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GPSTrackIt Offers Android Apps for Mobile Workforce

October 2, 2015By

Two new products from offer users of their Fleet Manager vehicle tracking, fleet and workforce management system new tools for navigating, routing and communication. Field Service Manager provides access to Fleet Manager’s route planning and navigation system. New stops can be pushed out to the tablets from dispatch. It enables drivers to add stops to their route on the fly.... read more

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Fourth Edition of GPS Satellite Surveying Book Published

October 1, 2015By

A new fourth edition of GPS Satellite and Surveying, by Leick, Rapoport and Tatarnikov, is available through NavtechGPS. GPS Satellite and Surveying is a comprehensive guide on GPS technology for surveying. Three prior editions have established it as a definitive industry reference. Updated and expanded to reflect the newest developments in the field, the fourth edition features cutting-edge information on... read more

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GPS III Launch Services RFP Released by Air Force

September 30, 2015By

The U.S. Air Force released a final Request for Proposal (RFP) for GPS III Launch Services on Sept. 30. Launch services include launch vehicle production, mission integration and launch operations for a GPS III mission scheduled to launch in 2018. Proposals are due back to the Air Force no later than Nov. 16 in accordance with the solicitation instructions. After evaluating proposals through... read more

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Tallysman Introduces High-Gain, High-Rejection Timing Antennas

September 30, 2015By

Antenna maker Tallysman announces the availability of a family of high-gain (50 dB) and high-rejection timing antennas. The antennas are specifically designed for timing applications in high-density cell/telecommunications tower applications where high levels of near-out-of-band interfering signals can be expected. They feature a 50-dB LNA gain to handle long cable runs often associated with installation on telecommunications towers. The TW3150/52 antennas cover... read more

Denver, FAA Partner on Drone Safety

September 30, 2015By

Denver International Airport and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are partnering to raise awareness about safe unmanned aircraft operations. The agencies teamed up on a public service announcement that will run on the video towers in the airport’s main terminal. The PSA uses the “No Drone Zone” slogan to drive home the point that flying an unmanned aircraft near a... read more

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CGSIC Meeting Report Provided by NAVCEN

September 30, 2015By

Rick Hamilton, CGSIC Executive Secretariat of the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) provided the following report on the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) conference, which took place Sept. 14-15 in Tampa, Fla., before the Institute of Navigation’s ION GNSS+ conference. All CGSIC: On the 14th and 15th of September, the 55th meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface... read more

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China Launches 20th BeiDou Satellite with Hydrogen Clock

September 30, 2015By

China launched a new-generation BeiDou satellite into orbit at 7:13 a.m. China Standard Time on Wednesday, Sept. 30, according to the Xinhua News Agency, the 20th satellite for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System. The satellite was launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan aboard a Long March-3B carrier rocket. In a first for BeiDou, the new BeiDou... read more

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Trimble’s TIMMS 2 Provides Maneuverable Indoor Mapping Solution

September 29, 2015By

Trimble has introduced its next-generation Trimble Indoor Mobile Mapping Solution (TIMMS) that produces fast and accurate maps of difficult-to-navigate indoor spaces and translates them directly into 2D and 3D models of structured interiors. TIMMS 2 is a fusion of technologies for capturing spatial data of indoor and other GNSS denied areas, the company said. It provides both lidar and spherical video, enabling... read more