NovAtel Inc. Announces New OEMStar™ Models

New models support DGPS Transmit and Right Angle RF Connector.

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

(Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 14, 2010) - NovAtel Inc. (NovAtel), the leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of precise global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning technology, recently introduced five new models to its low cost, L1 OEMStar receiver card product line and four new models to the OEMStar supported FlexPak-G2™ enclosure product line.

Four new DGPS models support the transmit of DGPS code corrections and are available in GPS and GPS plus GLONASS versions supporting 1Hz and 10Hz data rates. These new models allow a customer to develop low-cost base station applications for transmitting DGPS code corrections. These models are also available in the new FlexPak-G2 enclosure for those customers looking for a rugged integrated solution.

The new OEMStar right-angle RF connector variant of the OEMStar is well suited for those customers who have tighter space restrictions within their product design. The right angle connector allows the antenna cable to be plugged into the side of the card thus reducing overall integration height.

Gordon Dale, VP Marketing for NovAtel stated, "The addition of the right-angle RF connector to the OEMStar enhances NovAtel's OEM receiver card portfolio, providing our customers with more choices of form-factor compatible products to meet their precision requirements and price points."

The new OEMStar models are available now through direct sales and NovAtel's global network of distributors.
For more information on OEMStar visit www.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 OEMV are registered trademarks of NovAtel Inc. OEMStar and FlexPak-G2 are trademarks of NovAtel Inc.

Posted on 14/05/2010