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New Builds • July 26, 2017

Rohde & Schwarz and MediaTek present world’s first test solution for A-BeiDou LBS

Rohde & Schwarz and MediaTek have successfully completed the verification of location based services (LBS) in the U-plane and C-plane for A-BeiDou (Assisted BeiDou), China’s GNSS satellite positioning system. The R&S TS-LBS test solution is designed to allow mobile manufacturers, chipset manufacturers, test houses and network operators to verify chipsets and mobile devices in order to obtain permission to operate them in a particular network.

Ventures • July 21, 2017

Septentrio’s GNSS Receiver First to Record Scintillation on Galileo Signals in Antarctica 

At the end of last year, the DemoGRAPE consortium observed for the first time ever, ionospheric scintillations on Galileo signals in Antarctica, using Septentrio’s PolaRx5S GNSS reference receiver.

DemoGRAPE investigates improvement of high-precision satellite positioning with a view to developing scientific and technological applications in Antarctica. The new findings were recently announced by Septentrio.

New Builds • July 21, 2017

Rohde & Schwarz Launches Compact, Lightweight R&S ZNLE Vector Network Analyzer

Rohde & Schwarz has launched the R&S ZNLE vector network analyzer to address the requirements of customers looking to perform RF measurements to characterize components such as antennas, attenuators, filters and PCBs. The new standalone instrument weighs 6 kilograms and has a footprint of just 408 millimeters x 235 millimeters, saving up to two thirds of space on the workbench compared with competitive VNAs, according to the company.

Events • July 21, 2017

Orolia's McMurdo Wins U.S. Search and Rescue Technology Awards

Government Security News has named McMurdo, an Orolia brand, the winner of two national search and rescue technology awards in its annual Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program. McMurdo won Best Search and Rescue and Best Man Overboard Tracking in the Maritime/Port Security/Underwater Vehicles and Communication Systems categories, respectively.

Ventures • July 21, 2017

Data Collecting Program for Mobile GNSS Field Data Set taking Place in Japan

Lighthouse Technology and Consulting Co., Ltd is proceeding with a program to collect precise GNSS data on major highways in Japan. The data is an inevitable “must use” tool for high precision positioning systems used in automated driving vehicles.

While the major part of autonomous driving systems consists of sensors and image recognition technologies, satellite positioning is also a key element used for complementing the precise current position.

New Builds • July 8, 2017

Trimble Catalyst Now Offering High-Accuracy, On-Demand Positioning-as-a-Service

Trimble just announced that its Trimble Catalyst software-defined GNSS receiver for Android devices is now available through the company’s global distribution network. Customers can now access Positioning-as-a-Service to collect geo-location data with Trimble or third-party apps on smartphones, tablets and mobile handhelds.

New Builds • July 6, 2017

Sygic Incorporates Augmented Reality Into its GPS Navigation App

Bratislava, Slovakia-based Sygic has added a new augmented reality (AR) feature to its advanced GPS navigation app. More than 200 million Sygic users worldwide can now engage with AR for an improved navigation experience on the road, the company said.

Sygic’s new AR feature uses a smartphone’s GPS and camera to implement an augmented reality-powered GPS navigation system. With the AR feature, drivers no longer need to follow a map on their phones. Instead, they’re guided by a virtual path on the smartphone camera preview.

New Builds • July 6, 2017

Tersus Launches the NeoRTK System to Enhance Surveying

Tersus GNSS Inc. has launched the NeoRTK System with multi technology integrated for surveyors.

The NeoRTK System is described as a new generation system by the company and is applied with multi-constellation and a multi-frequency GNSS engine and various communication protocols which aim at providing high performance and stable signal reception to meet surveyors’ demands. Featuring a high-end GNSS antenna inside, the NeoRTK can speed up the Time to First Fix (TTFF) and improve the capability of anti-jamming.

New Builds • July 5, 2017

Rockwell Collins Fulfills GPS M-Code receiver order for Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

Rockwell Collins recently delivered the last of a 770 Military-Code (M-Code) GPS receiver order to the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (USAF SMC). Committed to the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) program, the M-Code receiver operates using a more powerful signal, resistant to cyber threats.

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