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New Builds • July 24, 2010

New GPS Module from Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless, headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, has announced the availability of a new GPS module and supporting software, optimized for wireless applications based on Sierra Wireless AirPrime Intelligent Embedded Modules.

The new AirPrime XM0110 GPS Module is based on integrated SiRFstarIV GPS technology from CSR plc, and an OEM design optimized for wireless asset tracking and automotive applications.

New Builds • July 23, 2010

Hemisphere Launches GPS Vector II OEM Board

Hemisphere GPS has announced its Crescent Vector II OEM board and a series of related Crescent Vector II GPS compass products.

The new OEM board, targeted for system integrators, brings a series of new features to the company’s patented Crescent receiver technology, including heave, pitch, and roll output; more accurate timing, lower phase noise, and an improved accelerometer.

The Crescent Vector II design provides precise heading and positioning accuracy even while a mobile platform is motionless.

New Builds • July 22, 2010

Topcon Releases Software for IP

Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) has announced the release of Spatial Factory software.

The software interface allows users to work with the combination of point cloud, trajectory, and panoramic image data that comes from the Topcon IP-S2 3D mobile mapping system.

July 21, 2010

Topcon Promotes O’Connor to Managing Executive Officer

Topcon Corporation has announced the promotion of Ray O’Connor to managing executive officer for the company.  

O’Connor is president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS), based in Livermore, California, and chairman of the board of Topcon Europe Positioning. He will continue to fill these and other positions within the corporation while taking on additional managerial oversight of various corporate projects and initiatives.

July 15, 2010

Lockheed Martin Unveils GPS Exhibit at the United Nations in Vienna

Lockheed Martin has opened a GPS exhibit as a part of the Permanent Space Exhibit of the United Nations Office at Vienna, Austria, to emphasize the importance of satellite navigation technology serving millions of citizens around the globe.

July 10, 2010

Six U.S. and Canadian GNSS Experts Will Judge USA Challenge Applications Ideas

Six GNSS business, technical and applications experts will judge the USA Challenge, North America's first regional foray into the the 7-year old European Satellite Navigation Competition (Galileo Masters). The ESNC has become a worldwide race to see who can develop the most innovative applications ideas using GPS, GLONASS, Galileo or EGNOS, Compass/Beidou 2 or any of the regional and augmentation systems.

July 1, 2010

EUROCONTROL Contracts with Egis Avia to Study Solar Weather Effects on Europe's Air Safety

EUROCONTROL, Europe's air traffic control agency, is studying the effect of solar events on civil aviation applications and developing ways to maintain air safety when GNSS signals are affected.

New Builds • June 30, 2010

New NovAtel Website Uses Customer Feedback to Build a User-Friendly Experience

GNSS OEM manufacturer NovAtel introduced its new website today, designed after feedback from customers and dealers to be more “intuitive and user friendly.”

June 14, 2010

ITT Passes GPS III Nav Component CDR

ITT Corporation has announced that it passed a key milestone last month with successful completion of the critical design review (CDR) for the Mission Data Unit (MDU) the company is developing as part of the navigation payload for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS III program.

Ventures • June 6, 2010

University of Calgary PLAN Group to Support GNSS Innovations in USA Challenge

The University of Calgary’s Position Location and Navigation (PLAN) Group is now supporting the North American regional partnership of the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC), sponsored by NovAtel Inc. and Inside GNSS magazine.

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