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Ventures • January 12, 2010

The Return of Ashtech: A GNSS Pioneer Leaves Magellan Brand Behind

One of the oldest names in the GNSS industry — Ashtech — is returning to the marketplace as both a corporate identity and branded product line.

Magellan Professional announced January 7 that the France- and California-based company had renamed itself Ashtech, confirming the staying power of a precision technology brand that first appeared in 1987.

Events • January 11, 2010

GPS-Wireless Conference Postponed until Fall 2010

The fourteenth GPS-Wireless conference, originally scheduled for March 22 in Las Vegas, has been postponed until fall 2010, said conference owner Kevin Dennehy. No date has been announced.

Events • January 11, 2010

Abstracts due January 20 for 2010 AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference

Paper abstracts are due by January 20 for the 2010 AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America conference next summer. They must be submitted online at the AUVSI website.

Events • January 9, 2010

ION GNSS 2010 Abstracts Due By March 12

Paper abstracts are due on Friday, March 12 for the 2010 Institute of Navigation GNSS conference.

It will take place at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon from Tuesday evening, September 21 through Friday morning, September 24.

This will be the 23nd international technical meeting of the Satellite Division of ION. It is the world's largest and oldest GNSS conference, founded in 1987 as the ION GPS conference.

New Builds • January 7, 2010

Atheros Introduces New AR1520 OEM GPS Receiver Chip, Software

Atheros Communications, Inc., has announced the latest member of its family of GPS products – its third-generation, single-chip GPS receiver, the AR1520, and companion Atheros FYX 1.0 software suite.

New Builds • January 6, 2010

Navman Launches GPS OEM Jupiter4 module

Navman Wireless OEM Solutions has announced its new Jupiter4 GPS module for OEM applications, built upon the CSR-SiRF Technology SiRFstarIV architecture’s high-performance, low-power capabilities.

Events • December 29, 2009

European Startups Showcase GNSS Innovations at Galileo Application Days

The European Space Agency is sponsoring a free three day event in Brussels, Belgium to showcase new satellite navigation innovations and to encourage collaboration between small entrepreneurial companies and the major corporations involved in the buildout of Galileo.

December 26, 2009

GPS III Contractor Helps Washington Navigate the Delaware

Lockheed Martin Space Systems bestowed a $400,000 Christmas present on a Pennsylvania park district, helping preserve the organization’s 57-year-old tradition of re-enacting Gen. George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River in 1776 during the Revolutionary War.

November 12, 2009

Interstate Receiver Tracks New Military Signal


L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC)
has announced that its latest modernized GPS receiver has successfully acquired and tracked live block IIR-M satellite M-Code (pseudo–M-Code) signals indicating proper operation of many receiver functions.

Ventures • November 9, 2009

Trimble Forms JV with China Railway Engineering Company

Trimble and the China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co. Ltd. (CREEC), the third largest civil construction enterprise in the world, have signed a definitive agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture in China.

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