New Builds • August 10, 2010
NovAtel Inc. recently announced the release of Version 1.011 firmware for its L1 OEMStar GNSS (GPS+GLONASS+SBAS) receiver, which the company says is designed to provide improved PDP and GL1DE filter performance, improved satellite tracking in low signal level environments, improved satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) performance when operating outside of the standard grid map, and improved time to first fix.
New Builds • August 10, 2010
Spectracom has introduced a new eight-channel GPS constellation simulator, the Pendulum GSG-54.
Designed to provide a wide-range of capabilities for in-line production testing of devices integrating GPS receivers, according to the company, the simulator features ease-of-operation, fast test cycles, and versatility in supporting the integration of GPS receivers into devices under development. The unit’s bench-top chassis is designed to be compact, portable, and easy to set up.
Ventures • August 6, 2010
SELEX Galileo, an Edinburgh, Scotland company, has signed a €30 million contract with with Surrey Satellite Technology LTD (SSTL) to supply PHM atomic clocks for all 14 Galileo FOC (full operational capability) satellites.
The PHM-Passive Hydrogen Maser- clock is the most stable for space
New Builds • July 26, 2010
CSR has introduced the SiRFatlasV multifunction GPS system processor, a system-on-chip (SoC) device designed for integration into high-volume consumer navigation and location-aware products.
New Builds • July 24, 2010
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 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 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 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 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 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.