Calgary, AB – October 2, 2012 — (TSX:HEM) Today, Hemisphere GPS announced the new S320™ network rover and XF2™ handheld data collector. With support for network RTK corrections, the S320 network rover is an integrated solution that simplifies land surveying applications by eliminating the need for a base station and radio modem.
A variety of public and private organizations post RTK network corrections on the Internet. The S320 GSM cellular communication connects users to Internet-based corrections and processes the data to achieve centimeter-level positioning performance. As a result, users do not need to purchase and operate their own RTK base station and radio modem connection. Users also have the option of using satellite-based L-band corrections for high-precision mapping jobs.
Hemisphere GPS’ XF2 next generation data collector combined with Carlson SurvCE software provides a familiar and proven interface to the S320. The two products communicate through a Bluetooth wireless connection and attach to a standard survey pole making the system very portable and simple to operate.
"Hemisphere GPS’ S320 network rover and new XF2 provide a very powerful and cost-effective surveying and mapping solution," says Phil Gabriel, Vice President and General Manager of Precision Products for Hemisphere GPS. "The rugged design and versatile performance of our S320 makes it a great fit for a variety of applications.”
Launched one year ago, S320 combines the advanced GNSS receiver performance of Hemisphere GPS’ Eclipse™ technology, precise geodetic antenna, wireless communication and batteries all in a portable, rugged unit. Compatible with a variety of existing surveying equipment, S320 is the ideal multi-GNSS positioning system for applications in GIS, mining, construction, mapping, land and marine surveying.
The S320 network rover and XF2 will be featured by Hemisphere GPS in hall 9, stand B62 at the INTERGEO Conference and Trade Fair in Hanover, Germany from October 9-11. The products are currently available through the Hemisphere GPS Precision Products global dealer network. For more information about Hemisphere GPS’ Precision Products and S320, please visit www.S320Surveyor.com or www.hemispheregps.com.
About Hemisphere GPS
Hemisphere GPS designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective GPS (GNSS) products for positioning, guidance, and machine control applications in agriculture, marine, survey, 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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