NovAtel Inc. Announces New OEMStar™ Firmware Release

L1 PRODUCT MANAGER: Gordon Ryley (403) 730-4143
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS: Lori Winkler (403) 730-4677

(Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 30, 2010) - NovAtel Inc. (NovAtel), the leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of precise global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning technology, today announced the release of Version 1.011 firmware for their low cost, L1 OEMStar GNSS receiver.

Version 1.011 of OEMStar firmware provides improved PDP and GL1DE® filter performance, improved satellite tracking in low signal level environments, improved SBAS performance when operating outside of the standard grid map, and improved time to first fix.

This latest release also enables the DGPS_Rx_Advanced feature on all models which allows OEMStar to obtain a DGPS position when receiving carrier phase RTCM2.3, RTCA, RTCMv3 and CMR messages.

NovAtel is committed to providing excellent value to our customers in the form of firmware updates and upgrades. By providing this functionality as a firmware update, customers can apply it to their existing receivers, enabling quick changeover with minimal downtime. This firmware update is available free of charge to all customers.
For more information on OEMStar visit novatel.com/products/gnss-receivers/oem-receiver-boards/oemstar.

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 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 GL1DE are registered trademarks of NovAtel Inc. OEMStar is a trademark of NovAtel Inc.

Posted on 30/07/2010