NovAtel® Introduces New High-Performance Positioning Solutions for Space-Constrained Systems

NovAtel is pleased to introduce several new precision positioning solutions for space-constrained applications. With enhanced positioning accuracy in a compact form, the PwrPak7D, PwrPak7D-E1, and OEM7600 are ideal for automotive, airborne and other smaller unmanned systems. The PwrPak7D and PwrPak7D-E1 dual antenna, multi-frequency enclosures, OEM7600 receiver board, plus NovAtel’s new Waypoint® Inertial Explorer® Express post-processing software, will be featured at Xponential 2018.

“We are very excited to be introducing our new OEM7-based and Inertial Explorer® solutions at Xponential 2018.  These systems provide robust positioning and accuracy in a compact footprint for UAVs and smaller autonomous projects,” said Neil Gerein, Director of Product Management at NovAtel. “An advanced range of software options, including NovAtel’s tightly coupled GNSS+Inertial SPAN® technology and Interference Toolkit, provide assured positioning anywhere.“

Dual Antenna, Multi-Frequency Enclosures

NovAtel’s new PwrPak7D and PwrPak7D-E1 enclosures provide space efficiency without sacrificing position accuracy and heading stability, even in stationary, slow-moving or hovering dynamics. The PwrPak7D-E1 enclosure integrates an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) with NovAtel’s OEM7720 dual antenna receiver board to deliver Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Inertial Navigation System (INS) capabilities. When combined with NovAtel’s SPAN technology, positioning and attitude performance is optimized during extended GNSS outages.

Both the PwrPak7D and PwrPak7D-E1 include NovAtel’s Interference Toolkit with advanced interference detection and mitigation features applicable to all stages of integration.  A web user interface, accessible through Ethernet or Wi-Fi, allows for quick and easy system configuration and control.

OEM7600 Receiver Board for Smaller Autonomous Systems

The OEM7600 receiver board features NovAtel’s high-performance positioning solutions in an extremely small form factor, wrapped with protective shielding to isolate emissions from surrounding electronics in confined spaces. This new receiver integrates easily with NovAtel’s SPAN technology to optimize performance during extended GNSS outages. The new OEM7600 will be commercially available this summer.

New Post-Processing Software for UAVs and Small Project Areas

Also at Xponential 2018, NovAtel is introducing Inertial Explorer Xpress (IEX), a cost effective, post-processing software for GNSS+INS datasets. Inertial Explorer Express provides the same core processing and utilities as the Waypoint Inertial Explorer software for applications including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and smaller projects. Inertial Explorer Express will produce centimeter-level position and attitude solutions compatible for LiDAR, camera and other sensor data with faster processing times and reduced complexity.

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About NovAtel Inc.

NovAtel® is a global technology leader, pioneering end-to-end solutions for assured positioning for land, sea, and air. NovAtel designs, manufactures and sells high precision positioning technology developed for efficient and rapid integration. Its solutions are empowering intelligent positioning ecosystems in vital industries that depend on the ability to tackle the most complex challenges in the most demanding environments. Learn more at

NovAtel is part of Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division, which also includes Veripos. Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B;, is a leading global provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial landscapes.

For Product Inquiries:

Neil Gerein, Director of Product Management
Tel: +1 403-403-295-4910

For Media Inquiries:

Jennifer Abrahams, Marketing Manager
Tel:  +1 403-295-4963

Posted on 01/05/2018