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Rockwell Collins and QinetiQ join on next-generation GNSS receivers

May 25, 2017By

Rockwell Collins and QinetiQ have signed a global alliance agreement to collaborate on the development of next-generation, multi-constellation open-service and secure GNSS receivers. The effort will support the mission needs of military, government and critical national infrastructure. The family of receivers being developed will provide military, government and professional users the flexibility of selecting relevant GNSS capability to meet operational,... read more

Google updates progress on Android GNSS measurements

May 24, 2017By

Nearly a year ago, Google debuted GPS measurements in Android. “Since then, we’ve made a lot of progress,” Steve Malkos, Google technical program manager, told GPS World. Frank van Diggelen and Mohammed Khider joined Malkos in hosting a half-day tutorial at ION GNSS+ 2016 in September that detailed how to access and use GPS measurements from Android devices. “We (Google) launched... read more

Companies partner on automotive radar for object detection

May 24, 2017By

Analog Devices and Renesas Electronics Corporation are collaborating on a system-level 77/79-GHz radar sensor demonstrator to improve advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) applications and enable autonomous driving vehicles. The new demonstrator combines the RH850/V1R-M micro-controller from the Renesas autonomy Platform and ADI’s Drive360 28nm CMOS RF-to-bits technology. The system-level operation of these two technologies will enable earlier detection of smaller and faster... read more

MapSmart app hits the field

May 24, 2017By

Laser Technology’s MapSmart app for Android is a tool for expert field data collection without complicated equipment, the company said. The software is designed for quick and accurate mapping of anything, including stockpile volumes, with or without GPS coordinates for every data point. The survey-quality mapping app, using the smart device’s internal GPS or the user’s own external GPS, integrates... read more

Taoglas launches street-view-ready GPS performance certification services

May 23, 2017By

Taoglas, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) and GNSS antenna products, has released two new GPS certification testing services for Google and its device partners. The services are required for devices to meet Google’s new Street View auto-ready standard. Auto-ready certification distinguishes 360-degree cameras that deliver accurately positioned 360 video, even at high speeds. Taoglas worked with Google to develop... read more

TerraGo releases new version of zero-code platform, Magic

May 22, 2017By

TerraGo Magic, a custom app designed for both iOS and Android platforms, simplifies the process of designing a custom application for specific clients and needs. With TerraGo Magic — now available in version 2.0 — an organization’s end users can rapidly build cloud-enabled iOS, Android and web apps, customized with their unique branding, workflow and features, without the expense of mobile... read more

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Fathom enters tech alliance with beacon maker Gimbal

May 22, 2017By

Fathom, a Bluetooth real-time location system (RTLS) asset tracking company, has signed an agreement with Gimbal, a manufacturer for enterprise-grade mobile engagement and location intelligence. The partnership presents customers with the combined strengths of each company: Gimbal’s reliable beacons and over-the-air security and Fathom’s high-accuracy indoor location platform, the companies said in a joint press release. The agreement includes joint... read more

Tersus releases Precis-BX316R GNSS PPK board

May 22, 2017By

Tersus GNSS has released to the market its new GNSS PPK board, the Precis-BX316R. Precis-BX316R is a GNSS Post-Processing Kinematic (PPK) board for accurate positioning. It supports raw measurement output from two antennas: GPS L1/L2, GLONASS G1/G2 and BDS B1/B2 from primary antenna and GPS L1/L2 from the second. The SD card on board (up to 32G) makes it convenient for... read more