Hexagon | NovAtel Announces Firmware Release Version 7.08.01

20 January 2021

Hexagon | NovAtel is pleased to announce the 7.08.01 firmware release for NovAtel SMART2 and SMART7 products, as well as OEM7 cards used in agriculture applications. In addition to enabling support for BeiDou Phase III satellites, including tracking of B2b signals, this release also includes performance improvements for PPP corrections, seeding and SPAN GNSS+INS technology for agricultural applications.

The features now available in the 7.08.01 release include:

  • Support for BeiDou Phase III satellites, including GLIDE firmware, providing more availability of satellite signals for increased robustness in challenging conditions, including operations near tree lines
  • Expansion of TerraStar-C PRO corrections service support onto SMART2 products
  • Improved reporting of standard deviations for TerraStar-C PRO to represent accuracy more effectively, especially in challenging conditions and during reconvergence
  • Two-stage levelling procedure for terrain compensation features now available on select variants of SMART2 and SMART7 that improves performance and removes errors caused by levelling on uneven ground
  • Significant improvements to robustness and reliability of PPP seeding, including faster recovery from an incorrect seed
  • SPAN GNSS+INS technology improvements providing increased system convergence robustness and efficiency for agriculture use cases

A full listing of all changes is available in the “What’s New” document included with the firmware download. With this update, SMART2 and SMART7 devices will be up-to-date with the latest bug fixes and improvements, including PPP, datum handling and SPAN GNSS+INS technology improvements.

To download the 7.08.01 firmware update for your specific platform, please visit: https://novatel.com/support/smart-antennas

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 https://novatel.com/contactus/dealer-network