NovAtel Announces FlexPak6™ Enclosure Featuring Next-Generation GNSS Performance

ENCLOSURES PRODUCT MANAGER: Ben Greenwood (403) 730-4169
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS: Lori Winkler (403) 730-4677

(Calgary, Alberta, Canada, March 17th, 2011) - NovAtel Inc. (NovAtel) today announced the launch of the high-performance FlexPak6 GNSS enclosure, the first product to house the company's new OEM628™ multi-constellation receiver. The FlexPak6 is designed for easy integration and is capable of tracking all current and upcoming GNSS satellite signals plus L-band, ensuring peak positioning performance now and into the future.

Compact and lightweight, the FlexPak6 builds on the popular FlexPak-G2™ series of products by adding powerful OEM6™ features such as RAIM (Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring) for improved GNSS system integrity, NTRIP client and server capabilities for seamless integration into network reference applications, and 100 Hz measurements for high dynamic applications. The FlexPak6 features a translucent design to allow users to view internal status LEDs for easy diagnosis, while a wide input voltage range and an array of interface options including Ethernet and CAN Bus permit quick and simple integration.  Software upgradable in the field, the FlexPak6 provides custom and flexible performance for a wide range of application demands whether they have metre or centimetre-level accuracy requirements.

Ben Greenwood, Product Manager for NovAtel Enclosures stated, “The lightweight form-factor of the FlexPak6 enclosure makes it ideal for weight and power sensitive application such as UAV and robotics”. Mr. Greenwood added, “With onboard NTRIP client and server support and enhanced connection options, this robust, versatile product is also well suited to rover or base applications.”

The FlexPak6 is available to order immediately; product shipments will commence in April, 2011. For further information regarding this product visit http://www.novatel.com/products/gnss-receivers/enclosures/flexpak6  

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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.

NovAtel is a registered trademark of NovAtel Inc. OEM6, OEM628, FlexPak-G2 and FlexPak6 are trademarks of NovAtel Inc.

Posted on 17/03/2011