New OEM Version of NovAtel's Legendary Pinwheel™ GNSS Antenna Offers Integrators Even Greater Choice

PRODUCT MANAGER, Antennas: Gord Ryley (403) 730-4143
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS: Lori Winkler (403) 730-4677

(Nashville, Tennessee, September 20th, 2012) - NovAtel Inc., the world's leading supplier of OEM Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) components and subsystems unveiled the Pinwheel OEM today at ION 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Pinwheel OEM is a GNSS antenna module that can be easily integrated into end-user GNSS positioning products.

With a small form factor of only 143 mm x 30 mm, the antenna module receives GPS L1/L2, GLONASS L1/L2 and L-Band signals for enhanced positioning reliability and availability. Based on NovAtel's industry leading Pinwheel technology, the Pinwheel OEM provides increased multi-path rejection and excellent phase centre stability.

Jason Hamilton, Director of Marketing at NovAtel stated, “We designed the Pinwheel OEM for our customers who are looking for a reliable, economical and high performance GNSS antenna module that can be quickly integrated into their own custom designed or branded products.” Mr. Hamilton added, “With the proven quality of Pinwheel technology inside, customers can trust their positioning products will perform consistently as expected.”

The Pinwheel OEM will be available for order starting December 2012, with product shipment commencing January 2013.


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 Inc. is based in Calgary, Canada and is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden. For more information, visit:

NovAtel is a registered trademark of NovAtel Inc. Pinwheel is a trademark of NovAtel Inc.

Posted on 20/09/2012