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McMurdo Beacons Use u-Blox GPS

lun 28 nov 2011 - 15:54
GPS and wireless module and chipset vendor u-blox has announced last week two design wins with McMurdo, a subsidiary of the Orolia Group. McMurdo has integrated u-blox GPS receiver modules in its SafeLink R10 and Smartfind S10 marine safety beacons.

The handheld S10 and life-jacket mounted R10 can be activated when urgent assistance is needed...

Alain de Taeye, TomTom: “We Can Look into the Future and Change It“

lun 28 nov 2011 - 10:43
Alain de Taeye, the former CEO of digital mapping vendor Tele Atlas, bought by TomTom in 2008 was speaking last week at the TEDx Brussels conference.

In this 13 minutes inspiring talk (see video below) he layed out TomTom’s vision for traffic information services, and how it can not only look into the future but also change it.

Route 66 Nav with Worldwide Map Licence now on Android Market

jeu 24 nov 2011 - 17:53
Mobile navigation provider Route 66 has announced today the - delayed (read here) - availability of its Maps + Navigation software on the Android market.

Interestingly, the navigation provider offers (after a 30 days free trial) a lifetime worldwide license for turn-by-turn navigation in 80 countries. The licence is available vi...

NNG Opens Indian Office

jeu 24 nov 2011 - 16:45
Budapest-based navigation software vendor NNG (formerly known as Nav N Go) has announced today the opening of an office in India for January 2012.

Based in Gurgaon, Péter Bolesza, Vice President of Emerging Markets at NNG, will manage the local operation in India.

“The commencement of a new operation in India is in direct response to deman...

Telmap Reaches 7m Users, Adding 400K/Month

mer 23 nov 2011 - 12:48
Speaking with GPS Business News at the EBG Conference today in Paris, Telmap marketing director Tsipi Joseph said that her company, now owned by Intel, has reached 7 million users, adding 400,000 new subscribers per month. The company seems to be on the right path to meet its target set by CEO Oren Nissim at the last mobile world congress...