CALGARY, July 23, 2012 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Today, Hemisphere GPS introduced multiple enhancements to its popular
eDriveX automated steering system. With support for the VSi electric
steering interface, improved contour functionality, and additional
vehicle kit support, eDriveX v2.1 provides an accurate and affordable
steering platform for precision farming applications. For eDriveX users
needing long-range functionality, Hemisphere GPS has also released 400
MHz radio repeater kits that extend the range of our RTK systems.
VSi support brings high performance steering to the simplicity of an
electric steering wheel solution and allows eDriveX to be installed on
vehicle platforms not previously targeted with hydraulic kits. VSi is a
quick and easy performance solution when using eDriveX on a second
tractor or other farm machinery.
eDriveX contour improvements include Identical A/B Contour, an
additional guidance mode that allows for curve following where skipping
passes and repeatability is required, and Adaptive A/B Contour, which
allows on-the-fly modification of an identical A/B contour to account
for obstacles or changes in terrain. The new Pre-Engage function allows
the operator to engage the steering system early so that once the
machine is driven back within certain parameters, auto-steering takes
over without the need for user input. This provides the opportunity to
focus on other machine operations and even allows the operator to
engage auto-steering while the vehicle is stationary. Additionally,
Hemisphere GPS is releasing to specific markets its Pre-Planned
guidance functionality that allows growers to survey fields and create
guidance paths using a GIS tool and export the lines in a shape file
for use by S3™ and eDriveX for auto-steering—contact Outback Guidance® sales or customer service for more information on this exciting new
Hemisphere GPS has released new, vehicle-specific installation kits to
support eDriveX VSi functionality. The installation kits include all
necessary parts and detailed, easy to use, vehicle-specific step by
step instructions that enable customers to install the system
themselves with no special training.
The new radio repeater kits are compatible with 400MHz A320™/A321™ and
A220™/A221™ smart antennas. The repeater kits extend the range of the
RTK system utilizing our standard 5 watt 400MHz radio, and help to
maintain radio connection when working in valleys and near dense tree
foliage. Available as either a portable or fixed repeater installation
kit, it's easy to set up using the included PC-based configuration
"We are always looking for ways to improve upon our successful eDriveX
product line that offers industry leading performance and great value
and we believe customers will appreciate the VSi support as well as the
new guidance features," says Kip Pendleton, Senior Vice President and
General Manager, Agriculture, for Hemisphere GPS. "Providing new and
innovative product features is at the core of our solution-based
approach to helping current and new customers become more efficient and
Outback eDriveX with VSi functionality and all other Outback Guidance
products are available now through Outback Guidance Centers and through
Hemisphere GPS distributors worldwide. Also, contact Outback Guidance
customer service or visit www.outbackguidance.com for more information.
Hemisphere GPS designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective GPS
(GNSS) products for positioning, guidance, and machine control
applications in agriculture, marine, survey, construction, and other markets. The Company holds numerous patents and other
intellectual property and owns several leading brand names, including Outback Guidance®, a leading brand in precision GPS for agriculture. The Company is
headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with major product development,
sales, and marketing facilities in Arizona, Kansas, and Australia.
Hemisphere GPS is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) trading
under the symbol "HEM" and is one of the TSX Cleantech designated companies. For more
information about Hemisphere GPS, please go to www.hemispheregps.com.
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SOURCE: Hemisphere GPS Inc.
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