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SkyTraq Introduces Consumer GPS/GNSS Receiver

September 3, 2013By

SkyTraq Technology, Inc., a fabless GNSS positioning technology company, has introduced its fast consumer-grade 50-Hz update rate S1216F8 GPS receiver module. The module supports GPS, QZSS, WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, and GAGAN satellite signal reception. The S1216F8 receiver is based on SkyTraq’s newest 55-nm Venus 8 GPS/GNSS chipset. The Venus 8 is a low-cost commercial GPS/GNSS chipset incorporating an IEEE-754 compliant... read more

Qualcomm to Sell Fleet Management Unit for $800M

August 28, 2013By
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Qualcomm Incorporated has signed a definitive agreement to sell its fleet management and tracking business Omnitracs to Vista Equity Partners for $800 million in cash. The acquisition will include all of Omnitracs operations in the U.S., Canada and Latin America, including Sylectus and FleetRisk Advisors, which were acquired by Omnitracs in 2011. The transaction is expected to be completed during... read more

iTRAK Integrates Navigation and Wireless GPS Fleet Tracking

August 20, 2013By
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iTRAK Corporation, a provider of GPS-based wireless fleet tracking, has integrated the patented iTRAK Fleet Executive (iFE) cloud-based software, the iTRAK WebApp software for tablets and smartphones, and iTRAK’s wireless GPS tracking equipment with the Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5190T-LM fleet navigation unit. The combined product will allow remote tracking of vehicles and handsets in the field, while integrating with the... read more

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NAVAIR Teams Test GPS Anti-Jamming Device on Small UAV

August 16, 2013By
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Part of an initiative to protect GPS technologies on small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), the Navy recently conducted tests to demonstrate how miniaturized GPS protection devices can prevent interruption of this mission-critical global positioning data. From July 10 to 24, the Communications and GPS Navigation Program Office, headquartered in San Diego, mounted a Small Antenna System (SAS) on an Aerostar... read more

IFEN and WORK Microwave Offer BeiDou-2 Support, Enhancements for NavX-NCS GNSS Simulators

August 15, 2013By
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The NavX-NCS GNSS multi-frequency simulator now supports China’s BeiDou-2 navigation satellite system. BeiDou support is a key enhancement in software update V.1.9 for the NavX-NCS GNSS multi-frequency simulator product line, by IFEN  and  WORK Microwave. Leveraging new features and functionalities, users have the flexibility to support a wide range of constellations, frequencies, and channels for research and development of GNSS... read more

Septentrio’s GNSS Heading Receiver Integrates with Tethered Aerostat Systems

August 13, 2013By
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Septentrio announced today that Raven Aerostar, a manufacturer of Lighter-Than-Air (LTA) platforms, has successfully integrated Septentrio’s AsteRx2eH, a single-board dual-antenna GPS/GLONASS heading receiver, into its tethered aerostat systems. Raven Aerostar recently completed a maritime persistent surveillance solution demonstration, deploying a TIF-25K aerostat system aboard the High-Speed Vessel — SWIFT (HSV-2), during which the AsteRx2eH performed remarkably, according to the companies.... read more

Accord Debuts NexNav GPS Tech at AUVSI Convention

August 12, 2013By

Accord Technology, maker of NexNav products, is debuting its capabilities for enabling fully FAA compliant GPS for Detect and Avoid at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems annual convention, being held in Washington D.C. August 12-15. Known for its certified, U.S. FAA ADS-B fully compliant GPS WAAS/SBAS sensors and receivers for NextGen solutions in the airline, business and general aviation industries, NexNav... read more

Trimble TirePulse System Monitors Fleet Health

August 7, 2013By

Trimble has introduced the TirePulse Tire Monitoring System to assist fleet managers in reducing maintenance costs, increasing overall fleet productivity and promoting site safety. Part of the Trimble Connected Site portfolio, the advanced machine monitoring solution wirelessly reports tire temperature and pressure data from the jobsite to the VisionLink fleet, asset and site productivity management solution from Trimble. Automatic, real-time... read more

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