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2011-06-30 05:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today its new high-accuracy Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) correction technology, Trimble® RTX technology. Trimble RTX (Real-Time Extended) combines real-time data with innovative positioning and compression algorithms to deliver better than 4 centimeter (1.5 inch) repeatable accuracy with as little as one minute convergence in selected areas. The new technology utilizes...

2011-06-30 05:35:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today its new high-accuracy Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) compatible correction service. The Trimble® CenterPoint(TM) RTX(TM) correction service can offer 4 centimeter (1.5 inch) repeatable accuracy and will be available initially through Trimble's Agriculture Division. CenterPoint RTX is a GPS and GLONASS enabled correction service that covers approximately a 1.8 billion...

2011-05-24 03:24:00

BRUSSELS, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The launch of the first two operational satellites of the EU's global navigation satellite system will take place on 20th October, the European Commission announced today. This is just the first of a series of launches due to take off from Europe's Space Port in Kourou, French Guiana. The launch of the Galileo satellites at an altitude of 23.600km will lead to the provision of initial satellite navigation services in 2014. Successive launches will...

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2011-05-23 11:25:00

The European Union (EU) said on Monday that the launch date for the first two satellites of its Galileo navigation system will be October 20. Antonio Tajani, the EU industry commissioner, said the launch would take place at 7:00 a.m. local time and the satellites would carry the names of Belgian and Bulgarian children. The system is intended to rival the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) and Chinese and Russian projects.  The program's costs have risen to $7.2 billion. The Galileo...

2011-05-23 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the Company's product support for the Russian GLONASS satellite system and the unique capability to utilize both the GPS and GLONASS networks simultaneously for greater location performance. The additional signals from this expanded satellite network provide more accurate location information for the growing number of location based applications and services. The first GLONASS capable...

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2011-05-10 15:04:09

Pau Pyr©n©es in southern France has become Europe's first airport to use the new EGNOS Safety-of-Life Service, to guide aircraft in for landing using only this highly accurate space navigation signal. Clermont-Ferrand Airport in central France is also set to start using EGNOS "“ serving mainly business aircraft "“ while Marseilles Airport should also join them, chosen because it is used by Eurocopter for helicopter certification. Le Bourget Airport is also scheduled to...

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2011-04-04 10:05:16

Submit a great satnav idea and win a prize with ESA support to create your own business. Previous winning ideas today guide visitors around exhibition centers, help position offshore ships with centimeter accuracy and spot pollution in waterways. The eighth European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) began on 1 April. Inventors and entrepreneurs can propose their ideas on how to use satellite navigation technology in new applications on Earth. The winners will get the chance to turn them...

2011-03-22 05:32:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) today announced the release of Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System version 12.0, allowing more configuration options for heavy and highway contractors involved in earthmoving and excavation. With several new hardware options and features, GCS900 version 12.0 is easier to operate and integrate across the Trimble Connected Site(TM) portfolio of solutions. Flexible configurations and improved jobsite connectivity allow...

2011-03-16 03:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets related to the OmniSTAR(TM) Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signal corrections business from Fugro N.V. The acquisition is expected to significantly expand Trimble's worldwide ability to provide correction services for land-based agriculture, construction, mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS) and survey...

2011-03-10 15:00:21

Solution presented at today's GNSS Conference 2011 requires government backing to stimulate successful commercial application and counter GPS vulnerabilities say experts The GNSS Interference, Detection and Monitoring Conference 2011 follows Tuesday's Royal Academy of Engineering report that set out the risks of GPS disruption from solar storms or illegal jamming and assessed what can be done to reduce impacts on society. Solutions put forward included eLORAN (Enhanced Long Range Navigation),...