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GloNav unveils industry’s lowest-power GPS RFIC

GloNav Inc. announced the volume production availability of its ultra low-power L1 GPS RFIC optimized for integration into cellular handsets, portable consumer electronic devices and battery operated GPS devices.
The GNR1040 is a highly integrated, low-power, single-conversion low- IF GPS RFIC for the 1.575GHz – L1 signal that includes built-in flexibility and programmability to support multiple GPS baseband processors.

Kenzi Technology launches asset tracking and security solutions

UAE based Kenzi Technology is introducing a slew of mobile asset management and asset security products. It has put up a 24 x 7 Central Command Center at their Head Office in Abu Dhabi where they are currently monitoring a large number of fleet for their clients in the UAE. They are introducing another first in the ME, a MOBILE based vehicle tracking solution that allows tracking car using mobile phone.

Ricoh releases GPSready digital camera

Ricoh Corporation, released the 500SE GPS-ready digital camera. Developed for outdoor locationbased photography, its integrated precision GPS module provides for an all-in-one, easy- to-use device for geo-coding images and video at the time of capture. For higher precision application, the camera is capable of receiving NMEA data streams from external GPS devices via its on-board Bluetooth radio.

Low-cost GPS fl eet management system on Australian market

Travroute Australia Technologies announced the launch of CoPilot FleetCenter, a GPS based low-cost fleet management solution. The system can be viewed from any internet connected computer, managers can access its secure web site and view their fleet in real-time, receive automated exception alert reporting, delivery status information.

Motorola provides new mobile navigation and LBS

Working with Jentro Technologies, Germany and Destinator Technologies as software suppliers, Motorola will launch new navigation products in 2007. It will be equipped with locationbased services and navigation platforms that give consumers access to local point-of-interest searches, community tools and other LBS and valueadded services.

Aerofl ex launches A-GPS-enabled mobile handset test platform

Aerofl ex, USA has launched a fully integrated solution for testing AGPS (Assisted-Global Positioning System) enabled mobile handsets.The solution is based on Aerofl ex 6103 AIME and 6103 AIME/CT mobile handset test systems. It has been designed to address the rapidly emerging development and conformance test requirements for A-GPS-based mobile handsets by testing A-GPS implementation in the laboratory. www.aerofl

Pharos introduces its first GPS Smartphone

Pharos Science & Applications, Inc., USA, has launched its first GPS-enabled smartphone. It offers a full-featured navigation experience on a sleek smartphone with extensive wireless options and the added convenience of a two mega-pixel camera and FM radio.

GSM phone integrates GPS, 2MP camera

dmedia System Co. Ltd, Taiwan offers the GPS Phone-F2, a GSM phone that has a built-in GPS. It supports GSM 900MHz, 1800MHz and 1900MHz. It has a 2in transrefl ective touchscreen TFT LCD and 2MP digital camera The phone features DGTV, radio, video and music players, as well as a
photo viewer. It has a micro Secure Digital (SD) slot and touch panel.

CDMA based fleet monitoring system

Micro Technologies India Ltd has announced CDMA based Vehicle Tracking System which could be used on CDMA technology.

Motorola wins Jiangsu Mobile’s contract

Motorola, Inc announced that Jiangsu Mobile Communications Corporation (JSMCC), will deploy Motorola’s solution for location-based mobile telecommunications services. It will provide location-based value added services to 20 million subscribers in Jiangsu province.

Cisco enters RFID wireless location business

Cisco, USA announced a turnkey Wi-Fi Asset Tracking solution specifi cally geared for aerospace, automotive, mining and semiconductor manufacturing industries. By implementing Cisco’s Wi-Fi Asset Tracking solution, manufacturers gain greater visibility into their enterprise, can track the presence and real-time location of highvalue manufacturing assets, and substantially increase operational effi ciencies by reducing misplacement incidents.

GPS phones to find big market share

GPS is about to hit mobile phones in a big way, especially in Europe. Canalys, UK, a research company, found that 12 million GPS devices changed hands from supplier to consumer in the first three quarters of 2006. Canalys expects that number to hit 28 million this year. Consumers in Japan and the US see GPS more so in car units, some of which can be detached and become portable. 2007 is expected to be thefi rst of a series of years in which GPSenabled mobiles fl ood the market. Europe and Oceania, for instance, have GSM networks that wouldn’t be able to process the CDMA-standard devices that are common in the U.S. and Japan. One fi nal assist goes to AGPS, which is assisted-GPS and is a technology fresh off the shelf that helps eliminate lag times that are so common with satellitesearching. As all of these enhancements and adjustments are incorporated and awareness of utility grows, the widespread use of GPS-enabled mobiles will skyrocket, analysts say, adding that that skyrocketing will start in 2007.

BAE Systems demonstrates passive geo-location technology

BAE Systems, UK demonstrated a passive geo-location capability that enables aircraft to quickly and accurately identify enemy positions in crowded radio frequency (RF) environments. The equipment can be deployed on any type of military aircraft. The new capability, demonstrated at the US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, enables aircraft to calculate geo-location with any radio frequency (RF) signal.

Samsung launches bluetooth navigator device

Samsung has unveiled the Bluetooth Navigator (STT-D370). It’s a GPS navigator that connects a mobile phone via Bluetooth feature. The microphone and speaker phone, embedded in the product enable the users to make or receive phone calls and SMS text messages, without using a mobile phone.

TomTom creates embedded portable navigation solution

TomTom has developed a portable navigation device which can be embedded into vehicles through the dashboard or the radio. The new offering will see TomTom partner with car manufacturers and their suppliers to create new, smart ways to customise its navigation technology into the look and functions of their cars.

BioEnable’s GPS tracking service

India-based BioEnable has launched a Web-based GPS Tracking service called GPSintegrated. The service allows real-time tracking of vehicles, assets, people, and so on. To be able to avail the service, users need to purchase a GPS tracking device, and a Web site account for reports and maps.

NovAtel Inc. launches enclosure for its GPS/GNSS engine

NovAtel Inc. launched DL-V3– an enclosure housing NovAtel’s GPS/ GNSS OEMV-3 engine. It has features such as Bluetooth for wireless connectivity and Ethernet for remote network access, as well as a removable Compact Flash card for data security and portability.

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