December 7, 2010
As the end of 2010 approaches, many organizations award the special efforts and accomplishments of companies and individuals during the past year.
The GNSS industry is no exception. Here are some of the most recent awards and honors.
NovAtel Wins Export Award
December 6, 2010
C.J. Driscoll & Associates has released a comprehensive new study on the Latin American market for vehicle tracking solutions, including GPS fleet tracking and consumer stolen vehicle recovery and telematics solutions.
December 1, 2010
SpectraTime has announced that it signed an €11 million contract with Selex Galileo S.p.A to supply the core element of the passive hydrogen masers (PHMs) for the first 14 full operational capability (FOC) Galileo satellites.
A second contract to supply the secondary atomic clocks (Rubidium Atomic Frequency Standards) should be signed in early 2011, according to the Neuchâtel, Switzerland–based member company of the Orolia Group.
October 30, 2010
ABI Research says that a recent survey revealed that, although portable navigation devices (PNDs) remain the most used form factor, the number of mobile phones with navigation software in the car is growing substantially in the United States, up to 24 percent this year from 19 percent in 2009.
October 18, 2010
A Salzburg, Austria–based start-up company, Mobilizy, took home the €20,000 grand prize in the European Satellite Navigation Competition 2010 (ESNC 2010) for its revolutionary navigation system Wikitude Drive, which uses augmented reality (AR) to superimpose driving directions over live street video on smartphones.
October 18, 2010
A secure mobile application that enables secure voting and polling from location-capable mobile devices has won the 2010 USA Challenge — the North American regional event in the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC).
October 12, 2010
Despite the absence of official published specifications for China’s Compass/Beidou-2, a number of GNSS companies have announced plans to build Compass-capable receivers — in some cases “future-proofing” their products so as to be upgradeable when a Beidou-2 Interface Control Document becomes available.
Ventures • October 11, 2010
Trimble has acquired the Terralite assets from Novariant, Inc., to expand the Sunnyvale, California–based company's portfolio of positioning solutions.
Ventures • October 10, 2010
Spirent says the link enables the software packages to communicate to allow trajectories created in STL to be used readily to define the motion in Spirent's hardware GNSS simulators. SimGEN test-case motion also can be visualized in STK.
New Builds • October 9, 2010
Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS), Livermore, California, has announced the addition of the IP-S2 HD Mapping System to its line of mobile mapping solutions.
The IP-S2 HD is a vehicle-mounted surveying and mapping system featuring a high-definition LiDAR scanner from Velodyne Lidar, Inc. The system incorporates high-precision GNSS receivers, an inertial measurement unit, vehicle wheel encoder, 360-degree digital cameras and Velodyne's HDL-64E S2.2 LiDAR scanner.