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October 24th, 2019: Carlson 2020

Filed under: General

Carlson Software has released version 2020 of their software packages. There are over 250 new or updated features. It is now a 64-bit installation, so you need a 64-bit computer to install. 32-bit installations are no longer available.

Carlson 2020 supports AutoCAD 2020 and includes InteliCAD 9.2. It features a settings migration wizard to port custom settings from one installation to another. See below for a full list of the improvements/updates.

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September 20th, 2019: NovAtel OEM7 7.07.03 Released

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

NovAtel has released version 7.07.03 firmware for the OEM7 series of GNSS receivers. This firmware is for | OEM719 | OEM729 | OEM7700 | OEM7720 | OEM7500 | OEM7600 | PP7 | PP7D | CPT7 | GT7800 | receivers.

This firmware release adds support for the newly announced TerraStar-X service. For more information and download information, please contact us.

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September 10th, 2019: TerraStar-X Announced

Filed under: Products

NovAtel has announced TerraStar-X for use in the mid-west. TerraStar-X boasts a 2.5 cm horizontal accuracy in about a minute. It can be used in a variety of applications such as agriculture, construction, and survey.

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August 1st, 2019: NovAtel OEM7 Firmware 7.07.01 Released

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

OEM7 firmware version 7.07.01 (OM7MR0701RN0000, EP7PR0701RN0000) is now available for NovAtel OEM GNSS receivers. It is for OEM719, OEM729, OEM7700, OEM7720, OEM7500, OEM7600, PP7, PP7D, CPT7. This release is NOT for SMART7 or SMART2.

There are improvements to marine and rail profiles, SPAN system convergence robustness, and commands/logs changes. Some of the OEM6 SPAN commands are removed in this new version, so be sure to read the documentation for upgrading.

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July 26th, 2019: NovAtel Smart2 Announced

Filed under: Products

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NovAtel has introduced their latest generation smart antenna, the SMART2™. It is their entry-level all-in-one GNSS receiver and antenna featuring dual-frequency and multi-constellation tracking.

This latest generation smart antenna tracks GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, and TerraStar-L. It has an integrated magnetic mount and a wide 7 to 30 volts power input range.

Optional Bluetooth connectivity, optional terrain compensation for uneven terrain is great for auto-steer applications. For more information and pricing details, contact us.

SMART2 Datasheet

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March 12th, 2019: Waypoint 8.80 Released

Filed under: Products

Novatel’s Waypoint 8.80 is now available. This new version includes Inertial Explorer, GrafNav/GrafNet, and Inertial Explorer Express. All Waypoint users with current PCS (Post Contractual Support) will be eligible for this new version.

Key New Features

  • TerraStar-NRT option that provides high-rate precise satellite orbit and clock corrections for GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, and QZSS systems. These are typically available within minutes for quicker workflow.
  • Option to choose L1/L2 or L1/L5 frequencies for solutions.
  • Better accuracy for pedestrian and vehicle applications
  • 64-bit support for quicker processing
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December 14th, 2018: NovAtel SPAN-CPT (OEM6) EOL Notice

Filed under: Products

NovAtel Inc has announced the End Of Life (EOL) for the SPAN-CPT series GNSS receiver with integrated IMU. The recommended replacement is the SPAN CPT7 series receiver.

Orders for the SPAN-CPT (OEM6) can be placed through February 28 2019 or until inventory is depleted.

Support for the SPAN-CPT (OEM6) will continue through May 31 2022.

Should you have any questions, or would like to place an order before they’re no longer available, please contact us.

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December 4th, 2018: OmniSTAR AORE Broadcast Discontinued

Filed under: General,Products

OmniSTAR Correction Services Will Be Discontinued On AORE Satellite Beam. This affects all OmniSTAR subscription services (VBS, XP, G2, and HP) that are currently using the AORE frequency/beam. The services will continue to be available on other satellite beams.

The broadcast for AORE will stop on December 18, 2018. It is recommended that customers currently using the AORE beam to change their receiver’s settings to use the current frequency/beam for your location. A table is below that shows the available beams/frequencies.

