Global Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Industry

  • November 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 536 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in US$ Million by the following End-Use Applications: Land-Based Applications (In-Vehicle Navigation, Survey/Mapping Applications, & Tracking/Machine Control Applications), Aviation Applications, Marine Applications, and Timing Applications. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 99 companies including many key and niche players such as Fei-Zyfer, Inc., Furuno USA, Inc., Garmin International, Inc., Hemisphere GPS Inc., Hexagon AB, Leica Geosystems AG, NovAtel, Inc., ITT Exelis, KVH Industries, Inc., MiTAC International Corporation, Magellan Navigation, Inc., Mio Technology Benelux N.V., Navman New Zealand, NavCom Technology, Inc., Navico, Inc., Orolia Group, Rockwell Collins, Inc., Sokkia Topcon Company Ltd., Symmetricom, Inc., TomTom International B.V, and Trimble Navigation Limited. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Land-Based Applications I-3
Aviation Applications I-4
Marine Applications I-4
Timing Applications I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW II-1
Introduction II-1
Commercial GPS Gains Prominence II-2
Impact of Recession: In Retrospect II-2
Market Stages Quick Recovery in 2010 II-3
Outlook II-4
Developing Markets to Lend Traction in the Short to Medium
Term Period II-5
Trends and Issues II-5
Automobile Navigation Systems Gain Popularity II-5
GPS Technology Commands Increasing Usage in Fleet Management II-5
GPS Car Security Systems: Getting Smaller and Simpler II-6
Driverless Cars - A Bright Prospect for High- End GPS Based
In-Vehicle Navigation Systems II-6
Latest Mapping/Surveying Technologies Create New Market
Opportunities II-6
Low-Budget GPS Devices Rise in Popularity II-6
Personal Navigation Systems and Smartphones to Challenge
Dedicated GPS Units in the Commercial Market II-7
Trends in Mobile GPS Units that Threaten Superiority of
Stand-Alone Commercial GPS II-7
Mobile GIS Gaining Ground II-7
Technological Advancements and Price Declines Make Handheld
GPS Devices a Mass Market Proposition II-7
GPS Technology in Cellular Phones: New Frontiers II-8
Smartphone Mobile Navigation Increases II-9
GPS Chipsets to Form Integral Component of Cellular Phones II-9
Hardware Implementations Drive GPS Growth in the Cellular
Phone Market II-9
Smarter GPS Devices Outwit Traditional GPS Units - Attract
New Opportunities II-9
Tight Budgetary Conditions Help A-GPS Devices Score Over
Stand-Alone GPS Devices II-10
Challenged by GPS Enabled SmartPhones Traditional GPS Unit
Manufacturers Look to Innovate II-10
Technology Developments: The Lifeline for Commercial GPS Units II-11
Growing Availability and Declining Prices Provide Impetus to
the Market II-11
Availability of Economical GPS Chips Boost Commercial
Application II-11
Wireless Connectivity Drives GPS Market II-12
New Uses, New Markets II-12
GPS and HazMat Tracking - A Critical Use II-12
Location-Based Services Gaining Traction II-13
Telematics Finds Increasing Takers II-13
High-Precision GNSS - An Insight II-13
International Space Programs Aiming Towards Stronger GPS World II-14
GPS Receivers - A Disaster-Prediction Tool II-14
Key Statistical Findings II-14
Table 1: World Global Positioning Systems Market (2010):
Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Manufacturers
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

2. PRODUCT/SERVICES INFORMATION II-15
Introduction II-15
US Government and the GPS II-15
Evolution of GPS II-15
GPS Development Over the Years II-16
Working of GPS II-17
Signals II-17
Errors in GPS II-17
Ionosphere and Troposphere Delays II-17
Signal Multipath II-18
Receiver Clock Errors II-18
Ephemeris (Orbital) Errors II-18
Satellite Visibility II-18
Satellite Geometry/Shading II-18
Degraded Signal II-18
Classes of GPS II-18
Survey-Grade GPS Receivers II-18
Single-Phase Centimeter-Level GPS Receivers II-18
Sub-Meter GPS Receivers II-18
Handheld GPS Receiver II-19
Components of GPS II-19
Ground Segment/Ground Stations II-19
Space Segment II-19
Block I Satellites II-19
Block II Satellites II-19
Block IIA Satellites II-20
Block IIR Satellites II-20
Block IIF Satellites II-20
User Segment II-20
Sequential Receivers II-20
Continuous Receivers II-21
Multiplex Receivers II-21
Accuracy of GPS II-21
Accuracy through Different Augmentation Systems II-21
Augmentations and Upgrades to GPS II-22
Wide Area Augmentation System II-22
Benefits/Advantages II-22
LAAS II-22
Differential GPS II-23
Types of DGPS II-23
Beacon DGPS II-23
L-band DGPS II-23
Space Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) DGPS II-23
GPS III: The Latest Upgrade II-24
Selecting the Right GPS Device - What to Watch II-24

