People • May 11, 2009
Rosum Corporation, the Mountain View, California–based supplier of timing and positioning technology that combines GPS and broadcast television signals, has named Brad Anderson as the company’s new chief executive officer.
May 2, 2009
New Builds • April 27, 2009
Ekahau Inc. has announced that its Wi-Fi location tracking software is being integrated into GPS receivers designed by NavSync Ltd. to enable customers to continuously track asset in indoor and outdoor environments.
Wi-Fi–enabled GPS tag combines NavSync’s NavTrac GPS module with Ekahau's location protocol. The NavTrac module incorporates the CW85 16-channel GPS receiver/802.11b/g transmitter combination.
New Builds • April 26, 2009
[Updated 4/26/09] On March 31, the U.S. Patent Office granted Loctronix Corporation its first patent, which will provide the foundation for its Spectral Compression Positioning (SCP) technology that enables multi-source positioning capability in a single sensor. Subsequently, the company announced that it had successfully achieved meter-level ranging performance using CDMA cellular signals.
April 20, 2009
Septentrio reports success in tracking five signals being transmitted from the modernized GPS Block IIR satellite with the L5 demonstration payload launched on March 24.
Now designated space vehicle number 49 (SVN49), the satellite began broadcasting in the L1 and L2 band on March 28, shortly after the spacecraft reached its quasi-circular middle earth sorbit.
People • April 17, 2009
Alliant Techsystems has named Major General U.S. Air Force (Ret.) James B. Armor Jr., a former director of the NAVSTAR GPS Joint Program Office (GPS JPO, now the GPS Wing), as vice-president of strategy and business development for spacecraft systems and engineering services for the company’s Space Systems unit.
New Builds • April 15, 2009
Hemisphere GPS has introduced a new GPS antenna, the A21, designed to reduce the effects of interference from radios, transmitters, and other peripheral electronic equipment.
Ventures • April 13, 2009
The China Earthquake Administration (CEA) of the People’s Republic of China has selected Trimble and Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) to provide GNSS receivers for a new network set up to monitor crustal deformation and to predict earthquakes.
Ventures • April 8, 2009
Privacy rebellions such as recently drove a Google Street View crew from Broughton, England, or security-oriented legislation that would require blurred features or position accuracy in commercial imagery is just part of the market environment for 3-D mapping company earthmine, Inc., which is moving out of beta mode into full-fledged operations.
Ventures • March 31, 2009