Weekly Product News

Swift Navigation Adds Unicore to Partner Program

Swift Navigation has announced the addition of Unicore Communications, a GNSS integrated circuit design manufacturer, to its new Partner Program.  Unicore’s GNSS platform now uses Swift Navigation’s Skylark Precise Positioning Service for autonomous driving, robotics, precision agriculture, GIS surveying and mapping, drones, machine control, and more, the company said.

The first Unicore modules to interoperate with Skylark include the triple band UM960 and quad band UM980 series, the company said.

Contact:  Swift Navigationwww.swiftnav.com.

Trucking’s Annual Congestion Costs Top $94.6 Billion

Traffic congestion on U.S. highways soared to $94.6 billion in added costs to the trucking industry in 2021, according to the latest Cost of Congestion study published by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI).  The organization said this is the highest level recorded through this research initiative.  To calculate trucking delay impacts on U.S. roadways from 2017 to 2021, ATRI used several data sources including its truck GPS database.

Contact:  American Transportation Research Institute, www.truckingresearch.org/2023/10/cost-of-congestion-to-the-trucking-industry-2023-update.

U-blox Rolls Out Bluetooth Modules

Thalwil, Switzerland-based u-blox [UBXN] has launched its MAYA-W3 series of compact dual-mode Bluetooth LE 5.4 modules with LE Audio.  The modules also support Wi-Fi 6/6E.

U-blox’s MAYA-W3 Bluetooth module (Image: u-blox).

The modules are designed for such industrial applications as healthcare, industrial automation and monitoring, asset tracking and management, and smart home applications.  All module variants hold global certifications for both Wi‑Fi and Bluetooth, the company said.

Contact:  Natacha Seitz, u-blox, 41 76 436 0788, natacha.seitz@u-blox.com, www.u-blox.com.

HERE Announces 2023 Partner Award Recipients

HERE Technologies has announced the recipients of the HERE Partner Awards for 2023. The Global Strategic Alliance Award went to Esri.  Other company awards went to RouteSmart Technologies, Lalamove, ORTEC, Korem, NAVIGATE and Local Eyes.

Contact:  Sebastian Kurme, HERE, 49 173 515 3549, sebastian.kurme@here.com.

Meinberg Launches GNSS Receiver

Meinberg has launched the IMS-GXL183 multi-band GNSS receiver and clock module solution.  The unit uses the Septentrio mosaic-T GNSS receiver module that has internal anti-spoofing features.

Meinberg’s new IMS-GXL GNSS receiver (Image: Meinberg).

The unit also support the AtomiChron service from Fugro for the external validation and authentication of incoming GNSS messages, the company said.

Contact:  Meinberg, 49 (0) 52 81 93 09-0, sales@meinberg.de.

Pebblebee Trackers Now Available at Costco

Pebblebee has announced that its next-generation item trackers are now available at Costco stores nationwide.  The trackers come in a package that includes two Pebblebee Clip devices and one Card device.

Pebblebee next-generation item trackers are now available at Costco (Image: Pebblebee).

Pebblebee trackers work with both iOS and Android, and offer more than a year’s battery life on a single charge, the company said.  Pebblebee Clip tracks keys, bags and other items.  The Pepplebee Card fits in wallets, and other narrow spaces, as a tracker.

Contact:  Donna Loughlin Michaels, for Pebblebee, (408) 393-5575, donna@lmgpr.com, www.pebblebee.com.

Insign Solutions Joins Viasat ELEVATE Program

Viasat VSAT 2.22%↑ has announced that Insign Solutions has joined its ELEVATE program. As an ELEVATE partner, Insign Solutions will provide customers with an IoT-enabled monitoring solution to mitigate the environmental threats of wildfires, the company said.  Insign will use Viasat’s L-band network and GPS in its Forest Capsule wildfire detection system.

Contact:  Viasatwww.viasat.com.

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Rosco and NEORide Partner

Rosco and NEORide, a Council of Governments representing 29 transits agencies across seven states, have partnered to allow NEORide’s members to have access to collision avoidance systems supplied by Rosco Collision Avoidance.  Rosco will provide Mobileye Shield+ as a collision avoidance system for NEORide members through a national purchase agreement, the company said.  Mobileye Shield+ uses telematics data to identify hot spots and high alert areas, the company said.

Contact:  Amy Ahn-You, Rosco Vision, (718) 526-2601, amy.ahn@roscovision.com, www.roscovision.com.

Adtran launches Satellite Time and Location Solution

Adtran has launched synchronization solutions featuring Satellite Time and Location (STL) technology to address the growing vulnerabilities of GPS and other GNSS systems to jamming and spoofing attacks, the company said.  The OSA 5405-S PTP grandmaster clock can now receive STL signals.

Adtran’s OSA 5405-S and OSA 5400 STL module precludes GNSS vulnerabilities. (Image: Adtran).

Markets for the solutions include such industries as 5G, data centers, smart grids and defense. The OSA 5405-S supports both LEO time services and multi-constellation GNSS.

Contact:  Gareth Spence, 44 1904 699 358, public-relations@adva.comwww.adtran.com.

Phunware Partners With Wailea Beach Resort

Phunware PHUN 1.34%↑ has announced that Wailea Beach Resort is deploying its enhanced Smart Hospitality Solution as part of a three-year-long contract.  The updated version of the platform guides guests through the 22-acre property and drives them to the many amenities and dining options available, the company said.  Phunware’s solution features blue-dot navigation, hotel guest engagement, interactive real-time mapping, wayfinding and indoor positioning

Contact: Phunware, (512) 693-4199, press@phunware.com, www.phunware.com.

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