3. REVIEW OF END-USE APPLICATIONS II-25
Land-Based Applications II-25
In-vehicle navigation II-25
Ground Navigation II-25
In-Car Computing Systems II-25
In-Car Computing Systems in Major Regions II-25
Car Navigation Systems II-25
Telematics II-26
Digital Radios II-26
Car PCs II-26
GPS Car Protection/Security System II-26
Machine Control Applications II-26
Surveying/Mapping II-26
GPS-Enabled Surveying II-26
Integration of GPS Improves Architectural Survey Process II-27
Geographic Information System II-27
Aviation II-27
Major Aviation Applications II-28
Marine II-28
Major Marine Applications II-29
Timing II-29
Other Noteworthy End-Use Cases II-30
Military II-30
GPS for Georeferencing II-30
Ecology II-30
Mining and Construction II-31
A Brief Overview of Select Applications of GPS II-31
Communications II-31
Environmental Protection II-31
Forestry and Agriculture II-32
Ground Transportation II-32
Health Care II-33
Law Enforcement and Safety II-33
Maritime and Waterways II-33
Recreation/Entertainment II-33
Infrastructure Development/Management II-34
Weather Forecasting II-34
Public Safety II-34

4. GPS ALTERNATIVES II-35
Galileo (European Union) II-35
An Introduction II-35
Purpose and Advantages of Galileo II-35
Features II-35
Guaranteed Service II-35
Global Integrity II-36
Enhanced Signal Performance II-36
Search and Rescue Services II-36
GLONASS (Russia) II-36
Overview II-36

5. REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT II-38
GPS And Galileo: Withering Differences Between The US And EU II-38

6. RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS II-39
GPS/IMU Navigation System - In The Wings II-39
IBM Corporation and CERT Develop Falcon GPS-based Car
Navigation System II-39
US Scientists Develop Wearable Audio Navigation System II-39
Shenzhen Maxwell and Planet Map to Develop Electronic GPS Maps
Network II-39
GPS and Maritime Measurement II-40
Mobintelecom and Fastrax Launch TRAXER Personal Security Tracker II-40
Direct-Track Offers Internet Vehicle Tracking System II-40
Mirenco Develops Technology to Control Vehicle Emissions II-40
Compact Flash GPS Modules II-41
TrueTime Enhances Network Timing Accuracy II-41
Sippican Incorporates Andrew’s Micro Pulse™ Antennas in GPS
Mark II II-41
High-Precision Crane Guidance by GPS II-42
UPS Aviation Develops the ADS-B System II-42
Development of Low Cost GPS Receiver for Space applications II-42

7. TECHNOLOGY/PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/ INTRODUCTIONS II-43
Telit Launches Jupiter SL869 II-43
Vivacom Unveils Viva Fleet II-43
Deploy Launches GPS Tracking Service II-43
LiveView Launches Live Trac EZ GPS Vehicle Tracker II-43
Magellan to Launch RoadMate RV9145 II-44
TeleNav Teams Up with Mondadori for Launching Panorama Drive II-44
Navmii Introduces Navfree GPS Live II-44
TeleNav Launches Version 6.2 of GPS Navigator for Select
Android Devices II-45

