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OnStar booth features wrecked car to portray emergency messaging capabilities at APCO.

Commercial Systems Touted for Indoor Emergency Services

August 27, 2015  - By 0 Comments

It is refreshing to see such nascent technology as indoor location being used to enable accurate emergency services response. That’s what’s going on right now as beacons, Wi-Fi and other technology that works inside, where GPS doesn’t work, is being tested nationwide by companies hoping for government adoption. With new FCC regulations that are finally trying to keep up with commercial location products, it may be a reality soon. What really drove location into wireless handsets was the 1990s FCC regulations — will they now drive indoor positioning? read more

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The System: BeiDou Adds Two, Plans Auto Sat Nav

September 1, 2015  - By 0 Comments

China launched two BeiDou navigation satellites into medium Earth orbit on July 25. The two new satellites, BeiDou-3 M1 and BeiDou-3 M2, are in orbital slots 1 and 6 of Plane 1 (or A Plane), respectively. The satellites are designated BDS M1-S and M2-S — the “S” may stand for “Test” (in Chinese: 试验 = Shiyan). On Aug. 14, China stated... read more

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INTERGEO 2015, to be held Sept. 15-17 in Stuttgart, Germany, is the world’s leading conference trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management.

INTERGEO 2015

INTERGEO 2015, to be held Sept. 15-17 in Stuttgart, Germany, is the world’s leading conference trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. read more

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GlobalTop Unveils Tiny Mediatek Multi-GNSS Module

August 31, 2015  - By 0 Comments

GlobalTop Technology has launched FireFly X1, a tiny Mediatek-based multi-GNSS module. With a compact size of 9.0 x 9.5 x 2.1 millimeters, it’s one of the smallest multi-GNSS modules in the industry, the company said. “Compact size and low-power consumption will be the key [unique... read more

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