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DELORME AND AAA CREATE TRAVEL SOFTWARE

DeLorme Mapping and AAA recently created the AAA Map’n’Go software that has a data base of more than 57,000 accommodations, restaurants, campgrounds and points of interest. With the Internet, users have access to DeLorme’s web site to grab road construction and weather conditions. (Amy Head, DeLorme, 207/865-1234, http://www.delorme.com.)

By | September 19, 1996

JUNGERS NAMED VP BY INTERSTATE ELECTRONICS

Interstate Electronics Corp. (IEC) recently named C. Stephen Jungers as vice president of business development. Jungers, who will market the company’s defense and commercial GPS products, previously was Lockheed Sanders’ vice president for business development. (Joan Hansen, IEC, 714/758-4023.)

By | September 19, 1996

NOAA AWARDS VESSEL TRACKING CONTRACT

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), a branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), awarded a contract to Germantown, Md.-based Lovingfoss & Associates for monitoring and maintenance of NMFS’ commercial fishing vessel tracking system. The system uses Inmarsat C and GPS to regulate fishing around the Hawaiian islands. (Lovingfoss & Associates, 301/540-3468.)

By | September 19, 1996

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

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