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RFID/GPS/Location Channel

Location technology related topics


Chemring wins MoD nano-satellite research contract

April 22, 2014

Chemring Technology Solutions' Gioconda industry consortium has been awarded an extension to an existing contract to support the UK MoD’s Dstl nano-satellites research project.

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RFID market grows 17% in one year to $9.2B

March 20, 2014

New research conducted by IDTechEx, and published in the report "RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2014-2024," finds that the RFID market - including tags, readers, software and services, for passive and active RFID - will grow from $7.88 billion in 2013 to $9.2 billion in 2014. Most growth is due to active RFID/RTLS systems, interrogators, and then tags, in terms of total money spent.

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Exelis GPS threat detection capability helped to safeguard Super Bowl XLVIII

March 13, 2014

Signal Sentry 1000, an Exelis product that detects and locates GPS interference sources in 3-D by using longitude, latitude and altitude, was deployed during Super Bowl XLVIII at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Lockheed Martin introduces secure wireless tagging and tracking capability

February 21, 2014

Accurate tracking of munitions and other assets in harsh and/or sensitive environments is now possible through a wireless automatic identity technology introduced by Lockheed Martin

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Galileo has achieved in-orbit validation

February 14, 2014

The European Space Agency has announced that the in-orbit validation of Galileo has been achieved: Europe now has the operational nucleus of its own satellite navigation constellation in place – the world’s first civil-owned and operated satnav system

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$2.6B GPS fitness device market overshadowed by smart devices and wearables

February 4, 2014

Despite major GPS fitness device OEMs announcing new fitness products at CES 2014, it looks like an increasingly difficult battle between smart devices and wearables. Garmin launched its Vivofit fitness band and Vivoki/Vivahub corporate wellness solution. Magallen is one of the few companies in the GPS device OEM space that continues to show flashes of innovation, opening up its Echo watch platform to a range of third party smartphone application developers.

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Selex ES to hook EU governments up to Galileo’s secure navigation signals

February 3, 2014

Selex ES has been awarded a €10.3 million contract by the European GNSS Agency to deliver the first generation of Public Regulated Service operational receivers for use by PRS participants in EU member states.

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Exelis reaches GPS OCX milestones for navigation and encryption software

January 30, 2014

Exelis has successfully completed several software upgrades for the new Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System, or GPS OCX. Integration and testing were recently conducted on iteration 1.5 of the OCX navigation, encryption and Mission Upload Generator, or MUG, software.

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STMicroelectronics satellite-location chip support China’s BeiDou system

January 13, 2014

STMicroelectronics has announced Teseo III, a single-chip standalone positioning product family capable of receiving signals from multiple satellite navigation systems, including the Chinese BeiDou, the U.S. GPS, European Galileo, Russia’s GLONASS and Japan’s QZSS.

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Exelis delivers critical GPS satellite simulation software

November 4, 2013

Exelis successfully completed factory acceptance testing for the Global Positioning System (GPS) III navigation payload simulator software. Developed by Exelis, the software will simulate the behavior of GPS signals in space, which will be used for testing the U.S. Air Force's next generation GPS ground station known as the operational control system (OCX). The simulator will be integrated into the Raytheon-developed GPS System Simulator (GSYS) within OCX.

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ION GNSS+ 2014

Tampa Convention Center
Tampa, FL
United States
Institute of Navigation - Satellite Division Read More


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