CALGARY, Nov. 17 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Today, Hemisphere GPS announced the release of the new version of Outback AutoMate(TM) for Planter Section Control. The new version includes advanced software and three customized planter kits for the already successful boom section control product. This version also features 10 new languages in support of growing international market opportunities. Outback AutoMate provides automatic control of spray booms and planter sections, and is designed to work with Outback Guidance(R) systems, such as Outback S(TM), Outback S2(TM), Outback S-Lite(TM), Outback S3(TM), and Outback Sts(TM).
Outback AutoMate monitors and controls individual sprayer or planter sections to minimize overlaps and skips. It can turn on and off booms or sections based on predefined field boundaries, no-spray or no-plant zones, and previously applied areas. It offers up to 10 section automatic control, manual section control, and up to eight pre-defined no-spray/no-plant zones per job. The new planter interface kits include one kit for air clutch planters with up to eight sections and two kits for electric clutch planters with two or four sections.
"Right now, everyone is trying to control costs along with their bottom line, and precision agricultural tools such as Outback AutoMate are the answer to those concerns," said John Bohlke, Director of Product Marketing for Hemisphere GPS. "The Outback AutoMate automated boom and section control prevents the waste of seed, herbicide, and fertilizer. When it is paired with one of our GPS guidance systems, like Outback S3, customers will see exceptionally accurate, precise, and repeatable applications, and a quick return on investment."
New Outback AutoMate systems are available through Outback Guidance Centers, other distributors in North America, and through Hemisphere GPS distributors worldwide. Please contact Outback Guidance customer service or visit www.outbackguidance.com for more information on clutch compatibility for Outback AutoMate. Current Outback AutoMate owners can download the updated software (AutoMate version 1.11.0001) from the Download Center page on 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) 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 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 AgJunction Inc.
For further information: For further information: Jeff Farrar, Ground Ag Marketing Manager, Hemisphere GPS, Phone: (785) 742-5131, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hemispheregps.com; Cory Pala, Investor Relations, E.vestor Communications Inc., (416) 657-2400, InvestorRelations@hemispheregps.com