Telit GNSS Module Enables High-performance Position Reporting and Navigation Solutions

The SE868-V3 tracks GPS and Glonass or GPS and Beidou constellations simultaneously and is Galileo ready

Telit Wireless Solutions, a global enabler of the Internet of the Things (IoT), today announced the release of a new GNSS module, the SE868-V3. This positioning module combines GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, and SBAS which enables the creation of high-performance position reporting and navigation solutions.

TheSE868-V3 can navigate to -162 dBm and track to -166 dBm, thereby providing improved performance in harsh environments. It is pin-to-pin compatible with the former SE868-V2 as well as the JF2. This advanced GNSS module can track GPS and Glonass or GPS and Beidou constellations simultaneously and it is Galileo ready.


The 11 x 11 mm QFN package contains a powerful baseband processor, SQI Flash memory and GNSS chip with integrated Low Noise Amplifier (LNA). The ultra-sensitive RF front-end enables multi-GNSS indoor fix and hi-quality navigation in challenging outdoor scenarios such as dense urban areas.

In addition the SE868-V3 supports ephemeris file injection(A-GPS) as well as Satellite Based Augmentation System(SBAS) to increase position accuracy. Its onboard software engine is able to locally predict short-term ephemeris starting from data broadcast by GNSS satellites received by the module and stored in the internal Flash memory.

“The SE868-V3 is yet another addition to our positioning product portfolio, which is the result of over twenty years of experience in GNSS applications,” said Felix Marchal, Chief Product Officer, Telit. “Our products are compatible with the GPS constellation as well as its Russian counterpart Glonass and China’s Beidou.”

Vuzix Acquires Two New Patents in Wearable Display Space

Patents Cover Augmented Reality Gesture Control and Ambient Light Transmission Control

Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI) (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a leading supplier of video eyewear and smart glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets, today announced that it has acquired for an undisclosed cash payment two patents, one covering gesture controls of 3D virtual objects, including within augmented reality applications and the other ambient light management in see through wearable displays; US Patent number 6243054 and US Patent number 6559813 respectively. These patents add to the 50 patent and patents pending already part of Vuzix’ patent portfolio and further strengthens the Company’s Intellectual Property (IP) position in the wearable technology space. Vuzix places a strong emphasis on IP, and as a result has developed a relevant and constantly expanding portfolio of owned and licensed IP.

Vuzix CEO and President Paul J. Travers said, “As wearable tech, and more specifically the smart glasses market, continues to develop we expect more and more value placed on relevant IP. Gesture control with augmented reality applications and managing the ambient light, especially in optical see through glasses, is critical in the operation of wearable display technology and especially augmented reality in smart glasses. Vuzix acquired these additional patents to secure a stronger IP position for its current and soon to be released products including, but not limited to, smart glasses based on our proprietary waveguide technology. This is just one element of our long-term approach to staying ahead of the curve in this dynamic sector.”

Global ICT Provider NTT Communications Announces India Business Strategy

NTT Communications India celebrates its 10th anniversary on April 15, 2015
NTT Communications India announces landmark developments:

Ø Ahmedabad operations goes-live today
Ø With the proposed NLD License, NTT Com to provide high quality network in the country
Ø Builds 3 Lacs sq. ft. Datacentre in Chandivali, Mumbai

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT (NYSE: NTT) – a 53rd ranked Fortune 500 company, India subsidiary on its 10th Anniversary celebrations today announced the ‘India Business Strategy’. Globally, NTT Com is a long-distance & ICT solution provider, with subsidiaries and offices in124 cities across 42 countries around the world.

Speaking on the occasion of the 10th anniversary said, Masakazu Kobayashi, Managing Director – NTT Com India, “We are extremely delighted to have completed a decade of our successful operations in India. With a robust India strategy ahead, we shall continue to invest in and expand high-quality Datacenter /Cloud services and international network services based on our service strategy “Global Cloud Vision”. With an explosive growth in data traffic in India along-with an expansive need of hosting and cloud, NTT Com India along with our sister company Netmagic Solutions would optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure of enterprises in India.”
About the landmark developments, Masakazu Kobayashi stated, “NTT Com India has inaugurated a new branch office in Ahmedabad today. Our Ahmedabad office is primarily targeted to support companies which are planning to build factories and start new business in the state of Gujarat.

“With our proposed Unified License, NTT Com India will shortly be able to provide a high-quality National Long-Distance branded network in the country. In addition to the NTT Com’s Submarine Cable Systems which connect Japan, US and major Asian countries including India at the industry’s lowest transmission latency, NTT Com India will provide a range of network services that are expanding in India. Specific offerings will include secure, high-quality private network services, such as IP-VPN connecting Datacenters or Cloud to the domestic and overseas customers.”

Addition of Netmagic Solutions’ Datacenter services and Cloud Computing capabilities will magnify NTT Com’s capability to provide one-stop ICT solutions in the fast-growing Indian market, thereby, accelerating its offering of global seamless services through its expanded ICT infrastructure world-wide.

On this momentous occasion, Sharad Sanghi, CEO & Managing Director – Netmagic, an NTT Communications Company, stated “NTT Communications globally owns Datacenters under the brand of “Nexcenter” in over 130 locations with an approx. 349,000 sq.mtr server floor space. Netmagic continues to innovate and create Intellectual Property through R&D whether it is in the area of improving PuE, automation in cloud, business processes or new products. The company is building its largest ever Datacenter in Mumbai and will be operational from 3rd quarter of CY2015. We continue to intensify our product roadmaps, and plan to augment our Cloud offerings and invest in building compatibility and skillsets for supporting diverse technology platforms.”

NTT Communications has 5 subsidiaries in India including NTT Com India, Netmagic, Arkadin India, Emerio India and Virtela India, and its solutions leverage these subsidiaries and the Indian resources of other NTT Group companies including Dimension Data and NTT DATA.

Google Chrome OS is getting support for RAW files

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Googler François Beaufort highlighted the latest improvements:

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A bunch of extensions are already available providing easy access to multiple platforms.

Google is now making discovery of these apps easier through a new option in the Files app.

You can now discover all available options by selecting: Add new services.

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You can turn it on in the latest dev builds of Chrome by enabling this Chrome Flag:

chrome://flags#enable-mtp-write-support

You would need to restart your Chrome OS device and connect your phone to get it working.

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