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Orolia enhances Spectracom GPS threat mitigation with Talen-X

April 17, 2017By

Orolia has taken the next integration steps with its Spectracom line of resilient PNT products, which will enable clients to take full advantage of Talen-X’s BroadShield Interference and Spoofing Detection technology. The announcement follows up on news of the recent Talen-X strategic alliance. Orolia’s Spectracom and Talen-X have aligned hardware and software development efforts to jointly develop, market and sell... read more

Business benefits of high-precision GNSS in UAV surveys

April 11, 2017By

A fourth speaker has joined the panel of the free April 20 webinar, “From Flying Drones to Doing Business,” addressing UAVs in business applications. Francois Gervaix, product manager of surveying for senseFly, will address the business benefits of high precision GNSS, covering: high precision in photogrammetry drones, survey-grade accuracy, workflow flexibility and time/cost savings. Webinar attendees will have the opportunity... read more

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European satnav competition open for submissions

April 10, 2017By

The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) — the largest international competition for the commercial use of satellite navigation — is once again in search of outstanding ideas and business models for accelerating Galileo applications. Renowned institutions and regional partners are set to award prizes worth a total of more than €1 million in more than 20 categories. Submissions are due... read more

Japan readies second Michibiki satellite for QZSS

April 10, 2017By

The second satellite in the Japanese Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) is scheduled for launch in June. QZSS will be a satellite augmentation system for GPS in the region of Japan. The first Michibiki satellite was launched Sept. 11, 2010. Michibiki 2 will be launched aboard H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 34 from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., according to the Japan Aerospace... read more

Indoor location, data see growth at MWC

April 6, 2017By

By Kevin Dennehy Contributing Editor for LBS The big takeaway from this year’s Mobile World Congress was the interest in location data from a growing number of vendors. Although still a small footprint in the cavernous halls of Barcelona’s Fira center, at least 33 companies displayed products and services related to indoor location, which was more than past years, said... read more

Galileo search-and-rescue service officially launched

April 6, 2017By

The Galileo Search And Rescue (SAR) service, made possible by the Galileo satellite constellation, is now active. Galileo SAR is Europe’s contribution to the COSPAS-SARSAT network, a distress alert detection and information distribution system best known for detecting and locating emergency beacons activated by aircraft, ships and hikers. By providing COSPAS-SARSAT with the coverage capacity of the Galileo constellation equipped... read more

UAV manufacturer senseFly joins April 20 webinar panel

April 4, 2017By

A speaker from UAV manufacturer senseFly will appear on the free April 20 webinar, “From Flying Drones to Doing Business,” addressing ease of use for the user in business applications. The Switzerland-based company specializes in professional-grade UAVs for survey, mapping, precision agriculture and asset inspection. The company recently became the first drone operator to be granted anytime Beyond Visual Line... read more

NovAtel releases Oceanix Nearshore correction service for marine applications

April 4, 2017By

NovAtel, the OEM supplier of high-precision GNSS positioning technology, unveiled its Oceanix Nearshore correction service at the Ocean Business show in Southampton, U.K. Oceanix Nearshore, a subscription-based GNSS correction service for Precise Point Positioning (PPP), provides exceptionally reliable subdecimeter positioning for marine applications such as dredging, hydrographic survey, mapping and coastal patrolling. The robustness of Oceanix infrastructure sets it apart from the... read more