Hemisphere GPS Guidance and Automated Steering Technology Shipping on Stara's Newest Self-Propelled Sprayer



    CALGARY and RIO GRANDE DO SUL, Brazil, June 15 /CNW/ - (TSX:HEM)
Hemisphere GPS and Stara S.A. Industria de Implementos Agricolas, one of the
world's largest agricultural implement manufacturers, announced today the
launch of Stara's newest self-propelled sprayer, Gladiador, which comes
standard equipped with Hemisphere GPS precision agriculture guidance,
automated steering and boom control technology.
    "Hemisphere GPS products help elevate our sprayers among the precision
farming industry and contribute to our goal of offering factory-installed
precision agriculture solutions to our customers," says Cristiano Paim Buss,
Director of Technology for Stara. "Hemisphere GPS' commitment to technology
and innovation provides us with an extensive product portfolio that continues
to support our advanced technology offerings."
    By combining the Outback Guidance(R) products from Hemisphere GPS with
Stara implement innovation, the new Gladiador sprayers have achieved an
unprecedented level of work autonomy. Gladiador sprayers use the Outback
S3(TM) guidance system to provide precision guidance and a wide array of job
management options. The Outback eDrive TC(TM) GPS assisted steering system
automatically steers the sprayer, eliminating driver error and providing
uniform treatments. In addition, Outback AutoMate(TM) allows the operator to
independently control various sections of Gladiador's massive 27 meter boom to
dramatically reduce skips and overlaps and to reduce application waste. Also,
available as an option to the customer is the Outback BaselineX(TM) RTK system
which offers base station support for higher accuracy positioning.
    "We congratulate Stara on the launch of the Gladiador sprayer and we are
pleased that our advanced precision agriculture technology will be part of
Stara's success in the marketplace," says Dean Ryerson, Senior Vice President
and Chief of Agriculture for Hemisphere GPS. "Our OEM partnership with Stara
has proven to be mutually beneficial and we look forward to a continuing
strong relationship for years to come."

    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) and BEELINE(R), two of the leading brands in precision GPS for
ground agriculture. The Company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with
major product development, sales, and marketing facilities in Arizona, Kansas,
and Australia. Hemisphere GPS trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the
symbol "HEM" and is a component of Standard & Poor's TSX SmallCap Index. For
more information about Hemisphere GPS, please go to www.hemispheregps.com.

    About Stara S.A.

    Headquartered in Não-Me-Toque, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Stara S.A. is
one of the world's largest agricultural implement manufacturers. Since its
inception in 1953, the company has evolved from assembly and maintenance of
agricultural implements to offering an international manufacturing product
portfolio, including: precision farming, subsoil plows, sprayers, front
agriculture loaders, seeders, and many more.





For further information:

For further information: Cheyenne Steffen, Public Relations Manager,
Hemisphere GPS, Phone: (403) 214-6128, E-mail: pr@hemispheregps.com,
www.hemispheregps.com; Cristiano Paim Buss, Director of Technology, Stara
S.A., Phone: +55 54 81470099, E-mail: cristiano@stara.com.br,
www.stara.com.br

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