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GreenRoad to Offer Advanced Fleet Tracking from GPS Insight

September 14, 2012By

GreenRoad, a driver performance management company, and GPS Insight, a fleet GPS tracking provider, have announced that GreenRoad will offer advanced fleet tracking capability, provided by GPS Insight, as part of its GreenRoad driver performance management service. GreenRoad will integrate the GPS Insight solution and offer it to customers as GreenRoad Advanced Tracking. “GreenRoad delivers the best drivers on the... read more

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Optimizing Small Antennas for Body-Loading Applications

September 10, 2012By
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By Oliver Leisten and Viktor Knobe. Styling for consumer usage has progressively miniaturized of the antenna package to tiny dimensions compared to a free-space wavelength, even as devices with these miniscule antennas are designed to work close to the absorbent tissues of the user’s body and in the electromagnetic maelstrom of city street levels. GNSS antennas have responded with significant... read more

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Esri and PCI Geomatics Announce Imagery Grant Program to Support Natural Resources Management

August 20, 2012By

Esri, PCI Geomatics, MDA, and RapidEye announced their new Natural Resources Imagery Grant Program. The grant program will provide software, data, and training for detecting and analyzing land-cover change through the combined use of geographic information system (GIS), image processing, and remote-sensing technologies. read more

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SES-5 SBAS Satellite Successfully Launched

July 10, 2012By
Artist's rendering of the SES-5.

The SES-5 geostationary communications satellite (also known as Sirius 5 and Astra 4B) was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 9 at precisely 18:38:29.994 UTC. After a number of manoeuvres by the various rocket stages, the satellite was released from the Breeze-M upper stage into its geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) at 03:50:15.150 UTC on July 10. read more

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GPS-Enabled Sports Watch

June 19, 2012By

TomTom and Nike have unveiled a new range of the Nike+ Sportwatch, coinciding with the launch of a brand new Nike+ website. The range includes several editions and color combinations, and introduces a starter product for those new to running.

Whether they own an original or new edition, all Nike+ Sportwatch users can now access Nike’s intelligent measure of athletic ability,... read more

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GPS Satellite Simulator

June 19, 2012By

CAST Navigation of Tewksbury, Massachusetts introduced its SGX GPS Satellite Simulator. With its compact size — 7 × 11× 3 inches — and weighing in at just over 4 pounds, the SGX is CAST’s newest and smallest fully capable simulator to date. The new SGX replaces the CAST-SIMCOM Simulator which was a 17-inch, 50-pound simulator. The SGX lightweight portability operates... read more

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Core Positioning Receiver Chip

June 19, 2012By

u-blox is launching the u-blox 7, its next-generation core positioning technology platform. Supporting all deployed as well as soon-to-be deployed GNSS, the platform is based on the UBX-G7020 multi-GNSS receiver integrated chip with low power consumption. With 7 mW power consumption during continuous navigation, u‑blox’ UBX-G7020 is designed for small portable and power-sensitive devices requiring long battery life, high sensitivity,... read more

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Innovation: Tsunami Detection by GPS

June 18, 2012By

How Ionospheric Observations Might Improve the Global Warning System The December 26, 2004 earthquake-generated Sumatra tsunami caused enormous losses in life and property, even in locations relatively far away from the epicentral area. The losses would likely have never been so massive had an effective worldwide tsunami warning system been in place. A tsunami travels relatively slowly and it takes... read more

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