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PANASONIC’S ORBCOMM COMMUNICATOR HAS GPS CAPABILITY

The Panasonic KX-G7001 subscriber communicator has GPS circuitry and antenna that is designed for the Orbcomm low-Earth orbit satellite system. The units, marketed in the U.S. by Panasonic Industrial Co., has data input and output devices. Another company, San Diego-based Torrey Science Corp., is manufacturing a communicator for Orbcomm. (Orbcomm, 703/406-5343.)

By | September 19, 1996

HONEYWELL/PELORUS LANDING SYSTEM DEMONSTRATED

Honeywell Inc. [HON] and Pelorus recently showed off its DPGS Satellite Landing System 2000, or SLS-2000, at the Northwest American Association of Airport Executives meeting in Steamboat Springs, Colo. The two companies are trying to market the landing system to airport managers, city officials and local airlines. The SLS-2000 is expected to be the first […]

By | September 19, 1996

P.S.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and ITS America are sponsoring the National Rural Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference in Spokane, Wash. For details, call 206/543-3332 or e-mail blegg@u.washington.edu.

By | September 19, 1996

TRIMBLE GRABS TWO CONTRACTS, LAUNCHES FARMING PRODUCT

Trimble Navigation [TRMB] recently won a contract from the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Department in Florida to equipment 70 fire and rescue vehicles with its GPS/AVL Subsystem. In addition, the company sold 1,000 handheld GPS receivers to the British Army. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. Trimble also put on the market its […]

By | September 19, 1996

DESPITE CONTROVERSY, FAA TO PUSH FORWARD WITH 1998 WAAS ROLLOUT

KANSAS CITY, Mo.–Contrary to press reports, a lawsuit and rumors, the Federal Aviation Administration expects to meet its phase I deadline for the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) by late 1998, said Dave Peterson, FAA WAAS program manager at the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) meeting here. "A lot of things have been said […]

By | September 19, 1996

LITTON GETS GERMAN TORNADO AIRCRAFT CONTRACT

Litton Industries Inc. [LIT] won a $4 million contract to be the navigation component supplier for the German Tornado attack aircraft. The contract, which could have options worth $50 million, will place dual GPS/inertial navigation system units into the aircraft. (Robert Knapp, Litton, 818/598-5907.)

By | September 19, 1996

INTEGRATED STRATEGIES TO SPONSOR RUSSIAN AEROSPACE CONFERENCE IN OCTOBER

Integrated Strategies, in conjunction with Russian Business News, NASA, the Russian Space Agency and other organizations will sponsor a conference, "Russian Aviation and Aerospace Partnerships With the West: The Emerging Economic Development Issues," Oct. 31 at the Anaheim Convention Center, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST. Additionally, a special exposition, featuring 250 company exhibits, […]

By | September 19, 1996

MOGEE REPORT FOCUSES ON PATENT ANALYSIS

Reston, Va.-based Mogee Research & Analysis Associates’ (MRAA) new report, "Competitive Technology Report on Global Positioning System Technology," analyzes GPS international patents. The report identifies companies patenting GPS technology and ranks them on research and development, extent to exploit the technology, the most important GPS patents and who owns them. (Mary Ellen Mogee, MRAA, 703/478-3253, […]

By | September 19, 1996

MAGELLAN NAMES INDUSTRY CONSULTANT TO MARKET GPS RECEIVER

San Dimas, Calif.-based Magellan Systems Corp. named Dean Connor of Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Connor Marketing its consultant to market its GPS 2000. Connor Marketing, which specializes in outdoor products, will market the $199 units to incentive programs, advertising agencies, sales promotion agencies and premium incentive catalogs. There are 10 premium incentive cata logs that grab […]

By | September 19, 1996

ICO APPOINTS MARKETING CONGLOMERATE FOR PR, INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS

ICO Global Communications Ltd. appointed the WPP Group, the London-based international marketing communications conglomerate, to head up its worldwide public relations effort. WPP Group and its subsidiaries also will assist internal communications between ICO’s 47 investors, create an ICO website and intranet for internal exchanges, and help define ICO’s “corporate identity.” WPP Group, with annual […]

By | May 16, 1996

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