SCOTTSDALE, AZ, Feb. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Today, Hemisphere GPS
and Carlson Software announced a strategic alliance. This alliance will
provide a roadmap for new, integrated solutions for land survey,
mapping, construction, mining and other key machine control markets.
Carlson Software is a leading developer of field and office-based land
This strategic alliance is part of Hemisphere GPS's recent formation of
their survey and construction group, where the two companies will
combine their expertise to develop intuitive and powerful GNSS-based
solutions that improve the efficiency and performance in several
applications including data collection, land development design and
earth moving. Recently, collaborations with Carlson include survey data
collection software that supports Hemisphere GPS' new S320™ GNSS survey
receiver system (see www.S320surveyor.com).
"Hemisphere GPS' GNSS technology, guidance terminals and other hardware
technologies are the ideal complement to Carlson Software products,"
says Randy Noland, Vice President of Carlson Software Machine Control.
"This partnership will help us bring application centric solutions to
the market much faster. The solutions will enhance the complete
design-build project lifecycle."
Hemisphere GPS' patented technologies such as Eclipse™ GNSS receivers
and Vector™ GNSS compasses provide the precise positioning and heading
to proven survey, guidance and machine control solutions. Integrating
with Carlson's feature-packed and industry leading software packages
such as SurvCE, Carlson Grade and Carlson Civil Suite adds up to
unparalleled value in performance and capability.
The open architectures utilized by both companies ensure that their land
development solutions will continue to provide greater application
flexibility and compatibility with other existing products further
maximizing customer investments.
"We are excited about the accelerated innovation that we'll accomplish
through our partnership with Carlson." says Phil Gabriel, Vice
President and General Manager of Precision Products at Hemisphere GPS.
"Our joint development efforts provide a fast path to growing our
market in survey, mapping and construction solutions."
Hemisphere GPS and Carlson Software are developing new joint product
roadmaps that will result in product introductions throughout 2012 and
beyond. New products will be announced and made available through each
company's respective distribution channels.
About Carlson Software
Carlson Software develops technically advanced software and integrated
hardware providing full project life cycle solutions to the land
development professional. The industries served include land surveying,
civil engineering, construction/machine control, mining, and
agriculture. Carlson provides free technical support and has the
highest dedication to customer service. For more information about Carlson Software, visit www.carlsonsw.com.
About Hemisphere GPS
Hemisphere GPS designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective GPS
(GNSS) products for positioning, guidance, and machine control
applications in agriculture, marine, survey, construction, and other markets. The Company holds numerous patents and other
intellectual property and owns several leading brand names, including Outback Guidance®, a leading brand in precision GPS for 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. 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
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SOURCE Hemisphere GPS Inc.
For further information:
Vice President and General Manager, Precision Products
Phone: (480) 348-6325
Vice President, Carlson Software Machine Control
Phone: (925) 518-2658
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