New SMART6-L™ Integrated GNSS Antenna from NovAtel Provides Ultra-Smooth Positioning and Exceptional Pass-to-Pass Accuracy

(Calgary, Alberta, March 18, 2013) - NovAtel Inc., the world's leading supplier of OEM Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) components and subsystems today announced the SMART6-L, a GNSS antenna that integrates NovAtel's OEM6™ engine with proven Pinwheel™ antenna technology. Tracking L1 and L2 GPS + GLONASS, the SMART6-L delivers scalable performance, from single frequency GL1DE® smoothing performance to centimetre-level accuracy using dual frequency Real Time Kinematic (RTK) tracking. Optional L-band tracking improves positioning accuracy outside of L1 SBAS coverage areas.

Jason Hamilton, Director of Marketing at NovAtel stated, “The SMART6-L is ideal for manual guidance and auto-steer agriculture applications that benefit from ultra-smooth positioning and high pass-to-pass accuracy.” Mr. Hamilton added, “Our dual-frequency GL1DE firmware further enhances the absolute accuracy of the GL1DE position, creating a robust solution and mitigating the effects of high ionospheric activity.”

The design of the SMART6-L interface maximizes flexibility with NMEA 0183 compatible RS-232 serial ports and a NMEA2000 compatible CAN port. One PPS output, an event mark input and three daylight readable status LEDs are also provided. Built-in magnets simplify mounting although fixed mounting options are also available.

The SMART6-L is available for order starting March 18th, with product shipments commencing April 15.

Additional product information can be found on the NovAtel website at

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, OEM6 and GL1DE are registered trademarks of NovAtel Inc. SMART6-L is a trademark of NovAtel Inc.

Contact Information:

PRODUCT MANAGER, SMART Antennas: Gordon Ryley (403) 730-4143

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS: Lori Winkler (403) 730-4677

Posted on 18/03/2013