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New Builds • October 4, 2010

NovAtel, Hemisphere GPS Launch Rival Products

Two Canadian companies — NovAtel and Hemisphere GPS — that over the years had positioned their products somewhat separately along the GNSS OEM technology spectrum appear to be moving toward a more head-to-head competition.

October 2, 2010

USA Challenge GNSS Applications Contest Picks Five Finalists

[UPDATED Oct. 21, 2010] Contestants from all over the United States and the world have sent in their new GNSS apps to the USA Challenge — the North America regional contest in the 2010 European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC).

The judges, all GNSS business and technology experts, have ranked the submissions.

And the five best satellite navigation applications ideas are . . .

Events • October 1, 2010

ITN 2010: Infrastructure, Telematics, Navigation

ITN 2010 – Infrastructure, Telematics & Navigation will take place in Turin, Italy, on November 11–12 at the Lingotto Fiere.

Organized by GL Events Italia-Lingotto Fiere, Wireless with the support of the Piedmont Region, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Turin, and with the scientific contribution of Torino Wireless, the conference and exhibition will focus on the future of infomobility and satellite navigation.

September 10, 2010

Oregon: More GPS Product Design and GNSS-related Industry Here Than You May Think

by Glen Gibbons

Few would mistake Oregon for the beating heart of GNSS. Still,  for a medium-sized U.S. metro area in the Pacific Northwest, Portland  and Oregon's I-5 corridor has enough relevant involvement with the industry to justify hosting the Institute of Navigation's 2010 GNSS conference and exhibition.

Oregon has FLIR Systems, Cloud Cap Technology, TriQuint, Intel, Garmin and Inside GNSS magazine.

New Builds • September 8, 2010

Hemisphere GPS Introduces Eclipse II Multi-GNSS Receiver Technology with Advanced ASIC Design

Hemisphere GPS announced its next-generation Eclipse II GNSS receiver technology today (September 8, 2010) and the release of the Eclipse II OEM board.

New Builds • August 26, 2010

Hemisphere GPS Announces Earthworks X300 Excavator, Partners to Provide Customized Outback S3

Hemisphere GPS has signed a multi-year exclusive agreement to supply the S3-S Navigator — a customized Outback S3 precision guidance system — for Summit Liability Solutions. Both companies are based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

New Builds • August 26, 2010

Applanix Releases Updated POS for Land Vehicles

Applanix recently released Version 5 of its Position and Orientation System for Land Vehicles (POS LV).

According to the company, the system uses integrated inertial technology and is designed to generate stable, reliable and repeatable positioning solutions for land-based vehicle applications such as road geometry, pavement inspection, GIS database and asset management, road surveying and vehicle dynamics. The company says the unit is designed to operate under the most difficult GPS conditions in urban and suburban environments.

Events • August 12, 2010

Location & Beyond Summit 2010 Features Location-Aware Innovation Awards

Wireless pioneer Andrew Seybold and Kanwar Chada, founder of SiRF Technology, will select the finalists for the People's Choice awards for best location innovation at the 2010 Location & Beyond Summit on October 6. The event focuses on the "transformative effects of connecting everything and everyone, everyplace." 

The four-year-old summit — formerly Location 2.0 — will be held at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco during the CTIA Wireless Enterprise and Applications 2010 conference.

August 10, 2010

Aldacom Offers GPS/Linux PC/GPRS Breadboard

Aldacom GmbH, of Neu-Isenburg, Germany, recently announced the debut of the AldaLogic C10/3, a breadboard containing an embedded Linux PC on a surface measuring 104 x 63 millimeters.

The unit also contains a Quad-band GPRS module and SiRF3 GPS module, as well as interfaces for USB, RS232 and Ethernet components. An SD-card reader enables expansion of the standard 4 Mb of flash memory.

New Builds • August 10, 2010

Baseband GPS Receiver Designed for Ultra-Rapid Position Fix

Baseband Technologies Inc., of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, recently announced the launch of its Deep-R technology, which the company says is capable of capturing a GPS position using two milliseconds of I/Q samples.

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