Weekly Product News

AirIQ, KORE Wireless Canada Partner for M2M Connectivity

AirIQ has announced has signed an agreement with KORE Wireless Canada for wireless M2M connectivity throughout North America and Europe.  Under the agreement, AirIQ will offer its customers access to a global networks, enabling GSM, GPRS and CDMA M2M applications, the company said.  AirIQ said the deal will allow it to deliver advanced and reliable GPS technology and services to its customers.

Contact:  AirIQwww.airiq.com.

Verizon Connect Launches Equipment Asset Tracker in Europe

Verizon Connect VZ 0.85%↑ has announced the expansion of the company’s Equipment Asset Tracker (EAT) into Europe, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, and Poland.  The improved EAT is a Verizon Connect device that supports its Reveal and Fleet products, helping manage equipment data, such as status, location, productivity and health, while reducing theft and downtime for high-value and critical machinery, the company said.

Verizon Connect’s EAT now in Europe (Image: Verizon).

EAT, launched in the U.S. and Canada in 2023, offers fleet managers visibility into device performance, allowing them to identify and address issues proactively, and even troubleshoot any device problems that may arise, the company said.  Features include small size, wired and battery options, ping configurations, extended battery and others.

Contact:   Tessa Giammona, Verizon, tessa.giammona@verizon.comverizonconnect.com.

Point One Delivers Platform for Surveyors and Surveying Tool Manufacturers

Point One Navigation has launched support for GIS product creators, surveyors, and construction professionals on the Polaris RTK Network. Polaris provides centimeter-accurate positioning across the United States, Europe, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, the company said.

Centimeter-accurate navigation works on most commonly used survey devices — with intelligent assignment of local datums, says Point One (Image: Point One).

Point One is releasing automatic assignment of datums and base stations.  By integrating with Point One Navigation’s GraphQL API, product creators can provision, manage, and observe devices in real time through a single API endpoint, the company said.

Contact:  Mark Shapiro, for Point One Navigation, (619) 249-7742, mshapiro@srs-techpr.com, www.pointonenav.com.

Woolpert Implements CWOL, Rapid Ready Asset Lifecycle Management Solutions

Woolpert has completed the implementation of Cityworks Online (CWOL) for Metroparks Toledo. Developed in Trimble’s TRMB 0.38%↑ Cityworks software, the GIS-centric asset management system provides park-specific asset data structures and workflows designed to support and improve operations and planning, the company said.

Woolpert implements Cityworks Online for Metroparks Toledo (Image: Woolpert).

In other company news, Woolpert has completed its Rapid Ready implementation of the Cityworks asset management system for West County Wastewater (WCW). The utility provider services more than 35,000 residents and businesses throughout West Contra Costa County.

Contact: Lynn Rossi, Woolpert, 312-837-2017, lynn.rossi@woolpert.com, www.woolpert.com.

Geotab: 87% of Transportation Fleets Anticipate Rising Business Costs

Geotab has conducted a survey of U.S. fleet professionals, with Bobit Research Group, that says transportation companies will see 87 percent increases in their business costs throughout 2024.  However, 42 percent of fleet professionals believe customers will demand more fleet sustainability initiatives in the next 1-3 years in order to continue doing business with them, the survey said.  Approximately 39 percent indicate new vehicles as the largest portion of their costs, while 28 percent report vehicle maintenance, and 15 percent report fuel costs as the biggest driver of cost, the survey said. The company also launched its report, “Taking Charge: On the road to the EV Future” on fleet electrification.

Contact:  Geotabwww.geotab.com.

BlackBerry Announces Collaboration with AMD

At Embedded World, BlackBerry  BB -0.71%↓ partnered with AMD to integrate technology for robotic systems in industrial and healthcare markets.  The platform combines BlackBerry QNX, including a QNX Software Development Platform (SDP), with hardware solutions powered by the AMD Kria K26 SOM.  The combination enables sensor fusion, high-performance data processing, real-time control, industrial networking, and reduced latency in robotic applications, the company said.

