Trimble and InHand to Create Location-Enabled Handheld Device Platforms
Trimble and InHand Electronics have announced that InHand’s next-generation Fingertip handheld device platforms will incorporate Trimble’s unique M-Loc MPM Global Positioning System (GPS) module. By including Trimble’s M-Loc MPM module in its reference design, InHand — a leading developer of ultra-portable, low-power handheld device platforms for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) — has made it easy for manufacturers to create handheld devices with GPS location capabilities. Trimble’s M-Loc MPM module combined with the Fingertip platform and InHand’s BatterySmart(TM) system software will deliver handheld device platforms that are unprecedented in their level of integration and ability to reduce power consumption. To facilitate integration of the companies’ technologies, InHand has entered into a licensing agreement to use Trimble’s FirstGPS(TM) software technology. InHand and Trimble are working to port the FirstGPS software to Microsoft’s Windows CE 3.0 operating system for the Fingertip platform, which is based on Intel’s StrongARM CPU.
Norm Rokosh, President and CEO of Analytical Surveys, Inc. (ASI) announced today the appointment of Tom Bannon, as Senior Vice President, Utility Operations. In this capacity, Tom will lead the Company’s utility operations, with a focus on operational leadership and project/program management. Additionally, Bannon will contribute to ASI’s on-going technology innovation efforts for the utility markets. He will be based in ASI’s San Antonio, TX Solution Center. Mr. Bannon’s background spans more than 15 years in the geospatial industry, and includes substantial experience in operational management, complex problem solving, and resource planning. Most recently, Mr. Bannon was Vice President-Chief Operations Officer-Global Delivery and Executive Program Director for the Convergent Group and SchlumbergerSema respectively.
Autodesk, Inc., the world’s leading design software and digital content company, today announced the availability of three downloadable product extensions for Autodesk Subscription Program members. The new extensions include a set of CAD Manager utilities, an electronic publishing tool, and a digital signature enabler for design files, enhancing the functionality of the Autodesk(R) products built on the new AutoCAD(R) 2002 platform, including Autodesk(R) Architectural Desktop 3.3, Autodesk(R) Mechanical Desktop(R) 6, AutoCAD(R) Mechanical 6 and Autodesk(R) Map 5. Available to all Autodesk customers, the Autodesk Subscription Program provides real-time access to the latest design technology without the hassle and expense of upgrades.
NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 28: A COMPREHENSIVE disaster management plan, outlining the country’s quick responses to natural and man-made disasters, is awaiting a nod from the Union Cabinet, highly placed sources said today.
The approximately Rs 20-crore plan was formulated by Central security forces in consultation with state governments after last year’s earthquake in Gujarat that had exposed the lacunae in the country’s preparedness in tackling such exigencies.
The plan was presented at the recent meeting of the director generals of state police and central police services here recently. It tries to emulate the model followed by the California-based Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the US.
A senior Government functionary said that the FEMA model is considered the most efficient quick-reaction plan the world over. The plan envisages a nodal agency which gets activated into coordinating the rescue and relief efforts within three minutes of the disaster striking a place.
The Indian model, sources said, would be decentralised at the state levels.
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Plan for setting up the worlds second and India’s first ultra modern police control rooms in Noida and Greater Noida is under way. This was informed by Arun Kumar, the deputy inspector general (police), Meerut Zone, during his briefings after the annual inspection of the police control room in Sector-14.
As a part of its plan a digital map of Noida and Greater Noida will be put up at this central control room. With the help of this all the mobile vehicles of the department will be hooked to this map through an integrating extension under a global Positioning System (GPS).
This would facilitate a regular monitoring of these vehicles by the control room staff round-the-clock in directing police assistance to any spot of an occurrence warranting police intervention on receipt of information through 100 or otherwise. The system is expected to entail a subsisting budget of around Rs. 38 lakh.
Source: Times of India, East Delhi Plus.