotics LLC to develop a line of navigation products for autonomous vehicles, outdoor robotics and machine control. The first navigation product will be announced May 8 at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL event in Dallas, Texas. Swift Navigation is a San Francisco-based startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology for autonomous vehicles, and Carnegie Robotics LLC (CRL), the industry leader in... read more

Harxon releases mini choke ring antenna

March 28, 2017By
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Harxon, manufacturer of high-precision antennas in China, has release a new patented mini choke ring antenna, the HX-CSX610A. Weighing less than 2 kg, the tiny antenna could be considered the next generation of reference antenna trends, Harxon said. Harxon’s patent for the HX-CSX610A design includes its compact body, which offers flexible transportation and installation. Applications for the antenna include CORS stations, geodetic surveying... read more

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Sokkia introduces GCX3 integrated receiver

March 28, 2017By
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Sokkia has introduced the latest addition to its GCX line of GNSS integrated receivers, the GCX3, which features advanced constellation tracking, open format software compatibility, and longer range base-to-rover communication. “The GCX3 features the new second generation POST2 (precision orbital satellite technology) integrated antenna — adding BeiDou, Galileo, SBAS, QZSS, and GAGAN satellite tracking in addition to GPS and GLONASS to... read more

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