Calgary, AB -November 19, 2007 - (TSX: HEM) Hemisphere GPS, a designer and manufacturer of advanced GPS products announced that their Crescent 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™ and the Juniper Archer Field PC™ 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™ 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®, 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.