In segments like marine construction and hydrographic survey markets, efficiency is important and increasingly there are more tools and technology available.

For example, Hemisphere GNSS, www.hemispheregnss.com, Scottsdale, Ariz., recently released Athena, its next generation GNSS (global navigation satellite system) engine. With significantly enhanced performance, Athena provides a future-proof foundation that provides performance, flexibility, and reliability.

How was Hemisphere’s new core engine designed? The aim was to maximize the company’s ability to excel at the rigorous GNSS requirements of multiple market segment customers in machine control, survey, and GIS (geographic information system). Athena’s innovative design makes it a state-of-the-art GNSS technology for now and in the future.

The release of Athena is a milestone for Hemisphere, but just the first piece of a wave of new technologies being delivered into the market by Hemisphere in 2015. New capabilities include initialization time performance, robustness in very difficult operating environments, performance on long baselines, and performance under scintillation, with sustained accuracy under ionospheric scintillation activities, providing a reliable way in the market to work with GNSS in scintillation-affected areas.

Clients have been particularly impressed with the performance of the Athena engine, when using a long baseline or in areas where there is a limited view of the sky.

Before the end of this month, Athena will be included in all Hemisphere multi-frequency, RTK (realtime kinematic)-capable products, such as the A325, R330, S320, and VS330.

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