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August 20th, 2018: Carlson SurvCE/PC 6.0

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Carlson SurvCE and SurvePC 6.0 is available. This feature rich land surveying software has several new features and improvements.

The new Hybrid+ module allows for users to survey with both GPS and total station at the same time. GIS Inspector lets users add or view GIS attributes when selecting points on the map. Surface Inspector lets you compare plan versus as-built elevation difference.

A full list of improvements and new features is shown below. For pricing information for new software or to upgrade your existing Carlson software, please contact us. (continue reading this entry…)

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July 27th, 2018: NovAtel Propak6 Series Discontinued

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NovAtel Inc. has announced the End of Life (EOL) of the Propak6 series GNSS receivers. This affects all hardware variants of the ProPak6 platform.

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July 27th, 2018: NovAtel OEM7 Firmware 7.05.00 Released

Filed under: Firmware Updates/Info


NovAtel Inc has released version 7.05.00 firmware for the OEM7 series receivers. It applies to all of the OEM7 hardware (OEM719, OEM729, OEM 7700, OEM7720, OEM7600, PP7, PP7D, CPT7).

There are several new features included in this release. TerraStar-C PRO, RTKAssist PRO, API using LUA scripting language, Galileo measurements used in position data. (continue reading this entry…)

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July 12th, 2018: FlexPak6 and FlexPak6D Discontinued

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NovAtel Inc. is announcing the End of Life of the:

FLEX6-XXX-XXX-XXX
FLEX6D-XXX-XXX-XXX

These products will be available for order until:
July 31, 2018 (or until inventory has been depleted)

Shipments may be scheduled for no later than:
November 30, 2018

NovAtel will continue to support and repair these products until:
March 31, 2021

Discontinued Part Number      Replacement Part Number

FLEX6-XXX-XXX-XXX           PW7700-XXX-XXX-XXX

For pricing information or to place an order, please contact us.

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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

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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 SPANĀ® 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

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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

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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

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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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