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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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Fishy Business: Handhelds Help Remove Invasive Species from Utah River

July 28, 2014By
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The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR)  is using rugged Juniper Systems handhelds in an innovative way: to remove an invasive fish species from the Green River so that native fish can flourish. A DWR field crew first used the Allegro MX handheld, loaded with custom fisheries software, to monitor native fish species and remove invasive fish in a 2013... read more

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Slideshow: 2014 Esri User Conference

July 15, 2014By
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GPS World is at the 2014 Esri User Conference, being held July 14-18 in San Diego. Check out our slideshow for key photos from the first day of the conference. Follow tweets from GPS World and Geospatial Solutions for live updates from the conference.   read more

Chemring Develops Miniaturized GPS/Galileo Anti-Jamming Technology

July 14, 2014By
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Chemring Technology Solutions has developed miniaturized GPS anti-jamming technology it has dubbed GINCAN. GINCAN is designed to combat illegal GPS jammers and is based on the adaptive antenna concept used by military systems. GINCAN has a chip footprint of six millimeters squared. GINCAN’s reduced size and weight will significantly cut power usage and cost, the company said, making it ideal for combatting the... read more