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New Builds • March 26, 2013

GNSS Interference Detection from ITT Exelis

ITT Exelis offers the Signal Sentry 1000, a system designed to detect, geolocate, and characterize sources of intentional and unintentional interference to GPS and other GNSS ssignals and provide actionable intelligence to the user.

Ventures • March 20, 2013

EU$1 Million in Prizes for 2013 European Satellite Navigation Competition

With the 10th edition of the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) set to begin on April 1, 2013, competition organizers are inviting submission of innovative GNSS application ideas.

Events • March 20, 2013

CSNC 2013 Focuses on BeiDou, Applications

The 4th China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC 2013) will be held on May 15-17, 2013 in Wuhan, China. It will incorporate a wide range of activities, such as academic exchange, high-level forum, and technical presentations.

A China Satellite Navigation Technology and Application Achievement Exhibition will be held all three days in parallel with the event.

Ventures • March 13, 2013

IFEN Opens U.S. Operations

IFEN has announced the opening of its U.S. subsidiary, IFEN Inc., to address the American market for GNSS test equipment.

The Poing, Germany–based company has named Mark Wilson as vice-president of sales at IFEN Inc. Wilson, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the GNSS market, said he was "very excited to join the IFEN team. . . . Our exceptional products offer unrivalled flexibility and capability, at realistic prices providing huge advantages to our customers.”

March 13, 2013

Interstate GPS Receiver Passes M-Code Test

L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (L-3 IEC) announced today (March 12, 2013) that it successfully performed GPS Military Code (M-Code) testing during a “live sky broadcast event” last month.

The IEC M-Code receiver is designed to provide improved accuracy, positioning, navigation and timing in conditions where the performance of current receivers might be compromised or unavailable.

March 11, 2013

ION's Joint Navigation Conference 2013 Cancelled

In a March 11 announcement, Institute of Navigation director Lisa Beaty said it was with "sincere regret" that this year's Joint Navigation Conference will not take place in June as planned. She said all All JNC 2013 registered attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors will receive a full refund of any fees they have already paid.

February 21, 2013

Broadcom Introduces GNSS Location Chip with Geofence Capabilities

Broadcom Corporation has introduced a GNSS chip with an architecture designed to enable geofence capabilities while preserving battery life.

Geofence technology provides virtual perimeter — the geofence — awareness in a geographical area of interest. The geofence feature enables an application to receive a notification when a user enters or exits a virtual perimeter.

Ventures • February 19, 2013

East Meets West: Hemisphere GNSS's New Era

Although not on the scale or at the strategic level of China National Offshore Oil Corporation’s takeover of Canada’s Nexen Inc., the recent acquisition of the Precise Products business of Hemisphere GPS by Beijing UniStrong Science & Technology Co. Ltd. marks a notable achievement in the GNSS world — the acquisition of a North American manufacturer with core GNSS receiver intellectual property by a Chinese enterprise.

February 19, 2013

Spectracom Announces BeiDou Upgrade Plans for Its Simulators

Spectracom has announced the upgrade capability of its GNSS simulators to China’s BeiDou system.

The Spectracom GSG Series 5 and Series 6 GNSS simulators, released last year, are designed to be field upgradeable to simulate current and future GNSS constellations.

The recent release of the Beidou ICD specification has enabled Spectracom to ensure that its GSG Series 5 and Series 6 equipment will be able to simulate these satellites with a simple field-upgradeable firmware update.

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