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Industrial GNSS market to Hit $240B by 2013

According to ABI Research, industrial applications such as network timing, land surveying, and machine control are quickly gaining momentum. It forecasts that by 2013 GNSS end-user devices and systems will generate yearly revenues of $240 billion. However, innovative workaround solutions based on the post-processing of the GPS signal are being developed, as is the use of assisted-GPS technology to provide location and satellite data to connected devices for faster fixes and better coverage

BAE unveils anti-jamming GPS receiver technology

BAE Systems has developed a satellite navigation receiver system that provides uninterrupted GPS signal reception for air, land, and sea platforms and applications. The company developed the system in response to the emerging threat of disruption to operations of GPS navigation systems.

GPS to guide tourists along the Berlin Wall

gps_newsThe Berlin Senate authorities have now licensed an official GPSenabled guide – MauerGuide or Wall Guide – as part of their integrated Berlin Wall information campaign. Based on a GPS-enabled PDA from ASUS, the WallGuide takes the users along the traces of the Berlin Wall to the five key locations in the Wall’s history at Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, the Eastside Gallery, the Topography of Terror, and the Berlin Wall Memorial in Bernauer Strasse.

Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply selects new grid information System

CESCL in Mysore, India has selected Cascade AS, Norway and their Indian subsidiary Reli-e-Marg’s OpenNIS as their new grid information system. It is a Field Management system and a portable GIS package running on a ruggedized tablet PC. It is used to collect geographical information related to electricity distribution assets in the field, take positions of electricity poles, substations and underground cables. OmniSTAR was selected by the company as the supplier of the positioning component of their solution. The OmniSTAR DGPS units will be used to trace the actual path of underground cables.

New generation EGNOS RIMS receivers

The European Space Agency has awarded a contract for the development of a ‘New Generation’ RIMS receiver breadboard to IFEN GmbH. The breadboard development is related to the activities of the definition and development of a Multi-Regional System in the frame of the GNSS Evolution Programme as logical extension of the current regional EGNOS capabilities.

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