Articles in the LBS News Category

Feb 2010 | No Comment

The GPS market is witnessing a steady growth on the back of increasing usage in vehicle navigation, fleet management, asset tracking, surveying/mapping, public safety, aviation, marine, aeronautical and consumer GPS markets. As per the newly updated research report “World GPS Market Forecast to 2013″, the worldwide shipments of GPS devices is projected to grow at …

Feb 2010 | No Comment

CTIA-The Wireless Association® Senior Vice President and General Counsel Michael Altschul issued the following statement after he testified on location-based services before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet and Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection:
“For more than fifteen years, CTIA has been at the forefront of efforts …

Feb 2010 | No Comment

Locate Mobiles announced the launch of three new personal mobile GPS location tracing products, a watch, a PC pen, and the rechargeable GPS matchbox.
A consumer device, the GPS watch is fitted with a rechargeable Li-Ion battery and has 2-band GSM antenna for pinpoint accuracy. It is designed for those with children, elderly parents, or to …

Jan 2010 | No Comment

FoursquareX announced that it is utilizing the new location feature built into Snow Leopard, the newest version of Mac OS X, to allow for check-ins to the Foursquare application via the desktop, eliminating the application’s sole availability on mobile phones. FoursquareX is one of the first applications to utilize Snow Leopard’s built-in Core Location feature …

Jan 2010 | No Comment

SkyBitz launches Remote Asset Management & Tracking Solution
SkyBitz®  announced the launch of its newest asset management solution based on its patented Global Locating System (GLS) technology. The SkyBitz GLS400 Mobile Terminal is the next generation of the company’s machine-to-machine (M2M) asset tracking solution that provides a lower overall total cost of ownership (TCO) through increased …

Dec 2009 | Comments Off on NEWS LBS

TurboGPS wireless service in S Korea
u-blox and FINEDIGITAL Inc. has launched a wireless accelerated-GPS service “TurboGPS”. It provides GPS aiding data to vehicle and PNDs throughout South Korea and is available to 3rd party manufacturers of GPS products.

Vehicle Tracking in Papua New Guinea
MapData Sciences (MDS) and Data Nets Limited shall be providing current digital mapping and live fleet tracking services in Papua New Guinea (PNG). One of the first applications shall be to protect the fuel tankers and their cargo for a major energy provider in the region, by allowing them to utilise GPS tracking devices and real time monitoring of the vehicles.

Nov 2009 | Comments Off on NEWSBRIEFS –LBS

Integration of GPS Flight Tracking into Aviation Management SaaS
Trindigo has integrated Blue Sky Network’s GPS tracking and automated flight following technology into Blue Sky aviation management suite. It will enable continuous monitoring location of flights within Trindigo’s web-based solution using Blue Sky’s near real-time GPS data.

Oct 2009 | Comments Off on NEWSBRIEFS –LBS

Magellan RoadMate 1700
Magellan unveiled the new Magellan RoadMate 1700. It is designed to better meet the needs of consumers who are seeking larger-sized displays and easyto- use electronics. The 7-inch WVGA full-colour display provides 4 times the standard screen resolution for better readability and increased safety on the roads.

Sep 2009 | Comments Off on NEWSBRIEFS –LBS

Survey of India maps for SatNav

SatNav Technologies and Survey of India (SOI) have signed an agreement that allows SatNav to use SOI maps in its consumer products. It will release SOIapproved digital maps and custom map content for commercial use in personal and mobile navigation and locationbased solutions.

Aug 2009 | Comments Off on NEWSBRIEFS –LBS

SatGuide PND Moov 300

SatNav Technologies launched the SatGuide PND Moov 300 in India. It will provide road navigation with features like voice prompted directions and a 4.3-inch touch screen.

4.7-inch Maestro PND by Magellan

Magellan announced the Maestro PND with new design, 4.7-inch Display, voice command capabilities, handsfree Bluetooth calling and highway lane assist. It has new feature “Find Your Car” which remembers the location of your car.