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New Builds • July 10, 2009

Chronos Launches GPS Interference Monitor

Chronos Technology, of Lydbrook, Gloucstershire, United Kingdom, has introduced its CTL3500 Interference Monitor, a low-cost, handheld, battery-operated device designed to detect the presence of too much GPS power or non-GPS signals and interference broadcasting on the L1 channel.

New Builds • July 9, 2009

GPS Networking Offers Variable Gain Amplifier with Push Button Control

GPS Networking, of Pueblo, Colorado, has launched the VGLCDLA30RPDC, a variable gain GPS in-line amplifier with LCD display and push button control.

Featuring a range of 0–30 dB, the VGLCDLA30RPDC’s push button control can increase or decrease gain in increments of 1 dB, enabling operators to make precise adjustments quickly and view the output power at any given time for more efficient testing.

The unit operates on 110VAC or 220 VAC transformer (wall mount) and 240 VAC (United Kingdom). Connector options include types N, SMA, TNC, and BNC.

New Builds • July 8, 2009

MMT Launches 20-Channel Module

Micro Modular Technologies (MMT), of Irvine, California, has introduced its MN5515HS GPS receiver module, a low-power, 20-channel GPS receiver module based on the SiRFstarIII GPS receiver chipset.

The MN5515HS has a reported cold-start acquisition sensitivity of –145dBm and tracking sensitivity of –159dBm.

New Builds • July 7, 2009

Pendulum’s Adds Options for GPS-12 Portable Frequency Standard Family

Pendulum Instruments, Stockholm, Sweden, has introduced four new options for the company’s GPS-12 Portable Frequency Standard family.

First released in 2006, the GPS-12R, a portable GPS controlled rubidium Frequency Standard with battery backup power, supplies a variety of standard frequencies for general metrology (1, 5, and 10 MHz), base station test (13 MHz) and telecom (E1/T1 clock/data).

June 29, 2009

CSR, SiRF Complete Merger

CSR plc and SiRF Technology Holdings Inc., have completed the merger between SiRF and a wholly owned subsidiary of CSR.

Ventures • June 25, 2009

FAA Awards New WAAS Receiver Contract to NovAtel

GNSS manufacturer NovAtel Inc., of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has received a new contract from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop the next-generation GPS Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) reference receiver (the “GIII” receiver). The three-year contract is worth up to US$9.7million.

New Builds • June 4, 2009

Applanix Introduces New Aerial Digital Photogrammetric System

Applanix
has introduced the POSTrack 410 flight management and direct
georeferencing system designed for use with the latest generation of
medium-format airborne digital photogrammetric camera.

The POSTrack 410 incorporates Applanix's POS AV GNSS-inertial navigation
system (INS) and POSPac Mobile Mapping Suite (MMS) office software,
featuring the IN-Fusion technology and SmartBase module. This system
can process both GPS and GLONASS signals as well as those from
satellite-based augmentation systems.

People • June 3, 2009

Pacific Crest Picks GNSS Industry Veteran to Head OEM Effort

Pacific Crest Corporation has  appointed GPS/GNSS industry veteran Don Speedy to head business development and sales for North America. With more than nine years of successful experience in business development and OEM GNSS, geographic information systems (GIS) and survey sales, Speedy will be responsible for driving strategic partnerships in OEM GNSS and data link communications while maintaining regional relationships.

May 19, 2009

Trimble Partners with China Enterprise in Compass-Focused JV


Trimble
and the China Aerospace Science & Industry Academy of Information Technology (CASIC-IT) have announced plans to form a 50/50 joint venture in China to develop manufacture, and distribute Compass GNSS receivers and systems in China.

Ventures • May 13, 2009

Ready, Set, Go! The 2009 European Satellite Navigation Competition is open for ideas

Submit the best idea for a brand new satellite navigation application or device and you just might win the 2009 Galileo Master's Award - €20,000 in prize money and lots of support to make your idea a reality.

But that's not your only chance - you can try for one of the eight special topic prizes or one of the 17 different regional prizes, together worth €500,000 in cash and start-up assistance.

The competition began six years ago in Bavaria, Germany, but it has expanded to include many other regions of Europe as well as Australia, Israel, and Taiwan.

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