Hemisphere GPS Offers XF100(TM) with Superior Accuracy for Handheld Mapping



    CALGARY, Nov. 19 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Hemisphere GPS, a designer and
manufacturer of advanced GPS products announced that their Crescent(R) GPS
technology is now available for handheld mapping. Hemisphere GPS' new XF100
series DGPS receivers for ruggedized handheld computers provides an integrated
solution for the collection of position data with superior accuracy over other
handheld solutions. Specifically designed to work with the popular TDS
Recon(TM) and the Juniper Archer Field PC(TM) models, Hemisphere GPS XF100
series is ideal for entry-level surveying and professional GIS applications
such as mapping utility infrastructures or municipality assets.
    The XF100 series boasts a rugged and maintenance-free smart antenna and
Compact Flash adapter that stands up to field use. It includes SBAS (WAAS,
EGNOS, MSAS, etc.) differential support capable of providing sub-meter
positioning accuracy, and Hemisphere GPS' exclusive COAST(TM) technology that
maintains accuracy during temporary loss of differential signal. An optional
external antenna is available for additional accuracy and allows for more
precise antenna placement. The XF100 series is designed for low power
consumption, so it conserves the handheld unit's battery power. It is
extremely simple to use - just connect the handheld computer and go.
    Utilizing the integrated Crescent GPS receiver, the XF100 series delivers
the performance required for precise positioning applications such as
GIS mapping. Crescent receiver technology provides higher update rates,
improved raw measurements, more memory, and greater processor capacity,
creating an exceptionally robust and affordable DGPS solution. Its more
accurate code phase measurement and superior multi-path rejection translates
into an extremely accurate and stable receiver. In addition, the fast start up
and reacquisition times allow users to power up and get right to work.
    "The survey and GIS mapping markets are growing globally with the
continuing demand for rugged GPS data collection devices," said Steven Koles,
President and CEO of Hemisphere GPS. "Many mapping companies already have
equipped their people with handheld data collection. Our XF100 series
leverages the capital investment these mapping companies have already made,
and enhances the effectiveness of their employees in the field."

    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), one 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, and
Texas. For more information about Hemisphere GPS go to www.hemispheregps.com.

    Recon is a trademark of Tripod Data Systems and Archer is a trademark of
Juniper Systems.

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

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