SCOTTSDALE, AZ, Jan. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Today, Hemisphere GPS announced the release of Satloc G4 - the most
comprehensive and advanced aircraft guidance system for aerial
applicators. Satloc G4 delivers web-based connectivity along with a
high-level of guidance performance through an intuitive lightbar and
graphical display. This new product enables aerial application
companies and their pilots to leverage web-based services in order to
make their jobs more efficient and bring a higher quality of service to
Satloc G4's connectivity feature offers pilots the ability to transfer
application data wirelessly, accept work orders and maps through the
Internet, access the guidance system from remote locations such as the
office, truck or mobile device, and directly communicate through Skype™
audio and video.
Based on the top-of-the-line processing power of the Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Microsoft® Windows® 7, 64-bit operating system, Satloc G4 was designed to plug into a
connected landscape. It lends itself to an entirely new level of
instant communication, data retrieval and transfer, knowledge center
access, and improved training and troubleshooting methods. Combining
this with G4's guidance patterns, background maps, and automated flow
control capability, pilots are able to fly and apply with improved
performance, efficiency, and safety.
"The G4 represents a paradigm shift in our technology offerings as it
has moved away from simply being a GPS focus. It is now about the
ability to track, move, use, and create data. All this makes companies
more efficient, most importantly by saving them time and money," says
Greg Guyette, General Manager of the Air Business Unit at Hemisphere
GPS. "Additionally, moving to a web-based world gives us the ability to
connect to all the tremendous tools that already exist, such as Google
Earth, Skype, and live weather data. This helps our customers improve
the quality and safety of their work."
Satloc G4's custom display features a 9-inch, 16:9 ratio touchscreen
capable of providing instantaneous video graphics and supports
multi-touch gestures such as pinch-to-zoom, rotate, and press and drag
to access information. Background maps enhance flight navigation and
confidence by displaying application and position data over actual
ground images. Satloc G4 offers many types of data ports such as
Ethernet and USB, including a remote HUB that provides three powered
USB ports for convenient access in the cockpit.
Satloc G4 connectivity becomes even more valuable when used with
Hemisphere GPS' HQ™, a real-time web-based asset tracking and
management tool. With HQ, aerial application companies can track the
position and position-related data of aircraft and other assets, such
as spotter vehicles and loader trucks. Aircraft can share information
amongst other aircraft or with ground crews and use estimated arrival
times for all tracked assets making the entire operation more
Satloc G4 is available through the Hemisphere GPS Air Products global
dealer network and has generated over $1M in pre-order sales. Shipments
are scheduled for the first quarter of 2012. For more information about
Satloc G4 visit www.satlocg4.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, 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 and Satloc, the dominant brand in the aerial application market. 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.
SOURCE Hemisphere GPS Inc.
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