NovAtel Announces SMART-MR10 GNSS Receiver/Antenna

Single-enclosure system developed to provide high accuracy positioning for challenging on-machine environments

(Calgary, Alberta, Canada, August 31th, 2010) — NovAtel Inc., (NovAtel) an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of precise positioning technology, today introduced the latest addition to their SMART antenna line. The SMART-MR10™ is the first in a new family of GPS+GLONASS L1+L2+L-band integrated receiver and antenna products. Housed in a rugged enclosure, the SMART-MR family is designed specifically for on-machine Agriculture, Construction and Mining applications.

The SMART-MR10 provides scalable positioning accuracies down to 2cm using NovAtel’s AdVance® RTK. It supports GL1DE® firmware, which uses the very accurate carrier phase measurements to provide ultra smooth positions and highly accurate pass-to-pass capabilities for superior performance in agricultural steering and guidance applications. ALIGN® firmware is also supported, delivering NovAtel’s industry-leading GNSS-derived heading information.

Designed to perform in challenging on-machine environments, the SMART-MR10 has a metal base combined with a rugged 23-pin connector, daylight readable LEDs and integrated Bluetooth communications. It is IP67 rated in addition to being qualified against many MIL-STD-810G environmental standards. The SMART-MR10 has an input voltage range from +9 to +36VDC for seamless operation on both 12- and 24-Volt machines, and complies with vehicular standards ISO 7637 and ISO 15003 which relate to electrical surges and abnormal electrical conditions.

“The SMART-MR10 is an exciting and innovative product that fully supports NovAtel’s commitment to the system integrator and OEM market. A high-end integrated SMART antenna will provide our customers with industry-leading positioning technology for current and emerging on-machine applications,” said Thomas Morley, Product Manager for NovAtel’s Machine Sensors product line.

NovAtel is currently accepting orders for the SMART-MR10, with product shipments expected by late September. For more information and pricing, please contact your local NovAtel sales representative. A complete list of NovAtel dealers is available on our website at SMART-MR10 product information is available at

About NovAtel
NovAtel Inc. is a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of precision Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) components and subsystems, including receivers, antennas, enclosures and firmware. An ISO certified company, NovAtel’s products are developed for efficient, rapid integration into our customers’ precise positioning applications. These applications include surveying, Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping, precision agriculture machine guidance, port automation, mining, marine and defense industries. NovAtel’s reference receivers are at the core of national aviation ground networks in the USA, Japan, Europe, China and India. The Company maintains its leadership position through significant R&D investment focusing on the modernized Global Positioning System (GPS), the revitalized Russian GLONASS and the emerging European Galileo satellite systems, as well as the integration of additional complementary technologies such as Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs). NovAtel Inc. is based in Calgary, Canada and is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden. For more information, visit