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OEM7: Explore the Power of 7

Requirements for high-precision positioning applications are growing increasingly complex. At NovAtel, our customers are looking for their positioning solutions to work in more places and under more extreme positioning conditions, which could include intentional or unintentional interference. This demand is crossing all markets we serve, from the defence industry to autonomous vehicles. To help address the need for enhanced reliability and availability, NovAtel engineers have developed the OEM7™, our next-generation Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver platform.

The OEM7 delivers advanced capabilities that our customers require to perform even more demanding missions, such as Precise Point Positioning (PPP) and interference detection and mitigation to ensure users don’t lose their signal while out in the field. The Interference Toolkit™, which is based on a new application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design, has been in development at NovAtel’s Calgary office for about two years and is ready for prime time.

A more robust solution
When developing the OEM7, we not only had to think about traditional applications that need high-precision GPS, such as surveying, we also had to consider newer applications such as unmanned systems. That meant the solution not only had to be flexible, it also had to be easy to use.

Luckily, this isn’t the first time NovAtel has developed a product like the OEM7. The team took what they’ve learned from the previous six generations and made a receiver that s enhances the performance, robustness and availability of our positioning platform.
The new OEM7 offers multi-GNSS, high-precision processing that can handle multi- frequency signals from GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and satellite-based augmentation systems.
In fact, the four-frequency OEM7 is capable of tracking all current and upcoming GNSS constellations and satellite signals, and has up to 555 channels available that can be configured in multiple ways.

Beyond that, customers expect highly precise positioning in increasingly diverse environments. It just has to work, regardless of the physical environment or the RF environment, both of which can be significant challenges for high-precision GNSS receivers.

Putting the customer first
As the leader in precise positioning solutions, customers turn to NovAtel for our experience, solid reputation and advanced solutions. That’s why NovAtel is always enhancing products, looking for new markets to enter and listening to the customers we serve in those markets.

Developing products that solve positioning challenges of today and tomorrow – while maximizing customer return on investment – now that’s shaping smart change.

To learn more about the OEM7, check out our article in Velocity magazine.

Lori Winkler
Global Manager Strategic and Technical Marketing