Tech & Innovation

TI announced new GPS chip, cost under $5 - 03/29/2007

Texas Instruments announced at CTIA Wireless a new single-chip device expected to drive GPS applications into mainstream mobile phones. Texas Instruments is one of the important players on the GPS chipset market. According to...

NAVTEQ to resell Skyhook Wireless Wi-Fi Positioning System - 03/27/2007

Today at CTIA Wireless in Orlando, Navteq and Skyhook Wireless announced the formalization of an agreement allowing NAVTEQ to resell Skyhook Wireless' Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) in conjunction with its map products across NAVTEQ's key focus...

National Positioning, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board Named - 03/22/2007

NASA and the National Executive Committee for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) announced today the members of the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board. James Schlesinger will chair the 24-member...

Tele Atlas launches ContentLink, online marketplace for POIs - 03/20/2007

Tele Atlas unveiled at CeBIT ContentLinkâ„¢, a Web-based program for content production and distribution that gives location-based application developers access to a wide range of up-to-date, specialized content and points of interest (POIs)....

3 questions to Kanwar Chadha, founder and vice President of marketing, SiRF € - 03/19/2007

GPS Business News: What are your impressions about CeBIT? Kanwar Chadha: Actually there are not so many innovations at CeBIT this year. The Portable Navigation market is getting mature. Now this market is entering into a...

Chinese Tranzda selects u-blox GPS chipset for innovative smartphone - 03/16/2007

u-blox announced a deal that sees its LEA-4S GPS module included in a smartphone produced by innovative design house Tranzda Technologies Co. Ltd. The PM328 is a NEWPLUS Linux-Core smartphone that integrates phone, PDA, GPS and other multimedia...

Orange France launches assisted GPS - 03/14/2007

Wireless operator Orange France has launched its Assisted GPS technology with a first handset, SPV M650, an Orange branded Windows mobile device built by HTC. Assisted GPS helps the device to connect faster with the GPS satellites by providing an...

NXP Software to enable low cost GPS cameras € - 03/08/2007

NXP Software announced today, at the Photo Marketing Association trade show, its SnapSpot GPS technology to enable low cost GPS on cameras. By taking a new approach to GPS geo-tagging, SnapSpot solves the problems of...

Motorola launches StarTAC III in Korea, GPS included - 03/01/2007

Motorola decided to revive its famous StarTAC model with this new StarTAC III featuring a GPS, MP3 and including a high definition 2.0 inch TFT QVGA LCD screen. Interestingly, Motorola chose Seoul - Samsung's backyard - to...

u-blox to Unveil New GPS Chip at 3GSM - 02/02/2007

The u-blox 5 chipset boasts an acquisition and tracking sensitivity of -160 dBm, a 50-channel engine and a power consumption of less than 50 mW. The company claims a position acquisition time of less than one second with its AssistNow technology....

Wifi positioning technology is getting momentum at CES € - 02/02/2007

Since Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) has emerged as a mainstream technology, using it as a geo-positioning tool has been in the air. On a technology standpoint It is a rather basic concept : instead of getting a signal from 3 satellites to determine your...
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