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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

GPS Helps Solve Mystery of Sliding Rocks

August 28, 2014By
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In Racetrack Playa in Death Valley, California, hundreds of rocks — some weighing as much as 700 pounds — seem to have been dragged across the ground, leaving synchronized trails that can stretch for hundreds of meters. Though many phenomena were speculated (hurricane-force winds, dust devils, slick algal films, thick sheets of ice), no one knew what caused the movement. To solve the mystery,... read more

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Topcon Releases New UAS for Aerial Mapping

August 28, 2014By
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Topcon Positioning Group has released two unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for mapping — the Sirius Pro and Sirius Basic. Both systems are designed to produce the most accurate solutions for the automated mapping of a wide range of sites — regardless of terrain — including construction sites, mines and quarries, and for use in land surveying, power line and pipeline inspection... read more