NovAtel Announces SMART-MR15™ GNSS Receiver/Antenna with Integrated Cellular Modem

NovAtel Inc. (NovAtel), the leading OEM manufacturer of precise global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning technology, today announced the release of its new SMART-MR15 antenna.

The SMART-MR15 builds on last year’s successful launch of NovAtel’s SMART-MR10 GNSS receiver/antenna by adding embedded cellular connectivity and NTRIP client software. This enables users to easily obtain RTK corrections via the Internet, eliminating the need to set up a local base station.

Ergonomically designed, the SMART-MR15 integrates an L1/L2 GPS+GLONASS receiver, antenna and cellular modem into a single compact enclosure. With a rugged metal housing and external cellular antenna, the product ensures high performance even in the most challenging work environments and poor coverage areas.

Doug Schmuland, Agriculture Portfolio Manager for NovAtel said, “By eliminating the need for a local base-station, the SMART-MR15 provides precise positioning for on-machine applications requiring sub-inch accuracy.” Mr. Schmuland added, “In addition, NovAtel’s GL1DE® algorithm is integrated into every MR15, providing agricultural users with ultra-smooth positions and excellent pass-to-pass accuracy in non-RTK applications.”