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New Furuno Multi-GNSS Receiver Chips Available this Summer

March 28, 2013By

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd., has announced that new multi-GNSS receiver chips eRideOPUS 6 and eRideOPUS 7 will be available in August. The new receiver chips are multi-GNSS compliant single-chip LSIs, capable of concurrently receiving signals from multiple satellites in GNSS systems and satellite-based augmentation systems, as well as Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System. Both chips receive signals from GPS and Galileo;... read more

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Parkinson Presentation at Smithsonian Now Online, Exhibit Opens April 12

March 28, 2013By
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Bradford W. Parkinson, professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Emeritus at Stanford University, discussed “GPS for Humanity — The Stealth Utility” at a special Smithsonian event Thursday, March 21. If you missed his talk, you can view it now on UStream. Parkinson’s lecture at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., was part of the introduction of the new... read more

GPS Innovation Alliance Welcomes New Affiliates

March 25, 2013By

Five major national organizations representing a variety of industries are joining the GPS Innovation Alliance as affiliate members. The alliance announced today that the American Trucking Association, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Boat U.S., the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) have signed on as alliance affiliates. Each shares... read more

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Hyundai Heavy Industry to Track Equipment with Telit

March 21, 2013By

Telit Wireless Solutions will provide the M2M communication module for the Taeha Mechatronics Remote Monitoring System (RMS). Taeha Mechatronics is a South Korean-based provider of electromagnetic control solutions for healthcare and industrial devices. The Taeha Mechatronics TH-RMCU, a remote management control unit, integrates Telit’s HE910, HSPA+ module, which delivers 14.4 Mbps downlink data rates. The solution has obtained SK Telecom... read more

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Verizon Launches Fleet Management Solution

March 15, 2013By

Verizon is rolling out Networkfleet on the Verizon Wireless network, the company announced today. Networkfleet is a fleet-management solution that provides a wide variety of monitoring and management capabilities for increased productivity and improved customer service. The Networkfleet solution — part of Hughes Telematics, which Verizon acquired last year — will be combined with the Verizon Wireless network and will... read more

Telenav Announces Planned Sale of Enterprise Business

March 15, 2013By

Telenav, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV) has entered into an agreement to sell the Telenav enterprise business unit to FleetCor Technologies Operating Company, LLC, for approximately $10 million in cash, with an anticipated closing date in 30 days. Telenav’s enterprise business allows companies to better manage operations by using the Telenav location-based services (LBS) platform to track status and the location of... read more

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Powelectrics and Telit Expand Cooperation in Wireless Telemetry Market

March 14, 2013By
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Telit Wireless Solutions and Powelectrics Ltd. today announced collaboration in the wireless telemetry application market with the launch of Powelectrics’ Telit-based product Metron2. The Metron2 is a multi-function cellular-connected telemetry device capable of making remote fill-level readings in tanks containing liquids and gases.  The device’s integral display allows the unit to be used also as a local gauge and for... read more

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Federal Steps Taken to Reduce GPS-Caused Bridge Strikes by Oversized Trucks

March 13, 2013By
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will begin issuing official recommendations to members of the commercial trucking industry on the proper uses of GPS devices and incorporate GPS training into new entry-level certification programs for commercial motor vehicle operators. U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, joined by Administrator Anne Ferro of the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), held... read more

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