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February 19th, 2015: NovAtel FlexPak6D

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NovAtel’s FlexPak6D is now available. This new enclosure has the OEM617D GNSS receiver inside with dual antenna connections for heading. It can track GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou signals. The small form factor is great for applications that require a small footprint. Whether you need a simple heading model or a full RTK heading unit, the firmware model is scalable/upgradable to suit your needs. (continue reading this entry…)

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December 24th, 2014: Waypoint GrafNav 8.60

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Waypoint has released GrafNav/GrafNet™ version 8.60. This new version has improvements to the GUI, added support for BEIDOU, and custom antenna profiles. A full list of the changes are shown in the version history (pdf).

Users within their Waypoint PCS (Post Contractual Support) period are eligible for a free upgrade. You can send us an email for info on getting your upgrade or if you have any questions.

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September 16th, 2014: NovAtel GPS-702-GG-HV Antenna

Filed under: Products

NovAtel’s high vibration dual frequency GPS/GLONASS antenna is now available. The GPS-702-GG-HV features Pinwheel® technology to reduce multipath signals for better tracking.

 

This antenna is a similar form factor to the GPS-702-GG antenna with the additional robustness for high vibration applications. It meets MIL-STD-810G for vibration and salt spray. Available colors: Grey, desert tan, olive drab.

For pricing information and to place an order, please call us at (281) 332-4656 or send us a message using our online form.

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August 25th, 2014: Carlson Survey 2015 with AutoCAD Embedded Released

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Carlson 2015 has been released. This new version adds numerous features and improvements to an already powerful line of software for land development and mining. The new version is available for: Carlson Civil | Carlson Survey | Carlson Hydrology | Carlson GIS | Carlson Construction | Carlson GeoTech | Carlson CADnet | Carlson Trench | Carlson Field | Carlson Point Cloud | Carlson Mining | Carlson Natural Regrade. (continue reading this entry…)

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June 26th, 2014: Carlson SurvCE 4.0 Available

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Version 4.0 of the Carlson SurvCE GNSS data collection software has been released. With numerous improvements and instrument drivers make this a recommended update. New instrument drivers include: the Spectra Precision Focus 30, Stonex R1 Plus, and Stonex R2+W Onboard total stations, and more than 15 new models of GNSS from CHC, Topcon, TechGEO, Stonex, Spectra Precision, South, Kolida, Horizon Kronos, and ComNav. (continue reading this entry…)

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January 28th, 2011: GafNav 8.30.2105

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New builds of Waypoint Inertial Explorer®, GrafNav/Net®, GrafMov, and GrafNav Lite are available for download. This new version 8.30.2105 has been released to correct an issue with converting all Rinex data collected in 2011. It is highly recommended that everyone install the new build.

You can download via NovAtel’s 8.30 FTP site – ftp.waypoint.com (requires login). If you require the username and password please contact support@novatel.com with your four digit key number.

Patches for older versions of the software are available for download as well (back until v7.50), see http://www.novatel.com/support/firmware-software-and-manuals/firmware-software-updates/waypoint/##

The manufacturer files have also been updated with a new source for GPS almanacs. The previous source is no longer available. This is important for those who are using the Mission Planner. Please contact SLAinc with any questions.

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December 18th, 2010: OEMStar Lower Power Consumption

Filed under: General,Products

With the release of firmware version 1.011, the OEMStar GPS receiver has a lower power consumption. The receiver now uses only 450mW for GPS and GLONASS tracking. It only uses 360mW for GPS-only operation. This is the lowest power consumption among the leading L1 GPS/GLONASS receivers currently available.

This lower power use makes the OEMStar ideal for battery powered projects/applications such as:

  • Handheld Data Collectors
  • Unmanned or autonomous vehicles
  • Smart Antennas

For more information on the OEMStar hardware or for model pricing, please contact SLAinc.

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April 27th, 2010: Waypoint Inertial Explorer and GrafNav/GrafNet 8.30

Filed under: Products

Waypoint’s Inertial Explorer and GrafNav/GrafNet version 8.30 is now available. For customers with current PCS (Post Contract Support) period. Just contact SLAinc and provide your four digit hardware/license key for upgrade information. This number can be located on your USB or parallel port key.

