End of Life Announced for SMART-AG Antennas

NovAtel Inc. is announcing the End of Life of the SMART-AG series of SMART antenna products. All models of the following product variants are affected:

SMART-AG-GENERIC SMART-AG-B-GENERIC SMART-AG-TB-GENERIC
SMART-AG-PVT SMART-AG-B-PVT SMART-AG-TB-PVT
SMART-AG-PVT-S SMART-AG-B-PVT-S SMART-AG-TB-PVT-S
SMART-AG-PVT-G SMART-AG-B-PVT-G SMART-AG-TB-PVT-G
SMART-AG-PVT-G-S SMART-AG-B-PVT-G-S SMART-AG-TB-PVT-G-S
SMART-AG-L1-G-S SMART-AG-B-L1-G SMART-AG-TB-L1-G
SMART-AG-KT-PVT SMART-AG-B-RT20 SMART-AG-PVT-TB
SMART-AG-KT-PVT-G SMART-AG-B-RT20-G SMART-AG-TB-RT20
SMART-AG-RT2L1-G-S SMART-AG-B-RT2L1-G SMART-AG-TB-RT20-G
SMART-AG-RT2L1-G SMART-AG-TB-RT2L1-G
SMART-AG-G-Z
SMART-AG-PVT-G-Y-Z
SMART-AG-RT20
SMART-AG-RT20-G
SMART-AG-PVT-S-NL
SMART-AG-PVT-OPTIMA

Our SMART6-L™, SMART6™ and AG-STAR™ SMART antennas are recommended replacements for all SMART-AG models including those products supporting Bluetooth® and Tilt.

Please note the following mechanical differences between the SMART-AG and the SMART6-L, SMART6 and AG-STAR replacement products:

SMART-AG AG-STAR SMART6-L/SMART6
Screw Mounting Inserts 8-32 Imperial M4 Metric M4 Metric
Product Height 69 mm 69 mm 81 mm

Also note that there are no L1 RT-20® models available on the SMART6-L product. Customers previously using L1 RT-20 must transition to a dual-frequency RT-2™ solution on the SMART6-L and SMART6 antennas.

Accessories for the SMART-AG are not included in this end of life announcement.

The SMART-AG products will be available for order until:

       November 1, 2013 (or until inventory is depleted)

Shipments may be scheduled for no later than:

       December 28, 2013

NovAtel will continue to support and repair these products until:

       December 28, 2016

NovAtel is dedicated to making this transition period as smooth as possible. In many cases our new SMART6-L product line will be an ideal replacement product. However, we recommend you contact your NovAtel Sales or Customer Support representative to discuss all options for transitioning to a new NovAtel product.

Call 1-800-NOVATEL or email support@novatel.com

For a complete listing of NovAtel discontinued products, please refer to the discontinued products list on the NovAtel website at www.novatel.com/products/discontinued-products

 

 

Posted on 19/07/2013