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April 28th, 2017: GPS Era Issue for OEMV

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

Certain firmware versions on the OEMV series of GPS receivers will report an invalid GPS week date on July 22 2017. It is important to check the firmware version on your NovAtel receiver to see if you need to upgrade. The affected firmware versions are 3.300 to 3.714 and 3.810 to 3.813.

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February 7th, 2017: NovAtel Firmware 7.200 Released

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

NovAtel has announced firmware release 7.200 (OM7MR0200RN0000) for the OEM729, OEM719, and OEM7700. It includes some new features and improvements for the OEM7 Series. (continue reading this entry…)

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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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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 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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June 17th, 2015: NovAtel OEMV 3.907 Firmware

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

NovAtel has released 3.907 version firmware for the OEMV Series of receivers. This 3.907 version is a fix for the upcoming GLONASS leap second introduction that will occur at the end of June.

It is recommended that if you have a GLONASS enabled NovAtel of the OEMV Series, please upgrade before June 30 2015.

Download 3.907 update version

*If you have a SPAN/IMU type receiver, please contact us before upgrading.

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February 19th, 2015: OEM6 6.600 Firmware

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

NovAtel has released 6.600 (OEM060600RN0000, OMP060600RN0000) firmware for their OEM6 Series. There are several improvements and features with this new version. For those with the ProPak6 receiver also have the additional of the WebUI firmware for control over WiFi. (continue reading this entry…)

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September 3rd, 2014: NovAtel OEM6 Firmware Release 6.510

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

Firmware version 6.510 | OEM060510RN0000 | OMP060510RN0000 is available for NovAtel OEM6 Series of GNSS receivers. This firmware release adds support for the OEM617 hardware as well as PPP improvements. NovAtel recommends installing the latest firmware on your NovAtel receivers. (continue reading this entry…)

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March 9th, 2011: OEMStar Firmware Release 1.101

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

NovAtel has released version 1.101 firmware for the OEMStar GNSS receiver. This new release adds several new firmware models and features.

New Features/Fixes

  • Support for GLONASS only position, velocity, and timing
  • Improved PDP smoothing
  • SETTIMEBASE allows user to select primary and secondary constellations for timing source
  • RAIM support (with firmware option), Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring
  • API support (firmware option) allows you to create custom applications to run directly on the receiver
  • PPSCONTROL updated – PPS output can be stopped or started based on time status
  • New channel configurations available for timing and Glonass-only PVT applications. See the SELECTCHANCONFIG command documentation for details.
  • New command SETRTCMRXVERSION improves backwards compatibility with GLONASS corrections broadcast by RTK/DGPS base stations.

Download OEMStar 1.101

You can download OEMStar v1.101 at http://www.novatel.com/support/firmware-software-and-manuals/firmware-software-updates/oemstar/

New manuals are also available at http://www.novatel.com/support/firmware-software-and-manuals/product-manuals-and-doc-updates/oemstar/

Should you have any questions, or need assistance upgrading your firmware, please contact SLAinc.

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October 9th, 2010: SPAN-CPT Firmware CPT3.630

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

NovAtel has recently released version CPT3.630 of firmware for the SPAN-CPT GNSS receiver. This is a small update that includes some minor improvements and the addition of ALIGN functionality. This firmware is only for the SPAN-CPT receiver. Info on SPAN-SE firmware can be found here and OEMV SPAN firmware v3.630 can be found at this location.

Changes in CPT3.630

  • ALIGN functionality has been added
  • New ZUPT logic that allows enabling and disabling ZUPTs as required. Additional information can be found in the OEMV Firmware Reference manual under the INSZUPTCONTROL command
  • CANCONFIG command added for configuring CAN messaging on the SPAN-CPT
  • General improvements and updates

Download Locations

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or need assistance.

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October 9th, 2010: SPAN Firmware 3.630

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

NovAtel has announced the release of SPAN firmware version 3.630 for NovAtel receivers. This release adds several improvements as well dual antenna capability using the ALIGN technology. This is only for the INS/IMU capable receivers. The SPAN-CPT has a separate firmware release that can be found here.

Changes in 3.630

  • General improvements and updates to existing functionality
  • New ZUPT logic allows users to enable or disable ZUPTs as needed. See the INSZUPTCONTROL command in the OEMV Firmware Reference manual for more details

Download Location

If you have any questions, or need assistance upgrading your receiver, please contact SLAinc for help.

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September 20th, 2010: OEMStar 1.011 Firmware

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

NovAtel has released new firmware version 1.011 for the OEMStar GNSS receiver. This new version has some improvements in several areas.

Improvements Include

  • Improvements in PDP and GLIDE filters
  • SBAS performance when outside of standard grids
  • Time to First Fix
  • Improved tracking in low signal environments
  • DGPS_Rx_Advanced feature now included on all models

The new firmware can be downloaded from the following location:

Should you have any questions or need assistance with the update, please contact SLAinc.

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May 21st, 2010: OEMV Firmware 3.80 Available

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

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The latest firmware version 3.80 has been released for the OEMV Series of receivers. This includes all OEMV board level receivers as well as Propak-V3, Flexpak, FlexG2, Smart-V1, and DL-V3 enclosure units.

Those with SPAN capable receivers do NOT need this firmware upgrade. A separate release will be available soon for SPAN related products.

What’s New in 3.800

  • Optimizations to AdVance RTK
  • IONOCONDITION command added
  • Added support for RTCM MAC (Master Auxillary Concept) messages
  • RTKNETWORK command added with AUTO setting
  • New models for combined L5 and GLONASS
  • New OmniSTAR library with support of OmniSTAR HP and GPS+GLONASS for quicker convergence
  • ASSIGNALL command is now retained after a power cycle
  • EXTERNALCLOCK parameter range has been adjusted for use with high precision clocks

Download the update version from the following location: http://www.novatel.com/Documents/Downloads/updt3800.exe

For help or questions on installing the new firmware, please contact SLAinc.

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September 29th, 2009: OEMV Firmware Release Version 3.700

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

The latest firmware for NovAtel OEMV Series of receivers is version 3.700 and is now available for download.  This new firmware adds L5 tracking capability to the OEMV3 receiver (requires L5 capable antenna).  There are improvements to RT-2 L1TE (single frequency) and ALIGN along with several other improvements and/or changes.

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August 26th, 2009: SPAN-CPT Firmware CPT3.620

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

SPAN-CPT firmware version CPT3.620 has been released for NovAtel’s SPAN-CPT  tightly coupled GPS/INS (Inertial Navigation System) receiver.  This latest release integrates NovAtel AdVance RTK engine into the robust operating firmware.  The OMNISTARAUTO setting for the ASSIGNLBAND command has been added for automatic tuning to the correct OmniSTAR frequency for VBS, XP, and HP services.

AdVance RTK allows for centimeter level positioning for baseline lengths up to 40 kilometers.  Reliability levels are configurable and allow you to customize for the best combination of accuracy and speed (depending on operating environment).

SPAN-CPT firmware requires an auth code in order to install/update.  Contact SLAinc to request an auth code or to get answers to your questions.  If requesting an update, please provide the GNSS receiver’s PSN or enclosure serial number.

The firmware can be downloaded from http://www.novatel.com/support/fwswupdates.htm#span_oemv

*Reminder* You will need to have a current PSC (Post Contractural Support) subscription for each receiver you wish to upgrade.

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