Hemisphere GPS Announces Enhanced Eclipse Dual-Frequency GPS Receiver

Calgary, Sept. 8 – Today, Hemisphere GPS, a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced GPS products introduced its enhanced Eclipse™ dual-frequency GPS receiver. The Eclipse receiver now supports USB communication and enables data logging to standard external USB flash drives. It also now utilizes an expanded number of standard RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) message formats, such as RTCM v3, CMR, and CMR+, making the Eclipse receiver compatible with CORS (Continuously Operating Reference Stations) and other RTK base station networks. The Eclipse receiver also includes the updated library from OmniSTAR(R), delivering improved acquisition time and performance.

"These new enhancements have expanded the capabilities of our already versatile Eclipse receiver," said Steven Koles, Hemisphere GPS President and CEO. "This translates into our customers receiving even greater value from our patented Eclipse technology."

An affordable dual-frequency solution, the Eclipse receiver delivers reliable centimeter-level accuracy by reducing code measurement noise and mitigating multipath signals. Depending upon the application, Eclipse users can record and post-process GPS data. In addition, users can choose from several differential solutions including RTK, OmniSTAR (HP/XP) and SBAS (Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems) such as WAAS, EGNOS, etc. Eclipse receiver technology includes integrated L-Band tracking that powers down when not in use, multiple serial and USB ports, and upgradeable firmware. With such versatility and superior performance, the Hemisphere GPS’ Eclipse receiver is the ideal choice for OEM customers for integration into a wide variety of precise applications including navigation and GPS machine control.

The enhanced Eclipse receiver version will be available in an OEM development kit by the end of September. Hemisphere GPS will also introduce Eclipse-based finished products in the very near future.

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, Texas, and Australia. For more information about Hemisphere GPS, please go to www.hemispheregps.com.

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