NovAtel G-III Reference Receiver Technology Chosen for QZSS

(Calgary, Alberta – June 17, 2015) NovAtel Inc. today announced an agreement with NEC Corporation to supply reference receiver products for use in the Quazi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS).

The NovAtel receivers to be utilized by the QZSS are based on the company’s proven third generation (G-III) family of reference receivers. Designed for integrity monitoring and reference measurement applications, the receivers track signals independently to provide precise code and carrier phase reference measurements as well as signal quality measurements and other integrity monitoring metrics.   Housed in a 19-inch rack-mount enclosure with AC power supply and integral cooling fans, the G-III reference receivers provide continuous, reliable operation in a reference station environment.

The G-III receiver platform has been customized to meet the needs of individual satellite networks.  In addition to the QZSS G-III product, NovAtel supplies WAAS G-III reference receivers to the US Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) modernized Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) network and IRNSS G-III reference receivers for the ground control segment of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS).

About NovAtel Inc.

NovAtel designs, manufactures and sells high precision OEM GNSS positioning technology. Developed for efficient and rapid integration, our GNSS products have set the standard in quality and performance for over 20 years. Backed by a team of highly skilled customer support and design engineers, NovAtel’s reference receivers are at the core of national aviation ground networks in the USA, Japan, Europe, and India. 

NovAtel Inc. is based in Calgary, Canada and is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden. 

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About Hexagon AB

Hexagon is a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity improvements across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable information, automate business processes and improve productivity. They are used in a broad range of vital industries.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has more than 24,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.1bn USD. Learn more at

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Posted on 17/06/2015