Hemisphere GPS Announces Industry's First Multi-Brand Autoturn Solution

LOUISVILLE, KY, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) From the 46th National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, Hemisphere GPS announces eTurns™ - the agriculture industry's first autoturn solution available for multiple brands of farm machinery. Designed for Outback™ eDriveX™, Hemisphere GPS' high-performance auto-steering system, eTurns enables farmers to automatically execute a turn at the end of a row, increasing efficiency and reducing driver fatigue. Farmers value precise automated steering along each row but until now, they had to manually turn their machinery around at the end of each row and align with the next row. With the eTurns feature, they simply have to press a button and eDriveX will automatically make the turn and steer down the next row.

eTurns offers users the option to operate with a fixed turn configuration or change the configuration in real time for individual turns, allowing users to skip specific rows if necessary. Users can view the projected turning path on the Outback S3™ display and once a turn is started, can view the actual path as well. After turning, eTurns improves line acquisition ensuring accurate row spacing from the start of each row, an especially important function in row crop applications. To see eTurns in action, visit www.eDriveX.com.

"eTurns functionality provides farmers with another tool to become more efficient and maximize their yields," says Kip Pendleton, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Agriculture, for Hemisphere GPS. "eDriveX has been a tremendous advantage to farmers and each new piece of functionality we add makes the product that much more attractive to current and future customers."

Outback eDriveX with eTurns functionality and all other Outback Guidance® products are available now through Outback Guidance Centers and through Hemisphere GPS distributors worldwide. Please see Outback Guidance products on display in South Wing B booth 904 at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, today through February 19th. Also, contact Outback Guidance customer service or visit http://www.outbackguidance.com for more information.

Hemisphere GPS
Hemisphere GPS designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective GPS (GNSS) products for positioning, guidance, and machine control applications in agriculture, marine, 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.

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 Hemisphere GPS Inc.

For further information:

Jeff Farrar
Director of Marketing, Agriculture
Hemisphere GPS
Phone: (785) 742-5131
E-mail : ground@hemispheregps.com
              Cory Pala
Investor Relations
E.vestor Communications Inc.

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