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Hemisphere GPS Announces New LX-2™ L-Band OEM Board for its Crescent® and Eclipse™ GPS Receivers

CALGARY, May 31, 2011 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Hemisphere GPS, a designer and manufacturer of GPS and GNSS products used in more than 50 countries, today introduced the LX-2, a new second generation L-Band differential GPS OEM receiver board. The new LX-2 augments Hemisphere GPS' Crescent P100™ and Eclipse P200™ GPS receivers with OmniSTAR® differential HP, XP or VBS signal support.

This reliable and globally available differential GPS option is one of several differential solutions offered by Hemisphere GPS. By tracking L-Band satellite-based differential signal corrections, LX-2 improves standalone GPS positions. It improves the position accuracy of Eclipse receivers to sub-decimeter levels and Crescent receivers to half-meter levels.

With the included subscriber access functionality, customers can activate subscriptions remotely via satellite uplink. While LX-2 automatically tracks the best available satellite broadcast, customers have the option to manually set which satellite to track. Additionally, LX-2 is supported by Hemisphere GPS' exclusive COAST™ technology to ensure accuracy is maintained during temporary loss of the differential signal.

"Our new LX-2 board provides increased access to HP, XP, or VBS differential signals and improves the accuracy of our GPS receivers," said Phil Gabriel, VP and General Manager, Precision Products, for Hemisphere GPS. "This additional differential solution further enables accurate and reliable GPS positioning, particularly in regions where other differential signals are not currently accessible. This is another example of Hemisphere GPS' ability to quickly develop and implement a variety of GPS solutions that enables us to serve a growing and global marketplace."

LX-2 is designed for use by Original Equipment Manufacturers that want to augment P200 and P100 series boards with L-Band differential capability. LX-2 has the same form factor as the P200 and P100 and is directly compatible for convenient integration. Hemisphere GPS plans to integrate this new technology into existing and future GPS and GNSS receiver products.

The LX-2 OEM board will be available starting in June 2011 through the Hemisphere GPS Precision Products global dealer network.

Hemisphere GPS
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.


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