OEM6® Firmware Version 6.600 Now Available

10 February 2015

NovAtel Inc. is pleased to announce the release of version 6.600 firmware for all OEM6 GNSS receivers.

General updates include:

• Support added for TerraStar-C correction data which enables better converged accuracy and faster re-convergence

• Steadyline® now provides smooth transitions, between solution types in BESTPOS, when enabled

• Improvements in reported standard deviations when Steadyline is enabled

• RTK algorithm efficiency improvements result in more CPU idle time when more satellites are tracked

• Improvements in RTK performance through correction outages

• Fix for Ethernet issue with DHCP client on the ProPak-6

• Improvements to Wi-Fi Access Point mode on PP6

• SPAN® FSAS/KVH IMUs are now steered to the internal PPS to address timing issues

• SPAN Improvements to handle large GNSS updates and still provide smooth positioning

• SPAN Relative INS output frame has been modified to include ECEF, BODY, or the current LOCALLEVEL

• IMU raw data will now be output before GPS time is set by default. This can be deactivated via a new option in the INSCOMMAND command.

• SETINITAZIMUTH will now complete after we have accumulated at least 5 seconds of static data, if this static data is collected prior to command it will use previous accumulations and complete alignment instantly.

• Added support for ISA-100C IMU at 200Hz or 400Hz.

6.600 New Commands:


o The EXTERNALPVA message can be used to input any external update supplying any of; position, velocity, and/or attitude. Sending this command before a GNSS solution is available will allow the SPAN system to align without GNSS.

6.600 Command Change:


o Added options START_NO_TIME (now the default) and START_FINE_TIME which restores the default of previous releases.

New WebUI Update (1.0.3)

• WebUI session is persistent over Reset/Software Update

• No re-login required after a firmware upload or the web content upload

• Proper Handling of Refresh/Back Button

• Improved handling of terminal crash when recording huge data

• Fixed issue where background logging would stop if the user switches between components

• Softload is now functional

NovAtel is committed to providing excellent value to our customers in the form of firmware updates and upgrades. By providing this functionality as a firmware update, customers can apply it to their existing receivers, enabling quick changeover and no downtime. This firmware update is available free of charge to all customers.

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