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Ventures • October 29, 2012

Indoor Navigation Smartphone App wins 2012 Galileo Masters Prize

Finding your way will be even easier with a new smartphone app from two Portuguese research institutes that augments GNSS with ultra-low magnetic field communication (ULF-MC) for reliable navigation in office buildings, airports, underground parking garages and other indoor locations.

New Builds • October 12, 2012

Trimble Introduces Next Generation GNSS Survey, Datalink, Mapping Solutions

Trimble has introduced its next-generation GNSS surveying solution — the Trimble R10, a small, lightweight receiver that introduces new features and technologies, including Trimble HD-GNSS, Trimble SurePoint, Trimble 360, and Trimble xFill, to provide increased productivity.

Announced at the Intergeo 2012 conference in Hannover, Germany, this week, introduction of the Trimble R10 was accompanied by new versions of its field and office software — Trimble Access 2012.20 and Trimble Business Center 2.80 to extend Trimble's Connected Site survey solution.

New Builds • October 12, 2012

Topcon Launches Products with New 226-Channel GNSS ASIC, Plus Compact Version of IP-S2 Mapping System

Built around a patented application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) supporting 226 universal channels for GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo tracking, Topcon Positioning System’s (TPS) Vanguard technology lies at the core of the company’s new product line.

October 10, 2012

NovAtel Announces New SPAN MEMS Enclosed Receiver

At the Intergeo conference in Hannover, Germany, today, NovAtel Inc. announced the addition of a new commercially exportable single-enclosure SPAN MEMS receiver to its line of SPAN GNSS/INS products.

September 29, 2012

ION GNSS 2012 Exhibition Featured New GNSS Products

The Institute of Navigation ION GNSS 2012 conference in Nashville, Tennessee, last week (September 18–21, 2012) lived up to its reputation as a premiere forum for new GNSS product announcements.

People • September 13, 2012

746th Test Squadron's Paul Benshoof Joins Locata Corporation

Locata Corporation has announced that U.S. Air Force (USAF) veteran Paul Benshoof, formerly chief of strategic development at the 746th Test Squadron (746TS) at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, has joined the company as global business development manager for military and government applications in the United States and abroad.

Events • September 7, 2012

2013 China SatNav Conference in Wuhan Calls for Papers

The fourth China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC 2013) has issued a call for papers to be presented at the international event scheduled May 15–17, 2013 in Wuhan, China.

The theme of CSNC 2013 is “BeiDou Application — Opportunities and Challenges” and will include an academic exchange as well as a commercial exhibition and technical forum.

Deadline for submitting abstracts is October 31, 2012. Full papers are due by December 20. Authors whose papers have been accepted will be notified by the end of February 2012.

Events • August 31, 2012

ION's Big Year! GNSS 2012 Plus a New Pacific Rim Conference

It's a big year for the Institute of Navigation, with the venerable ION GNSS 2012 happening this September in Nashville and the new and highly anticipated Pacific PNT conference opening for the first time next April in Honolulu.

ION GNSS 2012, the granddaddy of all GNSS events, begins shortly in Music City, USA: Nashville, Tennessee.

It's scheduled during the third week of September at the downtown Nashville Convention Center, a five minute walk to the Country Music Hall of Fame and other attractions.

August 30, 2012

Indoor Location: To Boldly Go . . . with or without GNSS

A cross-industry group comprising 22 companies has launched the In-Location Alliance to drive technology innovation and market adoption of high-accuracy indoor positioning solutions such as Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi in environments where GNSS has difficulty providing service.

Established August 23, alliance members include leading handset manufacturers Nokia and Samsung as well as chipset providers, among them GNSS and mixed-signal RF companies Qualcomm, CSR (most of whose assets were recently acquired by Samsung), and Broadcom.

New Builds • August 27, 2012

Applanix Launches New Airborne Photogrammetric Mapping System

Applanix introduced a new position and orientation system and flight management system (FMS) for airborne mapping today (August 27, 2012) at the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) 2012 Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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