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February 14th, 2008
Hemisphere GPS Introduces Outback S3 Precision Farming Guidance System With Touch Screen

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PR – 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.

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