CALGARY, Sept. 12, 2011 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Hemisphere GPS announces today the new S320™ GNSS survey receiver, XF1
data collector and survey software. S320 combines the advanced GNSS
receiver performance of Hemisphere GPS' Eclipse™ II technology, precise
geodetic antenna, wireless communication and batteries all in a
portable, rugged unit with matching data collector. Designed to be
compatible with a variety of existing surveying equipment, S320 is the
ideal multi-GNSS positioning system for applications in GIS,
construction, mapping, land and marine surveying.
S320 is available as a basic low cost SBAS L1 GPS receiver, with the
option to enable full GNSS support and L-Band corrections. With
transmit and receive capabilities, the S320's UHF 400 MHz or Spread
Spectrum 900 MHz internal radio eliminates the need for cables on both
base and rover installations. An internal GSM/GPRS modem makes S320 an
ideal rover for network RTK, eliminating the hassle of external modems
and cables. The XF1 data collector connects via Bluetooth to the S320
and through the Carlson SurvCE software provides a familiar and proven
interface to the surveyor. Other brands of software will also be
Hemisphere GPS' SureTrack™ technology ensures that S320 uses every
satellite it is tracking for RTK solutions, even satellites not tracked
at the base. Additional benefits include fewer RTK dropouts in
congested environments, faster re-acquisitions, and more robust
solutions due to better cycle slip detection and the ability to process
GNSS data from various manufacturers. Even if the base supports only
GPS, SureTrack will process GLONASS signals at the rover to deliver
complete GNSS performance.
"S320 represents the advanced technology, durability, and ease of use
that our customers have come to expect," said Phil Gabriel, Vice
President and General Manager, Precision Products, for Hemisphere GPS.
"By providing a product that is compatible with many others in the
marketplace and offers advanced RTK functionality, we expect S320 to be
widely accepted, expanding Hemisphere GPS' market share in precise
S320 also offers the following benefits:
With an SD card slot secured behind the battery door, users can safely
log large amounts of monitoring data, static observation data, and
extended survey projects on the included 2GB memory card.
An auto level sensor can alert users both visually and via text message
when the receiver is no longer level.
In conjunction with Hemisphere GPS' HQ™ asset tracking software, users
can track the S320 location from anywhere in the world.
Dual Bluetooth ports offer users the ability to connect a data collector
at the same time as connecting another external device such as a CDMA
modem or mobile phone.
SMS messaging, allows users to communicate remotely with S320 on such
indicators as battery status, signal strength, and position. The S320
can also receive text messages of site ID and height of instrument or
be shut down remotely.
S320 comes standard with two long-life lithium ion batteries providing
more than 10 hours of operation. The batteries are hot swappable so you
can change either one without stopping work.
S320 will be featured in the Hemisphere GPS booth 819 at the ION GNSS Conference in Portland, Oregon, September 19-23 and in hall 7, stand C14 at the INTERGEO Conference and Trade Fair in Nuremberg, Germany from
September 27-29. S320 will soon be available through the Hemisphere GPS
Precision Products global dealer network. For more information about Hemisphere GPS' Precision Products and
S320, please visit www.S320Surveyor.com or www.hemispheregps.com/precision.
Hemisphere GPS designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective GPS
(GNSS) products for positioning, guidance, and machine control
applications in agriculture, marine, construction, and other markets. The Company holds numerous patents and other
intellectual property and owns several leading brand names, including Outback Guidance®, a leading brand in precision GPS for agriculture. The Company is
headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with major product development,
sales, and marketing facilities in Arizona, Kansas, and Australia.
Hemisphere GPS is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) trading
under the symbol "HEM" and is one of the TSX Cleantech designated companies. For more
information about Hemisphere GPS, please go to www.hemispheregps.com.
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