Save the date: GPS Week Number Rollover Event – April 6th 2019

19th November 2018

If your networks or systems use Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), April 6th 2019 is probably a date worth marking in advance.

On, or possibly after, this date, some GPS receivers may start to behave strangely.  The data they output may jump backwards in time, resulting in month and year timestamps that are potentially up to 20 years out of date. This is a known issue; in April 2018 the Department of Homeland Security in the United States issued a memo to make GPS users aware of the situation.  Any changes, adjustments, or other actions are ultimately the responsibility of the user, so DHS strongly recommends owners and operators of critical infrastructure to prepare for the rollover. This refers to the GPS Week Rollover on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) derived from GPS devices.

Automotive research facility benefits from GPS, DAB radio and FM radio signal repeater system

23rd April 2018
To enable development and testing of infotainment systems, FalTech has designed and installed a multi-function repeater system inside a research facility which previously was an RF-denied zone. Background: Vehicle infotainment consoleIn-Vehicle Infotainment (IVE) and In-Car Entertainment (ICE) systems are integral to most vehicles these days. In this connected world, the minimum expected level of equipment in a new car includes FM/DAB radio and GPS satellite navigation systems. Not to mention video players, in-car internet and WiFi, USB and Bluetooth connectivity and eCall technology. One automotive company that FalTech GPS worked with was having a problem with a lack of GPS, FM and DAB signals inside their research building due to the blocking effect of the largely steel structure. The situation caused frustration and delays as the only way to test any of these systems was to take the prototype vehicles outside in order to receive a usable signal.

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FalTech Limited,
6A Waterside House,
Falmouth Road,
Penryn,
Cornwall,
TR10 8BE, United Kingdom.
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