Press Release Summary:
Capable of supporting RTK, SBAS, and OmniSTARÂ® HP/XP corrections, A220 and A221 deliver centimeter-level positioning accuracy for precise guidance, machine control, and survey applications. They provide multiple mounting options, and dual-serial, USB, CAN, and pulse output options for interfacing with various external devices. A220 features LED status indicators for power, GPS, and DGPS, while A221 additionally features built in menu system and 4-line LCD display.
Original Press Release:
Hemisphere GPS Introduces A220(TM) and A221(TM) Dual Frequency Smart Antennas
Savannah, GA - September 23, 2009 - (TSX: HEM) Today, Hemisphere GPS introduced the new A220 and A221 smart antennas at the ION GNSS 2009 Conference in Savannah, Georgia. In rugged, portable all-in-one enclosures, the A220 and A221 deliver centimeter-level positioning accuracy for precise guidance, machine control and survey applications. Combining Hemisphere GPS' Eclipse(TM) dual frequency receiver and antenna technology with optional radio modem, the A220 and A221 are capable of supporting RTK, SBAS and OmniSTAR® HP/XP corrections.
The A220 features LED status indicators for power, GPS, and DGPS. The A221 additionally features a built in menu system and 4-line LCD display, making it easy to monitor and configure as an RTK base station. Dual-serial, USB, CAN, and pulse output options enable the A220 and A221 smart antennas to interface with many external devices. Multiple mounting options make both models easy to install and easily transferred between locations, vehicles, or machines.
"Hemisphere GPS is proud to unveil the newest Eclipse-based products in the A220 and A221 smart antennas at this year's ION GNSS conference," said Dr. Mohamed Abousalem, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development for Hemisphere GPS. "These latest additions to our line of smart antennas, offer an affordable, dual frequency GPS solution with unparalleled performance."
Fast start-up, reacquisition, and output rates enable the A220 and A221 to provide the best signal for visual guidance and automated steering applications. They are compatible with CORS and other RTK reference networks where open architecture formats such as RTCM v3 and CMR/CMR+ messages are provided. The A220 and A221 also offer Hemisphere GPS' patented SBAS satellite ranging technology that increases the total number of satellites in view for greater RTK speed and reliability.
Please visit Hemisphere GPS in booths 622 & 624 in Hall A at the ION GNSS 2009 Conference in Savannah , Georgia , today through September 25th. The latest Hemisphere GPS' Crescent®, Eclipse and Outback Guidance® products, as well as the A220 and A221 smart antennas, will be on display.
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 , Albert a , with major product development, sales, and marketing facilities in Arizona , Kansas , and Australia . Hemisphere GPS trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "HEM". For more information about Hemisphere GPS, please go to www.hemispheregps.com.
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