Contact:  BlackBerry, (519) 597-7273, mediarelations@blackberry.com.

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MerlinTPS Demonstrates at PNTAX

MerlinTPS tested GPS satellite independence during its first remote location tests. The company’s primary intent was to prove its Terrestrial Positioning System (TPS) could survive and thrive in the onslaught of electromagnetic radio frequency interference produced at the PNT Assessment Exercises, or PNTAX, in August 2023. MerlinTPS works independent of GNSS denial efforts and relies on existing signals of opportunity from broadcast radio, which are much harder to overpower and nearly impossible to spoof, the company said.

Contact:  Matt Greenfield, for MerlinTPS, mgreenfield@uproarpr.comwww.merlintps.com.

Marelli Launches ProConnect

Marelli has launched ProConnect, with infotainment and 5G telematics, at Auto China in Beijing. ProConnect is targeted for the China market where many OEMs are integrating cockpit and telematics functions for entry and mid segment vehicles, the company said.

Marelli introduced ProConnect, with infotainment and 5G telematics, at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2024 (Image: Marelli).

Powered by MediaTek‘s MT8675 System on Chip (SoC), ProConnect manages both the instrument cluster and the infotainment system, supporting up to six displays and twelve cameras, while providing 5G Release 15 telematics performance, the company said.

Contact:  Marelli, www.marelli.com.

RF Code and Schneider Electric Partner

RF Code has partnered with Schneider Electric to integrate the company’s software-enabled wire-free hardware with Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure IT. The outcome of this integration eliminates manual processes and ensures 99 percent accurate asset tracking and chain of custody data in real-time, the company said.  RF Code’s solution includes a wire-free sensor technology integrated with RF Code CenterScape software.

Contact:  David Haut, RF Code, dhaut@rfcode.com, www.rfcode.com.

Hexagon-NovAtel Announces 7.09.01 and 7.09.02 Firmware

Hexagon-NovAtel has the release of 7.09.01 and 7.09.02 firmware to provide enhancements to precise point positioning (PPP) accuracy and availability for ionospheric scintillation on all OEM7 receiver boards, enclosures and SMART Antennas.  Ionospheric scintillation refers to rapid fluctuations in GNSS signal strength and phase due to localized irregularities in the electron density of the ionosphere resulting from solar activity, the company said.  Scintillation adversely affects GNSS positioning, particularly around the geomagnetic equator after local sunset, the company said.

Contact:  Hexagon-Novatel, www.novatel.com/contactus/dealer-network.

HID Grabs Gartner Magic Quandrant Recognition

HID Global has been named a Gartner leader in its 2024 Magic Quadrant for Indoor Location Services.  HID’s recently acquired GuardRFID and Connexient to bolster its location services portfolio.  HID uses location technology for people workflow, infant security, asset tracking and other use cases.

Contact: Matt Winn, HID Global, mwinn@hidglobal.com, www.hidglobal.com.

JAVAD GNSS Gets Growth Partnership Award

JAVAD GNSS has won the 2023 Build + Elevate Growth Award from the BE NKY Growth Partnership, the economic development company for Northern Kentucky.  The company’s research and development is based in Kentucky.

Contact:  Gary Walker, JAVAD GNSS, (408) 770-1770, sales@javad.com, www.javad.com.


  • Charles “Chip” Lebovitz has joined ORBCOMM as chief of staff and director of strategic initiatives.
  • RoadFlex has announced that Rush Akin has been named chief revenue officer.
  • Woolpert has hired William Marbell to serve as geospatial program director in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Marbell worked for 15 years with Trimble. The company also hired Kristi Norman as market director.
  • Iain McNicolIain has started a new position as director, spatial data analytics and engineering at HERE Technologies.
  • Jeff Waggamon has joined Woolpert‘s transportation team as project manager.
  • Maxar has named Hayley Waterton as senior marketing manager of international government.


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