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IFEN Officially Launches SX3 Software Receiver

September 18, 2014By
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IFEN has launched the SX3 receiver. The company’s previous scientific software receiver, the SX‐NSR, was subject to major upgrades, while the respective hardware front-end was completely redesigned. Together, they build the new SX3 GNSS software receiver. IFEN’s most important innovation of the year was introduced at the ION GNSS+ Conference September 9-12 in Tampa, Florida. One of the SX3′s key features is four RF frequency... read more

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ESA Releases Diagrams Showing Galileo 5 and 6 Orbit

September 16, 2014By
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The satellites have been in a safe state since August 28, under control from ESA’s center in Darmstadt, Germany, despite having been released on August 22 into lower and elliptical orbits instead of the expected circular orbits. ESA said that the potential of exploiting the satellites to maximum advantage, despite their unplanned injection orbits and within the limited propulsion capabilities,... read more

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Spirent Simulator Granted Security Approval by GPS Directorate

September 15, 2014By
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Spirent Federal Systems, a U.S. provider of positioning, navigation and timing test solutions to the government and its contractors, announces that its GSS9000 RF constellation simulator has been reviewed and granted security approval by the GPS Directorate. Higher dynamic simulations with more accuracy and fidelity are enabled by 1000-Hz (1 ms) System Iteration Rate — a four-fold increase over Spirent’s current GSS8000 product — zero inter-channel bias... read more

Rx Networks Enables Fast GNSS Positioning in Recon Jet Smart Glasses

September 15, 2014By
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Rx Networks, Inc., has licensed its GPStream PGPS GNSS assistance technology to Recon Instruments, a Canadian technology company that brings heads-up display products to the consumer market. GPStream PGPS will tightly integrate with the GPS chip inside of Recon’s upcoming Jet smart glasses, an advanced wearable computer planned for the first quarter of 2015. Through its location and GNSS assistance software and services,... read more

Live from ION GNSS+ 2014

September 9, 2014By
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The GPS World staff reports live from ION GNSS+ in Tampa, Florida, September 9-12, providing news, photos, videos and more. Check back throughout the week for updated information from the event. read more

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Live from CTIA Super Mobility Week 2014

September 9, 2014By
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GPS World reports live from CTIA Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas Sept. 9-12. The first ever Super Mobility Week now combines the former CTIA annual conference and MobileCON, and is expected to draw 1,100 exhibitors from around the world and features major product launches and trade news. GPS World Digital Editor Bethany Chambers, Wireless Editor Janice Partyka and LBS... read more

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Samsung Offers Gear S Smart Watch with GPS + GLONASS

September 3, 2014By
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Samsung Electronics has unveiled its next-generation smart wearable device, the Samsung Gear S watch. The Gear S has assisted GPS+GLONASS, as well as 3G connectivity, allowing them to be active whilst always being able to access their smartphone information. Designed with a curved Super AMOLED display and flexible band, the Samsung Gear S is also equipped with an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a compass, a heart... read more

Slung Low, Sweet Satellites: Galileo Anomaly Update

August 28, 2014By and
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The wording is terse, the intent clear. “Following the failure on Friday August 22nd to inject Galileo satellites 5 and 6 into the correct orbit, the European Commission has requested Arianespace and the European Space Agency (ESA) to provide full details of the incident, together with a schedule and an action plan to rectify the problem.” This is the only... read more