Calgary, AB — June 21, 2010 — (TSX: HEM) Hemisphere GPS announces the release of the Crescent Vector II OEM board and a broad range of Crescent Vector II GPS compass products: V101 Series, VS101 Series, and LV101 OEM board.
The Crescent Vector II OEM board brings a series of new features to Hemisphere GPS patented Crescent receiver technology including heave, pitch, and roll output, more accurate timing, lower phase noise, and an improved accelerometer. This design provides precise heading and positioning accuracy even while sitting still. In addition, the compact size, low-power consumption, and simple configuration of the Crescent Vector II OEM board make it an ideal solution for system integrators. These advancements have been designed into the production of all Crescent Vector II products including the following:
• V101 and V111 all-in-one GPS compass (superseding the V100/V110) – an affordable heading and positioning 50cm baseline smart antenna that combines the Crescent Vector II and two multipath-resistant antennas for precise guidance, portability, and simple installation.
• VS101 and VS111 GPS compass (superseding the VS100/VS110) – a receiver with user interface display and two separately-mounted antennas, utilizes the Crescent Vector II to deliver reliable accuracy at significantly less cost than competitors’ products or traditional methods and is ideal for professional machine control and navigation applications.
• LV101 OEM board (superseding and backwards compatible to the LV100) – integrates the Crescent Vector II, two GPS antennas, an NMEA 2000® communication processor, a single axis gyro, a tilt sensor, and a power supply onto a single board to allow for ease of integration into your system and provides precise heading and sub-meter position accuracy even while stationary.
"The Crescent Vector II OEM board improves upon the success of the original Crescent Vector by providing a more robust precision GPS solution to both OEM integrators and off-the-shelf end users," says Phil Gabriel, VP and General Manager, Precision Products, for Hemisphere GPS. "With this release we are now able to provide these advancements across our entire Vector-based product line."
The Crescent Vector II OEM board and all Crescent Vector II products will be available July 2010 through the Hemisphere GPS Precision Products global dealer network.
About Hemisphere GPS
Hemisphere GPS designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective GPS products for positioning, guidance, and machine control applications in agriculture, marine, construction, and other markets. The Company holds numerous patents and other intellectual property and owns several leading brand names, including Outback Guidance®, a leading brand in precision GPS for agriculture. The Company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with major product development, sales, and marketing facilities in Arizona, Kansas, and Australia. Hemisphere GPS is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) trading under the symbol "HEM" and is one of the TSX Cleantech designated companies. For more information about Hemisphere GPS, please go to www.hemispheregps.com.
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