Hemisphere GPS Introduces the LV100(TM) GPS Compass Board



    CALGARY, July 17 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Hemisphere GPS introduced today the
LV100 GPS Compass Board, the latest addition to its innovative precise heading
and positioning product line. The LV100 is a complete GPS compass and
positioning assembly utilizing a unique design featuring a single carrier
board with integrated GPS antennas, designed for easy integration by OEM
customers.
    "Our LV100 GPS Compass Board is the first all-in-one product of its kind,
and is an industry first," said Steven Koles, Hemisphere GPS President and
CEO. "The smart, compact design coupled with superb, reliable performance will
make the LV100 stand out in the marketplace."
    Based on the company's patented Crescent(R) Vector(TM) technology, the
LV100 integrates two GPS antennas, an NMEA 2000 communication processor, a
single axis gyro, a tilt sensor, and a power supply into a single system. The
dual integrated antennas provide both heading and position data, and the gyro
and tilt sensor improve system performance and provide backup heading
information, if the GPS-based heading is ever lost. The Crescent technology
provides highly accurate code phase management and outstanding multipath
mitigation resulting in excellent accuracy and stability.
    The LV100 GPS Compass Board is ideal for a wide array of applications,
especially in the marine, machine control and precision agriculture markets.
An alternative to traditional gyro and fluxgate compass sensors, it provides
precise positioning and speed measurements while being immune to magnetic
interference typically present on vessels. The LV100 costs less than marine
gyros and unlike other sensors, requires no maintenance or calibration. The
LV100 includes Hemisphere GPS COAST(TM) technology. As a result, the LV100 is
less affected by blocked or weak differential GPS (DGPS) signals, or other
signal interference, because COAST can utilize older DGPS correction data for
up to 40 minutes without significantly affecting the positioning quality.
    With the unique design and high performance of the LV100 GPS Compass
Board, Hemisphere GPS continues to be a leading innovator and developer of
advanced GPS products.

    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(R), 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.

    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:
JBohlke@hemispheregps.com, www.hemispheregps.com; Cory Pala, Investor
Relations, E.vestor Communications Inc., (416) 657-2400, CPala@evestor.com

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