Hemisphere GPS Introduces Outback Sts(TM) Precision Farming Guidance System

    LOUISVILLE, KY, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Today, Hemisphere GPS
introduced the new Outback Sts at the National Farm Machinery Show in
Louisville, Kentucky and the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. Outback Sts
(S touch screen) is the latest addition to the line of situational awareness
and data management tools from Outback Guidance(R). Combining the most popular
features of the market-proven Outback S2(TM) with the user friendly touch
screen interface of Outback S3(TM), Outback Sts offers solid performance and
simple operation.
    Outback Sts' 7 inch, high resolution color touch screen and
electronically integrated Outback Steering Guide(TM) uses GPS data and
specific job details to provide real time job data and precision guidance. It
features a variety of easy-to-use guidance patterns and the ability to set and
adjust guidance lines. Outback Sts also boasts a wide array of job management
options, including setting perimeters, dropping mark flags, creating job
templates, and recording job-specific notes such as the type of crop, the wind
direction, and temperature. All this information can be stored on the system
internal memory or the data can be conveniently transferred via the USB port.
All of these features are powered by Crescent(R), the company's advanced
patented GPS receiver technology.
    Outback Sts is designed to be expandable and work with a variety of other
Outback Guidance products. The functionality of Outback Sts is expanded by
Outback eDriveTC(TM) GPS assisted steering system which uses GPS technology to
automatically steer the tractor, resulting in more uniform treatments and less
waste. Outback Sts also works with Outback AutoMate(TM), an automatic boom
control system that monitors and controls individual sprayer sections to
minimize overlaps and skips.
    "Hemisphere GPS is proud to introduce the Outback Sts," said Dean
Ryerson, Senior Vice President and Chief of Agriculture of Hemisphere GPS.
"The combination of its simplicity, superior performance, and expandability
means the Outback Sts will deliver incredible savings and a quick return on
investment to our customers." Hemisphere GPS will begin shipping Outback Sts
in March 2009. Backed by Hemisphere GPS' longstanding commitment to quality
and customer satisfaction, Outback Sts comes with a 1-year standard
manufacturer's warranty and an optional 3-year Extended Service Program (ESP).
It will be available through Outback Guidance Centers and through select
Hemisphere GPS distributors worldwide.
    Please visit Hemisphere GPS' Outback Guidance team from February
11th-14th, in booth (904) in the South Wing at the National Farm Machinery
Show in Louisville, Kentucky, and from February 10th-12th at the World Ag Expo
in Tulare, CA in booth U42.

    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. 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

    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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