8. TECHNOLOGY/PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/ INTRODUCTIONS IN RECENT PAST -
A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-46
Magellan® Unveils the eXplorist GC GPS Receiver II-46
KANNAD Unveils XS-ER GPS and XS-4 GPS II-46
Garmin International Introduces DCâ„¢ 40 Tracking Collar II-46
OEM Data Delivery Unveils ST-950, Service Tracker II-47
Natural Insight Launched GPS Check-In II-47
Mapmyindia Introduces Road Pilot II-47
Honeywell Unveils AV8OR Handheld GPS II-47
Fullpower Technologies and TrafficCast Launches MotionXâ„¢ GPS
Drive 3.2 II-47
Mobile Mark Introduces NT-1575 II-48
Globe Telecom Introduces GPS Tracker II-48
IturanUSA Launches Rideit GPS II-48
DeLorme and SPOT Jointly Launch Handheld GPS with Satellite
Communicator Device II-49
GuidePoint Systems Unveils Guidepoint App II-49
Garmin International Launches GPSMAP® 62 series II-49
Hemisphere GPS Launches Crescent® Vector™ and Range of GPS
Compass Products II-50
Symmetricom Launches XL-GPS Time and Frequency Receiver II-50
Trimble Unveils Condorâ„¢ GPS modules II-51
Lowrance Launches Fishfinders and Chartplotters through Markâ„¢
and Eliteâ„¢ Series II-51
Magellan® Launches Magellan RoadMate 1700 II-52
Magellan Launches RoadMate Series of Portable Vehicle
Navigation Devices II-53
NovAtel Unveils OEMV-1DF™ in OEMV® receiver Product Portfolio II-53
Trimble Unveils Resolution-SMT GPS Receiver II-53
CMC Electronics Unveils IntegriFlight CMA-5024 II-54
Mio Technology Unveils Explora K70 GPS Phone II-54
GPS Core Technologies Rolls Out MobileCore II-54
China Launches Beidou II II-55
Globalstar De Mexico Unveils Hybrid Tracking Technology II-55
Sunnyvale and Numerex Launches ST-694 GlobalTag II-55
Infineon and Epson Introduces Xposys II-55
RF Micro Devices Launches RF2815 II-56
Lowrance Launches GPS Handheld Devices II-56
Garmin International Introduces Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t
Touchscreen GPS Devices II-56
Garmin International Unveils nüvi® 1490T Integrated with
Ultra-Thin Display II-57
Garmin International Launches Approachâ„¢ G5 II-57
Hemisphere GPS Unveils the A21â„¢ Antenna II-57
Hemisphere GPS Unveils Outback Stsâ„¢ II-58
Trimble Rolls Out Trimble® SPS461 and SPS361 GPS Heading
Receivers II-58
Trimble Unveils Trimble® R8 GNSS System II-58
Trimble Rolls Out AgGPS® 162 and AgGPS® 262 Receiver II-59
Trimble Launches AgGPS® FmX™ Integrated Display II-59
FALCOM Introduces NAVI-S-U5 System II-60
Lowrance Rolls Out Sierra II-60
Lowrance Launches the Safari II-60
Lowrance Launches OutandBack II-60
Topcon Positioning Systems Introduces GRS-1 II-61
Topcon Positioning Systems Launches GIS Data Collection Equipment II-61
Topcon Positioning Systems Unveils G63 and Z63 Machine Control
Kits II-61
u-blox Unveils PCI Express Mini Card II-61
LandAirSea Systems Introduces GPS TracKing® II-61
Trimble Unveils GPS firmware 4.0 II-62
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Launches Embedded Global
Positioning System Module II-62
Rocky Mountain Tracking Incorporates CalAmp GPS Device II-62
MiTAC Technology to Unveil Getac PS535F II-63
ITT Interconnect Solutions Launches Universal GPS Contact II-63
Intergis Launches Kuva II-63
TomTom Unveils TomTom GO 740 Live II-63
NDrive Unveils Android GPS Application II-64
Google Launches GPS Navigation for Android 2.0 II-64
TomTom Unveils GO I-90 II-64
Hemisphere GPS Launches XF102 DGPS Receiver II-64
Navigon Unveils iPhone GPS Navigation II-65
AMI India Unveils Falcon-i GPS/GPRS Vehicle Tracking System II-65
MiTAC Digital Corp. Launches Magellan® Maestro 4700 II-65
Vodafone and RIM Unveil GPS-Enabled BlackBerry® Smartphones II-65
Networks In Motion to Unveil GPS Application for BlackBerry II-66
EarthSearch Communications International Unveils AutoSearch RFID II-66
iWave Systems Technologies Unveils iw-GPS Receiver Module II-66
TeleNav Unveils GPS Navigation Service II-66
Garmin to Launch GPS Phone Series in Partnership with Asus II-67
Antenova Rolls Out M10300 and M10295 GPS RADIONOVA[R] RF
Antenna Modules II-67
Fullpower Technologies Unveils MotionX-GPS Drive 2.5 for iPhone II-68
CalAmp Introduces Innovative MST-110 for Motorsports Applications II-68
Trimble Introduces AgGPS EZ-Office 2010 Software Suite II-68
Simrad-Yachting Launches High Speed GS15 5Hz GPS Antenna II-69
Hemisphere GPS Launches A21 Antenna II-69
JEJ Engineering Announces the Introduction of GPS Mapping
