ORLANDO, FL, Jan. 13 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Today, from the AG CONNECT Expo in Orlando, Florida, Hemisphere GPS launches its G100(TM) all-in-one steering and guidance system for auto-steer ready agricultural vehicles.
With the G100 mounted on the roof of the cab, it can be easily connected to the ISOBUS port of the in-cab terminal. G100 comes with a custom software application that is developed specifically for compatibility with ISOBUS components to automatically sense the machine it is connected to for immediate startup and operation. The first version of the G100 software is compatible with the AGCO(R) Auto-Guide Ready(TM) tractors including AGCO DT-b and RT-a, Challenger(R) MT600C and Massey(R) 6400, 7400 and 8600 series. Future GPS 100 software releases will be compatible with additional agricultural equipment. Since G100 is a completely self-contained receiver, antenna and electronic control unit connecting to the existing in-cab terminal, there is no need for other cables or system modules, hence reducing electronic clutter in the vehicle.
"Our G100 Guidance System is a simple and easy way to put guidance into auto-steer ready equipment," says Kip Pendleton, Vice President and General Manager of Agriculture for Hemisphere GPS. "We have put a significant amount of effort and resources into making G100 a 'plug and play' solution to simplify our customers' auto-steering experience."
G100 uses Hemisphere GPS' patented Crescent(R) receiver technology and tilt compensation to support parallel, pivot and contour farming. The Hemisphere GPS G100 can be purchased through Outback Guidance Centers, select AGCO implement dealers and online at www.outbackguidance.com.
About Hemisphere GPS
Hemisphere GPS designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective GPS products for positioning, guidance, and machine control applications in agriculture, marine and other markets. The Company holds numerous patents and other intellectual property and owns leading brand names including Outback Guidance(R) in precision 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. This year marks the Company's 20th anniversary of providing innovative GPS technology and product solutions to customers worldwide. For more information about Hemisphere GPS, please go to www.hemispheregps.com
AGCO(R), Challenger(R), Massey(R) and Auto-Guide Ready(TM) are trademarks of AGCO Corporation
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 there from.
SOURCE AgJunction Inc.
For further information: For further information: Jeff Farrar, Director of Marketing & Customer Service, Ground Ag, Hemisphere GPS, Phone: (785) 742-5131, E-mail: email@example.com; Cory Pala, Investor Relations, E.vestor Communications Inc., (416) 657-2400, InvestorRelations@hemispheregps.com