NovAtel Announces GPStation®-6 GNSS Ionospheric Scintillation and TEC Monitor (GISTM) Receiver

PRODUCT MANAGER: Jason Hamilton (403) 295-4953
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS: Lori Winkler (403) 730-4677

(Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 21st, 2011) - NovAtel Inc., (NovAtel) the world's leading OEM supplier of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers, antennas and sub-systems, today announced the GPStation-6 GNSS Ionospheric Scintillation and TEC Monitor (GISTM) receiver. This specialty GNSS receiver is integral to ionospheric monitoring and space weather applications. The announcement was made at ION 2011 in Portland, Oregon.

The GPStation-6 receiver integrates NovAtel's powerful OEM628™ measurement engine with a high-quality low phase-noise oven-controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO). It provides high quality signal tracking, ionospheric scintillation, and TEC measurements for all current and upcoming GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Compass satellite signals.

Designed as a replacement to the GSV4004B GISTM receiver (no longer commercially available), the GPStation-6 provides backwards compatibility from both a hardware and software perspective; easing the transition effort of existing GSV4004B customers. Housed in NovAtel's familiar EuroPak™ enclosure, the receiver provides a communications interface and log outputs compatible with the GSV4004B.

“The research community has been using GSV4004B technology in their ground reference stations to help understand and monitor activity in the Ionosphere,” stated Pat Fenton, NovAtel's VP Technology and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Fenton added, “NovAtel has acquired and enhanced this important technology so that it will continue to be available for the research community and for the range of industries that are impacted by the degradation of precision GNSS during ionospheric activity.”

NovAtel is currently accepting GPStation-6 orders with product shipments planned for Q4, 2011.

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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.

NovAtel and GPStation are registered trademarks of NovAtel Inc. OEM628 is a trademark of NovAtel Inc.


Posted on 21/09/2011