MoMoVan: Rx Networks and Assisted GPS

When you turn on your GPS device you can wait for a loooong time while it locates the satellites. By the time it does, you may have missed your exit. Peter Mueller and Adrian Stimpson of Rx Networks explain what is happening during that delay and what they are doing to speed it up.

Their first approach has been to have a network of earth stations around the world that keep satellite location information and transmit it to a GPS device over a high speed network. The next level of sophistication is to give the devices the ability to predict where the satellites are going to be.

They describe how their technology has been incorporated into the latest line of Garmin GPS devices to give them an "instant on" capability.

And it doesn't stop there. Things get even more interesting in their next project, a GPS-based self learning system.

From Mobile Monday Vancouver, Nov. 3, 2008.


MoMoVan: CellMap, Canpages and ImmersiFind

Aaron Hilton, Founder and CTO of CellMap gives a personal account of his collaboration with Olivier Vincent, President and CEO of Canpages that recently resulted in the creation of an innovation mobile search platform: ImmersiFind. It all started at a Momovan event last spring.

Along the way, Aaron shares his experience of developing for the iPhone. From Mobile Monday Vancouver, Nov. 3, 2008.


MoMoVan: Entrepreneurship Panel

The panel discussed how their companies organize and promote themselves as well as the challenges of competing in a global market.
  • Igor Faletski - Co-Founder of Handi Mobility

  • Danny Robinson – Founder & CEO of Bootup Labs

  • Ron Klopfer – Serial entrepreneur and angel investor

  • Amielle Lake, CEO of Tagga

  • Michael Bidu, WINBC (moderator)
From Mobile Monday Vancouver, Oct. 6, 2008.

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