CALGARY, Alberta-Hemisphere GPS announced its next generation Eclipse II GNSS receiver technology and the release of the Eclipse II OEM board-the first product incorporating these technological advancements. Based on new Hemisphere GPS firmware and ASIC designs, Eclipse II provides improved RTK performance, GPS, GLONASS, SBAS and OmniSTAR support, and reduced power consumption.
Eclipse II improves GNSS performance, particularly with RTK and GLONASS applications through Hemisphere GPS' patent-pending SureTrack technology. Benefits include extended and more robust RTK solutions as the rover RTK receiver will process all available signals even if they are not common with the base receiver. RTK solutions are therefore better maintained in challenging environments, baselines of up to 50km are possible and reacquisition times are improved resulting in more robust overall performance. In particular, GLONASS performance is enhanced through SureTrack as GLONASS receiver bias issues are avoided and GLONASS signals aid the positioning solutions even with GPS-only base stations.