FlexPak-G2 enclosure for OEMV® receivers introduced at ION 09

The new streamlined FlexPak-G2 expands connectivity options for improved performance

PRODUCT MANAGER, SURVEY/CORE: Doug Langen (403) 730-4179
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS: Lori Winkler (403) 730-4677

(Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 24th, 2009) - NovAtel Inc. (NovAtel), the leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of precise global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning technology, introduced the FlexPak-G2 enclosure today at the ION 2009 tradeshow in Savannah, Georgia. The FlexPak-G2 enclosure is compact for easy integration and supports NovAtel's industry-leading OEMV-1, OEMV-1G and OEMV-2 line of high-precision GNSS receivers.

Field upgradable, the FlexPak-G2 provides metre to centimetre-level positioning, depending on the receiver card selected. Independent I/O connectors and USB ports simplify cabling for application developers. Standardized DB-9 connectors allow low cost cables to be quickly and easily built, and lowers the overall system weight.

"The FlexPak-G2 enclosure builds on the success of our original FlexPak enclosure, adding enhanced connectivity options as well as improved performance", commented Sara Masterson, Portfolio Manager, Core/Survey Products at NovAtel. Masterson added, "While the small form factor of the FlexPak-G2 makes it ideal for low payload UAV and robotic applications, it can easily be integrated into a wide range of GNSS applications."

The FlexPak-G2 will begin shipping to customers in November, 2009.

About NovAtel

NovAtel Inc. is a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of precision Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) components and subsystems, including receivers, antennas, enclosures NovAtel Inc. 1120 - 68th Avenue N.E. Calgary, AB., Canada T2E 8S5 Tel: (403) 295-4900 Fax: (403) 295-4901 and firmware. An ISO certified company, NovAtel's products are developed for efficient, rapid integration into our customers' precise positioning applications. These applications include surveying, Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping, precision agriculture machine guidance, port automation, mining, marine and defense industries. NovAtel's reference receivers are at the core of national aviation ground networks in the USA, Japan, Europe, China and India. The Company maintains its leadership position through significant R&D investment focusing on the modernized Global Positioning System (GPS), the revitalized Russian GLONASS and the emerging European Galileo satellite systems, as well as the integration of additional complementary technologies such as Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs). NovAtel Inc. is based in Calgary, Canada and is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.

NovAtel and OEMV are registered trademarks of NovAtel Inc. FlexPak is a trademark of NovAtel Inc.

Posted on 24/09/2009