Calgary, AB — March 28, 2012 — (TSX: HEM) Today, Hemisphere GPS announces the Eclipse™ P300 and Eclipse P301 OEM modules— the next generation high-performance compact modules for RTK GNSS applications. Based on new Hemisphere GPS multi-function application firmware and Eclipse GNSS multi-constellation technology, P300 and P301 provide the ability for tracking commercially available GNSS signals for precise positioning.
P300 is a drop-in board replacement for Hemisphere GPS’ successful Crescent® L1 board as well as the first-generation miniEclipse™ P200 GPS-only OEM board. P301 is our 20-pin OEM module configured as a drop-in replacement for a different industry standard interface. Eclipse P300 and P301 improve GNSS positioning performance, particularly with RTK applications, through Hemisphere GPS’ patent-pending SureTrack® technology. Benefits include extended and more robust RTK solutions as the rover RTK receiver will process all available signals even if they are not common with the base receiver. RTK solutions are therefore better maintained in challenging environments, with baselines of up to 50 km, and reacquisition times are improved resulting in more robust overall performance.
P300 and P301 are designed for OEM system integrators who demand the highest level of multi-frequency positioning, accuracy, fast initialization time, and GNSS RTK solutions. Hemisphere GPS’ miniEclipse series includes a single frequency L1 GPS + L1 GLONASS model named P202. Both series are ideal for developing integrated high-precision and control applications for geomatics, survey, machine control, and unmanned vehicle solutions.
“P300, P301, and P202 all improve upon our already successful miniEclipse OEM modules adding GNSS support to our most compact modules for excellent accuracy and affordability," says Phil Gabriel, VP and General Manager, Precision Products, for Hemisphere GPS. “System integrators have a wider range of Hemisphere GPS solutions from which to choose to develop world-class high-precision products."
Measuring just 71 mm long and 41 mm wide, miniEclipse allows for easy integration, especially for integrators who are accustomed to Hemisphere GPS’ Crescent and miniEclipse OEM module performance and footprint.
All miniEclipse modules are available through the Hemisphere GPS Precision Products global dealer network. For more information about Hemisphere GPS’ Precision Products and the complete miniEclipse series, please visit www.hemispheregps.com/precision.
Hemisphere GPS designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective GPS (GNSS) 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.