New OEM615™ GNSS Receiver From NovAtel Smaller Than Business Card

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

(Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 14, 2011) - Today NovAtel Inc., the world's leading supplier of OEM Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) components and subsystems, introduced the newest member of its OEM6 next generation receiver family: the OEM615. At only 46 x 71 x 11 millimetres and weighing 24 grams, the diminutive OEM615 provides world-class precise positioning in a familiar, compact form factor.

As with all NovAtel OEM6™ series receivers, the OEM615 tracks existing and planned GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Compass signals. With 120 dynamic channels configured to track GPS + GLONASS L1/L2 now, it offers future-ready performance for constellations and signals yet to become operational. The backward compatibility of the OEM615 with NovAtel's popular OEMV-1 series form factor offers integrators the most efficient way to bring powerful GPS-GLONASS capable products to market quickly.

Support for NovAtel's suite of performance enhancing firmware options, including AdVance® RTK, ALIGN®,  GL1DE® and RAIM,  allows users to configure the OEM615 for their unique application needs. The OEM615 also supports Application Programming Interface (API) functionality providing system developers the ability to eliminate system hardware, reducing development time and resulting in faster time to market.

Gord Dale, VP Marketing for NovAtel stated, “The new OEM615 receiver is ideal for space constrained applications such as unmanned vehicles, survey, aerospace and defense.” Adding, “Our new OEM6 series card delivers the quality, reliability and high performance customers are accustomed to from NovAtel, only in an ultra-compact form factor.

The OEM615 receiver will be available for purchase immediately.

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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, GL1DE, ALIGN and AdVance are registered trademarks of NovAtel Inc. OEM6 and OEM615 are trademarks of NovAtel.

Posted on 14/07/2011