Software, Garmap II-70
Navman Wireless Introduces Jupiter3 GPS Receiver Module II-70
ASUS and Garmin Introduce Smartphones with GPS Functionality II-70
PCTEL Launches Mobile Antennas Integrated with GPS Receiver II-71
Rockwell Collins Launches MicroDAGR GPS Receiver II-71
Digi Inernational Unveils All-In-One Telematics Devices for
Fleet Management II-71
Hemisphere GPS and Handheld Introduces Kenaz NZ100 DGPS II-72
TomTom Unveils XL 340S LIVE PND II-72
Xtreme Unveils New Range of GPS Navigation Devices II-72
Garmin Introduces Marine Navigation Chartplotters II-72
MMT Unveils MN5515HS GPS Receiver Module II-73
ATandT and Xora Introduces GPS Locator Application II-73
MapmyIndia and Indian Maps Introduces GPS Navigation Device II-73
Wi2Wi Introduces Enhanced GPS Module for Embedded Applications II-73
Garmin® Launches Touchscreen GPS Devices II-74
Leadtek Research Unveils LR8M03 GPS Tracker II-74
Intermap Technologies Launches AccuTerra Europe II-74
Global Satellite USA Rolls Out Polaris II-75
MapmyIndia Introduces iNav II-75
Blaupunkt Rolls Out TravelPilot II-75
ARC Wireless Solutions Introduces ARC Titan and ARC Atlas II-75
TELUS Introduces Three GPS Solutions II-75
Nokia Unveils N78 II-76
Hemisphere Unveils R220â„¢ GPS Receiver II-76
Hemisphere Launches Eclipse Dual-Frequency GPS Receiver II-76
Hemisphere Unveils LV100 GPS Compass Board II-76
Mio to Unveil Leap K1 and Leap G50 Navigation PDA Phones II-77
Pendulum Instruments Launches GPS-12RG II-77
Raymarine Introduces G Series Navigation System II-77
Leica Geosystems Introduces Leica GPS1200+ II-78
Trimble Rolls Out GPS-Enabled Juno Series Handheld Computers II-78
Trimble Rolls Out Trimble® 5800 GPS System II-78
Trimble Launches Trimble® NetR3™ II-79
Trimble Unveils Copernicusâ„¢ II GPS Receiver II-79
Trimble Rolls Out GPS Pathfinder® ProXRT Receiver II-79
Falcom Launches FSA02 GPS Antenna II-80
Magellan Unveils New Magellan® Maestro 5310 II-80
Magellan® Launches Maestro Elite 3270 II-80
Mio Technology Europe Introduces C728 II-80
NovAtel Unveils New SMART-AGâ„¢ Antenna II-81
Topcon Positioning Systems Launches GMS-2 Pro GIS Mapping
Solution II-81
Topcon Introduces New Field Tools for ArcPad® II-81
Inventek Systems Rolls Out the ISM400F1 II-82
NAVIGON Introduces NAVIGON 8100T Navigator II-82
Datalogic Mobile Launches New Version of JET PDA with GPS II-82
MapmyIndia Unveils In-Car GPS Navigator II-82
Ethertronics Launches Savviâ„¢ Embedded Ceramic Antenna II-83
Rx Networks and CSR Introduce Joint GPS Solution II-83
Imarda Launches Vector 300 GWP Vehicle Tracking Device II-83
Navman Wireless Introduces Jupiter 32 xLP GPS module II-84
Hybrid GeoTools Introduces New Version of Active GPX Route Player II-84
Skyhook Wireless Launches XPS 2.0 Software II-84
SkyTraq Technology Unveils Venus634LP Receiver II-84
TruePosition Introduces Hybrid Location Solution II-85
NXP Semiconductors Launches GNS7560 Solution II-85
Fastrax Unveils Fastrax IT321 and Fastrax UC322 Receivers II-85
BikeGPSTracking Introduces MC242 GPS Tracking Unit II-86
Remote Intelligence Systems Unveils ORBISAT 100 System II-86
KVH Industries Launches CNS-5000, a Self-reliant Navigation
System II-86
Magellan Launches RoadMate 1400 Series II-87
Magellan Launches Maestroâ„¢ Elite 5340 Connected Navigation Device II-87
SiRF Technology Holdings Launches SiRFprimaâ„¢ Multifunction
Platform II-87
SiRF Technology Holdings Launches SiRFInstantFixII Technology II-87
Trimble Launches AgGPS® EZ-Guide® 250 Lightbar Guidance System II-87
Lowrance Launches XOGâ„¢ Cross-Navigation GPS II-88
Lowrance Launches GlobalMap® Baja 840C GPS II-88
Mio Technology Launches C620 and C620t, Premium 3D mapping
devices II-88
Mio Technology Launches C230 II-88
NavCom Technology Launches LAND-PAK All-in-One RTK Land Survey
Solution II-89
NavCom Technology Introduces SF-2110R and SF-2110M StarFire
GPS Receivers II-89
Symmetricom Introduces SyncServer® S300/S350 II-89
Trimble Introduces Trimble® VRS Now™ Service in Ireland II-89
Trimble Introduces the First GPS Multimedia Layer for Google
Earth Users II-89
Accord Software Introduces NextNav II-89
Jackson Labs Launches Fury, a GPS Disciplined Oscillator II-90
Symmetricom Launches IEEE 1588 Grandmaster Clock II-90
FALCOM Launches New GPS Module II-90
Magellan Launches CrossoverGPSâ„¢ Navigation Device II-90
Magellan Launches New Car Navigation Device II-90

9. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-91
Nova Mobile Systems Takes Over Global Telematics II-91
Trimble Takes Over Spime II-91
Lockheed Martin Secures Contract from U.S. Air Force II-91
Lockheed Martin Collaborates with Raytheon II-92
China Launches New Satellite to Enhance GPS system II-92
Magellan Partners With The Good Sam Club II-92
Intuicom Enters into Partnership with Hemisphere GPS II-93
Telematics Corporation Enters into License Deal with Fleetilla II-93

10. CORPORATE INDUSTRY ACTIVITY IN RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE
BUILDER II-94
Shreyas Signs Agreement with Tata Motors II-94
Maestro Purchases the Satellite Assets of Vincotech II-94
MtronPTI inks a Development and Supply Deal with Jackson Labs II-94
Raytheon Receives GPS Management Contract from U.S. Military II-95
OHB Systems, Arianespace and ThalesAleniaSpace Bag EU
Navigation System Contract II-96
U.S. Air Force Selects Raytheon II-96
ITT Develops Mission Data Unit for U.S. Air Force's GPS III
Program II-96
KVH Industries Bags for TACNAV(R) II tactical navigation system II-97
The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Selects ITT to
Provide GPS Services II-97
NATO Extends Contract with Globecomm Systems II-97
Quake Global Selects Trimble to Provide GPS Services II-97
Samsung Electronics Enters into Agreement with Tele Atlas II-98
DeviceAnywhere Enters into Co-marketing Agreement with NAVTEQ II-98
PerkinElmer Signs Contract with ITT Space Systems Division II-99
AgRobotics Enters into Marketing Partnership and Strategic
Alliance with GVM II-99
ValleyCrest Enters into Agreement with Sprint II-99
Avnet Inks Distribution Agreement with ProlificUSA II-99
RIM Acquires Dash Navigation II-100
MOC Product Company Signs Partnership Agreement with CalAmp II-100
Reliance Communications Collaborates with Satnav Technologies II-100
Francisco Partners Acquires Cybit Holdings II-100
SkyBitz and KORE Telematics Enter into Agreement II-101
TeleCommunications Systems Bags U.S. Patent Rights for
Enhanced Handset GPS Systems II-101
GOL Linhas Areas Inteligentes to Equip Aircrafts with GPS
Landing System II-101
Russia Launched 3 Navigation Satellites II-102
Differential Global Positioning System Launched in Vietnam II-102
US Air Force Launches 8th GPS Satellite II-102
China Launches 2nd GPS Satellite II-102
EU Unveils the EGNOS System II-102
Customs Service Introduces Electronic Transit Traceability and
Monitoring Technology II-103
Tamil Nadu Government to Outfit PDS Trucks with GPS Devices II-103
Tele Atlas Enters into Agreement with Cobra Electronics II-103
White Electronic Designs Bags GPS Contract II-104
Rockwell Collins Obtains GPS Contract from Air Force II-104
Celevoke Inks Agreement with Value Added Reseller II-104
CSR Signs Conditional Agreement with SiRF Technology Holdings II-104
Telogis Takes Over Darby Corporate Solutions' GPS operations II-105
Grey Island Systems International Buys Assets of FleetPoint and
Swiftsure Technologies II-105
Navico International Signs Deal with Brunswick New Technologies II-105
PCTEL Purchases Wi-Sys Communications II-106
Navcom Technology Enters into Partnership with Astrium Services II-106
Trimble and CASIC-IT Signs Agreement II-106
Amaryllo Selects LEADTEK Research to Offer GPS Tracking Solutions II-107
Beijing Meteorological Bureau Selects Topcon Positioning Systems II-107
Topcon Positioning Systems Enters into Partnership with
Applied Field Data Systems II-107
SDCORS Chooses Topcon Positioning Systems II-108
CMONOC Selects Topcon Positioning Systems II-108
NVision Solutions Enters into Partnership with Topcon
Positioning Systems II-108
Topcon Positioning Systems Partners with Halltech II-108
Colorado Department of Transportation Acquires Topcon GMS-2
Handheld GPS Units II-109
u-blox Acquires Geotate II-109
Tracking Solutions Enters into Partnership with Garmin
International II-110
Thor Guard Enters into Partnership with GPS Industries II-110
Raytheon Systems Receives Contract from U.S. Air Force Global
Positioning Systems Wing II-111