RegionSatellite BeamFrequency (MHz)Baud Rate (bps)
Eastern North AmericaMSV-E1557.84501200
Central North AmericaMSV-C1557.83501200
Europe, Africa, and Middle EastESAT1539.91251200
South AmericaASAT1539.93251200

If you have additional questions, or need help changing the frequency on your receiver, please contact us.

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September 28th, 2018: End of Life for NovAtel Smart6 Series

Filed under: Products

NovAtel has announced the discontinuation of the SMART6 series of smart antennas. The SMART7 series of smart antennas will be the recommended replacement.

Smart6 will be available for purchase until May 31, 2019 (or until inventory depleted).

Repair support for the Smart6 will end on September 30, 2022.

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September 28th, 2018: NovAtel OEM638 Discontinued

Filed under: Products

NovAtel has announced the End of Life of the OEM638 and OEM638V series GNSS receivers.

Units will be available for order through November 15, 2018 (or until inventory depleted).

Repair support will continue until March 31, 2021.

For pricing information or questions, please contact Steve Lieber and Associates, Inc.

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September 17th, 2018: NovAtel ProPak6V Discontinued

Filed under: Products

NovAtel Inc. has announced the End of Life of the high vibe model of the ProPak6 GNSS receiver.

  • PP6V-XXX-XXX-XXX 
  • PP61V-XXX-XXX-XXX
  • PP6DV-XXX-XXX-XXX
  • PP6D1V-XXX-XXX-XXX

These products will be available for order until:

November 15, 2018 (or until inventory has been depleted)

Shipments may be scheduled for no later than:

May 15, 2019

NovAtel will continue to support and repair these products until:

March 31, 2021

For a complete list of affected part numbers and the associated replacement part numbers, please refer to the table below:

Discontinued Part Number Replacement Part Number
PP6V-XXX-XXX-XXX PW7700-XXX-XXX-XXX
PP61V-XXX-XXX-XXX No direct replacement, see PwrPak7 series
PP6DV-XXX-XXX-XXX PW7720-XXX-XXX-XXX
PP6D1V-XXX-XXX-XXX No direct replacement, see PwrPak7D series

To place an order for the ProPak6V before the deadline, please contact us for pricing info and/or to place an order.

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August 20th, 2018: Carlson SurvCE/PC 6.0

Filed under: Products

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Carlson SurvCE and SurvePC 6.0 is available. This feature rich land surveying software has several new features and improvements.

The new Hybrid+ module allows for users to survey with both GPS and total station at the same time. GIS Inspector lets users add or view GIS attributes when selecting points on the map. Surface Inspector lets you compare plan versus as-built elevation difference.

A full list of improvements and new features is shown below. For pricing information for new software or to upgrade your existing Carlson software, please contact us. (continue reading this entry…)

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July 27th, 2018: NovAtel Propak6 Series Discontinued

Filed under: Products

NovAtel Inc. has announced the End of Life (EOL) of the Propak6 series GNSS receivers. This affects all hardware variants of the ProPak6 platform.

PP6-XXX-XXX-XXX
PP6D-XXX-XXX-XXX
PP61-XXX-XXX-XXX
PP6D1-XXX-XXX-XXX

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July 27th, 2018: NovAtel OEM7 Firmware 7.05.00 Released

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info


NovAtel Inc has released version 7.05.00 firmware for the OEM7 series receivers. It applies to all of the OEM7 hardware (OEM719, OEM729, OEM 7700, OEM7720, OEM7600, PP7, PP7D, CPT7).

There are several new features included in this release. TerraStar-C PRO, RTKAssist PRO, API using LUA scripting language, Galileo measurements used in position data. (continue reading this entry…)

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July 12th, 2018: FlexPak6 and FlexPak6D Discontinued

Filed under: Products

NovAtel Inc. is announcing the End of Life of the:

FLEX6-XXX-XXX-XXX
FLEX6D-XXX-XXX-XXX

These products will be available for order until:
July 31, 2018 (or until inventory has been depleted)

Shipments may be scheduled for no later than:
November 30, 2018

NovAtel will continue to support and repair these products until:
March 31, 2021

Discontinued Part Number      Replacement Part Number

FLEX6-XXX-XXX-XXX           PW7700-XXX-XXX-XXX

For pricing information or to place an order, please contact us.

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