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Hemisphere GPS Releases Earthworks X300 for 3-D Visual Feedback

Hemisphere GPS, a fabricator of positioning, guidance, and machine control products, declares the launch of its novel excavator machine guidance system Earthworks X300. The X300 incorporates the patented compass technology, Crescent(R) Vector(TM) GPS, of Hemisphere GPS and monitors and exhibits the 3-D excavator angles to the workers with high precision, lessening their rework.

The complete 2-D machine instruction system X200 was launched successfully in March, 2010 and the X300 furnishes timely 3-D visual responses to the operator about the location of the teeth of the bucket with respect to a design grade area. The X300 can also operate in a complete 2-D course at times when the 3-D profile is not required. The 2-D operation is facilitated by a 'Design Grade on site' provision by means of a touch screen interface. This provides information to the operator on the production rates, safety and investment benefits.

According to John Bohlke, the General Manager, Earthworks at the Hemisphere GPS, the X300 decreases manual grade-checking and survey staking surpassing higher efficiency, lesser expenditure and enhanced security and the operator or the worker can stay back in the cab utilizing the working hours.

The advanced machine guidance system, X300 guarantees enhanced production rates, precision and sensitive operation in association with the ultra-rugged tilt sensors, GPS systems, fine-rugged position sensors, 3-D structure and touch screen exposure. The system is suitable for fine-grade as well as coarse operations covering road construction, mining, complex grading, utility trenching, site preparation and general earthwork and marine dredging. The X300 tool also performs competitive tasks, contributes good working status with high precision and strengthens the overall profitability.

Hemisphere GPS has customized the successful technology for use in marine, aerial application, agriculture, and the survey markets to meet the requirements of the construction sectors.

Hemisphere GPS is processing the Earthworks dealer contracts in Canada and US and seeks to intensify the Earthworks product series by promoting compatible blade and excavator solutions in 2010.

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