Tech & Innovation

OriginGPS Claims Smallest GPS Module with Antenna - 09/04/2014

OriginGPS today announced the launch of the Nano Hornet, which is claimed to be the world’s smallest GPS module with integrated antenna. The module is 10x10mm with an height of only 3.8mm. The module is based on a SiRFstarIV GPS SoC from CSR. In...

Vehcon to Offer Mileage Solution for $1 Per Vehicle Per Year - 09/03/2014

Smartphone-based telematics supplier Vehcon has announced MVerity, a new offering for insurance companies, which provides accurate mileage readings for underwriting, claims, and usage-based insurance (UBI) for less than $1 per vehicle per year. “Our...

Q&A with Taneli Tuurnala, CEO of Telit GNSS Solutions - 07/15/2014

GPS Business News recently interviewed with Taneli Tuurnala, CEO of Telit GNSS Solutions, the GPS/GNSS module business of M2M vendor Telit. Tuurnala joined Telit in July 2013 to head the GNSS business unit, before that he was for 6 years CEO of GPS...

ABI: Qualcomm, Broadcom, MediaTek, u-blox & CSR Lead GNSS Chipset Market - 07/03/2014

A newly released ​ranking of GNSS chipsets vendor by ABI Research concluded Qualcomm is the leading GPS IC vendor, followed by Broadcom in second place, MediaTek in third, u-bloc in fourth and CSR at the fifth position. ABI’s vendor matrix compares...

Satellogic: “We Target a Constellation of 100 Earth Imagery Satellites“ - 06/26/2014

The acquisition of Skybox Imaging by Google this month (read here) highlighted a new paradigm in satellite technology and earth imagery and monitoring. In the last five years electronics component miniaturization and cost decline has enabled the...

TI WiLink 8Q Bluetooth/Wi-Fi/GNSS Now in Mass Production - 06/05/2014

This week Texas Instruments (TI) announced the mass production of its automotive-grade wireless connectivity chipset, the WiLink 8Q family which embeds Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth low energy and GPS/GNSS technologies. WiLink is the second generation...

Rx Networks & GSA Tests Show that Galileo Increases LBS Accuracy - 05/28/2014

Tests conducted by Rx Networks and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) demonstrate that, when used in addition to GPS or GLONASS, Galileo significantly improves the accuracy of location-based services when used in challenging environments. Conducted in...

SigFox IoT Network to be Operated in the UK by Arqiva - 05/19/2014

Internet of things (IoT) network technology supplier SigFox has signed a contract with Arqiva, a provider of TV, radio, Wi-Fi and cellular infrastructure to build and run a SigFox network in the United Kingdom, starting with ten of the largest...

TI Now Supports iBeacon across Bluetooth LE Portfolio - 04/23/2014

Texas Instruments (TI) last week announced support for iBeacon technology across its Bluetooth low energy portfolio. iBeacon is a technology introduced by Apple with iOS 7 that uses Bluetooth low energy and geofencing to provide apps with a whole...

GLONASS Suffered from Another (Smaller) Disfunction - 04/17/2014

On April 14th, 2014 at 21:00 UTC, eight GLONASS satellites (02, 08, 10, 12, 16, 19, 23, 24) become unusable for 30 minutes. This happens just two weeks after the constellation experienced a full outage for 11 hours (read here), demonstrating the...

GLONASS GNSS Constellation Suffered 11 Hours Outage - 04/03/2014

All satellites in the Russian GNSS constellation GLONASS broadcast corrupt data for 11 hours on April 1st, from 1am until noon Russian time (UTC+4). This rendered the system completely unusable for millions of receivers in Russia and all over the...

Nordic Semiconductor Ships Smart Beacon Kit - 04/09/2014

Nordic Semiconductor has launched a reference design for Bluetooth Smart Beacons based on their nRF51822 SoC. The nRF51822 Beacon Kit allows developers and engineers to develop their own beacon applications using Apple's iBeacon standards, or create...
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