Hemisphere GPS Introduces Outback S3 Precision Farming Guidance System With Touch Screen

    LOUISVILLE, KY, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Today, Hemisphere GPS
introduced Outback S3(TM) at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville,
Kentucky. Outback S3 represents the next generation in Outback Guidance(R)
products by Hemisphere GPS. While it combines the most popular features of
both the market proven Outback S2(TM) and the Outback 360(TM) with the latest
developments in Crescent(R) GPS receiver technology, it doesn't stop there.
With a large color touch screen providing constant situational awareness,
unparalleled job management capabilities, and backed by the Outback Guidance
longstanding commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, Outback S3 takes
innovation and performance to a new level.
    Outback S3's 8.4" high-resolution touch screen displays clear and
easy-to-read job data in real time. It features a variety of easy-to-use
guidance patterns and the ability to set multiple guidance lines and return
points in a single job. The electronically integrated Outback Steering
Guide(TM) uses GPS data and specific job details to display simple heading
direction and provide precision guidance. It also boasts a wide array of job
management options, including setting perimeters, dropping mark flags,
creating job templates, and recording job specifics such as the type of crop,
the wind direction, and temperature. All this information can then be
transferred to Field Notes(TM) PC software via USB thumb drive to generate
maps and reports. Although Outback S3 is loaded with features and the latest
technology, it is extremely user friendly.
    Outback S3 is expandable to work with a variety of other Outback Guidance
products and accessories. Outback eDriveTC(TM) GPS assisted steering system
extends the functionality of the Outback S3 by using GPS technology to
automatically steer the tractor, resulting in more uniform treatments and less
waste. Combined with BaselineHD(TM), Outback S3 and eDriveTC provide
centimeter-level accuracy, which is essential for precision applications.
Outback S3 is also expandable to work with Outback AutoMate(TM), an automatic
boom control system that monitors and controls individual sprayer sections to
minimize overlaps and skips.
    "Hemisphere GPS is excited to introduce the Outback S3 to the precision
farming market, "said Dean Ryerson, Senior Vice President and Chief of
Agriculture of Hemisphere GPS. "The superior functionality and expandability
of the Outback S3 offers our customers incredible savings and return on
investment; not just in terms of input costs, but in decreased operator
fatigue and increased productivity." Hemisphere GPS will begin shipping
Outback S3 in March 2008. It comes with a 1-year standard manufacturer's
warranty, and an exclusive 3-year Extended Service Program (ESP) is also
offered. It will be available through Outback Guidance Centers and through
select Hemisphere GPS distributors worldwide.
    Please visit Hemisphere GPS' Outback Guidance booth in the South Wing B
at the National Farm Machinery Show, today through February 16th in
Louisville, Kentucky. The latest Outback Guidance products will be on display,
and information will be available on soon to be released products.

    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,
Texas, and Australia. For more information about Hemisphere GPS, please go to

    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.

For further information:

For further information: Jeff Farrar, Channel Marketing Manager, Ground
Agriculture, Hemisphere GPS, Phone: (785) 742-5131, E-mail:
JFarrar@hemispheregps.com, www.outbackguidance.com; Cory Pala, Investor
Relations, E.vestor Communications Inc., Phone: (416) 657-2400, E-mail:

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