ORLANDO, FL, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Today, from the AG CONNECT Expo in Orlando, Florida, Hemisphere GPS proudly introduced the latest addition to its GPS product line - the A22 GPS antenna. Agricultural vehicles and equipment typically generate electrical "noise" and interference, which can compromise the performance of an antenna. The new A22 GPS antenna has improved noise mitigation characteristics providing strong performance in difficult radio frequency environments.
Hemisphere GPS leveraged their in-house expertise to tailor the A22 antenna for use with their high accuracy, single frequency GPS receivers. With its metal base and lower profile, the A22 antenna is designed to maintain its tracking of GPS and differential correction signals in a variety of environments. The new antenna will track GPS, SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS, etc.) and OmniSTAR(R) L-band signals.
"In environments that typically have a high level of electronic noise, such as around the cab of a farm vehicle, our new A22 antenna will provide the GPS receiver with a reliable, steady stream of GPS and differential correction signals," said Dr. Michael Whitehead, Chief Scientist for Hemisphere GPS. "We have designed it with the superior ability to mitigate interference from radios, transmitters, and other peripheral electronic equipment. These design characteristics will help increase our customers' productivity by reducing operational downtime due to signal interruptions normally experienced with other less sophisticated antenna technology."
The A22 antenna is backwards compatible with all Outback Guidance(R) systems, with the exception of Outback S-Lite(TM). The A22 antenna began shipping with Outback S3(TM) and Outback Sts(TM) guidance systems in December 2009. Outback S3 and Outback Sts with the new A22 antenna are available through Outback Guidance Centers, other distributors in North America, and through Hemisphere GPS distributors worldwide. Please visit www.outbackguidance.com for more information.
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) in precision 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. This year marks the Company's 20th anniversary of providing innovative GPS technology and product solutions to customers worldwide. 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 from.
SOURCE AgJunction Inc.
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