New Series of SPAN® MEMS IMU Products Introduced by NovAtel

(Calgary, Canada, March 20, 2013) - NovAtel Inc. announced today in Calgary the new SPAN-IGM series of Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) inertial sensor products, including the IMU-IGM-A1 MEMS enclosure and the SPAN-IGM-A1 GNSS/INS enclosure.

The IMU-IGM-A1 is a small, rugged enclosure that houses a MEMS inertial sensor. The IMU-IGM-A1 can be configured from the factory as an integrated GNSS + Inertial Navigation System (INS) or as a standalone IMU sensor for pairing with a customer's existing NovAtel SPAN enabled OEM6 receiver. Featuring regulated 10-30 VDC input and a dedicated wheel sensor input to enhance GNSS outage bridging capabilities, the IMU-IGM-A1 delivers a 200 hertz navigation solution and raw measurement output.

Jason Hamilton, Director of Marketing for NovAtel stated, “The IMU-IGM-A1 is the smallest, lightest IMU enclosure in our SPAN GNSS/INS product portfolio.” He added, “It provides NovAtel customers with the ability to leverage our powerful SPAN technology in new applications that are size and weight constrained but still require highly precise position, velocity, roll, pitch and heading.”

The SPAN-IGM-A1 combines NovAtel's OEM615 GNSS receiver card with a MEMS inertial sensor in a single enclosure. By integrating the MEMS IMU with NovAtel's tightly coupled OEM6 GNSS/INS SPAN engine, advanced positioning options such as AdVance® RTK, ALIGN® heading technology and RAIM are available to maximize performance.

Shipments of the new IMU-IGM-A1 enclosure and the SPAN-IGM-A1 GNSS/INS integrated enclosure commence early Q2 2013. For more information on the SPAN-IGM Series 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. The Company maintains its leadership position through significant R&D investment focusing on the modernized Global Positioning System (GPS) 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 and ALIGN and AdVance are registered trademarks of NovAtel Inc. OEM6 and SPAN-IGM are trademarks of NovAtel.

Contact Information:

PRODUCT MANAGER, SPAN: Sheena Dixon (403) 730-4664

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS: Lori Winkler (403) 730-4677




Posted on 20/03/2013