Furuno Electric Acquires eRide II-111
Saudi Arabian Airlines Chooses Rockwell Collins II-111
EDM Enters into Partnership with eSharing II-112
Magellan Navigation Signs Agreement with MiTAC International II-112
SatNav to Expand Product Portfolio II-112
DriveOK and Procon to Merge II-113
Intrinsyc Software International Entered into Agreement with
GPS Technologies Company II-113
China Telecom to Purchase Stake in Unicom-BREW
Telecommunication Technologies II-113
Apisphere to Purchase Navit Innovations II-114
Boeing to Incorporate High Integrity GPS technology II-114
Global General Technologies to Expand Partnership with To-Tel-Net II-114
Polaris Acquisition to Take Over Hughes Telematics II-115
u-blox Enters into Partnership with Magna and Paragon II-115
Affiliated Computer Services Takes Over Transportation
Management Systems II-115
Celevoke Inks Distribution Agreement with The Real Security
Company II-116
Intrinsyc Software International Inks Agreement to Purchase
Few Operations and Assets of Destinator Technologies II-116
GPS and GPSi Asia Sign Agreement II-117
Garmin Signs Letter of Intent with Puls Elektronik and Satsignal II-117
SERVICEPower Acquires KonaWare II-117
SK Telecom Purchases Majority Stake in Shenzhen E-eye II-117
Trimble Navigation Takes Over SECO Manufacturing II-117
InterGis Purchases Vericom and NovaTracker II-117
Patriot Energy Buys TelTeck Solutions II-118
Dynamic Natural Resources Buys Universal Tracking Solutions II-118
SGS Purchases Alvey Group II-118
CCS Ceska Acquires Tracker Sro II-118
NXP Purchases GloNav II-118
Garmin Mobile Offers Navigation Services to nTelos Customers II-118
Lockheed Martin Team Bags Contract to Build Next Generation GPS II-119
Raymarine to Buy Finnish Distributor NavSystems II-119
Raymarine Buys DeckMarine II-119
Raytheon Buys Telemus Solutions II-119
SiRF Sells Off SiRF Sweden II-120
SiRF Enters into Contract with Samsung II-120
Trimble and Marvell Enter into Agreement II-120
Istanbul Kultur Universitesi Enters into Contract with Trimble II-120
Falcom Selects u-blox as GPS Engine for New Products II-121
Magellan Complements GPS Devices with Acuterra Maps II-121
Axonn’s Satellite Tracking System Incorporates Rocky Mountain
Tracking’s Software II-121
Apisphere Buys Navit Innovations II-122
Metris to Integrate Sensory Analytics Technology into iGPS
Metrology System II-122
Yahoo, Google Partner with GPS Manufacturers II-123
Brilliant Telecommunications Enters into an Agreement with
NovAtel II-123
Argo Navigation Merges with NavStar Technologies II-123
ISM Acquires GotchaGPS Surveillance Systems II-123
Mio Technology Collaborates With Qualcomm II-124
Garmin International and MapQuest Forge Partnership II-124
Magellan Partners with Primordial II-124
MiTAC International’s Mio Technology and Navman Merge with
Each Other II-124
Hexagon Acquires NovAtel II-124
Orolia and Rapco Electronics Strike Partnership II-125
GPS Industries Takes Over Assets and Operations of UpLink II-125
Garmin International and Garmin Corporation Extend Agreement
with NAVTEQ II-125
Garmin Acquires GPS Gesellschaft II-125
Hemisphere GPS Acquires BEELINE Technologies II-126
Magellan Partners with Zenitron II-126
Raytheon Acquires M-code GPS Receivers Development Contract II-126
Raytheon Acquires System Design Development Contract II-126
SiRF Technology Holdings Acquires Centrality Communications II-126
Effective Control Trucking Acquires Argo Navigation II-127
Vericom Technologies Takes Over Portable Internet II-127
Springbank Resources Consents to Acquire PocketFinder II-127
Broadcom Takes Over Global Locate II-127
Sentex Sensing Technology To Take Over ICOM Holdings II-127
CalAmp Takes Over Aircept.com II-127
ProLink Solutions Acquires Assets and Business of ScoreCast II-128
SK Telecom Acquires 65% Stake in Shenzhen E-eye II-128
Atheros Communications to Purchase u-Nav’s Assets and Some
Liabilities II-128
SatNav Technologies Introduces GPS Related Software II-128
Nokia Consents to Acquire Navteq II-128
Broadcom Acquires Global Locate II-128

11. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-129
FEI-Zyfer, Inc. (USA) II-129
Furuno USA, Inc. (USA) II-129
Garmin International, Inc. (USA) II-129
Hemisphere GPS Inc. (Canada) II-130
Hexagon AB (Sweden) II-130
Leica Geosystems AG (Switzerland) II-131
NovAtel, Inc. (Canada) II-131
ITT Exelis (USA) II-131
KVH Industries, Inc. (USA) II-132
MiTAC International Corporation (Taiwan) II-132
Magellan Navigation, Inc. (USA) II-132
Mio Technology Benelux N.V. (Belgium) II-133
Navman New Zealand (New Zealand) II-133
NavCom Technology, Inc. (USA) II-133
Navico, Inc. (USA) II-134
Orolia Group (France) II-134
Rockwell Collins, Inc. (USA) II-134
Sokkia Topcon Company Ltd. (Japan) II-135
Symmetricom, Inc. (USA) II-135
TomTom International B.V. (The Netherlands) II-135
Trimble Navigation Limited (USA) II-136

12. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-137
Table 2: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial Global Positioning Systems by Geographic Region -
US, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed by Annual Revenues in US$ Million for
the Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-137

Table 3: World Historic Review for Commercial Global
Positioning Systems by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
by Annual Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-138

Table 4: World 15-Year Perspective for Commercial Global
Positioning Systems by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Annual Revenues for US, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for the Years 2004, 2011
and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-139
By End Use II-140
Table 5: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial Global Positioning Systems in Land Based
Applications by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
by Annual Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-140

Table 6: World Historic Review for Commercial Global
Positioning Systems in Land Based Applications by Geographic
Region - US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Revenues in US$
Million for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-141

Table 7: World 15-Year Perspective for Commercial Global
Positioning Systems in Land Based Applications by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Annual Revenues for US,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for the
Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-142

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial Global Positioning Systems in Land Based
Applications by Application Area - In-Vehicle Navigation,
Survey/Mapping and Tracking/ Machine Control Independently
Analyzed by Annual Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-143

Table 9: World Historic Review for Commercial Global
Positioning Systems in Land Based Applications by Application
Area - In-Vehicle Navigation, Survey/ Mapping and
Tracking/Machine Control Independently Analyzed by Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-144

Table 10: World 15-Year Perspective for Commercial Global
Positioning Systems in Land Based Applications by Application
Area - Percentage Breakdown of Annual Revenues for In-Vehicle
Navigation, Survey/Mapping and Tracking/Machine Control
Segments for the Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-145

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial Global Positioning Systems in Land-Based In-Vehicle
Navigation Application by Geographic Region - US, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed by Annual Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-146

Table 12: World Historic Review for Commercial Global
Positioning Systems in Land-Based In-Vehicle Navigation
Application by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
by Annual Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-147

Table 13: World 15-Year Perspective for Commercial Global
Positioning Systems in Land-Based In-Vehicle Navigation
Application by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Annual Revenues for US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest
of World Markets for the Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-148

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial Global Positioning Systems in Land-Based
Survey/Mapping Application by Geographic Region - US, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed by Annual Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-149

Table 15: World Historic Review for Commercial Global
Positioning Systems in Land-Based Survey/ Mapping Application
by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-150

Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Commercial Global
Positioning Systems in Land-Based Survey/ Mapping Application
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Annual Revenues
for US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets
for the Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-151

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial Global Positioning Systems in Land-Based
Tracking/Machine Control Applications by Geographic Region -
US, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed by Annual Revenues in US$ Million for
the Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-152

Table 18: World Historic Review for Commercial Global
Positioning Systems in Land-Based Tracking/Machine Control
Applications by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
by Annual Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-153

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Commercial Global
Positioning Systems in Land-Based Tracking/ Machine Control
Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Annual Revenues for US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest
of World Markets for the Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-154

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial Global Positioning Systems in Aviation Applications
by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-155

Table 21: World Historic Review for Commercial Global
Positioning Systems in Aviation Applications by Geographic
Region - US, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Revenues in US$
Million for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-156

Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Commercial Global
Positioning Systems in Aviation Applications by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Annual Revenues for US,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for the
Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-157

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial Global Positioning Systems in Marine Applications
by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-158

Table 24: World Historic Review for Commercial Global
Positioning Systems in Marine Applications by Geographic
Region - US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Revenues in US$
Million for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-159

Table 25: World 15-Year Perspective for Commercial Global
Positioning Systems in Marine Applications by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Annual Revenues for US,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for the
Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-160

Table 26: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial Global Positioning Systems in Timing Applications
by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-161

Table 27: World Historic Review for Commercial Global
Positioning Systems in Timing Applications by Geographic
Region - US, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Revenues in US$
Million for the Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-162

Table 28: World 15-Year Perspective for Commercial Global
Positioning Systems in Timing Applications by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Annual Revenues for US,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for the
Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-163


