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New Builds • November 5, 2009

Rx Networks Introduces Real-Time, Multi-Mode Engine for A-GPS

Rx Networks, Inc., has announced its new XYBRID RT multi-mode positioning engine, which combines cell-ID, WiFi signals with assisted-GPS ephemeris and coarse position aiding to yield fast, ubiquitous positioning for mobile devices.

The XYBRID RT — scheduled to be available for commercial use in December 2009 — can be licensed on a usage or a lifetime subscription basis. Rx Networks provides a XYBRID RT mobile client compatible with most mobile operating systems and most GPS chipsets.

Ventures • October 27, 2009

Estonian Wins NAVTEQ 2009 Global LBS Challenge. . . Now It's Time to Sign Up for the 2010 Competition!

Rolling deadlines begin on November 6 for application developers from five regions of the world who wish to register for the popular NAVTEQ 2010 Global LBS Challenge.

This year’s five grand prize winners will be announced just before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next February 14.

New Builds • October 27, 2009

Vincotech Announces First SiRFstarIV Modules

Vincotech GmbH, based in Unterhaching, Germany, has announced its first module based on CSR’s new SiRFstarIV technology introduced earlier this month.

October 27, 2009

CERGAL 2010, GNSS Certification Symposium, Issues Call for Papers

The 2010 CERGAL symposium will take place in the Baltic city of Rostock, in northern Germany, next April 28-29.

This year, the Symposium on Certification of GNSS Systems and Services will concentrate on maritime and inland waterways applications and GNSS testing infrastructure.

In addition to those topics, papers are invited on GNSS system aspects and aviation, road, rail and other special applications. Abstracts are due on November 30, 2009. 

New Builds • October 26, 2009

CSR Unveils Newest SiRFstarIV Family Member

CSR plc. introduced the SiRFstarIV GSD4e GPS location processor, the newest member of the recently launched SiRFstarIV architecture, at the company’s Location 2.0 Summit in San Diego, California, earlier this month.

The GSD4e adds a built-in CPU and innovations such as SiRFGeoRecov technology that are optimized to ensure continuous location awareness in a new breed of digital cameras, portable game consoles, wearable platforms and other consumer devices, without loading the host processor.

Ventures • October 22, 2009

Search and Rescue Dog Positioning System Wins 2009 European Satellite Navigation Grand Prize

The Spanish high-technology company GMV S.A. won three top prizes  for its canine search and rescue positioning system at the sixth European Satellite Navigation competition awards ceremony held on October 21 in Munich, Germany.

People • October 21, 2009

RTCM Recognizes Kalafus for Lengthy DGNSS Standards Role

The Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) has recognized Dr. Rudy Kalafus for his 25 years of service as Chairman of RTCM Special Committee 104 (SC104) on Differential Global Navigation Satellite System (DGNSS) Service.  

New Builds • October 9, 2009

Navman Wireless OEM Launches Jupiter3 GPS Module

Navman Wireless OEM Solutions, based in Foothill Ranch, California, has announced the availability of its new Jupiter3 Ultra-Small GPS Receiver Module, the company’s smallest GPS module (11 x 11 x 2.2 millimeters) and the basis of its next generation of GPS receiver solutions.

Based on SiRF’s GSC3f/LPx chipset, the Jupiter3, is expected to eventually provide the core for all future Navman wireless GPS modules, offering low power consumption (11.5mA ATP), high sensitivity (-159dBm) and modest pricing.

October 7, 2009

InterSense Taking Orders for Miniature IMU Chip for Navigation and Stabilization

InterSense is taking orders for a new NavChip OEM Developer's Kit that includes a pre-release engineering sample of a miniature commercial inertial measurement unit (IMU) on a surface-mount chip.

The offer is open to qualified OEM partners for a limited number of kits to be delivered this month. Initial production is planned for early 2010, with fully-qualified NavChips available in the second quarter.

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