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Sierra Wireless acquires GlobalTop’s GNSS embedded module business

April 3, 2017By

Sierra Wireless, a provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things, has completed the acquisition of GlobalTop Technology’s GNSS embedded module business for $3.2 million. GlobalTop’s GNSS embedded module portfolio will become part of the Sierra Wireless OEM Solutions product line, and the GNSS staff from GlobalTop will join Sierra Wireless. GlobalTop’s GNSS products generated $5 million in... read more

Dragonfly narrowband IoT unveiled with GNSS option

March 7, 2017By

CEVA Inc., licensor of signal processing IP forconnected devices, and Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI) have introduced Dragonfly NB1, a comprehensive cost- and power-optimized NB-IoT solution aimed at streamlining the development of LTE IoT devices. Dragonfly NB1 leverages CEVA’s heritage of low-power DSPs and modem design and ASTRI’s experience in RF and IC Design technologies.... read more

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CalAmp’s fleet management devices aimed at connected vehicle market

March 1, 2017By

CalAmp, a provider of wireless products, services and solutions, is offering two new high-end telematics devices designed for connected vehicle applications anywhere in the world. The new devices address growing global market demand in Europe and Latin America for more connected vehicle technology options and enable a broad range of applications such as fleet management, usage-based insurance, crash notification, stolen vehicle... read more

U-blox integrated antenna GNSS receiver eases embedded designs

December 1, 2016By

U-blox is introducing a new module designed to speed time to market for system developers of GNSS applications who have limited experience in RF and antenna design. The SAM-M8Q GNSS receiver with integrated antenna is housed in a tiny 15.5 by 15.5 by 6.3 millimeter package. It can be easily embedded in small devices that require location information, such as asset tracking and telematics... read more

Launchpad: TraceME TM-178 is upgraded with LoRa technology

September 28, 2016By

Tracking with options The TraceME module TM-178, targeted for tracing and controlling vehicles and other powered equipment, is now upgraded with optional LoRa, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Smart (BLE), ANT/ANT+ and proprietary RF. The upgrades enable integration with existing wireless networks and specific custom mobile apps on smartphones and tablets. The KCS BV LoRa technology offers a communication range up to 60... read more

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Xsens launches knowledge BASE for inertial tracking, wearable motion capture

September 15, 2016By

Xsens has launched BASE, an online technology platform with a community forum and a knowledge base on 3D motion tracking technology and products. On BASE.xsens.com, the knowledge base contains inside information about micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) sensors, inertial measurement units (IMU), sensor fusion algorithms, body-motion tracking and motion capture. It also provides best practices, tips and tricks for the use of Xsens’ successful products... read more

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GPS Lite: Keeping tabs on cargo at the port

September 7, 2016By

Cargo that comes into the Rotterdam, The Netherlands, shipping port could very well be guided by a new GPS system. APM Terminals Rotterdam operates at the important European gateway with a fleet of more than 70 straddle carriers. The straddle carriers have been equipped with GPS Lite, made by U.K.-based International Terminal Solutions (ITS). GPS Lite, the latest version of... read more

Shipping container tracking on verge of big increase

August 31, 2016By

Big Changes from a Tiny Tracker The container shipping industry uses between 20–25 million containers, only a small number of which are tracked. A company called Traxens is on the verge of changing that. In July, the Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) joined worldwide container shipping company CMA CGM to invest in the French start-up. Under the deal, both CMA... read more

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