PR: NovAtel® Launches the OEM617D™

PR: NovAtel® Launches the OEM617D™

A Compact, Dual-Antenna, Dual-Frequency, Single-Card GNSS Receiver Delivering Robust RTK Functionality and ALIGN® Heading Capability

(Calgary, Alberta – May 13, 2014) NovAtel Inc, the leading OEM provider of high precision Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning products, today announced the release of the OEM617D receiver at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2014.

The OEM617D is a compact, dual-antenna, dual-frequency, single-card receiver offering NovAtel’s leading ALIGN® heading functionality and its RT-2® Real Time Kinematic (RTK) GNSS positioning technology, in dynamic and static environments. The OEM617D offers complete dual-frequency operation with GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou signals maximizing GNSS availability globally. It also tracks Galileo, SBAS and QZSS. It is ideal for rotary wing aircraft, marine applications, autonomous ground vehicle and other applications requiring precise position and heading accuracy.

NovAtel’s advanced firmware and correction capabilities enhance the positioning performance of the OEM617D receiver. Firmware is field upgradable and scalable, depending on application needs. In addition to RTK centimetre-level real time positioning, and ALIGN precise heading and relative positioning, the OEM617D offers GLIDE™ for decimetre-level-pass-to-pass accuracy and RAIM for increased GNSS pseudorange integrity.

Cameron Henderson, NovAtel’s Product Manager, Core Cards stated, “We continually listen to our customers to ensure we develop new innovations that address their performance requirements and ensure their competitive success in the marketplace. With the release of OEM617D, we’ve delivered robust and accurate positioning on our smallest form factor, making it a great solution for the unmanned market.”

The OEM617D and all OEM6 family receivers will be on display at booth #1131 for the duration of AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems. For more information on the OEM617D GNSS receiver, visit

About NovAtel Inc.

NovAtel designs, manufactures and sells high precision OEM positioning technology. Developed for efficient and rapid integration, our products have set the standard in quality and performance for over 20 years. State-of-the-art, lean manufacturing facilities in our North American headquarters produce the industry’s most extensive line of OEM receivers, antennas and subsystems. All of our products are backed by a team of highly skilled customer support and design engineers. NovAtel Inc. is based in Calgary, Canada and is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.

For more information about NovAtel, visit:


For Product Inquiries:
Cameron Henderson, Product Manager
Tel:  +1 403-295-4567

For Media Inquiries:
Lori Winkler, Manager, Marketing Communications
Tel:  +1 403-730-4677

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