NovAtel Inc. Announces Revolutionary Quadruple Constellation GNSS Choke Ring Antenna

Ability to receive signals from existing & emerging satellite systems ensures the GNSS-750 delivers superior performance into the future

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(Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 17th, 2008) - NovAtel Inc. (NovAtel), a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of precise positioning technology, introduced today at the ION 2008 tradeshow in Savannah, Georgia, the high performance, next-generation GNSS-750 choke ring antenna. The innovative, 3D design of the GNSS-750 enables superior low level elevation tracking, with the ability to track satellites as soon as they are visible, down to the horizon and even below. It incorporates an ultra-wideband Dorne-Margolin element and has optimized antenna gain so it can be used with most manufacturers' geodetic receivers.

As the planned European Union (Galileo) and China (Compass) satellite systems join the existing American (GPS) and Russian (GLONASS) systems, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) networks and reference stations will require the ability to track signals from multiple constellations. The GNSS-750 tracks all four constellations and their signals, including SBAS and L-Band signals for differential services.

“Our new GNSS-750 builds on the excellent multipath rejection and tracking capabilities of the traditional 2D choke ring design to deliver new standards in low elevation tracking”, said Graham Purves, VP. Marketing & Sales at NovAtel. “Its unique conic design and durable aluminum construction make it ideal for reference stations, monitoring, scientific studies and other applications that demand a robust, high performance antenna.”

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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.

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Posted on 17/09/2008