NovAtel Inc. Launches Low Cost L1 OEMStar™ Precision Receiver at ION 2009

Diminutive receiver tracks GPS and GLONASS, enhancing signal availability for GNSS applications.

L1 Product Manager: Gord Ryley (403) 730-4143
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS: Lori Winkler (403) 730-4677

(Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 23nd, 2009) - NovAtel Inc. (NovAtel), the leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of precise global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning technology, announced today at the ION 2009 tradeshow in Savannah, Georgia, the launch of their new single frequency GNSS receiver. The low cost, 14 channel, L1 OEMStar is only 46 mm by 71 mm in size and consumes just 750 mW of power when tracking both GPS and GLONASS signals.

"There is definitely a void in the marketplace at this price/performance level. We believe this is the lowest cost GLONASS capable receiver out there," said Graham Purves, VP. Sales and Marketing for NovAtel. "The small form factor of the OEMStar is extremely easy to integrate into new or existing systems, and is form factor compatible with both our previous SUPERSTAR II and current OEMV-1 and OEMV-1G receivers."

The company plans to start shipping the OEMStar to customers in November, 2009.

For more information, visit: www.novatel.com/products/gnss-receivers/.

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 and firmware. An ISO certified company, NovAtel's products are developed for efficient, rapid integration into our customers' precise positioning applications. These applications include NovAtel Inc. 1120 - 68th Avenue N.E. Calgary, AB., Canada T2E 8S5 Tel: (403) 295-4900 Fax: (403) 295-4901 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 is a registered trademark of NovAtel Inc. OEMStar is a trademark of NovAtel Inc.

Posted on 23/09/2009