Hemisphere GPS Introduces Crescent VS100 Series GPS Compass



    CALGARY, April 16 /CNW/ - (TSX: CSY) Hemisphere GPS, a designer and
manufacturer of advanced GPS products (wholly owned by CSI Wireless Inc.),
today introduced the new Crescent VS100 and VS110. These new "Vector Sensor"
products represent our most precise heading and positioning systems
incorporating Hemisphere GPS's Crescent Technology. This achievement by
Hemisphere GPS presents an affordable and robust heading and positioning
solution for machine control and marine navigation applications including
dredging and hydrographic surveying. Hemisphere GPS's Crescent VS100 Series
GPS Compass delivers the performance necessary to replace traditional
gyrocompasses and other precision heading sensors at a fraction of the cost.
    "Crescent VS100 represents an innovative GPS advancement that allows us
to replace traditional heading solutions," said Steven Koles, President and
CEO of Hemisphere GPS. "The affordability and accuracy of Crescent VS100 will
increase the adoption of GPS compass technology as the preferred heading
solution."
    Hemisphere GPS' Crescent Receiver Technology offers the unique advantage
of supporting two separate antenna inputs. Crescent VS100 computes and outputs
heading and either pitch or roll angles by processing the data between the two
antennas using a single GPS receiver. The receiver features status lights with
a menu and display system simplifying product configuration. The Crescent
VS100 receiver can be conveniently installed near the operator while its two
antennas can be mounted remotely. With a suitable distance between the two
antennas, Crescent VS100 computes heading solutions with up to 0.1 degree
accuracy and positioning within 60 cm.
    Crescent VS100 offers several differential options including SBAS (WAAS,
EGNOS, etc.), e-Dif and radio beacon (VS110 model). Hemisphere GPS' exclusive
COAST(TM) technology is also included in order to maintain sub-meter
positioning for 40 minutes or more after loss of differential signal. An
integrated gyro within the Crescent VS100 receiver maintains heading for up to
3 minutes after loss of GPS signals.

    About Hemisphere GPS and CSI Wireless

    Hemisphere GPS, a division of CSI Wireless Inc., designs and manufactures
innovative, cost-effective GPS products for positioning, guidance and machine
control applications in agriculture, marine and other markets. The Company
owns leading brand names, numerous patents and other intellectual property.
The Company's head office is in Calgary, Alberta, and it has major product
development and sales and marketing facilities in Arizona, Kansas and Texas.
For more information about Hemisphere GPS and CSI Wireless, go to
www.hemispheregps.com and www.csi-wireless.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 CSI Wireless's 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. CSI Wireless's 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 CSI
Wireless will derive therefrom.




For further information:

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

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