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April 21st, 2018: Precision 3D Hydro Released

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Carlson Software has released Precision 3D Hydro 2018. This innovative software is an easy-to-use design application for land development. It provides tools for precise engineering in 3D for managing water on all types of locations.

Managing storm pipe networks, cluvert sizing, and simulating potential flooding areas for an area can be accomplished with this powerful software. New to Precision 3D Hydro is Dynamic CAD automated plan and profile CAD design documentation. You are able to numerous calculations such as gutter speed in real-time.

Environmental assessments of large basin areas using point clouds and lidar to create TINs. You are able to calculate weighted curve numbers and coeffecients for pre and post construction calculations by drag and drop textures. There is also improved reporting options to include custom PDFs, Excel, and HTML formats.

Carlson Precision 3D Hydro webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVtMdgn3tz8

For current pricing or to request a demo, please contact us

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February 15th, 2018: FreeWave HTPlus Series EOL Notice

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FreeWave Technologies has announced the end-of-life (EOL) for their HTPlus series of 900MHz wireless data links. This affects the HT-P, HT-PE, HTP-900RE, and HTP-900SEO models.

The replacement product is the ZumLink 900 series radio. The ZumLink  and HTPlus are not over-the-air compatible.

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ZumLink and HTPlus Comparison

For more information, contact us.

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January 13th, 2018: NovAtel OEM617D EOL Notice

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NovAtel has announced the end of life (EOL) for their OEM617D dual antenna GNSS heading receiver. We will be taking orders for last chance purchase until June 29 2018.

This affects all OEM617D models (OEM617D-XXX-XXX-XXX). The recommended replacement is the OEM7720 series. For more info or to place an order, please contact us.

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October 13th, 2017: TerraStar L-Band Frequency Changes Q1 2018

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TerraStar frequency changes are scheduled to occur within the first quarter of 2018. It is expected February 2018. This will move the L-Band beam frequencies from the current 1539 MHz to 1545 MHz and higher. This change is needed to avoid potential future conflicts with other services that will share the lower portion of the L-Band spectrum.

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September 12th, 2017: L-Band Tracking Update for OEM6 and OEM7

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

NovAtel announced updates to L-Band tracking functionality for OEM6 and OEM7 receivers. This affects users of the TerraStar (PPP) satellite-based correction service. There is a potential issue that could affect users if the frequency changes beyond the current frequency range (1530 – 1545 MHz). Users of the service need to make sure they are running the latest firmware to prevent potential tracking issues should the frequency range change.

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July 26th, 2017: NovAtel 7.03.00 Firmware Released

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info

The 7.03.00 firmware is now available on all OEM7 receivers. The OEM7700, OEM719 and OEM729 can be updated to the 7.03.00 firmware which supports new features like the SPAN® Land Vehicle technology, direct Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) connections and tracking of the NavIC Indian regional satellite system on the L5 frequency. (continue reading this entry…)

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May 12th, 2017: EOL Notification for OEM615, OEM617, and OEM628

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NovAtel has announced End of Life for three of the OEM6 Series GNSS receivers. The affected hardware platforms are the OEM615, OEM617, and OEM628. These receivers will be available until September 29 2017 or until inventory is cleared.

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May 12th, 2017: EOL Notification for GPS-700 Series

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NovAtel has announced the End Of Life (EOL) for the GPS-700 Series antennas. The replacement antennas will be either the GNSS-500 Series or the GNSS-800 Series antennas which are currently available.

The GPS-700 Series antennas will continue to be available for purchase until Sep 29 2017 or until inventory is gone. (continue reading this entry…)

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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 10th, 2017: NovAtel Connect and Convert 2.0 Released

Filed under: General

NovAtel’s newest Graphical User Interface (GUI) for interfacing with NovAtel’s GNSS receivers is now available for download. This new 2.0 version is engineered for use with Windows 10 and Windows 7 operating systems. (continue reading this entry…)

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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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November 19th, 2016: Waypoint 8.70 Released

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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

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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

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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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