Hemisphere GPS Revenue Increases 35%

Hemisphere GPS has reported their financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended 31st December 2008. The company achieved a 35% increase in revenues to a record of USD72.7 million, versus USD53.7 million in 2007. 2008 growth was driven by strong market fundamentals in agriculture during the year including high farm incomes. Revenues in the Ground Agriculture business grew 34% for the year, while the Air Agriculture business grew 31%.     Strong grain commodity prices lead to record net farm income in the United States in 2007, and similarly in other countries, which in turn drove stronger sales... (read more)
2009-03-04 01:42:32

Hemisphere GPS Appoints VP Engineering

Hemisphere GPS has announced the appointment of Jim Chinnick as Vice President of Engineering. With more than 36 years of experience, Mr. Chinnick joins Hemisphere GPS with a distinguished background, including executive engineering and management roles at WaveRider Communications, Harris Corporation (Wireless Access Division), NovAtel Communications, Nortel, and Foundation Electronic Instruments.   Mr. Chinnick brings Hemisphere GPS significant technical depth in communications and satellite technology and product development. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics, and Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering (Communications).       (read more)
2008-01-16 01:58:22

GPS-powered Personal Location Tag

Fastrax Ltd and Alltigo Inc. have integrated a Fastrax iTrax03 GPS receiver into the Alltigo Location Tag LT100, a small, location-aware electronic device that enables the global positioning of a person, vehicle or any other kind of mobile asset with an accuracy of a few meters. The LT100 communicates its location and receives commands over a GSM/GPRS mobile phone network via TCP/IP or SMS. The Location Tag LT100 does not have a keypad or display of its own; instead, the device is controlled with commands issued through a cell phone or computer. (read more)
2004-11-08 12:00:00

69% Growth for Hemisphere GPS

For the third quarter 2007, Hemisphere GPS reported revenues of $9.5 million, an increase of 69% as compared to $5.6 million in the third quarter of 2006. Sales increased in all product areas. Strong growth in North American and international markets was driven by increased cash flow within agricultural operations.   Hemisphere are experiencing very strong momentum in key markets: air, marine and agriculture. International sales increased significantly in the third quarter including South America and Australia which benefited from higher commodity prices earlier in 2007 following the Southern Hemisphere harvest. International sales delivered healthy growth of 92% (103% in... (read more)
2007-10-25 01:18:48

GPS for Global Tidal Measurements

Recent data analysis heralds applications for hydrography
Hydrographers require accurate three-dimensional positions of the survey vessel and typically use differing methods for resolving the horizontal and vertical components. GNSS, such as the Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS), have become the dominant horizontal positioning system for hydrographic operations, whereas tidal estimation is the foremost method used in determining vertical positioning. The tidal estimation method integrates a water level measurement at a remote location with a predicted propagation of the tidal wave, to establish a sea surface level at the desired location. This paper investigates a new method using GNSS as an aid in improving these water level estimates... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Supplying TECHNOMASTER with a GPS Compass

Hemisphere GPS has supplied its LV101 GPS compass to TECHNOMASTER who integrated this GPS compass into a marine navigation auto-pilot system. The LV101 GPS compass is paired with TECHNOMASTER's navigation technology to create an auto-pilot system suitable for large vessels and small pleasure crafts. The LV101 GPS Compass is powered by Hemisphere GPS patented Crescent Vector technology and integrates two GPS antennas, a NMEA 2000 communication processor, a single-axis gyro, two tilt sensors, and a power supply into a single OEM board package. The GPS based compass is a viable alternative to traditional gyro and fluxgate compass sensors as it... (read more)
2010-08-16 02:07:23

Veritas DGC Selects C-Nav GPS

The C-Nav GPS Division of C & C Technologies was recently awarded a contract to install C-Nav Worldwide DGPS on all seven seismic vessels operated by Veritas DGC. For redundancy, Veritas DGC has chosen to input two totally independent DGPS systems into their integrated navigation system. The integrated navigation system will weigh each solution equally to produce a combination position. However, if one of the systems is performing outside preset parameters it is eliminated from the solution. This technique allows for Veritas to have a true fully redundant position system. (read more)
2006-05-19 12:00:00

NCT-2030M Dual-frequency GPS Receiver

NavCom Technology, Inc. has announced the addition of the new NCT-2030M to its line of dual-frequency GPS receivers. The NCT-2030M receiver is a 12-channel, versatile, low-cost, dual-frequency GPS engine offering 64 megabytes of internal memory for data logging. The sensor delivers sub-millimetre dual frequency carrier phase performance and, where free WAAS or EGNOS corrections are available, can achieve half-metre real-time horizontal positioning via two dedicated SBAS channels. The NCT-2030M incorporates 1 PPS output, Event-in and CAN ports as standard. A simple software upgrade can add RTK capacity, raw data rates up to 50Hz and positioning rates up to 10Hz. Factory... (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00

Trimble GPS Positioning for Willem Barentz

Maritime Training Institute Willem Barentz (MWB, Netherlands) has received advanced GPS positioning equipment supplied by Trimble and Geometius. The students can use this modern equipment, consisting of a GPS base station and rover, including a tablet PC, during their education and be in the forefront of the Geo-ICT. All systems are robust and IP67-rated. This makes the SPS range suited for hydrographic purposes. The new Maxwell 6 chips prepare the receivers to catch GPS, GLONASS and the future Galileo signals.   Geomatius presented a third system which is built in a 19” rack to be built in the survey vessel... (read more)
2011-01-28 02:03:03

Improved Combined GPS and Galileo Receivers Performance

On 30th July 2010, the Government of the United States, the European Union (EU) and its Member States affirmed interoperability between GPS and Galileo, and concluded that enhanced performance of combined GPS and Galileo receivers is expected. This results from their 2004 Agreement on the Promotion, Provision and Use of Galileo and GPS Satellite-Based Navigation Systems and Related Applications. A working group for enhanced cooperation between the next generation GPS and Galileo studied the combined performance of the GPS Space-Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) of both the US and the EU. These systems are called Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and... (read more)
2010-08-10 12:24:24
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