TAG: GNSS

European Navigation Conference 2017

May 9, 2017By

The 2017 European Navigation Conference (ENC) will take place May 9-12 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lusanne, Switzerland. The 25th annual event is being organized by the Swiss Institution of Navigation (ION-CH). This year’s ENC will focus on challenges posed by the increased need for positioning in the commercial world. There also will be an exhibition displaying products and services... read more

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Polaris scanner uses GNSS to go indoors, outdoors

April 4, 2017By
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Teledyne Optech has released its Polaris terrestrial laser scanner, which automatically detects its location with a built-in GNSS receiver and selects the planned survey parameters for the site. Alternatively, operators can set up surveys in the field and resection/backsight the system using the menu-driven graphical user interface (GUI) on its touchscreen. The announcement was made at the SPAR 3D Conference... read more

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Foxcom offers GPS/GNSS repeaters for Iridium, indoors

March 30, 2017By
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RF optical solutions maker Foxcom has introduced a range of products to serve the GPS/GNSS repeater market. Foxcom launched an Iridium repeater in September 2016 and is now offering advanced GPS/GNSS repeater solutions globally. The firm’s repeaters have been designed to cover a wide range of commercial and military applications, such as: aircraft hangars time distribution in data centers GPS distribution... read more

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Swift, Carnegie Robotics partner on GNSS for robotics, autonomous driving

March 29, 2017By
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Swift Navigation is teaming up with Carnegie Robotics LLC to develop a line of navigation products for autonomous vehicles, outdoor robotics and machine control. The first navigation product will be announced May 8 at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL event in Dallas, Texas. Swift Navigation is a San Francisco-based startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology for autonomous vehicles, and Carnegie Robotics LLC (CRL), the industry leader in... read more

Top-level updates from Munich summit on four GNSS

March 22, 2017By

Here’s a panorama in broad strokes across the range of GNSSs, garnered from top system spokespersons at the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit. It’s been several years since breaking news was aired at this annual late winter/early spring event, but it’s always good for a wide-ranging update, recalibrating levels, so to speak. GPS. With 31 operational satellites (24 is baseline) and... read more

Telit offers new series of smart GNSS antenna modules

March 15, 2017By
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Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), has introduced advanced positioning modules in the SE868xx-Ax family featuring multi-constellation GNSS receivers with 9 square millimeter patch antennas. Telit’s SE868Kx-Ax series offers high performance for space-constrained applications such as wearables, tracking, telematics and security. The new integrated antenna modules include advanced features that significantly increase RF sensitivity, allowing for a much simpler... read more

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GPS World editor to moderate innovation panel at Munich Summit

March 6, 2017By
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This year, the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit features an interactive session on the topic “Industry Meets Research: Innovation Drivers and Barriers in SMEs.” Fabio Dovis from Politecnico di Torino will chair the session, and GPS World magazine Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Alan Cameron will moderate the discussion. “Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their innovative ideas are an important factor of... read more

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GNSS plays prominent role at Mobile World Congress

March 5, 2017By
Florian Bousquet, u-blox, demonstrates the new UBX-M8230-CT GNSS receiver chip at Mobile World Congress.

Global navigation satellite system (GNSS) technology found its way into products ranging from autonomous vehicles to wearables at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. One company says it is tailoring a GNSS receiver chip to meet the demands of mobile devices that require high levels of speed and position accuracy. Thalwil, Switzerland-based u-blox said its new low-power UBX-M8230-CT GNSS... read more