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Take Our State of the Industry Survey, Win Prizes

August 13, 2014By
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What are your challenges this year? How are you driving business in today’s economy? What issues are you concerned about? We want to know, and so does the rest of the industry. GPS World is conducting its annual State of the Industry Survey asking GNSS professionals about the state of their business, the economic climate for GNSS products and services, driving market... read more

Juniper Systems Opens Rugged Handheld Company, Cedar Tree Technologies

August 12, 2014By
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Juniper Systems is launching Cedar Tree Technologies, a rugged handheld company. Cedar Tree, based in Corvallis, Oregon, brings ruggedness, affordability, and intuitive software to its customers — mainly consisting of mapping and field service professionals, according to Juniper Systems. Cedar Tree’s new products — the CT7 tablet and CT4 handheld — run on the Google Android operating system, providing access to... read more

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Trimble Offers Pacific Crest XDL Rover 2 with Wireless Link

August 11, 2014By
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Trimble has introduced the Pacific Crest XDL Rover 2, an advanced, high-speed, wireless data link built to withstand the rigors of GNSS/RTK surveying and precise positioning. The XDL Rover 2 is equipped with Bluetooth wireless communication for ease in configuration and operation. It can be quickly configured with an Android device in the field and UHF data can be transmitted via... read more

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Spirent Enhances Location Availability for VoLTE E911 Calls Indoors

August 6, 2014By
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Spirent Communications has announced major enhancements that will help improve location accuracy for E911 calls indoors. The additional test capabilities on Spirent’s 8100 Location Technology Solution (LTS) enable operators to deliver optimal location performance to support VoLTE E911 calling and to understand how LTE positioning technologies such as OTDOA can help meet the recently proposed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations for E911... read more

Spoofer and Detector: Battle of the Titans at Sea

August 5, 2014By
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Two satnav superpowers battled it out aboard a superyacht in the Mediterranean this summer, as a spoofing detector designed to differentiate between real and fake GPS signals came to grips with a spoofing device previously responsible for hijacking a sophisticated drone helicopter, deceiving it into landing when it was trying to hover, and for misdirecting the same luxury yacht in... read more

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GPS IIF-7 Launched Safely into Orbit

August 2, 2014By
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A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the seventh GPS IIF satellite for the U.S. Air Force launched at 11:23 p.m. EDT Friday, August 1 (03:23 UTC, August 2), from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida.The Boeing-built satellite has sent the signals to controllers that confirm it is currently operating properly within the constellation. Boeing and the Air Force... read more

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Never Out of Reach

August 1, 2014By
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A climate scientist relies on a GPS satellite communicator to get him out of tight spots. By Tracy Cozzens Photos by Clinton Lewis, Western Kentucky University   Please call Global Rescue.   John broken arm, ribs, internal bleeding. Fell 70 ft crevasse. Climbed out. Himlung camp 2. Please hurry. That simple text message, sent May 19 via the DeLorme inReach communicator, alerted search-and-rescue monitors that... read more

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Avidyne Announces Certification of IFD540 GPS Navigator

July 28, 2014By
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Avidyne Corporation, a provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval and an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for installation of the IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM system in more than 1,000 aircraft makes and models.  “The IFD540 gives aircraft owners a truly exceptional choice over anything else available... read more

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