CALGARY, Feb. 7 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Today, Hemisphere GPS announced the release of two very compact GPS
compass products; the V102™ all-in-one and the H102™ OEM module. These
products are ideal where heading and positioning are needed for marine
and land-based applications such as yacht navigation, auto-pilot
systems and machine guidance for earthmoving machinery. V102 is the
market's smallest, single-enclosure GPS compass and positioning system,
while the H102 OEM board, found in the V102, is the market's smallest
fully-integrated single board GPS compass that provides a low-cost yet
highly accurate solution for integrators.
Based on Hemisphere GPS' successful Crescent Vector II GPS technology,
V102 and H102 provide 0.75 degree heading accuracy while supporting
NMEA 0183 communications format. In addition, H102 also supports NMEA
2000 communications format. The stable and maintenance-free design of
V102 provides robust GPS positioning and heading and its small size
that allows for fast installation. Both V102 and H102 include the
Crescent Vector II GPS technology, two multipath resistant GPS
antennas, a single axis gyro, and two tilt sensors. With these
integrated sensors, the V102 also provides pitch, roll and heave
measurements all on a single board in conjunction with precise heading
and 60 centimeter position accuracy with differential corrections even
"The addition of V102 and H102 expands our GPS compass product lineup to
meet lower price points making our patented technology accessible for
nearly every situation," says Phil Gabriel, VP and General Manager,
Precision Products, for Hemisphere GPS. "Both marine and land-based
users now have a very accurate yet low-cost GPS compass option."
V102 and H102 are the culmination of 30 months of research and
refinement to the hugely successful Vector design to offer excellent
performance, in-band and out-of-band interference rejection, and a fast
time to first fix all with a short 27 centimeter baseline between
antennas. Plus, with Hemisphere GPS' patented COAST™ technology, both
products maintain differentially-corrected positions for up to 40
minutes after loss of signal.
V102 and the H102 OEM board will be available starting in March 2011
through the Hemisphere GPS Precision Products global dealer network.
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.
The above disclosure contains certain forward-looking statements that
involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These
forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and
uncertainties, certain of which are beyond Hemisphere GPS' control,
including: the impact of general economic conditions, industry
conditions, increased competition, the lack of availability of
qualified personnel or management, fluctuations in foreign exchange or
interest rates, stock market volatility and market valuations of
companies with respect to the announced transactions and the final
valuations thereof, and obtaining required approvals of regulatory
authorities. Hemisphere GPS' actual results, performance or achievement
could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by these
forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given
that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements
will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits,
including the amount of proceed, that Hemisphere GPS will derive there
SOURCE Hemisphere GPS Inc.
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