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June 9, 2011

Hemisphere GPS Announces LX-2 L-Band OEM Board for Crescent and Eclipse GPS Receivers

Hemisphere GPS has introduced its LX-2, a second-generation L-band differential GPS OEM receiver board.

New Builds • June 9, 2011

Bliley Launches New GPS Frequency and Timing Modules

Bliley Technologies, Inc., has unveiled two GPS frequency and timing modules at the 2011 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium taking place this week (June 5–10, 2011) in Baltimore, Maryland.

The company’s GMX1001 and GMM1002 modules launch a new product line for the company — introducing the first in a series of next-generation technologies for the Erie, Pennsylvania–based company.

New Builds • June 6, 2011

IFEN: SX-NSR Receivers Shipping; Final GATE Certification

IFEN GmbH has begun shipping the first units of its new second-generation, multi-frequency and multi-GNSS software receiver — the SX-NSR.

The Poing, Germany–based company has also announced that the Galileo Test and Development Environment (GATE) facility that it instrumented and operates near Berchtesgaden for the German Space Agency (DLR) has been certified as a Galileo open-air test laboratory conforming to ISO 17025.

New Builds • June 5, 2011

Qualcomm Adds GLONASS Capability to Chipsets

Qualcomm Incorporated has announced the company’s product support for the Russian GLONASS satellite system to enable the use of both GPS and GLONASS networks simultaneously for improved location performance.

The first GLONASS-capable phone is the MTS 945 from Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE developed with Russian chipset manufacturer AFK Sistema and powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon MSM7x30 chipset.

New Builds • June 1, 2011

NovAtel, QinetiQ Collaborate on Anti-Jam GPS System

NovAtel Inc. in collaboration with QinetiQ Ltd. has developed GAJT (pronounced “Gadget”), the world’s first single-enclosure GPS anti-jam system small enough for light armored and other land-based military vehicles. GAJT combines NovAtel and QinetiQ technologies in a stand-alone, rugged enclosure that mounts to the exterior of vehicles.

GAJT is a seven element controlled reception pattern antenna (CRPA) that nulls jammers, ensuring GPS positioning capabilities are retained during combat, training, or other vehicle-based missions.

May 24, 2011

Septentrio Announces AsteRx-m 'Ultra-Compact' GPS/GLONASS RTK Receiver

Septentrio has announced plans to release the AsteRx-m, a low-power GPS/GLONASS dual-frequency RTK receiver that is smaller than a credit card.

The new board, which will begin shipping in the third quarter of 2011, is aimed specifically at integration in handheld devices, mobile computing platforms, and other solutions requiring high accuracy combined with low power in applications where space is at a premium. The new receiver covers the functionality range from GPS-L1 only to full GPS-GLONASS L1-L2

May 24, 2011

Hemisphere Reports Revenue Jump, Profit for Q1 2011

Hemisphere GPS, Inc., has reported revenue growth of 41 percent and a return to profitability in the first quarter of 2011 for the three months ending March 31.

For the quarter, the Calgary, Alberta, Canada–based company generated $21.2 million in total revenues, compared to US$15.1 million in the first quarter of 2010. Revenues from all market segments increased in the first quarter of this year.

May 15, 2011

Going to JNC? May 30 is the approval deadline for Canada, UK, Australia Attendees

Online registration is open for the 2011 Joint Navigation Conference,  scheduled for June 28-20 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The FOUO event is the largest endorsed U.S. military navigation conference of the year, with joint service and government participation.

The annual JNC focuses on technical advances in guidance, navigation and control; especially on joint development, testing and support of affordable systems, logistics and integration.

May 5, 2011

2012 European Navigation Conference to Take Place in Poland

In 2012, for the first time, the annual European Navigation Conference will take place in Gdańsk, Poland.

It will be held at April 25-27 in the Filharmonia convention hall on Olowianka Island. It is at the center of the one of the oldest Baltic cities, near many of the historical attractions of Gdańsk (Danzig).

The theme is "Navigation for the People." The conference will be held in English.

The event will also feature a technical exhbition for companies, institutes and others to demonstrate their products.

April 29, 2011

Trimble Q1 Report: Revenue Up 20 Percent

Trimble announced Thursday (April 28, 2011) that its first-quarter 2011 revenue was up 20 percent at $384.3 million as compared to the first quarter of 2010. 

Operating income grew 21 percent to $43.7 million compared to the year-earlier period.  Operating margin in the first quarter of 2011 was 11.4 percent, approximately flat compared to the first quarter of 2010. 

First quarter 2011 non-GAAP operating income of $70.1 million was up 23 percent; the non-GAAP operating margin was 18.2 percent.

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