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2014-08-06 20:20:29

Antcor acquisition strengthens u-blox' technology for robust short-range connectivity THALWIL, Switzerland and ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swiss u?blox (SIX:UBXN), a leading provider of wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets, has acquired the company Antcor, a developer of Wi-Fi baseband intellectual property (IP). The acquisition consists of a purchase of 100% of the shares of Antcor Advanced Network...

2014-08-06 16:20:54

Solutions Company to Provide Hydrographic Surveying Services RESTON, Va., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Coast Survey (OCS) to provide hydrographic surveying services. The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a five-year period of performance and a total contract value of...

2014-08-05 16:20:25

Android based GPS enabled tablet provides an affordable "all-in-one" navigation system for inland boaters and coastal mariners CHICO, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A new IP66 rated waterproof and dirtproof Android tablet for marine use provides an all-in-one solution at a fraction of the cost of traditional separate marine electronic devices. It provides navigation, AIS collision avoidance, weather radar, weather bulletins, communications, entertainment, and optional...

2014-08-04 16:30:14

Securus Purchases Selected Assets from General Security Services Corporation ("GSSC") in Transaction completed on Friday, August 1, 2014. DALLAS, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies announced today that it has acquired the Alternative Monitoring Services (AMS) division, including the related monitoring contracts and personnel, from GSSC. Securus acquired STOP (Satellite Tracking of People LLC), the largest provider of GPS monitoring devices in the world in December,...

2014-08-01 08:29:30

Technology Demonstration at APCO 2014 Conference & Expo on August 3-6 in New Orleans ANNAPOLIS, Md., and NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), today announced that it is teaming with NextNav, LLC to demonstrate the use of Metropolitan Beacon System (MBS) technology as one solution to complement primary 9-1-1 technology for the purpose of providing indoor location information to public safety answering points in emergency situations....

2014-07-31 23:07:08

Inertial Navigation System Market is driven by the increasing demand for accuracy in navigation, the growing aerospace and defense market, and high availability of small and robust components - http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/inertial-navigation-system-market-154810661.html. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 According to a new market research report, the "Inertial Navigation System Market by Product, Technology, Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and...

2014-07-30 23:07:00

While the navigational system in a cell phone may be good enough to find a friend’s house, there's example after example of why the old cell phone GPS is not good enough for business use. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 “Now approaching Starbucks...” - the phone GPS told one woman as she approached a house in the middle of a Colorado field. She had been a little confused when the GPS guided her away from the main road down a long winding road, but she was...

2014-07-29 12:35:45

ALBANY, New York, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Surgical Navigation Systems Market (Neurosurgical Navigation Systems, ENT Navigation Systems and Orthopedic Navigation Systems) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020", the global surgical navigation systems market was valued at USD 218.5 million in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% from 2014 to...

2014-07-29 12:21:06

FAIRFAX, Va., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a $25.4 million full-production contract from Lockheed Martin to support the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System (GPS) III Network Communications Element (NCE) for space vehicles seven and eight (SV 07-08). The Air Force's next-generation GPS III satellites will improve position, navigation and timing services and provide advanced...

2014-07-28 16:26:17

Ori J. Braun and James Fulton to help advance company growth and development of innovative operating room technology CLEVELAND, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Theater, LLC announced today the addition of two new members to its Business Advisory Board. New members include Ori J. Braun, former Senior Vice President for Business Development and New Technologies for Given Imaging Ltd., and James (Jim) Fulton, former Senior Vice President and General Manager of Philips...


Latest Navigation Reference Libraries

Tropic of Cancer
2013-02-19 16:11:13

The Tropic of Cancer, which is also referred to as the Northern tropic, is the circle of latitude on the Earth that serves as a marker for the most northerly position at which the sun may appear directly overhead at its zenith. This event happens once per year, at the time of the June solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun to its maximum degree. Its Southern Hemisphere counterpart, marking the most southerly position at which the Sun might appear directly...

Prime Meridian
2013-02-19 15:54:46

A prime meridian is a meridian, i.e. a line of longitude, at which the definition of longitude is zero degrees. A prime meridian and its opposite in a 360 degree-system, the 180th meridian, create a great circle. This great circle separates the sphere into two hemispheres. If one uses directions f East and West from a defined prime meridian, then they can be named Eastern and Western Hemisphere. A prime meridian is eventually arbitrary, unlike an equator, which is determined by the axis...

Equator
2013-02-19 15:46:08

An equator is the intersection of a sphere’s surface with the plane that is perpendicular to the sphere’s axis of rotation and midway between the poles. The Equator is normally referred to the Earth’s equator: an imaginary line on the Earth’s surface halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole, separating the Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere. Other planets and astronomical bodies have equators that are similarly defined. The Equator is approximately...

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2010-12-03 15:57:54

A foghorn, most often used in foggy conditions, is a device that uses sound to warn vehicles of hazards. Generally the term is used in marine transport. When lighthouses are obscured the foghorn provides an audible warning of any dangers to ships. They have been used for hundreds of years with some of the initial ones being simple bells or gongs that were manually struck. Some lighthouses shot off cannons periodically in order to warn ships. Whistles were also used in the early days....

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2010-10-21 16:58:49

The compass is a tool that helps the user navigate using the Earth's magnetic poles by using a magnetized pointer that reacts to magnetic fields. Since a compass can be used to calculate a heading it quickly improved the safety and efficiency of travel, especially ocean travel. It has only recently been replaced by Global Positioning Systems. It works by indicating the direction of the magnetic north of a planet's magnetosphere. Generally the face of a compass highlights the north, south,...

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Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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