NovAtel CORRECT™ With TerraStar Service Now Available

(Calgary, Alberta - March 31, 2014) NovAtel Inc. announced today that with the release of its 6.400 firmware, NovAtel CORRECT positioning technology is now available with TerraStar's precise point positioning (PPP) corrections. Delivered via L-band, TerraStar corrections provide decimetre-level accuracy worldwide on all NovAtel OEM6® high precision receivers, without users having to add base-station infrastructure. Subscriptions to the TerraStar correction service are available seamlessly to customers through NovAtel's standard sales order process. Interested parties need only contact a NovAtel sales representative.

NovAtel CORRECT optimally combines data from multiple GNSS satellite constellations with corrections from a variety of sources, to deliver the best position solution possible. The strategic importance of TerraStar's decimetre-level correction service to NovAtel's product offering is reflected in the recent purchase of TerraStar parent company Veripos by Hexagon.

“The OEM nature of TerraStar's correction service makes them a perfect partner for NovAtel,” stated Sara Masterson, New Business Development Manager for NovAtel. “We are extremely pleased with the performance of our current TerraStar offering and, with the ability to now work more closely together, we are very excited about developing positioning innovations for our customers in the future.”

NovAtel CORRECT is available for land, air and sea applications, providing customers with one-stop shopping for receivers, antennas and correction services. It provides integrators with the opportunity to choose pricing and subscription options that best match their OEM business objectives.

About NovAtel Inc.

NovAtel designs, manufactures and sells high precision OEM Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning technology. Developed for efficient and rapid integration, our GNSS products have set the standard in quality and performance for over 20 years. State-of-the-art, lean manufacturing facilities in our North American headquarters produce the industry's most extensive line of OEM receivers, antennas and subsystems. All of our products are backed by a team of highly skilled customer support and design engineers. NovAtel Inc. is based in Calgary, Canada and is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden. 

For more information, visit: www.novatel.com.

About TerraStar

TerraStar owns, operates, maintains and controls its Global network of GNSS reference stations and the associated infrastructure to ensure maximum operational reliability of its augmentation services for land precise positioning. This gives TerraStar full control and the ability to respond rapidly to customer requirements and advances in technology.  They can achieve accuracy levels unbeaten by any other service - better than 10cm for people and vehicles working globally on land in some of the harshest environments on earth. TerraStar services are widely applicable by professionals in key land positioning applications - including agriculture and forestry, survey and construction, GIS and mapping, mining, aerial survey, and land oil and gas exploration and production.

More information can be obtained at www.terrastar.net

For product inquiries:

NovAtel:

Sara Masterson, New Business Development Manager

Tel: (403) 295-4980

Email: sara.masterson@novatel.com

For media inquiries:

NovAtel:

Lori Winkler, Manager, Marketing Communications

Tel: (403) 730-4677

Email: lori.winkler@novatel.com

Posted on 31/03/2014