At the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) Convention and Exhibition this week, Hemisphere GPS unveiled Air IntelliStar, the latest addition to its precision aerial product line.
IntelliStar builds upon the features of theHemisphere’s Air M3 guidance system, adding many new features that include increased processing power and memory, additional serial and USB ports and internal controllable relays and a more robust and rugged design.
The IntelliStar system includes the IntelliStar CPU touchscreen display, an enhanced version of the company’s IntelliTrac advanced guidance software, a Lightbar, an integrated Crescent GPS receiver, an A21 antenna, and MapStar 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 touchscreen, 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.”
Hemisphere GPS will begin shipping IntelliStar systems this month. For more information visit www.hemispheregps.com.