Archive for February 5th, 2009

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Spb’s new multiplatform approach to product development

image Press Release : Spb Software, world’s top Windows Mobile applications developer releases Spb Wallet 2.0 for Window Mobile and Symbian-based smartphones, with the iPhone/iPod version to appear in App Stores soon. The new Spb Wallet 2.0 – a secure repository of most valuable private information, such as PINs, passwords, keys, account, passport, and credit card numbers – has versions for non- and touchscreen Windows Mobile devices, Symbian Series 60 smartphones (including Nokia 5800 touch screen), Apple’s iPhone and iPod, and a desktop component. The new multiplatform approach allows users of Spb Wallet to keep their private data safe, even when they swap phones or mobile platforms

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Motorola testing out LTE in UK

image According to a press release, Motorola have started trials of an LTE network in the UK. LTE, or Long Term Evolution, is a a 4th generation (4G) mobile broadband standard and is aimed to be the successor to the 3G technologies GSM/UMTS. Like WiMAX, this technology will provide broadband services wirelessly but instead of transmitting signals via microwaves, LTE utilizes a radio platform. You will need a LTE modem to access the network, which can be in USB format, ExpressCard, PCMCIA, or embedded in a laptop; it will also likely be featured as the internet connection on PDAs and phones of the future and promises peak download rates of up to 100Mbps. The full press release is after the break.

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QSTARZ BT-Q1000X data logger

The other day I started looking at different solutions for Geo Tagging my photos. There are quite a few ways to achieve this from GPS dataloggers that will accept your camera’s memory card and update the EXIF data to solutions that connect to supported cameras. Unfortunately my Canon EOC 50D does not allow you to connect an external GPS unit (unless you buy a £800 wireless transfer unit) so my only option is to look for an external solution.

That’s when I came across the QSTARZ BT-Q1000X which looks like an ideal option for me. Not only is it reasonable inexpensive but it has a 42 hour active battery life but can also log over 200,000 positions in memory at 15 second intervals which is good for over 30 days worth of data, perfect for logging your position when you are on holiday!

I’ve just ordered the BT-Q1000X and will be trying out as soon as it arrives. I’ll let you know how I get on and how I end up tagging my images!


QSTARZ, a global leading GPS brand, is proud to introduce the BT-Q1000X as the most powerful Travel Recorder in the world. With the MTK II technology, people will be able to enjoy the faster fix time, longer battery life and 1-5Hz eXtreme mode. With the exclusive Wizard interface in Travel Recorder software, it makes photo geo tag easiest than ever.

MTK II technology

• Adopt MTK II latest chipset with high sensitivity -165dBm and 66-Channel tracking

• Ultra lower power consumption up to 42hrs operation

• Less than 15-Sec. AGPS fix support: download almanac data to realize faster TTFF and positioning under warm start

• Update Rate 1~5Hz changeable by utility provided

• G-Mouse + Bluetooth in one: wired and wireless GPS receiver



Hardware feature

• Stand-Alone travel recorder to log up to 200,000 records (*)

• Easily switch Travel Recorder to LOG mode or NAV mode (Navigation + Log)

• Support button push manually to memorize your location immediately

• Auto On-Off function for smart power control

Personal/Portable Navigation (PDA, Smartphone, PC, etc.)

Travel Recorder T

• Support Multi-mode setting to record data (Vehicle, Bicycle, Jog)

• Provide Travel Recorder PC Utility V4 with built-in Google Map, Multi-language support, and Visualization UI

"Wizard interface" for Utility to easily manage importing and exporting tracks

• Provide RaceChrono 5Hz software for high speed sport racing

• Auto track split function helps you organize your travel path

• Support Track Edit function allowing you to remove unnecessary waypoints

• Track playback function, changeable different track color and name

• Active NMEA protocol VTG / GLL manually via Qstarz setup tool

• Output your travel record as GPX / PLT / CSV / NMEA / Google Earth file format.

• Draw your navigation path immediately on Google Earth as default

• Support GeoTagging function for digital photo and generate KMZ file easily

• The waypoints would be decreased when the more options of Log Format are selected

Posted by: Matt

Posted in: GPS/Sat Nav