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NOAA seeks new members for hydrographic advisory panel

March 27, 2017By

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking new members for its Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on the agency’s hydrographic programs, products and technology. “We depend on the perspectives of the people who rely on NOAA maritime products, especially for safety at sea or commercial efficiency, as we plan... read more

GPSengine partners with Jointech for fleet tracking

March 27, 2017By

GPSengine, a hosted platform service provider in GNSS, Telematics, IoT and Tracking, announced today that Jointech is an official Platform Connect partner. With support built into Platform Connect for Jointech’s tracking devices, customers can take advantage of the combined offerings for fleet tracking solutions. With a focus on personal tracking, vehicle and fleet tracking, combined with nine years of research,... read more

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Fleet Complete acquires compliance solutions provider

March 23, 2017By

Fleet Complete, a global Internet of Things (IoT) provider of fleet telematics and mobile workforce technology, acquired BigRoad, an hours-of-service (HOS) and regulatory compliance solutions provider. BigRoad will continue to operate and sell directly to owner-operators and fleets, and the integrated Fleet Complete BigRoad platform will be offered through their North American partner channels, AT&T and Telus. According to Fleet... read more

Research: Assessment evaluates GNSS receivers’ tolerance of adjacent band

March 22, 2017By

By Stephen Mackey, Hadi Wassaf, Karen Van Dyke, Christopher Hegarty, Karl Shallberg, John Flake and Terence Johnson. The Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment evaluated the adjacent radiofrequency band power levels that can be tolerated by GPS and GNSS receivers, to advance the U.S. Department of Transportation’s understanding of the extent to which such power levels impact devices used for transportation safety... read more

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CMC introduces CMA-6024 GNSS for helicopters

March 16, 2017By
The CMA-6024 GNSS module for aircraft.

Esterline CMC Electronics showcased advanced displays and CMC Electronics-brand integrated helicopter avionics at the Hai Heli-Expo, held Feb. 26-March 1 in Las Vegas. Esterline’s new helicopter demonstrator featured the CMA-6024 GNSS landing system. While introduced last fall, the CMA-6024 has been customized for rotorcraft operations to allow operators to achieve precision approaches to CAT II and CAT III minimums at helipads. The CMA-6024... read more

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GHOST project developing intelligent public transportation

March 15, 2017By
The GHOST system equips existing public transport fleets with a Galileo-enabled camera and connects these vehicles to a web portal. (Photo: GSA)

News from the European GNSS Agency (GSA) All across Europe, the number of smart cities is multiplying. To tackle their growing needs and to guarantee efficient city planning and maintenance, many cities are engaged in massive investments in such key areas as street lighting, road maintenance, traffic and waste management. In parallel, public transportation is continuously evolving in terms of... read more

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Launchpad: Survey book, receivers, black box for cars

March 13, 2017By

SURVEY & MAPPING Handbook on GPS Written for professional users of GPS systems and data GNSS Survey & Engineering: Handbook for Surveyors and Survey Engineers, by Huibert-Jan Lekkerkerk, provides the professional GPS user with enough background to understand and correct the operation of satellite navigation equipment in general, and GPS in particular. The book is based on lectures the author... read more

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GPS disruption a full-fledged aviation problem

March 6, 2017By and
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Several jamming incidents in 2016 highlight the increasing reliance on GNSS by commercial aviation and vulnerabilities of PNT-dependent devices and systems to real-world GNSS threats. Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) and other warnings to pilots and crews reported GPS signal jamming near major international airports. Aircraft approaching or flying over these airports were advised to avoid using RNAV technology to plan... read more

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