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NovAtel Announces End of Life for SPAN-CPT

3 December 2018. NovAtel Inc. is announcing the End of Life of the SPAN-CPT and SPAN-CPTNC.

These products will be available for order until:
28 February 2019 (or until inventory has been depleted)

Shipments may be scheduled for no later than:
31 May 2019

NovAtel will continue to support and repair these products until:
31 May 2022

For a complete list of affected part numbers and the associated replacement part numbers, please refer to the table below:

Discontinued Part Number Replacement Part Number
SPAN-CPT-XXX-XXX-XXX SPANCPT7-XXX-XXX-XXX
SPAN-CPTNC-XXX-XXX-XXX SPANCPT7NC-XXX-XXX-XXX
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NovAtel® Introduces SMART7, the Most Advanced Family of Smart Antennas Designed for Agricultural Applications

(Calgary, Canada, September 17, 2018) NovAtel launched its new SMART7 family of SMART antennas, adding best-in-class SPAN® technology, future-ready Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), Wi-Fi and Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity, superior tracking performance and TerraStar-C PRO corrections to the industry-leading availability, accuracy, and reliability trusted by major equipment manufacturers for demanding applications like precision agriculture and machine control.

“Manufacturers that serve these demanding industries can now take advantage of the best in precise positioning technology, with added next-generation features including wireless connectivity, SPAN GNSS+INS integration and superior tracking performance, in an even more robust format,” said Gordon Ryley, Precision Agriculture Segment Manager at NovAtel. “With this combination of technologies, guidance systems can continue to steer during satellite signal outages and under challenging conditions.”

The SMART7-S includes NovAtel’s tightly-coupled GNSS+Inertial Navigation System (INS) SPAN technology, the most advanced GNSS+INS integration in the market. SPAN provides accurate attitude information that can simplify the development of vehicle guidance systems and bridge GNSS signal outages.

For easier connection to mobile devices and cellular gateways, the SMART7-W includes Wi-Fi and an integrated NTRIP client, and the SMART7-I model also incorporates Ethernet. A new advanced ISOBUS-compatible CAN interface also supports NovAtel logs, commands and firmware upgrades.

All models in the SMART7 family provide exceptional positioning availability using signals from all constellations and frequencies to deliver assured positioning anywhere. Each model includes a VEXXIS antenna, and supports TerraStar-C PRO, the newest offering from TerraStar correction services, which delivers 2.5 cm accuracy and convergence times of less than 18 minutes in most regions.

All SMART7 product models provide future proof GNSS and industry-leading availability, accuracy, and reliability in a rugged form factor.

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NOVATEL DECLARES END OF LIFE FOR SMART6 FAMILY OF PRODUCTS

September 18, 2018 – NovAtel is declaring End of Life on the SMART6, SMART6-B, SMART6-T, SMART6-TB and SMART6-L products.

These products will be available for order until:
May 31, 2019 (or until inventory has been depleted)

Shipments may be scheduled for no later than:
September 30, 2019

NovAtel will continue to support and repair these products until:
September 30, 2022

For a complete list of affected part numbers and the associated replacement part numbers, please see below:

NovAtel Part Number Replacement NovAtel Part Number
SM6-XXX-XXX-XXX-P SMART7 (SM7-XXX-XXX-XXX)
SM6N-XXX-XXX-XXX-P SMART7 (SM7-XXX-XXX-XXX)
SM6B-XXX-XXX-XXX-P SMART7-W* (SM7W-XXX-XXX-XXX) or SMART7-I* (SM7I-XXX-XXX-XXX)
SM6L-XXX-XXX-XXX SMART7 (SM7-XXX-XXX-XXX)
SM6L-XXX-XXX-XXX-X SMART7 (SM7-XXX-XXX-XXX)
SM6LN-XXX-XXX-XXX SMART7 (SM7-XXX-XXX-XXX)
SM6LN-XXX-XXX-XXX-X SMART7 (SM7-XXX-XXX-XXX)
SM6T-XXX-XXX-XXX-P SMART7**
SM6TB-XXX-XXX-XXX-P SMART7 or SMART7-W**
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Forsberg Services 30th Anniversary

On the 2nd June 2017 Forsberg Services celebrates 30 years, with special thanks to all our hard working employees both past and present.

We have been fortunate enough to be involved with many exciting projects over the past 30 years with a whole variety of enthusiastic and supportive customers for which we are very grateful.

We hope you will join us in our celebratory spirit for the year as we make Forsberg at 30 another great year.

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