Next-Generation OEM6™ GNSS Receiver Platform Provides Future-Proof Technology to Users

PRODUCT MANAGER, CORE/SURVEY: Doug Langen (403) 730-4179
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS: Lori Winkler (403) 730-4677

(Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 22, 2010) - NovAtel Inc., (NovAtel) today reinforced its technology leadership with the announcement of their next-generation OEM6 GNSS receiver platform. The announcement was made at ION 2010 in Portland, Oregon.

The powerful OEM6 platform offers comprehensive support for all current and upcoming GNSS constellations and satellite signals including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Compass. The OEM628™ board, the first in the new receiver line, significantly expands positioning capabilities with the inclusion of such features as RAIM (Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring) for safety critical applications, integrated LAN Ethernet port with NTRIP Client and Server capabilities for seamless integration into reference network applications, and 100 Hertz measurements for high dynamic positioning.

The OEM628 board is form, fit and function compatible with NovAtel's OEMV-2™ receiver. All NovAtel OEM firmware options are supported, including AdVance® RTK for centimetre level positioning accuracy, ALIGN® for precise heading determination, GL1DE® for consistent pass-to-pass accuracy, and L-Band positioning for autonomous decimetre level positioning.

“The launch of our new OEM6 receiver platform greatly expands positioning capabilities for our customers, providing them with the opportunity to develop applications in more challenging, dynamic environments, now and in the future,” stated Michael Ritter, President and CEO of NovAtel. “And, as with all NovAtel technology, customers can be confident that our new OEM6 platform delivers the same high product quality and industry-leading customer support inherent in previous generation platforms.”

The OEM628 will be available to order in November 2010, with first shipments occurring in December 2010. For more detailed information, see:

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, GL1DE, Align and AdVance are registered trademarks of NovAtel Inc. OEM6, OEM628 and OEMV-2 are trademarks of NovAtel.


Posted on 22/09/2010