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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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