RENO, NV, Dec. 7 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Today, from the 43rd annual National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) Convention and Exhibition, Hemisphere GPS unveiled Air IntelliStar, the latest addition to its precision aerial product line. IntelliStar is the new standard for state-of-the art GPS guidance for aerial applicators. It builds upon the features of the popular Hemisphere GPS Air M3(TM) guidance system adding many new features including increased processing power and memory, additional serial and USB ports and internal controllable relays, all in a more robust and rugged design.
The IntelliStar system includes the IntelliStar CPU, a touch screen display, an enhanced version of the company's IntelliTrac(TM) advanced guidance software, a Lightbar, an integrated Crescent(R) GPS receiver, an A21(TM) antenna, and MapStar(R) planning and analysis software. The new IntelliTrac software features a real-time graphic moving map display that provides visual guidance including swaths sprayed, field boundaries, skips and overlaps, and mark points. The software also gives pilots the ability to fly various precise spray patterns, using constant and/or variable rate flow control, to maximize flight efficiency for any selected area, track acreage sprayed and log flight and spray job data. IntelliTrac enables users to program shortcut keys directly on the touch screen, import GIS shape files directly into the system, control spray application rates with automatic flow control and much more.
"Our new Air IntelliStar system represents the evolution of our product line to meet the growing sophistication and demands of the aerial application market - as the leader in this market, we want to continue to bring forward great innovation to serve the needs of our customers," said Kip Pendleton, Vice President and General Manager of Agriculture for Hemisphere GPS. "IntelliStar gives pilots the ability to fly and spray precise patterns using state of the art GPS guidance, reducing flight time and input costs by minimizing skips and overlaps, and maximizing the precision of the application. We have designed this platform with the capability that will allow us to continue to add several new features in the future including internet capability, live weather data, background street maps and other features useful to the operation of aerial applicators."
Intellistar will be on display with other Hemisphere GPS precision aerial products in Booth No. 617 at the NAAA Convention and Exhibition in Reno, Nevada, on December 8th and 9th, 2009. Hemisphere GPS will begin shipping IntelliStar systems this month.
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.
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SOURCE AgJunction Inc.
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