NovAtel's New GNSS+INS Combined System with SPAN® Technology Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

Synchronous Position, Attitude, and Navigation (SPAN®) Technology Tightly-Couples Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) with Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) to Deliver the Highest Standard of Performance 


(Calgary, Canada, July 10, 2018) - NovAtel is now delivering their market-leading SPAN® tightly-coupled GNSS+INS navigation technology in a rugged, ultra-compact unit. Commercially exportable and ideal for integration into a wide variety of applications, the high-performance SPAN CPT7 delivers assured positioning – anywhere, in a package one-quarter the size of the highly successful SPAN-CPT. 

Leading-edge SPAN® technology leverages generations of precise positioning expertise and the most advanced algorithms to tightly-couple GNSS and INS measurements. This best-in-class system enables continuous, robust positioning and fast reacquisition in challenging navigation environments where GNSS signals may be unreliable or unavailable for short periods. 

The new SPAN CPT7 also incorporates dual antennas to deliver instant alignment, along with interference detection and mitigation using NovAtel’s OEM7 Interference Toolkit (ITK) technology. Integrators can take advantage of a spectrum analysis function of ITK to identify interference within the GNSS frequency bands and whether interference is coming from the external environment or due to other components in an integration project. Mitigation features within ITK allow developers to implement digital filters and eliminate the problem.

Combining the multi-frequency, multi-constellation technology of the OEM7720 receiver board with ITK and the high-performing Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) IMU, the SPAN CPT7 delivers unrivalled anti-jamming functionality—all in an ultra-compact enclosure that fits in the palm of your hand. When paired with the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna (GAJT) in military applications, SPAN CPT7 is an integral part of Assured Position, Navigation and Timing (A-PNT).

“The remarkable new SPAN CPT7 delivers solutions for defense, mobile mapping, and autonomous vehicle applications with more flexibility than ever before,” stated Neil Gerein, Director, Product Management, NovAtel. “This new product saves customers space and weight without compromising accuracy or performance." 

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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 is a global leader in digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE). Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 24,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.2bn EUR. Learn more at and follow us @HexagonAB.  

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Posted on 10/07/2018