NovAtel Inc. Announces OEMStar™ Firmware Version 1.101

L1 PRODUCT MANAGER: Gordon Ryley (403) 730-4143
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS: Lori Winkler (403) 730-4677
CORE CARDS, PRODUCT MANAGER: Doug Langen (403) 730-4179

 (Calgary, Alberta, Canada, March 7, 2010) - NovAtel Inc. (NovAtel), the leading OEM manufacturer of precise global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning technology, today announced the release of Version 1.101 firmware for its OEMStar GNSS receiver products.

The OEMStar is NovAtel's lowest cost, high performance L1 GNSS receiver.  The 14-channel OEMStar provides accurate positioning using L1 GPS, GLONASS and SBAS signals.  NovAtel's advanced GL1DE® technology, which provides smooth pass-to-pass accuracy often sought in agricultural applications, is also available on the OEMStar receiver with a model upgrade.

This latest release now supports GPS-only, GPS plus GLONASS, and GLONASS-only positioning, velocity and timing. 

A new multi-constellation timing feature lets the user generate an accurate 1PPS timing output using either GPS or GLONASS.  This new feature also allows a user to specify a primary and secondary time base linked to either GPS or GLONASS time so that if the primary time base is unavailable, the secondary time base can be used to provide timing and bridge the outage.

Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (RAIM) is now supported as well as NovAtel's Application Programming Interface (API) that allows a user to create and embed an application that can run directly on the receiver.  RAIM and API features require a model upgrade.

NovAtel is committed to providing excellent value to its 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 and no downtime. This firmware update is available free of charge to all customers.

For more information on NovAtel products and latest firmware, please contact your local sales representative. A complete list of NovAtel dealers is available at http://www.novatel.com/where-to-buy/dealers.

For more information on OEMStar visit http://novatel.com/products/gnss-receivers/oem-receiver-boards/oemstar.

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

Posted on 07/03/2011