Hemisphere GPS to Supply CPAC Systems AB with LV100(TM) GPS Compass

    CALGARY, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Hemisphere GPS has entered into a
contractual agreement in which it will supply CPAC Systems AB custom-built
LV100 GPS Compasses. The LV100 is a complete GPS compass and positioning
assembly utilizing a unique patent-pending design featuring a single carrier
board with integrated GPS antennas.
    "We are pleased to have this opportunity to work with CPAC Systems AB,"
said Phil Gabriel, Hemisphere GPS General Manager of Precision Products. "We
are proud that the LV100 GPS Compass will be a part of the cutting-edge
products produced by CPAC Systems."
    The LV100 GPS Compass is powered by the Hemisphere GPS patented
Crescent(R) Vector(TM) technology, and integrates two GPS antennas, an NMEA
2000(R) communication processor, a single-axis gyro, a tilt sensor, and a
power supply into a single system. It is an alternative to traditional gyro
and fluxgate compass sensors, providing precise positioning and speed
measurements while being immune to magnetic interference typically present on
marine vessels. 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 LV100 GPS Compass will be incorporated into CPAC's state-of-the-art
embedded control system for "steer-by-wire". "The LV100 GPS Compass' ability
to provide accurate and reliable heading and sub-meter positioning will be an
integral add-on to our technology platform for marine and industrial
applications," said Richard Berkling, CEO of CPAC Systems AB.

    About CPAC Systems AB

    CPAC Systems AB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AB Volvo and based in
Gothenburg, Sweden, is a world-class integrator of embedded control systems
for marine vessels. They produce electronic control systems for vehicles that
operate in harsh environments, both at sea and on land. They provide vehicle
control through computer networks which provide easy installation, flexible
solutions, cost-effective and robust design, and reliable well-tested
performance. Their systems include hardware, embedded software and technical
support, with focus on safety-critical functionality with an installed marine
customer base of about 90,000 boats worldwide. Their largest customer, Volvo
Penta is a world-leading supplier of engines and complete power systems for
marine and industrial applications.

    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
    NMEA 2000 is a registered trademark of the National Marine Electronics
Association, Inc.

    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;
Richard Berkling, CEO, CPAC Systems AB, Phone: 46 (31) 734 21 50, E-mail:
richard.berkling@cpacsystems.se www.cpacsystems.se

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