NovAtel's New GL1DE ™ Technology Targets Pass-to-Pass Applications

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(Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 9, 2008) - NovAtel Inc., an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of precise positioning technology, launched its new GL1DE  technology this week. GL1DE  becomes the latest enhancement to NovAtel's signature OEMV® product line.

GL1DE  technology is ideal for agricultural guidance applications, where pass-to-pass repeatability is critical. GL1DE  optimally combines L1 code and L1 phase data to produce consistent positional output for developers of guidance applications. Users of GL1DE  will experience a smooth, consistent position appropriate for both lightbar and autosteer systems. Position jumps are virtually eliminated.

GL1DE  improves the stability of single point (autonomous), SBAS, CDGPS and OmniStar VBS positioning modes, and delivers pass-to-pass repeatability of up to 8 to 12 inches within a 15 minute interval. Users in parts of the world where a WAAS or EGNOS-type solution is not available to improve positioning stability, can use GL1DE  technology to maintain a stable, usable solution over longer intervals.

“NovAtel works closely with its customers from around the world to ensure our products can easily and quickly be integrated into their customized solutions,” said Graham Purves, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for NovAtel Inc. “GL1DE's pass-to-pass functionality is a perfect example of an enhancement we have developed to meet specific industry requirements; in this case, the agricultural industry, where it can be utilized to help farmers maximize their crop yields by significantly increasing the repeatability of their precision guidance tools.”

For more information on GL1DE, see NovAtel's website at

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 14/04/2008