Souce: Hemisphere

Hemisphere GNSS announced the release of Athena, their next generation GNSS engine, on May 7, 2015. Athena will provide Hemisphere with a foundation that enables market-defining performance, flexibility, and reliability.

Hemisphere has designed its new core engine to maximize the company’s ability to excel at the rigorous GNSS requirements of multiple market segment customers in machine control, survey and GIS. 

“Our goal is to be nothing short of the best GNSS technology partner in the industry, and a key component of that is delivering market-leading technologies tailored to our customer’s needs,” says Chuck Joseph, Hemisphere GNSS CEO & President. “To that end we have put together a world-class team that is totally rethinking our product family, and our new Athena engine is just the first, powerful proof of our fresh approach. Watch this space!”


Athena excels in virtually every environment where high-accuracy GNSS receivers can be used. Hemisphere’s customers have tested and proven Athena’s performance in long baseline, in open-sky environments, under heavy canopy and in geographic locations experiencing significant scintillation.

“I’ve had an opportunity to thoroughly test Athena in both moderate and extreme environments.” says Andy Carbognin, Independent GNSS Test Specialist at Vecto Geomatics. “I’m very impressed with the performance, and we’ve tested alongside the current industry leaders’ top-of-the-line products. In every situation, Athena is proving to be a tremendous improvement over Hemisphere’s most widespread legacy firmware versions, at a minimum, matching the industry’s best while in many cases exceeding their performance.”


Before the end of May 2015, Athena will be included in all Hemisphere multi-frequency, RTK-capable products, such as the A325, R330, S320, and VS330. To download and install Athena, visit Hemisphere’s Software page.