International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Hemisphere GPS announced on November 19 that it had incorporated their Crescent GPS technology into a series of ruggedized handheld receivers for entry-level surveying and professional GIS applications such as mapping utility infrastructures or municipality assets.

The receivers are designed to work with the Tripod Data Systems Recon™ and the Juniper Systems Archer Field PC™ models.

The XF100 series includes a smart antenna and Compact Flash adapter. It includes SBAS (WAAS EGNOS MSAS etc.) differential support capable of providing sub-meter positioning accuracy and Hemisphere GPS’ COAST™ technology that maintains accuracy during temporary loss of differential signal. An optional external antenna is available for additional accuracy and allows for more precise antenna placement. The XF100 series is designed for low power consumption so it conserves the handheld unit’s battery power.

The XF100 series can be used for precise positioning applications such as GIS mapping. Crescent receiver technology provides high update rates improved raw measurements more memory and greater processor capacity. Its accurate code phase measurement and multi-path rejection provide an accurate and stable receiver. Fast start up and reacquisition times allow users to power up and get right to work.

“The survey and GIS mapping markets are growing globally with the continuing demand for rugged GPS data collection devices” said Steven Koles president and CEO of Hemisphere GPS. “Many mapping companies already have equipped their people with handheld data collection. Our XF100 series leverages the capital investment these mapping companies have already made and enhances the effectiveness of their employees in the field.”