On Tuesday, Telit Wireless Solutions, the U.S.-based mobile technology arm of Telit Communications, announces that its HE910, a pentaband HSPA+ M2M module, enables connectivity in the personal tracker from WH Electronics Inc., a provider of electronic controllers and systems for the automotive Industry
This week at CeBIT, FreightWatch Security Net (FSN), a provider of embeddable, covert tracking solutions, introduced its latest portable, battery-powered assisted-GPS tracker. The Geo F5 Global AGPS Tracker operates on GSM/GPRS cellular coverage worldwide.
On Tuesday at CeBIT, Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and services, announced its xE910 family of wireless modules, which features a single, compact form factor that is interchangeable on any regional cellular network. The new family of modules can deliver ubiquitous coverage for M2M applications and consumer electronics devices worldwide, says the company.
LightSquared Inc., the wireless company backed by hedge fund manager Philip Falcone, said on Tuesday it plans to lay off nearly half of its employees to save money.
LightSquared (Reston, Va., USA) said it will cut 45% of its 330-employee workforce and called the planned move a "prudent and necessary cost savings measure to ensure the long-term success of the company."
On Monday, LightSquared failed to pay $56 million it owed to a British satellite partner Inmarsat.
Shares of wireless service provider Clearwire Corp rose 5% on Wednesday following a U.S. government decision to block start-up LightSquared from building a rival wireless network.
Late on Tuesday, regulators said there was no solution to interference problems the LightSquared (Reston, Va., USA) network would have caused with critical services that rely on the Global Positioning System (GPS), including aviation.
On Wednesday, TomTom, which makes vehicle-based personal navigation devices (PNDs), said it had teamed up with UK-based insurance firm Motaquote to offer its first new insurance product, called Fair Play, which gives safer drivers lower premiums.
"Our entry in the insurance market…puts us at the forefront of a move that could help to revolutionize the motor insurance industry," said Thomas Schmidt, managing director TomTom (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Business Solutions.
On Tuesday, Digi International announced that the Iridium satellite network now supports the iDigi Device Cloud. Similar to cellular SMS, Digi devices with an Iridium data transceiver inside can now send and receive data via the iDigi Device Cloud over the Iridium network.
Last week, Delta Air Lines announced an exclusive marketing agreement with OnAsset Intelligence, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless asset tracking solutions, enabling Delta Cargo customers to view GPS location information on its web site at deltacargo.com.
On Monday, the United States Supreme Court passed down a unanimous ruling stating that police must obtain a search warrant in order to track a suspected criminal with GPS technology. The court’s actions in this matter are extremely important because they could affect data privacy for much more than GPS systems, including cell phones and virtually any network device in the U.S.
On Friday, a group of government agencies with portfolios in GPS and related technologies announced that it had halted testing of LightSquared’s proposed network after it found that “plans for its proposed mobile network would cause harmful interference to many GPS receivers.”