Compact CNS-5000 marries high-performance KVH fiber optic gyros and inertial
technology with NovAtel's precision GPS in a self-contained navigation package for the commercial market
MIDDLETOWN, R.I., May 7 -- KVH Industries, Inc.
(Nasdaq: KVHI), working in close cooperation with leading GPS manufacturer
NovAtel Inc., today introduced the CNS-5000, a self-contained navigation
system that combines fiber optic gyro (FOG)-based inertial measurement
technology from KVH with global positioning system (GPS) technology from
NovAtel. This rugged navigation solution affordably provides the precise
position and orientation of a host platform on a continuous basis, even during
periods where GPS signals are blocked by natural or man-made obstructions or
conditions. The CNS-5000 is designed specifically for demanding commercial
applications, such as dynamic surveying, precision agriculture, container
terminal management, and autonomous vehicle navigation, where the ability to
determine the precise position and orientation of a piece of equipment or a
mobile platform is critical.
"The new CNS-5000 is a remarkable GPS/IMU solution that is well-suited for
a wide array of commercial applications worldwide," explains Dan Conway, KVH's
vice president of business development. "The combination of NovAtel's GPS
technology with our precision fiber optic gyros and inertial technologies led
to an entirely new single-enclosure approach to GPS/IMU systems, saving
customers space and weight in their installations without compromising
accuracy or performance."
Through its seamless integration of KVH's FOG-based IMU with NovAtel's
OEMV® GPS precision receiver technology, the CNS-5000 provides a
groundbreaking low-cost, small form factor solution for 3-D positioning,
velocity, and attitude measurement. The deep coupling of the GPS and IMU
technologies within the CNS-5000 optimizes the raw GPS and IMU data,
delivering a superior position, velocity and attitude solution. Composed
entirely of commercial components and rugged enough to operate in extremely
demanding conditions, the CNS-5000 is also designed to meet COTS requirements.
This minimizes the operational complexities for customers whose products cross
"NovAtel is excited to be working closely with an innovative partner like
KVH Industries to bring state-of-the-art products like this to market. This
product extends our portfolio into markets that have been difficult to
penetrate with standard two-box GPS/INS solutions, due to high price or
complex export controls," said Graham Purves, vice president, sales and
marketing for NovAtel, Inc.
For more information about the CNS-5000, please visit
http://www.kvh.com/cns5000 to download KVH and NovAtel's new technical paper,
"Performance of a Deeply Coupled Commercial Grade GPS/INS System."
NovAtel Inc. (http://www.novatel.com) is a leading manufacturer 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 its 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 Inc. is based in Calgary, Canada, and is part of the
Hexagon Group, Sweden.
KVH Industries, Inc., designs and manufactures products that enable mobile
communication, navigation, and precision pointing through the use of its
proprietary mobile satellite antenna and fiber optic technologies. The company
is developing next-generation systems with greater precision, durability, and
versatility for communications, navigation, and industrial applications. An
ISO 9001-certified company, KVH has headquarters in Middletown, Rhode Island,
with a fiber optic and military navigation product manufacturing facility in
Tinley Park, Illinois, and a European sales, marketing, and support office in
This release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve
risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, for example, the
functionality, characteristics, quality and performance of KVH's products and
technology; anticipated innovation and product development; and customer
preferences, requirements and expectations. The actual results could differ
materially. Factors that may cause such differences include, among others,
those discussed in KVH's most recent Form 10-K filed with the SEC. KVH assumes
no obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect new
information or developments.
KVH® is a registered trademark of KVH Industries, Inc. NovAtel is a
registered trademark of NovAtel Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.