NovAtel's ALIGN® Firmware Now Offered in Two Models for Heading and Relative Positioning Capabilities

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

(Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 14th, 2011) - NovAtel Inc., (NovAtel) today introduced its enhanced ALIGN solution, as part of the company's new 6.100 firmware release.

ALIGN is now available in two models: ALIGN Heading™ and ALIGN Relative Positioning™. The two ALIGN models facilitate system installation with plug-and-play configuration and offer the flexibility to design either GNSS attitude or relative positioning solutions.

ALIGN Heading generates high precision 2D vehicle attitude (heading and pitch) between two antennas and can be extended to offer 3D attitude (heading, roll and pitch) with a third receiver. ALIGN Relative Positioning offers accurate relative positioning between two or more moving platforms for high precision monitoring and automation in dynamic applications. 

Doug Langen, Product Manager for NovAtel's OEM Cards stated, “Our enhanced ALIGN firmware is ideal for any dynamic application seeking affordable, precise vehicle attitude determination. The Relative Positioning functionality is perfectly suited for applications requiring accurate navigation and positioning between several platforms.”

Unlike other solutions, ALIGN can be operated as a network of receivers rather than just a pair.  This provides operators comprehensive spatial awareness of other users within proximity, increasing productivity and safety on the job.

For more information on ALIGN and other NovAtel firmware solutions go to:


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 and ALIGN are registered trademarks of NovAtel Inc. ALIGN Heading and ALIGN Relative Positioning are trademarks of NovAtel.

Posted on 14/07/2011