NovAtel Launches World's Smallest Dual Frequency GPS Receiver

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

(Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 26th, 2010) - NovAtel Inc., (NovAtel) an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of satellite based precise positioning technology, announced today the latest product in its OEMV® receiver product family, the OEMV-1DF™. At only 46mm x 71mm x 13mm in size, the OEMV-1DF is the industry's smallest dual frequency GPS receiver to provide centimetre level, high performance RTK positioning.

Weighing only 21.5 grams and consuming less than 1.1 Watts, the OEMV-1DF is ideal for size constrained applications. It is available with scalable software upgradeable functionality, including NovAtel's AdVance® RTK which provides reliable centimetre-level real-time positioning. As with all NovAtel OEMV products, the OEMV-1DF features the widest operating temperature range and highest resistance to humidity, shock and vibration for applications in harsh environmental conditions. The OEMV-1DF also features enhanced interference rejection for consistent GPS positioning and measurements in the presence of jamming signals.

Sharing an identical form factor as other OEMV-1™ series cards, and with common interface commands, integration efforts of the OEMV-1DF are minimal for new and existing NovAtel customers.

Steve Duncombe, NovAtel's Vice President of Sales commented, "The OEMV-1DF offers the same high performance RTK positioning that NovAtel customers are accustomed to, but with an ultra-compact and power efficient platform." Adding, "Customers can design any OEMV-1 series receiver into their application and have drop-in access to all product line features for the ultimate in GPS positioning scalability."

First shipments of the OEMV-1DF will take place in July 2010. For more information on the OEMV-1DF, go to: 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 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. For more information, visit: www.novatel.com.

NovAtel, OEMV and AdVance are registered trademarks of NovAtel Inc. OEMV-1 and OEMV-1DF are trademarks of NovAtel.

Posted on 26/05/2010