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u-blox Launches Online Shop for GPS/GNSS Modules, Tools

July 16, 2014By
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Swiss u-blox, a provider of cellular, short-range radio and GPS/GNSS semiconductor components, has launched a new online shop in the U.S. and Canada, with expanded features and reduced prices. u-blox’ Online Shop is a fast and secure way to obtain module samples and pre-production quantities of the company’s comprehensive line of cellular modem and GPS/GNSS positioning modules, u-blox said. Support... read more

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Year of the Generals

July 9, 2014By

Several pleasant surprises popped up at this year’s Institute of Navigation’s Joint Navigation Conference (ION JNC) in Orlando, Florida, and the best by far centered on the presenters and the attendees. In a change from recent years due to budget restrictions, better known as sequescastration, this year two senior Air Force generals attended and actively participated in several events. General... read more

Europe Weighs Mandate of Galileo Chips in Mobile Phones

June 30, 2014By

The European Commission is considering a requirement for mobile phones, and perhaps other portable devices such as tablets, to be equipped with Galileo receivers that would automatically send location data as part of any emergency call to 112. E112 is a location-enhanced version of the 112 universal European emergency services number via telephone, equivalent to 911 in the United States, in which the... read more

How to Survive a Total Constellation Outage

April 3, 2014By
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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 Can Make Rail Travel Affordable

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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