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2005 GPS receiver survey

2005 GPS receiver survey Now in its 13th year, the annual GPS World Receiver Survey provides the longest-running, most comprehensive database of GPS equipment available in one place. With information provided by more than 70 manufacturers on more than 500 receivers, it provides data on all the most important equipment features. Manufacturers and equipment are […]

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Reflectorless laser rangefinder with compass

Reflectorless laser rangefinder with compass The TruPulse 360 overcomes situational and topographical barriers to allow professional measurement of man-made or natural features. Based on LTI’s TruPulse 200 laser measuring device that hit the market in 2006, the TruPulse 360 combines an integrated compass, inclinometer, and distance laser that delivers mapping-grade accuracy and the ability to […]

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Embedded GPS

Embedded GPS Falcom GmbH’s JP7-T family of embedded GPS is based on the SiRF starlle/LP chipset and supports SiRF’s XTRAC software package for tracking GPS signals at low signal strength. The JP7-T family–JP7-T, JP7-TB and JP7-TC–weigh 2.5 grams (without shielding), and include identical electrical and RF-performance but different pin-out and mounting features. The 25.4 X […]

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GPSteer, GPS speed from CSI wireless

GPSteer, GPS speed from CSI wireless CSI Wireless Inc. of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, introduced GPSteer, an automatic steering system for tractors and other self-propelled agricultural equipment. The aftermarket product automatically steers vehicles along consistently straight or curved rows, according to the company. Drivers engage GPSteer when starting a row, and the system automatically disengages when […]

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LocSense Technology

LocSense Technology LocSense Technology, Inc. recently introduced the LS-40EB OEM 12-channel GPS receiver targeting navigation, asset tracking, fleet management, and timing reference applications. Powered by the LocSense LS4000 Correlation Engine, with 4000 simultaneous time/frequency search bins, the LS-40EB reportedly achieves a cold-start time of less than 45 seconds, acquisition sensitivity of better than-140 dBm, tracking […]

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GPS timing receiver – Timing & Synchronization – Furuno USA GT-8031

GPS timing receiver – Timing & Synchronization – Furuno USA GT-8031 – Brief Article The GT-8031 16-channel GPS timing receiver from Furuno provides 15-nanosecond accuracy and SBAS (WAAS) capability in addition to time-receiver autonomous integrity monitor (T-RAIM) function. Autonomous transition from “survey” to “fixed observation point” enables the receiver to calculate position and use the […]

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u-Nav funding

u-Nav funding u-Nav Microelectronics Corp. of Irvine, California. closed a $5 million Series D round of financing led by Nordic Venture Partners, iSherpa Capital, Shelter Capital, and UNI-LLC. u-Nav will expand its sales and marketing teams, and development. The company has reported 300 percent quarter-over-quarter growth for the past two years and expects similar growth […]

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omni-directional photo database using probe cars

Virtual trip: omni-directional photo database using probe cars Kenji Muto Want to see exactly where you’re headed before you get there? With an omni-directional photo database developed by a Japanese automotive technology company, drivers can find the correct route by taking a virtual drive-through composed of realistic images collected by probe cars. Probe cars are […]

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Rural Road Survey with GPS An Exercise in Development

Rural Road Survey with GPS An Exercise in Development Iftekhar Ghani Chowdhury Floods, cyclones, and other natural disasters wreak havoc with the rural road network in the small yet heavily populated nation of Bangladesh. To better maintain this vital infrastructure in the face of such odds, the Bangladesh government, in cooperation with international aid organizations, […]

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Trimble mobile iQ, regional network

Trimble mobile iQ, regional network Trimble of Sunnyvale, California, released its Lassen iQ GPS receiver module for mobile devices. The 12-channel receiver is fully compatible with the Lassen SQ module, and features standard and enhanced signal sensitivity modes. Consuming 90 mW or less when operating continuously via a 3.3VDC, the Lassen iQ has a 26 […]