CALGARY, June 5 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Today, Hemisphere GPS proudly
announced increased capability and functionality of two of their premier
Outback Guidance(R) products, Outback S2 and eDrive(R). Outback Guidance
products focus on applying GPS technology to vehicle guidance, mapping, and
precision application for ground agriculture.
Outback S2 is an easy-to-install, easy-to-use, low-cost guidance system
featuring a robust differential GPS WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System)
receiver and Steering Guide(TM). It enables operators to drive rows, with
minimal overlap and without skipped areas, achieving major cost savings in
fuel, fertilizer, and virtually all other production input costs. Through its
newly enhanced v6.0 software, Outback S2 has three new guidance modes
including circular/pivot patterns, an A+ feature for setting the heading
angle, and an option to update the B point within the A-B guideline. The
Outback S2 won a FinOvation Award from the Farm Industry News, earlier this
year. The FinOvation Award recognizes the most innovative new products from
the past year, and Hemisphere GPS was the only GPS company to be honored.
Outback eDriveTC GPS assisted steering system extends the functionality
of the Outback S2. Once eDriveTC is engaged, it uses GPS technology to
automatically steer the tractor. As a result it provides more uniform
treatments, extends hours of operation, and requires less driver skill. Not
only does eDriveTC steer more accurately than humanly possible, it now
includes the Tilt Compensation (TC) feature. Tilt Compensation corrects for
GPS position errors caused when driving on slopes in the terrain. This
compensation is essential for precision applications.
Outback S2 v6.0 and eDriveTC combined with BaselineHD provide
centimeter-level accuracy. With BaseLineHD, the minimum guidance speed has now
been lowered to 0.25 mph and the elevation is available as an option on the
Outback S2 display screen.
Outback S2 now ships with v6.0 software as a standard feature. Current
Outback S2 owners can download a free copy of the v6.0 software on the Support
page of the Hemisphere GPS website at www.hemispheregps.com. Also, eDriveTC
comes standard with Tilt Compensation. Current eDrive owners can upgrade to
eDriveTC for a nominal charge.
About Hemisphere GPS
Hemisphere GPS, formerly CSI Wireless Inc., designs and manufactures
innovative, cost-effective GPS products for positioning, guidance and machine
control applications in agriculture, marine and other markets. The Company
owns leading brand names, numerous patents and other intellectual property.
The Company's head office is in Calgary, Alberta, and it has major product
development and sales and marketing facilities in Arizona, Kansas and Texas.
For more information about Hemisphere GPS and Outback Guidance, go to
www.hemispheregps.com or www.outbackguidance.com.
The above disclosure contains certain forward-looking statements that
involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These
forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties,
certain of which are beyond Hemisphere GPS' control, including: the impact of
general economic conditions, industry conditions, increased competition, the
lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, fluctuations in
foreign exchange or interest rates, stock market volatility and market
valuations of companies with respect to the announced transactions and the
final valuations thereof, and obtaining required approvals of regulatory
authorities. Hemisphere GPS' actual results, performance or achievement could
differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by these forward-looking
statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events
anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if
any of them do so, what benefits, including the amount of proceed, that
Hemisphere GPS will derive therefrom.
For further information:
For further information: Jeff Farrar, Ground Agriculture Marketing
Manager, Hemisphere GPS, Phone: (785) 742-5131, E-mail:
JFarrar@hemispheregps.com, www.hemispheregps.com; Cory Pala, Investor
Relations, E.vestor Communications Inc., (416) 657-2400, CPala@evestor.com