Hemisphere GPS and Handheld Group Announce Strategic Partnership and A New DGPS Receiver

ARLSRUHE, Germany, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Hemisphere GPS and
Handheld Group jointly announced their strategic partnership today from the
InterGeo Conference in Karlsruhe, Germany. Through this partnership,
Hemisphere GPS offers a custom version of its advanced GPS receiver
technology to the GIS data collection market as the Handheld-branded Kenaz
DGPS receiver. The new Kenaz DGPS receiver offers superior accuracy for
handheld mapping and is specifically designed to work with the popular TDS

"Handheld is committed to bringing only the best products to the market,"
said Jerker Hellstrom, CEO of the Handheld Group. "We are pleased to work
with Hemisphere GPS, a leader in precision GPS, to offer our customers an
exceptionally rugged and robust DGPS solution in the Kenaz."

The Kenaz is small and compact, yet rugged, standing up in even the most
demanding environments. It boasts a maintenance-free smart antenna and
Compact Flash adapter that maintains the IP67 rating for the total handheld
solution. Powered by Hemisphere GPS Crescent(R) receiver technology, it
offers superior positioning accuracy required for precise positioning
applications. It supports SBAS differential corrections and Hemisphere GPS
exclusive e-Dif(R) extended differential option. Also, if a differential
signal is lost, Hemisphere GPS COAST(TM) technology maintains accuracy for up
to 40 minutes. The Kenaz is designed for low power consumption to conserve
the TDS Nomad's battery power, and an optional external antenna is available
for additional accuracy.

"We are pleased that our Crescent GPS technology will be part of
Handheld's success in the marketplace," says Phil Gabriel, Hemisphere GPS VP
and General Manager for Precision Products. "Our partnership with Handheld
will bring a superior product to the market through a strong distribution
network and will be mutually beneficial to both companies. We look forward
to continuing a strong relationship for years to come."
Please visit Hemisphere GPS in Hall 1, Stand 1.123, and Handheld Group in
Hall 4, Stand 4.609 at the InterGeo Conference in Karlsruhe, Germany, today
through September 24th. Hemisphere GPS and Handheld Group will be displaying
their latest products and innovations.

About Handheld:

Handheld Group was founded in 1997 and is today one of the world leading
suppliers of durable handheld computers for industries such as forestry,
geodesy, construction, maintenance, the military, transportation and
logistics. The focus of the group is, together with its collaborating
partners, to deliver comprehensive solutions for the mobile field
professional. HHCS Handheld AB is the parent company of the group, which also
is comprised of Handheld Europe AB, Handheld Scandinavia AB, Handheld Finland
Oy, Handheld Benelux BV, Handheld US Inc and Handheld Italia Srl. The company
headquarters is based in Lidköping, Sweden with local offices in Finland,
USA, Italy, and the Netherlands.

About Hemisphere GPS

Hemisphere GPS designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective GPS
products for positioning, guidance, and machine control applications in
agriculture, marine and other markets. The Company holds numerous patents and
other intellectual property and owns leading brand names, including Outback
Guidance(R) and BEELINE(R), two of the leading brands in precision GPS for
ground agriculture. The Company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with
major product development, sales, and marketing facilities in Arizona,
Kansas, and Australia. Hemisphere GPS trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange
under the symbol "HEM". For more information about Hemisphere GPS, please go
to www.hemispheregps.com.

Nomad is a trademark of Tripod Data Systems. Kenaz and Handheld are
trademarks of HHCS Handheld AB.

The above disclosure contains certain forward-looking statements that
involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These
forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties,
certain of which are beyond Hemisphere GPS' control, including: the impact of
general economic conditions, industry conditions, increased competition, the
lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, fluctuations in
foreign exchange or interest rates, stock market volatility and market
valuations of companies with respect to the announced transactions and the
final valuations thereof, and obtaining required approvals of regulatory
authorities. Hemisphere GPS' actual results, performance or achievement could
differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by these
forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that
any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will
transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits, including the
amount of proceed, that Hemisphere GPS will derive there from.


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