Hemisphere was founded in 2002, and has provided industry leading GNSS positioning solutions. First breaking into the agriculutre positioning market, Hemisphere has become a main stay of the agriculture industry under the brand name OutBack. Branching out from agriculture, Hemisphere has provided leading positioning technology in the form of their Vector marine products, and their industry best S-Series of surveying equipment.
Hemisphere is known for their high-performance, high-precision and reliable GNSS products that take full advantage of the latest signals and constellations. Hemisphere’s products are designed to provide accurate and reliable positions even in difficult multi-path and high interfence environments. Hemisphere receivers are industry leader’s in multi-path positioning and can out-perform or match any reciever on the market.
Hemisphere GNSS is head-quatered in Scottsdale Arizona, and has several offices across North America, including in Calgary Alberta and Winnipeg Manitoba. What this means for you is, that all support and service is provided in your time zone. There is no need to ship anything overseas, meaning quick turn-arounds on any repairs. Here at Bench-Mark we have been Hemisphere wholesale distributors for over 10 years. We have watched Hemisphere improve their survey offerings from the dual-frequency S320 all the way to the multi-GNSS and multi-frequency S631 reciever.
The Hemisphere S631
The Hemisphere S631 is the latest survey receiver from Hemisphere, and boasts all of the latest RTK technology they have to offer. It is a multi-frequency, multi-GNSS reciever that is the best performing receiver to date.
The Hemisphere S631 can receive corrections from all of the major constellations including; Galileo, BeiDou, GPS and Glonass. With the ability to fix off any constellation the S631 can take the best available corrections to determine its position.
GLONASS: G1/G2/G3, P1/P2
SBAS and Atlas
Superior Multi-Path Performance
The Hemisphere S631 provides best in class under canopy performance. The S631 uses Hemisphere’s proprietary Athena RTK engine. The Athena RTK engine is designed to utilize all of the signals that are available today. With access to the higher power, and multi-path mitigating L5 signals on all available constellations, the S631 can perform under dense canopy.
Under Canopy Repeatability
The S631 is not just faster to fix under canopy. They are also accurate, repeatable and reliable. With the Athena RTK engine, you have an engine that filters and disregards solutions that have been affected by multi-path.
With Sure-Fix technology, the S631 uses two independant and distinct RTK engines to derive a solution. Only once the two agree will the solution be reported as Fixed+. With SureFix you can be confident in your position, and avoid having to reshoot a position multiple times.
The 7th Generation technology inside of the Hemisphere S631 is the most advanced positioning technology on the market.
Advanced IMU tilt Sensor
One of the biggest advantages of the Hemisphere S631 over the last generation of recievers is the introduction of the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). The IMU inside of the S631 integrates RTK data with the inertial sensor to get an accurate position. By integrating RTK data into the IMU sensor, you do not have to worry about orientation or calibration.
The IMU tilt sensor can be calibrated in as little as 30 seconds, with a very simple rocking motion. All you have to do is hold the point of the pole on the ground and rock it back and forth to calibrate the sensor. The quick procedure takes no time in the field and you are ready to start surveying right away.
Extended Range, Battery and Durabilty
The S631 boasts powerful internal 1 W Satel radios, that can provide up to 10 km of base to rover range. The internal Satel radio is capable of broadcasting many of the most common and popular radio formats, including; TrimTalk, Pacific Crest, TrimMark and Satel. With the ability to program and edit your frequencies, message types, protocols, and more you can always find radio settings that will work with your existing equipment. When you need a little bit more range, the S631 can broadcast corrections over a cellular network with the use of StormCaster.
The S631 is encased in a magnesium housing that provides dust, shock and water proofing. WIth an IP67 environmental rating, and a MIL-STD-810G rating, you can be assured that the Hemisphere S631 will stand up to whatever you throw at it on site. Whether it falls from your truck, pole or your tripod is blown over the S631 can take any impact you throw at it.
The S631 supports all of this processing and radio power with long lasting battery. There are two batteries that can be hot swapped in the reciever, that allows for up to 12 hours of continuous range. The batteries both have smart battery indicators to indicate how much charge remains in the battery.
Juniper Rugged Data Collection
Juniper Systems has been providing robust, reliable and rugged data collectors for the surveying industry since 1993. Many of the most popular designs that you know and love, are likely originially Juniper data collectors. This includes the popular Carlson Surveyor+ and Surveyor 2 data collectors, which are rebranded Juniper Allegro data collectors. Located in Utah, Juniper data collectors are both built and serviced within the United States, which means you get support and service in your time zone, there is no need to send anything overseas.
Juniper strives to provide a hassle free, and easy to use data collection solution that can be customized to meet your needs. With a variety of different sizes, shapes and operating systems, you can find the data collector that meets your needs. This is all backed by their Juniper tough build quality, that ensures your data collector will stand up to whatever abuse you throw it on site.
