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Old 12-10-2007, 03:53 PM   #70
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Some folks were pondering the GPS equipment itself included in the SPOT, here's a press release describing the chipset:

“GPS signals are processed by the NemeriX system within the 239 g (7.37 ounce) SPOT Messenger, which takes AA size lithium batteries and, when powered on, has a standby battery life of approximately 12 months. NemeriX's NX2 baseband processor, designed for C/A code L1 GPS low power applications, acts as a flexible GPS enabled micro-controller, with a highly integrated, low noise RF front-end receiver”, explained NemeriX.

Axonn CEO Dave Biggs adds: “NemeriX's ultra low power and highly reliable, high precision location determination technology was crucial to our ability to produce an affordable, personal safety device that can be used outside the coverage areas of cellular phones.”
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