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March 30th, 2009: OEMV Firmware Version 3.620

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

Firmware version 3.620 has been released for the OEMV Series of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) receivers.  Improvements to OmniSTAR tracking for OEMV-1 and enhancements to GL1DE technology are just a couple of items included in the update.

Reminder – All firmware updates now require NovAtel PCS (Post Contractural Support) subscriptions.  Contact us to inquire or purchase PCS subscription(s) for your NovAtel GPS receiver(s).

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March 26th, 2009: CDU GUI Version 3.6.0.2

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info,General

The newest version of NovAtel’s Graphical User Interface (GUI) – CDU has been released.  This new version (3.6.0.2) fixes a known date issue in the position window as well as improvements to the user interface.  There is a DL Explorer section that allows setup for data logging receivers such as the DL-V3 and DL-4.

If you haven’t noticed them yet, take a look at the helpful wizards available.

  • Position Mode Wizard – Setup your unit to accept WAAS or OmniSTAR corrections, or setup a Base and Rover for Real Time Kinematic (RTK) positioning
  • Pseudorange Delta Phase Wizard
  • ALIGN Wizard – Setup an ALIGN capable receiver
  • Com port Wizard – Setup up your com ports with ease
  • SPAN Alignment Wizard – Select your IMU and interface com port as well as any offsets
  • Troubleshooting Wizard – Sets the unit to save a specific set of logs in order to diagnose problems

You can get the latet version of NovAtel’s CDU program at http://www.novatel.com/support/fwswupdates.htm#pc

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March 24th, 2009: Mobile CDU Available

Filed under: General,Products

A smaller version of the CDU Graphical User Interface (GUI) has been released for smartphones and Pocket PC. It is being called Mobile CDU and has many features that will enable users to view information about their NovAtel receiver. Currently the program is only able to connect via Bluetooth enabled device and the DL-V3.
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March 9th, 2009: OmniSTAR Frequency Change for Africa / Europe

Filed under: General,Products

The current EASAT (1535.152500) broadcast will be replaced by the AFSAT (1535.080000) beam.  This will happen on March 31 2009.  This applies to those in the North Africa and Europe locations currently using EASAT.  Those persons in other locations do not need to make any changes.

Users of the EASAT broadcast need to change their frequency to the AFSAT beam.  This can be done using the ASSIGNLBAND command.

ASSIGNLBAND OMNISTAR 1535080000 1200

Additional info can be found in the OmniSTAR March 2009 Newsletter (PDF 75Kb).

Should you have any questions, or need assistance changing the frequency for your NovAtel L-Band capable receiver, contact SLAinc.

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March 6th, 2009: NovAtel Flexpak Series Discontinued

Filed under: Products

The FlexPak Series of GNSS receivers have officially been discontinued.  Orders will continue to be taken through August 31 2009.  Orders can be scheduled for delivery no later than Feb 28 2010.  This affects all GPS receivers that start with FlexPak-V1, FlexPak-V2, DK-FlexPak-V1, DK-Flexpak-V2.  The FlexPak-SSII have already been discontinuedContact SLA Inc for pricing and purchase info.

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