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Carlson Software and Hemisphere GPS Establish Alliance

February 16, 2012

MAYSVILLE, Ky. – Carlson Software and Hemisphere GPS have formed 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.

This strategic alliance is part of Hemisphere GPS’s recent formation of their survey and construction group. 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, Carlson has collaborated with Hemisphere GPS by providing survey data collection software that supports Hemisphere GPS’ new S320 GNSS survey receiver system.

"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 Carlson’s feature-packed software packages such as Carlson SurvCE, Carlson Grade and Carlson Civil Suite equal 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 for Precision Group at Hemisphere GPS. "Our joint development efforts provide a fast path to growing our market in survey, mapping and construction solutions.”

Carlson Software and Hemisphere GPS are working together to develop new joint product roadmaps that will result in innovative product introductions throughout 2012 and beyond. New products will be announced and made available through each company’s respective distribution channels.