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How to Survive a Total Constellation Outage

April 3, 2014By
Broadcom-O3

Yesterday we posted news of an 11-hour downtime for the full GLONASS constellation, due to an upload of bad ephemerides. Coincidentally, during that 11-hour period, the mass-market chip company Broadcom was conducting multi-constellation receiver tests in Asia. Frank van Diggelen, Broadcom’s chief GNSS scientist and vice president says, “We have definitive data to show how a multi-constellation receiver survives such... read more

The System: Galileo Countdown, PNT Advisory Board

April 1, 2014By

Galileo Countdown to 10 by Year’s End Signs Point Toward Early Services in December, If ESA Delivers A February conference on the European Union’s space policy in Brussels sought to set a course for 2020 and close official ranks behind the prospect of early Galileo services at the end of this year. Much in the business community’s perception of the... read more

Synergies between Europe’s Rail and SatNav Programs

March 28, 2014By

Cost-effective synergies between the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) and satellite technologies such as Galileo can make rail transport more efficient and reliable, agreed European authorities in February at a Rail Forum Europe dinner in Brussels. But while the technology is now available, its implementation pace is still too slow due to the long term return on investment. Francesco... read more

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Galileo Countdown to 10 by Year’s End

March 26, 2014By

Signs Point Toward Early Services in December, If ESA Delivers A February conference on the European Union’s space policy in Brussels sought to set a course for 2020 and close official ranks behind the prospect of early Galileo services at the end of this year. Much in the business community’s perception of the new system — critical for device availability... read more

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Telecaster Guitar up for Grabs in GPS World Booth 116

September 13, 2013By

Answer a GNSS Trivia Question and Get in on the Musical Action Got the urge to sling notes likes a Nashville country star? Come by GPS World’s booth (#116–#118) at ION GNSS+ for a look at the brand-new Fender Telecaster electric guitar — first prize in a random drawing of correct answers in a GNSS Trivia Contest. One lucky winner... read more

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Nokia Unveils Its Connected Car Platform

September 3, 2013By

HERE, a Nokia business, has announced a complete Connected Driving offer, which will help car makers and in-vehicle technology suppliers connect the car and the driver to the cloud. The offering includes HERE Auto, HERE Auto Cloud, and HERE Auto Companion. In addition, HERE has radically improved its Traffic product, HERE Traffic, by building a new system to process data... read more

Data Collector

July 1, 2013By
Nexteq-T8-W

The Nexteq T8C by Nexteq Navigation is a multi-functional GIS data collector that integrates voice recording, photo, cellular voice and data, Bluetooth, and a microSD slot into a lightweight and durable package. Combined with a long-lasting battery, an outdoor-readable three-inch color LCD touchscreen, and waterproof/dustproof protection, the T8C offers users a solution for field work. Equipped with NexGeo data collection... read more

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Evaluation Kit by NVS Tecnologies

April 1, 2013By

Evaluation Kit NV08C-EVK-CSM by NVS Technologies is a set of instruments for a developer of systems based on NVS Technologies’ NV08C-CSM module. Use of EVK-CSM is a convenient way to learn functionality of NV08C-CSM and begin system design. The EVK-CSM may be used in navigation systems to obtain the current position (latitude, longitude and elevation), velocity vector, and time GNSS... read more

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