Hemisphere GPS recently announced the availability of Satloc Bantam, a new mid-level GPS guidance solution for the aerial market.
Target markets include a growing customer segment seeking specific high-end features in a lower priced platform, and the niche market of small agricultural aircraft and helicopters. Satloc Bantam has been modeled after Hemisphere GPS’ M3 guidance system, a popular GPS guidance system in aerial application. It compliments Hemisphere GPS’ higher-end IntelliStar system and the entry-level LiteStar II system to offer a full range of guidance product choices in aerial application.
Using Hemisphere GPS’ AirTrac software and a moving map display, Satloc Bantam is ideal for row crop spraying. The benefits of this system are further enhanced by interfacing it with a flow control system such as Hemisphere GPS’ IntelliFlow or by connecting it to Hemisphere GPS’ new HQ asset tracking system.
“The low-cost yet powerful Bantam guidance solution is a perfect fit to our product line, especially in global markets such as South America and Australia where tough economies have forced users to purchase lower-priced guidance systems,” says Greg Guyette, Director of Sales & Marketing, Air Products at Hemisphere GPS. “Aerial application customers will appreciate the simplicity and light form factor of this product, which offers the high-end features that have become essential in today’s working environment.”
Satloc Bantam is lightweight and quick to install, making it a good choice for equipping helicopters and all modern agricultural airplanes, such as the Ipanema, the alcohol-powered aircraft from Brazilian manufacturer Embraer. Customers can choose between various screen and lightbar options. The lightest configuration allows for a 1.7lb (.77kg) touchscreen, a 2.5lb (1.13kg) lightbar and a 4.1lb (1.86kg) CPU with integrated Crescent GPS, and takes up very little room in an aircraft.
For more information visit www.hemispheregps.com.