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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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August 25th, 2009: NovAtel OEMV SPAN3.620

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

The latest firmware for OEMV SPAN receivers has been released.  This latest version SPAN3.620 integrates NovAtel’s AdVance RTK engine into the OEMV Series IMU capable receivers (OEMV-2, OEMV-3, Propak-V3 with SPAN firmware).  The AdVance RTK engine delivers fast centimeter position accuracy on baselines up to 40 kilometers.  The OMNISTARAUTO setting has also been incorporated to allow auto tuning of the correct OmniSTAR frequency.

All SPAN firmware updates require an auth code in order to update.  Contact SLAinc to request an update to SPAN3.620 firmware or if you have any questions.  Be sure to include your receivers PSN or enclosure serial number.

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

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

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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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February 13th, 2009: NovAtel Firmware Subscription Now Required

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

NovAtel GPS

Firmware updates for OEMV series and newer GNSS receivers will now require a Post Contractural Support (PCS) for each receiver.  New receiver purchases include a 12 month subscription.  After the initial 12 months, a PCS will need to be purchased in order to receive future firmware updates.

The firmware subscription(s) can be purchased in one or two year increments at a cost of $30.00 per year for each unit.  This service can be purchased through SLA Inc.  Should you have any questions, need to check on the current status of your NovAtel GPS/GNSS receiver, or would like to get firmware subscription(s) for your unit(s), please contact us.

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November 17th, 2008: SPAN3.042 Firmware for OEMV

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

NovAtel has released SPAN3.042 firmware for the OEMV series.  This update includes:

  • Latest OmniSTAR HP 4.28 Library
  • Kinematic Velocity Threshold Change: SPAN users now need to move at 1.15 meters per second (approximately 4 kilometers per hour) with a roll angle of less than 10 degrees for kinematic alignment initialization.

This update requires an authorization code in order to install.  Please contact us to request auth code(s) for your receiver(s).

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Should you have any questions, or need assistance installing the firmware, please contact SLA Inc.

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November 5th, 2008: Firmware Upgrade for Propak-LB

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

Firmware version 2.312s19 has been released for the Propak-LB, Propak-LBplus, and certain OEM4/Omnistar capable receivers.  This new firmware includes the latest OmniSTAR VBS (2.10) and HP (4.28) libraries.  This affects users currently using the OmniSTAR satellite based corrections service.

Users will need to upgrade their GNSS receivers to this version in order to keep receiving VBS, XP, HP corrections.  The broadcast format will change in the coming months.  Please download version 2.312s19 using the link below.  View the official NovAtel announcement (PDF).

Download Locations:

Should you have any questions, or need assistance installing the firmware, please contact us.

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September 24th, 2008: OEMV Firmware Version 3.50

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

NovAtel has released firmware version 3.50 for the OEMV Series GPS receivers.  This version introduces NovAtel’s RT-2 L1TE as well as the ALIGN feature.  Version 3.50 includes the latest OmniSTAR HP library v4.28 and the GGA message is now available before a complete almanac is received.  A complete list of changes are shown below.

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July 9th, 2008: OEMV SPAN Firmware Version 3.040

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

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Firmware version 3.040 for OEMV SPAN (Sychronized Position Attitude and Navigation) GPS receivers is now available for download.  This firmware release is available at no charge to all OEMV SPAN customers.

This new release features improved performance in severe GPS conditions, NMEATALKER, additional attitude output options, and many other improvents.  A complete list of improvements and features are below. (continue reading this entry…)

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April 17th, 2008: OEMV Firmware Update Version 3.40

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

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The latest firmware for the OEMV Series of NovAtel’s GPS receivers has been released. This firmware upgrade is a free download for customers within their software update subscription period.

The new version includes NovAtel’s new GL1DE technology to produce a smooth positioning solution and an update to the OmniSTAR HP library that improves convergence. A complete list of changes is shown below. (continue reading this entry…)

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March 13th, 2008: NovAtel OEMV Firmware Version 3.302

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

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NovAtel has released firmware version 3.302 for the OEMV Series of GPS receivers. This version has a fix to resolve a RTK crash when PRN 32 is used as the reference (highest in the sky) reference.

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February 4th, 2008: NovAtel CDU Program Update Release 3.3.0.3

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info,General,Products

NovAtel CDU

NovAtel’s CDU program has been recently updated and improved. This Graphical User Interface (GUI) is for use with NovAtel’s OEM4 and OEMV GPS receivers. Release version 3.3.03 has been updated for OEMV 3.301 firmware enhancements and is now compatible with the Microsoft Vista operating system.

You can download the latest version of the CDU at NovAtel. Should you have any questions or need help, please contact us.

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January 15th, 2008: NovAtel OEMV Firmware Update Version 3.301

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

NovAtel Firmware

NovAtel’s OEMV Series of GPS receivers have a firmware update available for download. Version 3.301 introduces 50Hz raw measurement capability and Position Velocity and Timing (PVT) output, improved accuracy for SBAS and CDGPS positioning, and improvements to Network RTK.

Download Locations:

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January 2nd, 2008: OmniSTAR to Broadcast VBS2 Corrections in 2008

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info,General

OmniSTAR Logo NovAtel GPS Receivers

OmniSTAR will start broadcasting VBS2 corrections in the first quarter of 2008. The older VBS corrections will cease to be transmitted. Older firmware versions may not be able to accept the newer VBS2 information. It is highly recommended that users of the OmniSTAR VBS service check the firmware version of their NovAtel GPS receivers and/or OmniSTAR 3000 Series receivers.

The NovAtel GPS receivers can be upgraded easily by downloading the firmware from NovAtel using the link(s) shown below. The OmniSTAR 3000 Series receivers will need to be sent in for the firmware upgrade.

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