GrafNav/GrafNet 8.30 New Features

  • Simplified processing settings
  • More intuitive GUI (Graphical User Interface)
  • New version of AdVance™ RTK
  • Improved PPP (Precise Point Positioning) filter
  • Improved GLONASS processing with multiple receiver types
  • Processing profiles have been improved
  • Auto enable/disable ionospheric corrections depending on baseline distance
  • Warning for users that attempt to use averaged coordinates at base station(s)
  • See the version history (pdf) for a full list of improvements and bug fixes

Inertial Explorer 8.30 New Features

  • Automated alignment option
  • PPP (Precise Point Positioning) now available for use with tightly-coupled processing for users without base station data
  • Simplified processing settings
  • More intuitive GUI (Graphical User Interface)
  • ReadWPG utility reads most of Waypoint’s binary data files
  • Improved PPP filter
  • Inertial solution automatically loaded upon opening of project
  • See the version history (pdf) for a full list of improvements and bug fixes

For upgrade information or help with GrafNav/GrafNet or Inertial Explorer, please contact us.

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February 1st, 2010: End of Life for Waypoint Parallel Keys

Filed under: Products

NovAtel Inc and Waypoint Products Group has announced the End of Life for Waypoint’s parallel port keys. These products include GrafNav/GrafNet, Inertial Explorer, and RTKNav. The software packages will continue to be available with the USB key;  however, new purchases and future software updates will not support the parallel port type keys.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to a USB type key through the Waypoint Key Exchange program.  Those customers within their software’s PCS (Post Contractual Support) period are eligible for free USB key exchange. This will require the return of the old parallel port key(s).

Contact SLAinc for more information.

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January 11th, 2010: FreeWave Tool Suite 2.4

Filed under: General,Products

The latest wireless modem utility for FreeWave Technologies products is now available. You can download it from SLA Inc.

Changes/Improvements

  • New radio templating feature
  • Improved loading performance
  • New and improved interface
  • Added support for additional radio models
  • Ability to create default radio configurations
  • Reversed sort order of folders
  • Improved radio tree nodes
  • Transmit Power is now available to be changed over the air
  • Improvements to the Spectrum Tool

Download the latest Tool Suite here. Should you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact us.

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November 3rd, 2009: FreeWave Tool Suite 2.2 Available

Filed under: General,Products

FreeWave Technologies has released the latest version of the Tool Suite, version 2.2.  This new version includes support for the FGRplus (diagnostics), HTplus (diagnostics), and 1.3 GHz Series of wireless radios.  There are improvements to the configuration and diagnostics sections as well as added functionality.

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July 14th, 2009: FreeWave Tool Suite 2.0.1

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FreeWave Tool Suite version 2.0.1 is available for download. This new version fixes an issue with the dBm calculation in the previous version. You can get and apply the update through the update button in the software or you can download the latest version here.

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June 26th, 2009: FreeWave Tool Suite

Filed under: General,Products

FreeWave’s EZ Config has recently been replaced with the new Tool Suite.  FreeWave’s Tool Suite is a Graphical User Interface (GIU) that allows easy configuration, programming, and troubleshooting of your FreeWave wireless radios.  This free software utility is a great alternative to using a terminal program such as HyperTerminal for setting up your radios.  It allows for quick setup of several telemetry radios either by direct connection or over a radio network.

  • Intuitive user interface
  • Manage multiple radio networks and multiple frequencies
  • Centralized management of diagnostic data
  • Manage multiple configurations from a central storage location
  • Detailed reporting section

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May 7th, 2009: Waypoint GrafNav and Inertial Explorer 8.20

Filed under: Products

GrafNav/GrafNet™ and Inertial Explorer™ high-precision GNSS software packages have been upgraded to version 8.20.  Several improvements and features have been added in this new version such as the new Project Wizard, EGM2008 geoid is now available, and there is improved user/manufacturer files for Windows Vista operation.

A complete list of the new features are shown below.  Please note that software upgrades now require a Post Contractural Support (PCS) subscription.  See changes-for-waypoint-update-policy for more information.  You can contact SLAinc to check on your software PCS status or if you have any questions.

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March 24th, 2009: Mobile CDU Available

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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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