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ITS PAVILION PLANNED FOR 1997 WINTER CES

The Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Association’s (CEMA) 1997 International Winter Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will feature an ITS pavilion. The Winter CES show will be Jan. 9-12 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center. In the past, several vehicle navigation units have been launched at the show. This year, two manufacturers have indicated they may introduce […]

By | November 14, 1996

ION’S NATIONAL TECHNICAL MEETING IN JANUARY

Alexandria, Va.-based Institute of Navigation’s (ION) National Technical Meeting will be Jan. 14-16 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. Topics include the Wide Area Augmentation System, Local Area Augmentation System, Inertial and Integrated Navigation Systems, GLONASS update and international developments. (Lisa Beatty, ION, 703/683-7101.)

By | November 14, 1996

GPS-WIRELESS CONFERENCE SET FOR MARCH 1997

Chicago-based Global Technology Communications Inc.’s "Navigating Your Way to Profits Through GPS-Wireless Integration" will be March 19-20 in Chicago. Topics include new markets and applica tions, service providers, who will be buying positioning and navigation equipment and why, GPS-wireless integration opportunities, niche integration markets, market entry requirements and creating standards. (Sherman Leibow, GTCI, 312/664-6868; 312/664-2121, […]

By | November 14, 1996

SMITHS INDUSTRIES AEROSPACE RELEASES ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT

Smiths Industries Aerospace recorded a 12 percent increase in profits for the fiscal year that ended in August. The company recorded profits of $70.2 million on sales of $584.5 million for the year. (Jennifer Villarreal, Smiths Industries Aerospace, 616/241-8643.)

By | November 14, 1996

RACAL GRABS CONTRACT UPGRADE

Racal Avionics‘s contract to upgrade all of the Royal Navy’s front-line helicopters with GPS has increased in value, the company said. The new contract will make the total contract worth more than $27 million, which is the largest in the company’s history. (Nick West, Racal Avionics, 01344/388065.)

By | November 14, 1996

STUDY ENVISIONS BIG AIRLINE GROUND EQUIPMENT MARKET

A new study from Mountain View, Calif.-based Frost & Sullivan titled "World Airport Ground Equipment Markets" envisions a huge market for GPS-based landing systems. The study says that the biggest world market growth will be in the Asia-Pacific region. "Countries like Indonesia and Malaysia have seen a growth in the middle class which contributes to […]

By | November 14, 1996

SEXTANT AVIONIQUE’S NEW TOPSTAR 200A GNSS

Sextant Avionique‘s new Topstar 200A GNSS (global navigation satellite system) has been certified to the European Qualification Aviation Civile and the FAA’s Technical Standard Order. The certification allows Sextant Avionique to certify its system on any type of aircraft, the company said. The units will go into 85 McDonnell Douglas MD-82s for Alitalia Airlines. (Florence […]

By | October 17, 1996

FREQUENCY & TIME SYSTEM’S NEW RECEIVER

Beverly, Mass.-based Frequency & Time Systems Inc.’s new Model FTS 4065B features a low phase noise output, custom RF outputs for individual requirements and easy to setup instructions, the company said. Applications include timing for telecommunication master system clocks. (Karl Reuning, Frequency & Time Systems, 508/927-8220, ext. 220.)

By | October 17, 1996

ROCKWELL AND RACAL SIGN MOU FOR MILITARY MARKETS COLLABORATION

Rockwell‘s Collins Avionics & Communications Division [ROK] and Racal Avionics recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the marketing, manufacturing and support of military products in United Kingdom and the United States. The companies have worked on recent GPS projects for the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. (Jim Thebeau, Rockwell, 319/295-5775.)

By | October 17, 1996

GEOTEK COMMUNICATIONS FINANCED BY HUGHES

Geotek Communications [GOTK] signed a deal with Hughes Network Systems Inc. [GMH] for $100 million in vendor credit financing. Geotek also announced that it has launched the first Windows-based fleet management service in seven U.S. markets. (Randy Miller, Geotek Communications, 201/930-9305.)

By | October 17, 1996

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