Calgary, AB — September 2, 2010 — (TSX: HEM) Today, Hemisphere GPS announced the availability of the R131™ DGPS receiver – a rack-mountable addition to the R100™ Series of DGPS receivers. R131 allows for consistent sub-meter performance with standard SBAS differential and Hemisphere GPS’ exclusive COAST™ technology which maintains accuracy during temporary loss of differential signal.
R131 provides new and convenient physical advantages, including a new design with a rack mountable enclosure, front facing display, 1PPS output via an SMA connector, and a new soft power switch in lieu of the traditional mechanical power switch. The soft switch allows for ease of use when turning the R131 on/off when the R131 is rack mounted. In addition to the new features, Hemisphere GPS has added a new metal power connector that provides a durable connection.
“The R131 provides customers with a convenient, feature-packed rack-mountable DGPS solution,“ said Phil Gabriel, Vice President and General Manager, Precision Products, for Hemisphere GPS. “This adds even more value to our already successful R100 Series of DGPS receivers and has already resulted in a major order from India, with the R131 being the major component in a million dollar sale.”
The R131 offers many differential correction options such as SBAS, OmniSTAR®, radio-beacon, and e-Dif® for various environments and worldwide coverage. It is also RTK upgradable. The simple user interface and extensive software features make R131 the ideal solution for professional mapping, guidance, and navigation applications.
R131 is available 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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