SPAN® GNSS/INS Technology Now Available on NovAtel's OEM6 Receiver Products

PRODUCT MANAGER, SPAN: Sheena Dixon (403) 730-4664
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS: Lori Winkler (403) 730-4677

(Nashville, Tennessee September 19, 2012) - NovAtel Inc., the world's leading supplier of OEM Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) components and subsystems today at ION announced the addition of SPAN GNSS/Inertial Navigation System (INS) technology to its OEM6 GNSS receiver platform. NovAtel's SPAN technology tightly couples precision GNSS receivers with robust Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) to provide reliable, continuously available, position, velocity and attitude (roll, pitch, yaw), even during short periods of time when satellite signals are blocked or unavailable.

The release of SPAN on OEM6 provides SPAN OEM customers with new features and functionality previously unavailable on NovAtel's OEMV based SPAN platform, including ALIGN® GNSS heading determination, API, RAIM, and GPS+GLONASS positioning.

Jason Hamilton, Director of Marketing at NovAtel stated, “SPAN on OEM6 builds on our core GNSS platform, taking features and functionality from our six series and adding them to our SPAN technology.” Mr. Hamilton added, “SPAN on OEM6 improves positioning performance in difficult GNSS environments over NovAtel's past generations of products, greatly improving the ability to bridge GNSS outages, and allowing users to operate with higher confidence in challenging environments.”

NovAtel's SPAN technology will be supported on OEM615 and OEM628 board level receivers, and the FlexPak6 receiver which gives integrators a rugged enclosed platform that can be paired with the company's complete range of IMU sensors.

The OEM615 and 628 boards replace NovAtel's legacy OEMV receivers to provide integrators a new platform for developing and embedding SPAN into their applications. Existing OEM6 customers can now upgrade their receiver to become full GNSS/INS SPAN platforms.

Interested parties can visit NovAtel at Booth “F” at ION 2012 to learn more about this new product offering. Shipments of OEM6 SPAN enabled receivers will begin September 2012. Further information can be found on the company's website at or through a company representative which can be located under the “Where to Buy” tab of our website.


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. The Company maintains its leadership position through significant R&D investment 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, SPAN, ALIGN and AdVance are registered trademarks of NovAtel Inc. OEM6, OEM615,

OEM628 and FlexPak6 are trademarks of NovAtel.

Posted on 19/09/2012