The Mesa 3
The Mesa 3 is a powerful handheld tablet that allows you to take the office with you and into the field. With a full Windows 10 operating system, the Juniper Mesa 3 allows you to run your favourite office computer applications including Dropbox, OneNote, FieldGenius and more. Built around the Quad-Core Intel Pentium N4200, the Mesa 3 has more than enough processing power to get anything you need done.
With the ultra tough IP68 and MIL-STD-810G enviornmental dust, shock and water proof ratings, the MEsa 3 can take whatever you throw at. Whether it is a drop in a dusty field, a creek, or a concrete pad, you can be sure the Mesa 3 will stand up to whatever abuse you can throw its way.
The Mesa 3 is also upgradeable to include a number of different options to meet your needs. This includes a cell modem, cameras, additional battery capacity, a GNSS modem and more. You can customize the Mesa 3 to meet your needs, with all the tools you need in the field.
The Mesa 3 comes with all of the accessories you need to be sucessful in the field. This includes two different stylus options, a hand strap and the charger you need. With the styluses, you can find the one that works the best in your conditions, so that you never have to remove your gloves. With the industry leading Dragontrail High Ion Exchange Cover Glass, you get a screen that is extremely tough while also being easy to read and use.
There are a variety of different accessories available for the Mesa 3, that include easy carry harness, pole and vehicle mounts and more. These optional accessories make it easier to use the Mesa while keeping your Mesa secure and safe. Ask our staff for more details on how we can help you take the Mesa to the next step.
MicroSurvey software has built a reputation on providing software packages for the geomatics, survey, civil and forensic industries. They have built a reputation upon providing a robust and reliable software solutions backed by great support. Whether you are looking for a field software package, an office CAD drafting package or an post proccessing quality assurance package, MicroSurvey has a solution for you.
MicroSurvey software is based out of Kelowna BC and has been a proud Canadian company since 1985. They pride themselves in providing a robust field to finish solution that has the tools an expert needs, but is easy enough to use that anyone can start working right away. As they are based in Kelowna, their support is in a North American time zone. This means that if you run into something in the field, you can give them a call and get talking to a live person who is there to help you out. As they like to say, they empower people, not machines.
FieldGenius - Field Data Collection
FieldGenius is designed to make data collection, categorization and staking as easy as possible. FieldGenius has over 20 years of development, and a lot of time to refine and ensure that all the tools you need are in the software.
FieldGenius has modules to work with GNSS, total stations, robots and roads. And unlike a lot of the industry, the standard FieldGenius version has drivers to work with GNSS and total station instruments. This means you do not need to purchase seperate modules to work with your existing equipment.
FieldGenius is the last of the truly independant brand neutral survey software companies. Unlike all of the other software designers, FieldGenius does not sell hardware. They have no incentive to lock manufacturers out of their software. Many of the top brands are available to use with FieldGenius, including; Hemisphere, Topcon, Sokkia, Leica, and more.
Industry Best Support
Here at Bench-Mark we have designed our support services to make learning FieldGenius as easy as possible. This includes our live tech support, live training, cheat sheets, and video guides. We want you to have all the information you need to make sure the software does everything you need it to.
Our live training session occur several times a week and are live on Zoom. In these sessions, we go over how to set the gear up, how to create a new project, stake a point, and more. As there are often only 1-2 people in a session, you can ask questions to help tailor FieldGenius to your exact needs.
Our comprehensive cheat sheet and video guides cover the most basic topics from changing your coordinate system to the most advanced functions in FieldGenius like calculating volumes. Each guide is curated so that you can easily find what you are looking for.
Cam Christianson –
The S631 really feels like an upgrade over the last generation. It feels better built, and the in-foliage and tilt performance is really convenient.
Reid Ostenberg –
The radio range of the S631 has been blowng me away. I haven’t even had to use my external radio. When paired with FieldGeniu, I get an easy-to-use solution that has all of the tools I need.
Allan Andres –
The tilt feature is wonderful, and the S631 works so well under canopy! I was a bit worried about moving to FieldGenius, but it is easy to use once I had it figured out.
Sid Sandback –
We love the tilt capacity on the S631, and we cannot say enough about the Bench-Mark support. We also love the Graphical Layout in FieldGenius, it’s so easy to use.
Tom Mehdi –
The S631 has been great, with tilt we are a lot faster, and the in-canopy performance is making a big difference. Once I got used to FieldGenius, i found it to be way faster.
Shamuc McGee –
We love the fact that the S631 has a 10 km base-to-rover range, and that they will fix any constellation. FieldGenius has to been the easiest and most user-friendly surveying software we have ever used.
Wes Bertoldi –
The quick fixes and accuracy of the S631 in tree canopy has been impressive. Rene and David made the transition to FieldGenius easy, and were very responsive to my questions.