CALGARY and NORMAN, OK, May 22, 2012 /CNW/ - (TSX:HEM) Hemisphere GPS today announced new weather features available in AgJunction, its precision agriculture data services platform. Through the advanced weather data service of Weather Decision Technologies®, Inc. (WDT), AgJunction customers have more insight and convenience into making weather-related decisions.
Fast, reliable and quality weather data is imperative in today's fast paced world of logistics. To satisfy this need, AgJunction has now integrated the professional weather data provided by WDT. Agriculture service providers and producers can make the most informed weather-related decisions using precise and accurate weather information. WDT data includes high resolution weather map overlays including current radar for the U.S. and Canada, one hour and 24 hour precipitation totals, current wind speed, temperature and dew point. AgJunction has also integrated WDT's current conditions, 48 hour and ten day forecasts for any location in the U.S. and Canada. AgJunction will continue to work with WDT in the future to enhance AgJunction weather features as new technologies and products are developed and become available.
"This partnership is a great example of how WDT integrates multiple meteorological disciplines to provide the best solutions possible for AgJunction customers," says WDT President and CEO, Mike Eilts.
"Weather is one of the most important components for agriculture professionals so having access to the best weather technology is critical to reliably coordinating activities," said Jeff Dearborn, General Manager of AgJunction at Hemisphere GPS. "Integrating WDT's precise and timely weather data into AgJunction adds to the list of data intelligence that helps our customers make the best decisions."
The new WDT weather enhancements are available now within AgJunction. For more information about AgJunction visit www.agjunction.com.
About Hemisphere GPS
Hemisphere GPS designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective GPS (GNSS) products for positioning, guidance, and machine control applications in agriculture, marine, survey, 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.
About Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT)
Founded in 2000, Weather Decision Technologies has become a global leader in providing state-of-the-science weather detection, nowcasting, and forecasting systems and services to our partners and customers. WDT's iMap services provide dynamic, web-based and mobile interactive mapping solutions for the world's leading local media companies. WDT is headquartered in Norman, Oklahoma. Corporate websites: WDTinc.com, WeatherOps.com and WeatherForensics.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.
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