NovAtel® Delivers Enhanced Signal Acquisition, Time and Accuracy

NovAtel®, part of Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division, now brings users greatly improved processing speed and accuracy as well as significantly reduced signal acquisition time through the latest 7.07.03 firmware release. The firmware works best with the recently launched TerraStar-Xcorrection service, which delivers industry-leading accuracy and reliability, as well as the OEM7®, SPAN® CPT7and PwrPak7® products, which utilize signals from all constellations and frequencies to provide users with reliable autonomy and exceptional positioning availability.

The 7.07.03 firmware offers a significant improvement to the best-in-class SPAN GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) + INS (Inertial Navigation System) technology. SPAN with 7.07.03 shows improvements of up to 20% in the horizontal position over the entire SPAN IMU catalog and across various industry use cases including agriculture and marine. SPAN with 7.07.03 also brings improved motion detection resulting in more robust time to convergence.

“The 7.07.03 firmware features improvements to both our SPAN Marine and SPAN Rail profiles that will greatly impact application performance and consistency,” noted NovAtel Director of Product Management, Neil Gerein, “The SPAN Marine Profile sees improvements to the heave performance and will allow users to start their work significantly faster thanks to a simplified setup for applications in marine dynamics. The SPAN Rail Profile improves position accuracy over long GNSS outages, which is crucial for applications in rail environments that often deal with potential signal obstructions such as trees, tunnels and dense urban areas.”

To download the 7.07.03 firmware update for your platform, please click here. For more information on NovAtel products and the latest firmware, please contact your local sales representative. A complete list of NovAtel dealers is available at

About NovAtel

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 and AutonomouStuff.

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions that are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications. 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 29/08/2019