Weekly Product News

Aerospacelab Will Build, Launch Xona Space Systems’ Navigation Satellite

Aerospacelab will design, manufacture and launch Xona Space Systems’ upcoming navigation satellite.  Aerospacelab will also assist Xona Space Systems in obtaining operator license and support launch operations for two years, the company said.  Xona Space Systems will provide the position, navigation and timing (PNT) payload for integration into Aerospacelab’s platform.

Contact:  Aerospacelabcommunications@aerospacelab.com, www.aerospacelab.com.

HERE Technologies and Netstar Partner

HERE Technologies has partnered with Australian telematics provider Netstar to enhance asset management and navigation capabilities for commercial and heavy vehicles.  The companies, which have partnered since 2008, plan to leverage HERE’s Location Services and Map Content for asset tracking.

HERE and Netstar partner on location services for commercial and heavy fleet vehicles (Image: HERE Technologies).

This latest phase of the partnership is focused on enhancing truck navigation with Netstar’s use of HERE SDK Navigate, the company said.  The companies predict Australia’s road freight will increase by 77 percent between 2020 and 2050

Contact:  Katie Kelly, Netstar Australia, 61 404 037 479, katiek@netstaraus.com.au

Trimble Partners With Radiodetection

Trimble TRMB 2.39%↑ and Radiodetection have partnered to integrate Trimble’s Catalyst DA2 GNSS system and Radiodetection’s RD Map+ application and precision locator products.  The integration allows customers to streamline utility-locating workflows to create underground utilities maps, the company said.

Trimble and Radiodetection integrate respected technologies for utility mapping (Photo: Trimble).

Data collected with Catalyst DA2 GNSS system can now be synced with RD Map+ and precision locators that find and mark buried utilities, the company said.  By streamlining this connection, workers can efficiently and accurately digitize utility-line locations and reduce costly reporting errors, the company said.

Contact:  Trimble, www.trimble.com.

Pozyx Updates RTLS

Pozyx’s new release of its Pozyx real-time location system (RTLS) now supports Bluetooth (BLE) positioning and presence detection alongside UWB tags.  This allows users to track both types of tags simultaneously for flexibility, the company said.

Pozyx’s new release of its RTLS features BLE and UWB tracking (Image: Pozyx).

For applications where pinpoint accuracy is not critical, Pozyx RTLS infrastructure now supports BLE positioning with 5-meter accuracy.   For UWB positioning, Pozyx RTLS infrastructure has 10-centimeter accuracy, the company said.

Contact:  Samuel Van de Velde, Pozyx, samuel@pozyx.io, www.pozyx.io.

Quectel Partners With The Things Industries

Quectel Wireless Solutions has partnered with LoRaWAN solutions provider The Things Industries to integrate Works with The Thinks Stack and security certifications into the company’s  KG200Z LoRaWAN module. The Quectel KG200Z module is powered by the STM32WL by STMicroelectronics.

Quectel integrates LoRaWAN and security certifications into its KG200Z module (Image: Quectel).

In other company news, Quectel said that 95 percent of its modules shipped to the United States since early in 2022 have high security scores based on penetration testing and binary analysis conducted by Finite State.  In addition to Finite State testing, the company said it “is actively pursuing collaboration with multiple standards-setting organizations to enhance and commit to a more rigorous set of security requirements.”

Contact:  Quectelmedia@quectel.com, www.quectel.com.

Create a FREE ManyMe Account.

Autocity and Fixposition Partner

Autocity has partnered with Fixposition AG to integrate Fixposition’s Vision-RTK 2 positioning sensor into Autocity’s Guangpo sweeping vehicle.  The vehicle features  autonomous navigation, obstacle detection and avoidance, automatic waste disposal and weather adaptation capabilities, the company said.

Autocity’s Guangpo, a next-gen autonomous street sweeper (Image: Fixposition).

Fixposition says its sensors can deal with urban environments with buildings and foliage that disrupt signal paths with deep fusion technology that combines data from RTK-GNSS, IMU and computer vision systems.

Contact:  Adriana Najera, Fixposition, adriana.najera@fixposition.com, www.fixposition.com.

OnAsset Intelligence Launches Dedicated Aircraft IoT Gateway

OnAsset has announced that its flagship SENTRY 600 FlightSafe device has now been deployed as a dedicated aircraft-installed gateway to transform an aircraft itself into a virtual-connected warehouse.  This allows an aircraft to be a hub for monitoring aircraft subsystems, sensor-enabled shipments, and detection of ULDs, galley carts and other connected aircraft assets, the company said.  OnAsset delivers these solutions to airline customers where Bluetooth sensors are installed in cabin and hold areas to monitor temperature and humidity, the company said.

Contact:  OnAsset, (972) 659-1619, media@onasset.com, www.onasset.com.


  • Neil Churman has been promoted to president of Woolpert. Churman takes over as president from Scott Cattran, who remains the company’s board chair and CEO.
  • Iridium Communications has appointed John McNiff as vice president and general manager of the company’s Space Development Agency business.
  • Plus has appointed Jon Morrison as its inaugural chief revenue officer (CRO).
  • Roberto Polli has been appointed global head of IoT sales at Vodafone.
  • MOTER Technologies has appointed Alan Adkins as vice president of commercial auto.
  • Ericsson ERIC -1.26%↓ has appointed Andres Vicente as its head of market area South East Asia, Oceania and India and senior vice president.
  • Woolpert vice president and chief scientist Qassim Abdullah has been selected to serve as a member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Hydrographic Services Review Panel.
  • Brian Mulshine has been named senior director of product management at Trimble Transportation.
  • Pointr has hired Tolga Yücel as GIS/CAD expert.


Careers. Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning.

Job Openings. U-blox.

Director of Operations. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center.

Sales Development Representative – Geospatial & Navigation Solutions. Advanced Navigation.

Business Development Manager – Europe. Esri.

Senior Partner Manager – Europe. Esri.

Renewals Manager. Mappedin.

Transportation Research Board jobs:

Transportation and Smart Infrastructure Program Manager. Battelle.

Account Manager. KORE.

Customer Success Manager. MiX Telematics.

Click HERE to Join our growing Location Business News LinkedIn Group!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here