Hexagon | NovAtel GNSS SMART7 Now Default Receiver for Fendt Agricultural Machines - Inside GNSS - Global Navigation Satellite Systems Engineering, Policy, and Design

Hexagon | NovAtel GNSS SMART7 Now Default Receiver for Fendt Agricultural Machines

Hexagon | NovAtel announced that Fendt machines in North America, Europe and the Middle East equipped with Fendt Guide guidance systems powered by Fuse Smart Farming now come with NovAtel’s SMART7 GNSS receiver as the default configuration choice. Precision guidance systems are integral to advancing precision agriculture globally, and the SMART7 from NovAtel is future-ready and offers the performance and reliability that farmers require.

High-quality, on-time delivery and exceptional support are the defining factors of a reliable component supplier. “We have been working with NovAtel for years, and their support and willingness to adapt to meet our needs makes them the key GNSS receiver supplier for our Fendt Guide guidance system,” said Dr. Bernhard Schmitz, Director, FendtONE Market Readiness and Agronomy EME. “They are easy to work with and have high-quality products that integrate seamlessly into our machines.”

The SMART7 combines a powerful GNSS receiver with a precision antenna in a durable, all-in-one enclosure specifically designed to stand up to the vibration, weather and temperature demands of harsh agricultural environments. The SMART7 is optimized to succeed in demanding agriculture and off-road applications.

The SMART7 uses multi L-Band tracking to access TerraStar Correction Services globally, bringing repeatable centimeter-level accuracy to any application, anywhere in the world. Access to multi-frequency GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and QZSS signals provides better satellite availability, fueling the positioning solution, even in challenging environments. Resiliency to radio frequency interference is engrained in NovAtel’s hardware designs and the Interference Toolkit firmware suite provides detection and additional protection from any potential intentional or unintentional interference.

The SMART7 uses an optional integrated inertial measurement unit (IMU) to provide continuous 3D positioning, velocity and roll/pitch/azimuth for deeper integration with vehicle guidance and steering systems. Additional optional features on the SMART7 include Wi-Fi and Ethernet for remote connectivity and monitoring.