NovAtel® Supplies Reference Receivers for IRNSS Ground Segment

(Calgary, Alberta - December 20, 2013) NovAtel Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) precise positioning technology, today announced an agreement with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to supply reference receiver products for use in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) ground segment.

India-based Elcome Technologies Pvt. Limited, a sister company to NovAtel in the Hexagon Group of Companies, will provide local integration, training and technical support services for the NovAtel receivers.

These receivers are based on NovAtel's G-III reference receiver platform, the same platform used for the Third Generation WAAS Reference Receiver (WAAS G-III), which will monitor the GPS (Global Positioning System) signals for the FAA's modernized Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) network.

About NovAtel Inc.

NovAtel designs, manufactures and sells high precision OEM GNSS positioning technology. Developed for efficient and rapid integration, our GNSS products have set the standard in quality and performance for over 20 years. Backed by a team of highly skilled customer support and design engineers, NovAtel's reference receivers are at the core of national aviation ground networks in the USA, Japan, Europe, and India.

NovAtel Inc. is based in Calgary, Canada and is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.

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About Hexagon AB

Hexagon AB is a global measurement technologies company with strong market positions. Hexagon's mission is to develop and market leading technologies and services to measure in one, two or three dimensions, to position and update objects and to time processes. The group has about 8 000 employees in 35 countries and net sales of about 13 000 MSEK.


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Posted on 20/12/2013