Hemisphere GPS Announces R220(TM) GPS Receiver With Dual Frequency Eclipse Technology



    CALGARY, Sept. 16 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Today, from the ION GNSS 2008
Conference in Savannah, Georgia, Hemisphere GPS, a leading designer and
manufacturer of advanced GPS products, proudly introduced the R220 GPS
Receiver. It is the first finished product to be powered by Eclipse(TM),
Hemisphere GPS' patented dual frequency technology. The R220 GPS Receiver
provides extremely accurate, versatile, and robust positioning, in virtually
any environment, anywhere in the world.
    "The R220 GPS Receiver is ideal for professional mapping, guidance,
machine control, and navigation applications," said Steven Koles, President
and CEO of Hemisphere GPS. "No other traditional dual-frequency RTK systems
can compare to the value offered by our R220 Receivers. At Hemisphere GPS, we
are committed to bringing innovative and affordable GPS solutions to the
market."
    The R220 GPS Receiver features RTK (Real Time Kinematic) for fast,
reliable, long range centimeter level performance. It also tracks GPS, SBAS
(Satellite-Based Augmentation System), and L-Band (OmniSTAR(R) HP/XP)
differential corrections to provide high precision positioning. Utilizing
Hemisphere GPS' exclusive COAST(TM) technology, the R220 GPS Receiver can
provide accurate positioning data for up to 40 minutes of differential
correction outage. It supports RTCM v3/CMR+ standard RTK message formats,
making the R220 receiver compatible with CORS and other RTK base station
networks. It also uses a standard USB flash drive for data logging.
    Please visit Hemisphere GPS at ION GNSS 2008 on Tuesday, September 16th
through September 19th in Booth 516 at the Savannah Convention Center in
Savannah, Georgia. The latest products from Hemisphere GPS will be on display,
and previews of upcoming products will be available.

    About Hemisphere GPS

    Hemisphere GPS designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective GPS
products for positioning, guidance, and machine control applications in
agriculture, marine and other markets. The Company holds numerous patents and
other intellectual property and owns leading brand names, including Outback
Guidance(R) and BEELINE, two of the leading brands in precision GPS for ground
agriculture. The Company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with major
product development, sales, and marketing facilities in Arizona, Kansas,
Texas, and Australia. For more information about Hemisphere GPS, please go to
www.hemispheregps.com.

    OmniSTAR is a registered trademark of OmniSTAR, Inc.

    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 from.





For further information:

For further information: John Bohlke, Director of Product Marketing,
Hemisphere GPS, Phone: (480) 348-9919 x 7328, E-mail: info@hemispheregps.com;
Cory Pala, Investor Relations, E.vestor Communications Inc., (416) 657-2400,
CPala@evestor.com; www.hemispheregps.com

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