Karlsruhe, Germany - (TSX: HEM) Hemisphere GPS and Handheld Group jointly announced their strategic partnership today from the InterGeo Conference in Karlsruhe , Germany. Through this partnership, Hemisphere GPS offers a custom version of its advanced GPS receiver technology to the GIS data collection market as the Handheld-branded Kenaz DGPS receiver. The new Kenaz DGPS receiver offers superior accuracy for handheld mapping and is specifically designed to work with the popular TDS Nomad.
“Handheld is committed to bringing only the best products to the market,” said Jerker Hellström, CEO of the Handheld Group. “We are pleased to work with Hemisphere GPS, a leader in precision GPS, to offer our customers an exceptionally rugged and robust DGPS solution in the Kenaz.”
The Kenaz is small and compact, yet rugged, standing up in even the most demanding environments. It boasts a maintenance-free smart antenna and Compact Flash adapter that maintains the IP67 rating for the total handheld solution. Powered by Hemisphere GPS Crescent receiver technology, it offers superior positioning accuracy required for precise positioning applications. It supports SBAS differential corrections and Hemisphere GPS exclusive e-Dif extended differential option. Also, if a differential signal is lost, Hemisphere GPS COAST technology maintains accuracy for up to 40 minutes. The Kenaz is designed for low power consumption to conserve the TDS Nomad’s battery power, and an optional external antenna is available for additional accuracy.
“We are pleased that our Crescent GPS technology will be part of Handheld’s success in the marketplace,” says Phil Gabriel , Hemisphere GPS VP and General Manager for Precision Products. “Our partnership with Handheld will bring a superior product to the market through a strong distribution network and will be mutually beneficial to both companies. We look forward to continuing a strong relationship for years to come.”
Please visit Hemisphere GPS in Hall 1, Stand 1.123, and Handheld Group in Hall 4, Stand 4.609 at the InterGeo Conference in Karlsruhe , Germany , today through September 24th. Hemisphere GPS and Handheld Group will be displaying their latest products and innovations.
Handheld Group was founded in 1997 and is today one of the world leading suppliers of durable handheld computers for industries such as forestry, geodesy, construction, maintenance, the military, transportation and logistics. The focus of the group is, together with its collaborating partners, to deliver comprehensive solutions for the mobile field professional. HHCS Handheld AB is the parent company of the group, which also is comprised of Handheld Europe AB, Handheld Scandinavia AB, Handheld Finland Oy, Handheld Benelux BV, Handheld US Inc and Handheld Italia Srl. The company headquarters is based in Lidköping , Sweden with local offices in Finland , USA , Italy , and the Netherlands .
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 and BEELINE, 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 , and Australia . Hemisphere GPS trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “HEM”. For more information about Hemisphere GPS, please go to www.hemispheregps.com.
Nomad is a trademark of Tripod Data Systems. Kenaz and Handheld are trademarks of HHCS Handheld AB.
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.
Hemisphere GPS and Handheld Group Announce Strategic Partnership and A New DGPS Receiver
September 23, 2009