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December 9th, 2016: Dec 31 2016 Leap Second

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info,General

On December 31, 2016 at 23:59:59, a positive leap second will be added into the UTC time. This may affect some users of NovAtel GLONASS capable receivers. It is recommended that if you have a GLONASS model, to check your firmware version and upgrade if necessary.

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November 19th, 2016: Waypoint 8.70 Released

Filed under: Products

NovAtel has released Waypoint version 8.70 for GrafNav/GrafNet and Inertial Explorer. This new release features support for four GNSS constellations including QZSS. It also is the first version that requires the FlexNet or software-based license. USB keys are not supported beginning with 8.70.

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September 30th, 2016: NovAtel GNSS 800 and 500 Series

Filed under: Products

NovAtel recently announced the addition of their VEXXIS™ family of GNSS antennas. This includes the GNSS 800 series and the GNSS 500 series. Both series feature a patented multi-point feeding network and radiation pattern optimization technology for multipath rejection and stable phase center. (continue reading this entry…)

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September 23rd, 2016: NovAtel Announces New IMUs

Filed under: Products

NovAtel has announced the addition of a couple of Litef IMUs to their SPAN® product line. The µIMU-IC is a compact, high performing commercial Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). This MEMS (Micro ElectoMechanical Systems) is perfect for applications such as UAVs or any applications with limited space. The µIMU-IC is available in an enclosure or OEM version.

An enclosure has been developed by NovAtel for the popular Honeywell HG1900 series IMU. The HG1900 IMU was previously only available as an OEM version. This new enclosure version makes integration easier with features like LED indicators and simplified cabling.

Both IMUs are expected to be available Q4 2016. For more information and pricing, please contact us.

 

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September 22nd, 2016: NovAtel Announces OEM7 Series

Filed under: Products

NovAtel has announced their next generation of series of GNSS receivers – the OEM7 Series. This next series will have five models ranging from the smallest OEM7600 (35 x 55 x 11 mm | 1.38 x 2.17 x 0.43 in) up to the OEM729 (60 x 100 x 9 mm | 2.36 x 3.94 x 0.35 in). The newest enclosure will be the rugged PwrPak7. This compact enclosure will offer scalable GNSS solutions with internal storage and INS options.

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September 8th, 2016: Carlson 2017 Released

Filed under: Products

Carlson Software has released the 2017 versions for their software packages. This includes the Civil/Hydro 2017, Takeoff Suite 2017, Mining 2017, and Survey 2017. Improvements include IntelliCAD 8.2 update, improved reports, and Supersonic Viewer. (continue reading this entry…)

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April 22nd, 2016: SurvCE 5.0 Released

Filed under: Products

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Carlson SurvCE 5.0 is now available. There are several improvements including GNSS mission planning, graphical stakeout interface, and several more. A more complete list can be found below. Full license and upgrade pricing can be obtained by contacting us at 281.332.4656 or using our online form.

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April 19th, 2016: NovAtel OEM6 Firmware 6.700

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

NovAtel has released version 6.700 (OEM060700RN0000) firmware for OEM628-based hardware. This includes the FlexPak6 and Smart6-L. It does not apply to the Flex6D. There are some improvements related to TerraStar, Autosurvey improvements (Smart6-L with RELAY), as well as some new commands.

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March 28th, 2016: FreeWave WavePro Now Available

Filed under: Products

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FreeWave’s WP201 is now available for purchase. The WP201 is a short separation (1-8 miles) wireless platform for voice, video, data, and sensors control and transport. It is a high speed rugged WiFi device for outdoor industrial applications. (continue reading this entry…)

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March 22nd, 2016: Possible NVM Issues for OEM6 Products with pre 6.600 Firmware

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

Summary

A Non -Volatile Memory (NVM) error occurs on the receiver causing the receiver to either lose communication or tracking.

Products Affected

ProPak6 and OEM638 receivers loaded with pre OEM060600RN0000 (6.600) software and OEM6 receivers tracking more than 2 constellations loaded with pre OEM060600RN0000 software. (continue reading this entry…)

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