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NASA to use RFID for spacecraft part tracking

Intermec, USA has announced a cooperative research effort with NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center to investigate new automatic identi?cation tracking (AIT) technologies, to qualify machine-readable symbol markings and RFID devices for use on spaceborne vehicles. Intermec will evaluate markings that have been exposed to low earth orbit environments during the third and fourth Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE) missions, and will also prepare additional marked samples and soft and rigid RFID tags to be included in MISSE 6, scheduled for July 2007.

ScottishPower invests in ESRIbased mobile GIS system

ESRI has been awarded by ScottishPower plc, Glasgow, Scotland, a contract valued at £750,000 to ESRI (UK) Ltd. to provide a mobile GIS. It will enable up to 800 engineers, working across 70,000 miles of ScottishPower’s United Kingdom electricity networks, to access and record map-based information while in the ?eld. The GIS will enhance the capabilities by giving ?eld engineers immediate access to accurate information such as the location of cables and other remote equipment.

6110 Navigator with integrated GPS

Nokia, has introduced the new Nokia 6110 Navigator, a navigation-enabled mobile phone bringing together GPS and AGPS functionality with alwayson mobile connectivity. It features full personal navigation experience with integrated maps, routing and navigation.

Motorola launches T805 and T815 featuring MOTONAV

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

Motorola, USA has announced its new Phone-based Navigation System T805based Navigation System T805 and T815. The T805 uses Bluetooth wireless technology to add satellite navigation to a compatible Bluetooth enabled phone.

CoPilot Live 7 mobile phone GPS navigation

ALK Technologies, USA unveiled CoPilot Live 7 GPS navigation for mobile phones and PDAs. Supporting Windows Mobile 6 devices it is simple and intuitive, new clearer 2D/3D map views, and compelling mobile data services.

Etisalat launches location based services

Etisalat, UAE has announced the launch of LBS which is now accessible by all Etisalat mobile customers across the UAE, without the need for subscription. This service will enable them to know their locations visually over the map and the location of places of interest around them.

Windows Mobile GPS phone assists farmers


Germany-based SatconSystem Ltd. is shipping a Windows Mobile 5- powered PDA/phone aimed at agricultural applications. It has builtin GPS and wireless connectivity,and includes a suite of specialized software intended to assist farmers with surveying, navigation, and tracking tasks.

Mainnav intros Bluetoothenabled MW-705 GPS watch

Mainnav, Taiwan is offering up a GPS wristwatch with built-in Bluetooth and a SiRF Star III LP chip. The device can track current The device can track current position, operate as a standalone GPS receiver, and also handle heart-rate monitoring, speed and distance tracking, and sense the temperature whilst frolicking in the great outdoors.

SiRF and Skyhook Wireless to deliver GPS-Wi? hybrid

SiRF Technology Holdings and Skyhook Wireless, Inc. has announced that SiRF has licensed the WPSto create a single positioning system for wireless carriers that combines the best of both GPS and Wi-Fi technologies. This systempromises to boost the availability and adoption of location-based services.

Global Locate announces AGPS reference design

Global Locate Inc., USA announced the availability of an A-GPS reference design based on Freescale Semiconductor’s popular i.MX31 applications processor and Hammerhead assisted GPS chip.It patented signal processing techniques and host-based architecture reutilize existing resources in the i.MX31 applications processor resulting in significant cost reduction, sensitivity of -160dBm and position fix times as fast as one second.

Novatel Wireless launches EVDO Rev. A ExpressCard

Novatel Wireless, Inc., announces the availability of the Novatel Wireless Rev. A ExpressCard for the Sprint Power Vision Network. It offers A-GPS location-based capability and higher data speeds. home.

EU releases Radio Frequency band for Ultrawideband UWB

A harmonising decision of the European Commission has been adopted outlining the mandatory conditions for the use of ultrawideband (UWB) technology across the 27 member states of the EU. UWB

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