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Overview III-1
North American GPS Market - A Review III-1
GPS: Part of US Economic Infrastructure and National Security III-1
Measures Initiated to Upgrade GPS Capabilities III-2
GPS Technology - An Antidote to Growing Needs of US
Transportation Industry III-2
AVL Market - A Prime Consumer of GPS/Wireless Devices III-2
GPS and the Trucking Business III-3
Trends III-3
New Application Segments Bring Cheer to the US Market III-3
Price Declines to Spur GPS-based Navigation System Sales III-3
Manufacturers Focus on Improving Performance/ Price Ratio to
Spur GPS Navigation System Uptake III-3
Companies Eye GPS as a Potential Marketing Tool III-4
Latest GPS Units Come Loaded with Live Traffic Information III-4
Competitive Framework III-4
Regulatory Environment III-5
Enhanced GPS Receives FAA Approval III-5
FCC Mandates for Carriers III-5
Selective Availability: A Brief Review III-5
Cessation of Selective Availability Enhances Effectiveness
of Existing Products III-6
New GPS Policy - Goals and Objectives III-6
Technology/Product Innovations/Introductions III-6
Strategic Corporate Developments III-7
Key Regional Players III-9
B.Market Analytics III-15
Table 29: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial GPS Units by End Use Application - Land Based
(In-Vehicle Navigation, Survey/Mapping and Tracking/Machine
Control), Aviation, Marine and Timing Segments -
Independently Analyzed by Annual Revenues in US$ Million for
theYears 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 30: US Historic Review for Commercial GPS Units by End
Use Application - Land Based (In-Vehicle Navigation,
Survey/Mapping and Tracking/Machine Control), Aviation,
Marine, and Timing Segments - Independently Analyzed by
Annual Revenues in US$ Million for theYears 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 31: US 15-Year Perspective for Commercial GPS Units by
End Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Revenue for
Land Based (In-Vehicle Navigation, Survey/Mapping and
Tracking/Machine Control), Aviation, Marine, and Timing
Segments for the Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

2. JAPAN III-18
A.Market Analysis III-18
Current and Future Analysis III-18
Car Navigation Systems Market III-18
In-Car Computing Market III-18
Japan’s Satellite Navigation Program III-18
Key Regional Player III-19
B.Market Analytics III-20
Table 32: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Commercial GPS Units by End Use Application - Land Based
(In-Vehicle Navigation, Survey/Mapping and Tracking/Machine
Control), Aviation, Marine and Timing Segments -
Independently Analyzed by Annual Revenues in US$ Million for
theYears 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 33: Japanese Historic Review for Commercial GPS Units
by End Use Application - Land Based (In-Vehicle Navigation,
Survey/Mapping and Tracking/Machine Control), Aviation,
Marine, and Timing Segments - Independently Analyzed by
Annual Revenues in US$ Million for theYears 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 34: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Commercial GPS
Units by End Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of
Revenue for Land Based (In-Vehicle Navigation,
Survey/Mapping and Tracking/ Machine Control), Aviation,
Marine, and Timing Segments for the Years 2004, 2011 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

3. EUROPE III-23
A.Market Analysis III-23
Current and Future Analysis III-23
GPS History in Europe III-23
Galileo Development Program III-23
Market Trends III-23
Galileo to Drive the European GPS Market III-23
Personal Use to Drive GNSS Market III-24
Navigation Systems: No More a Luxury Product III-24
GPS-Enabled Mobile Navigation Devices Increase Penetration III-25
Patients and Ambulance Crews to Benefit from Satellite
Navigation Systems III-25
Lack of Explicit Regulation for Accurate Positioning of
Emergency Calls III-25
Technology/Product Innovations/Introductions III-25
Key Regional Players III-27
B.Market Analytics III-29
Table 35: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Commercial GPS Units by End Use Application - Land Based
(In-Vehicle Navigation, Survey/Mapping and Tracking/Machine
Control), Aviation, Marine and Timing Segments -
Independently Analyzed by Annual Revenues in US$ Million for
theYears 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 36: European Historic Review for Commercial GPS Units
by End Use Application - Land Based (In-Vehicle Navigation,
Survey/Mapping and Tracking/ Machine Control), Aviation,
Marine, and Timing Segments - Independently Analyzed by
Annual Revenues in US$ Million for theYears 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 37: European 15-Year Perspective for Commercial GPS
Units by End Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of
Revenue for Land Based (In-Vehicle Navigation,
Survey/Mapping and Tracking/Machine Control), Aviation,
Marine, and Timing Segments for the Years 2004, 2011 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

4. ASIA-PACIFIC III-32
A.Market Analysis III-32
Current and Future Analysis III-32
Telematics Market in Asia-Pacific III-32
Overview of Select Markets III-32
Australia III-32
RandD Plays a Major Role III-32
Declining Prices Boost Mobile GPS Systems Market III-33
Satellite Controlled Buses Deal with Traffic Congestion in
Sydney III-33
China III-33
Market Overview III-33
An Emerging Space Power III-33
China to Partner EU in Galileo Development III-34
Major Application Markets III-34
Increasing Need for GPS Tracking Solutions III-34
Handheld GPS Market - An Overview III-34
GPS-Enabled PMP and PDA Market III-35
Telematics Market in China III-35
Japanese Navigation System Brands Gain Advantage III-35
Traffic Management - A Major Driving Force for Telematics
Growth III-35
Hong Kong III-36
OEM Software - The Mainstay for Hong Kong GPS Companies III-36
India III-36
Market Overview III-36
GPS Market to Witness Faster Growth III-36
Government Participation in GPS Technology III-37
Telematics Market in India III-37
Market Trends III-37
In-Car Navigation Systems Market Offers Growth Pote

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