Hemisphere GPS and Carlson Software recently announced a strategic alliance that will provide a roadmap for new, integrated solutions for land survey, mapping, construction, mining and other key machine control markets. Carlson Software develops field and office-based land development software.
This strategic alliance is part of Hemisphere GPS’s recent formation of their survey and construction group, where the two companies will combine their expertise to develop GNSS-based solutions for several applications including data collection, land development design and earth moving.
"Hemisphere GPS’ GNSS technology, guidance terminals and other hardware technologies are the ideal complement to Carlson Software products,” says Randy Noland, Vice President of Carlson Software Machine Control. "This partnership will help us bring application centric solutions to the market much faster. The solutions will enhance the complete design-build project lifecycle.”
Hemisphere GPS’ patented technologies such as Eclipse GNSS receivers and Vector GNSS compasses provide the precise positioning and heading to survey, guidance and machine control solutions. Integrating these with Carlson’s software packages, such as SurvCE, Carlson Grade and Carlson Civil Suite, will improve performance and capability.
The open architectures utilised by both companies ensure that their land development solutions will continue to provide greater application flexibility and compatibility with other existing products.
"We are excited about the accelerated innovation that we’ll accomplish through our partnership with Carlson.” says Phil Gabriel, Vice President and General Manager of Precision Products at Hemisphere GPS. "Our joint development efforts provide a fast path to growing our market in survey, mapping and construction solutions.”
Hemisphere GPS and Carlson Software are developing new joint product roadmaps that will result in product introductions throughout 2012 and beyond. New products will be announced and made available through each company’s respective distribution channels.