Thalwil (ots) - u-blox, the leading Swiss provider of GPS receiver
technology, will perform live GALILEO satellite tracking
demonstrations at the 2008 CeBIT trade show to be held in Hanover,
Germany, on its revolutionary u-blox 5 A-GPS and GALILEO-ready chip.
u-blox' commitment to stay at the forefront of GALILEO development
has led it to participate in several EU-funded research projects,
such as the GREAT project(1), aimed at developing next generation
GALILEO receivers for mass market applications.
CeBIT, which runs from March 4-9, is the world's leading ICT show
and is expected to attract nearly half a million visitors and over
6000 exhibitors this year. This makes it the largest marketplace for
digital IT and telecommunications solutions, providing a unique
opportunity for product manufacturers, service providers and
distributors to meet, exchange views and do business.
u-blox will be promoting its 50-channel, hybrid u-blox 5
positioning engine, the first to simultaneously track GPS and GALILEO
satellites. u-blox' fifth generation of GPS chips and modules use a
combination of satellite systems, including SBAS augmentation
systems, to compute a position.
"With u-blox 5, u-blox has reasserted itself as a highly
innovative company, pioneering the hybrid engine market. GALILEO will
endow our engines with better coverage, higher positioning accuracy,
better multipath mitigation and higher overall reliability and
availability," said Thomas Seiler, u-blox CEO.
Endowed with award-winning SuperSense indoor GPS and KickStart
weak signal acquisition technologies, u-blox 5 GPS chips and modules
boast an acquisition and tracking sensitivity of -160 dBm, which
enables fast, uninterrupted positioning, even in challenging, weak
signal environments like urban canyons, covert parking lots, shopping
malls and train stations.
All u-blox 5 products support AssistNow, u-blox' free A-GPS
services, which boost acquisition performance, reducing the engine's
Time-To-First-Fix down to 1 second, making u-blox 5 the fastest
positioning engine in the market. u-blox' AssistNow Offline service
provides assistance data valid for up to 14 days, enabling
applications that do not require connectivity at every start-up.
"Our cutting-edge u-blox 5 positioning engine is powering a whole
new range of innovative GPS-enabled applications. With u-blox 5,
personal navigation devices and smartphones now benefit from instant
positioning even in weak signal areas, enabling users to quickly and
accurately benefit from navigation and location-based services in
indoor and outdoor environments alike," added Mr. Seiler.
Currently in mass production, u-blox 5 chips and modules are
standalone GPS receivers that come in a wide array of form factors.
Their compact, self-contained architectures can be quickly and easily
integrated, offering original equipment and device manufacturers
reduced development costs and minimal product time-to-market.
Visitors to u-blox' booth in Hall 15, D27 will be able to see live
GALILEO satellite tracking demonstrations upon prior arrangement.
Please contact email@example.com to arrange a meeting with a u-blox
Additionally, visitors can attend "Dead reckoning for
uninterrupted navigation" at CeBIT in Motion (Hall 15, Stand D41) on
Friday March 7, 10:00-10:30 am, which will be presented by Kartsen
Tietz, u-blox Vice President Sales EMEA.
(1) Visit www.greatproject.org for details
u-blox is an international company headquartered in Switzerland
and listed on the Swiss stock exchange under ticker symbol UBXN.
u-blox has subsidiaries in the USA, Singapore and Hong Kong and
additional representative offices in China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.
Founded in 1997, u-blox develops leading positioning technology,
products and services based on Global Navigation Satellite Systems
(GNSS), including GPS and Galileo, for the automotive and mobile
communications markets. For more information, please visit
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Alicia Montoya, Communications Manager