NovAtel Releases Latest Version of OEMV® Precision Receiver Firmware

Version 3.500 features NovAtel's new RT-2® L1TE positioning and ALIGN™ heading technology

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(Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 19, 2008) - NovAtel Inc. (NovAtel), a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of precise positioning technology, announced today at the ION 2008 tradeshow in Savannah, Georgia, the launch of Version 3.500 firmware for their OEMV family of GNSS precision receivers. Version 3.500 firmware includes the new RT-2 L1TE positioning, ALIGN heading and the latest OmniSTAR HP 4.28 library.

RT-2 L1TE is NovAtel's new single frequency RTK solution which optimally combines GPS and GLONASS measurements to produce centimeter accurate positions for baseline lengths of up to three kilometers. RT-2 L1TE is an L1 frequency solution designed to deliver a low cost positioning alternative on the OEMV-1G platform in the survey/GIS market. NovAtel's ALIGN feature provides 10 Hz distance and bearing information for customers looking for robust and accurate heading capabilities.

OmniSTAR has released their latest HP 4.28 library which has been incorporated into firmware version 3.500. The HP 4.28 library adds support for OmniSTAR's upcoming frequency and broadcast format changes.

This latest firmware release and the corresponding CDU software is available at no additional charge to all OEMV customers with a current PCS subscription. By providing this functionality as a firmware update, customers can apply it to their existing receivers, enabling quick changeover and no downtime.

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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. For more information, visit:

NovAtel, OEMV and RT-2 are registered trademarks of NovAtel Inc. ALIGN is a trademark of NovAtel Inc.

Posted on 19/09/2008