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Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2011/02/15 - NovAtel, Inc. (NovAtel), the leading OEM manufacturer of precise global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning technology, announced the release of its new SMART-MR15 antenna - NovAtel.ca.
Rugged smart antenna provides cellular-based precise positioning for on-machine applications.
The SMART-MR15 builds on last year’s successful launch of NovAtel’s SMART-MR10 GNSS receiver/antenna by adding embedded cellular connectivity and NTRIP client software. This enables users to easily obtain RTK corrections via the Internet, eliminating the need to set up a local base station.
Ergonomically designed, the SMART-MR15 integrates an L1/L2 GPS+GLONASS receiver, antenna and cellular modem into a single compact enclosure. With a rugged metal housing and external cellular antenna, the product ensures high performance even in the most challenging work environments and poor coverage areas.
The OEMStar receiver is NovAtel’s lowest cost, high performance L1 GNSS receiver. The 14-channel OEMStar provides accurate positioning using L1 GPS, GLONASS and SBAS signals. NovAtel’s advanced GL1DE® technology is also available on the OEMStar receiver.
Doug Schmuland, Agriculture Portfolio Manager for NovAtel said, “By eliminating the need for a local base-station, the SMART-MR15 provides precise positioning for on-machine applications requiring sub-inch accuracy.” Mr. Schmuland added, “In addition, NovAtel’s GL1DE® algorithm is integrated into every MR15, providing agricultural users with ultra-smooth positions and excellent pass-to-pass accuracy in non-RTK applications.”
The SMART-MR15 will be shown at leading North American and European farm shows this spring.
NovAtel’s SMART-MR15 is expected to be available for order in March, 2011.
About NovAtel, Inc.
NovAtel, Inc. (novatel.com | novatel.ca) 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’s reference receivers are at the core of national aviation ground networks in the USA, Japan, Europe, China and India. The Company maintains its leadership position through significant R&D investment focusing on the modernized Global Positioning System (GPS), the revitalized Russian GLONASS and the emerging European Galileo satellite systems, 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.
NovAtel and GL1DE are registered trademarks of NovAtel Inc. SMART-MR15 and SMART-MR10 are trademarks of NovAtel, Inc.
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