Calgary, AB, Canada (September 17, 2018) NovAtel today launched its new SMART7 family of SMART antennas, adding best-in-class SPAN® technology, future-ready Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), Wi-Fi and Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity, superior tracking performance and TerraStar-C PRO corrections to the industry-leading availability, accuracy, and reliability trusted by major equipment manufacturers for demanding applications like precision agriculture and machine control.
"Manufacturers that serve these demanding industries can now take advantage of the best in precise positioning technology, with added next-generation features including wireless connectivity, SPAN GNSS+INS integration and superior tracking performance, in an even more robust format," said Gordon Ryley, Precision Agriculture Segment Manager at NovAtel. "With this combination of technologies, guidance systems can continue to steer during satellite signal outages and under challenging conditions."
The SMART7-S includes NovAtel’s tightly-coupled GNSS+Inertial Navigation System (INS) SPAN technology, the most advanced GNSS+INS integration in the market. SPAN provides accurate attitude information that can simplify the development of vehicle guidance systems and bridge GNSS signal outages.
For easier connection to mobile devices and cellular gateways, the SMART7-W includes Wi-Fi and an integrated NTRIP client, and the SMART7-I model also incorporates Ethernet. A new advanced ISOBUS-compatible CAN interface also supports NovAtel logs, commands and firmware upgrades.
All models in the SMART7 family provide exceptional positioning availability using signals from all constellations and frequencies to deliver assured positioning anywhere. Each model includes a VEXXIS antenna, and supports TerraStar-C PRO, the newest offering from TerraStar correction services, which delivers 2.5 cm accuracy and convergence times of less than 18 minutes in most regions.
All SMART7 product models provide future proof GNSS and industry-leading availability, accuracy, and reliability in a rugged form factor.
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About NovAtel Inc.
NovAtel is a global technology leader, pioneering end-to-end solutions for assured positioning for land, sea, and air. NovAtel designs, manufactures and sells high precision positioning technology developed for efficient and rapid integration. Its solutions are empowering intelligent positioning ecosystems in vital industries that depend on the ability to tackle the most complex challenges in the most demanding environments. Learn more at NovAtel.com.
NovAtel is part of Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division, which also includes Veripos. Hexagon is a global leader in digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE). Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 19,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.5bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.
Product Manager, SMART Antennas
Posted on 17/09/2018