Machine Control/Ag

FAA Gives Amazon Go-Ahead for Delivery Drone Tests

March 20, 2015By
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The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to an Amazon Logistics, Inc. unmanned aircraft (UAS) design that Amazon will use for research and development and crew training. Amazon has said it wants to use drones for delivering packages to customers. The FAA typically issues experimental certificates to manufacturers and technology developers to operate a UAS that does not have... read more

AgJunction to Acquire Novariant

March 20, 2015By

Precision-agriculture company AgJunction has agreed to acquire precision-steering company Novariant, according to a joint press release. AgJunction holds numerous patents and markets its products and services under the brand names Outback Guidance, Satloc and AgJunction Cloud Services. AgJunction supports advanced farming practices and enables seamless data connectivity among growers and their agricultural service providers. Headquartered in Hiawatha, Kansas, AgJunction has facilities... read more

New Report Considers GNSS Market Outlook 2015-2020

March 13, 2015By

Research and Markets has added the report “Global Navigation Satellite Systems Market Outlook 2020″ to its offerings. The global core GNSS market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 9 percent during 2015-2020. In the report, the analysts have identified and deciphered the market dynamics in important GNSS industry segments, highlighting the areas offering promising possibilities for companies to boost their growth, according to Research and Markets. The... read more

Topcon Partners with Toro on GPS-guided Turf Sprayer

February 25, 2015By
The Toro Multi Pro 5800 sprayer will get Topcon GPS guidance.

Topcon Positioning Group is partnering with The Toro Company to develop a GPS-guided sprayer that Toro will start selling to the commercial equipment marketplace this summer. The GeoLink system will be available for the Toro Multi Pro 5800 initially, with plans to offer it for a broader range of Toro sprayers in the future. “We’re thrilled to partner with Toro on our debut in... read more

Farmers Edge Acquires GranDuke Geomatics for Precision Agriculture

February 25, 2015By

Farmers Edge Inc., a precision agriculture and independent data-management company, has acquired GranDuke Geomatics Ltd. of Lethbridge, Alberta. The agreement was finalized on Jan. 9, giving control of the geospatial solutions and software development company to Farmers Edge. Headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada, Farmers Edge has operations in North and South America, Australia, Russia and Eastern Europe. The company said it’s goal is... read more

TeeJet Launches Precision Ag GNSS Receiver

February 12, 2015By
The TeeJet RX50 receiver.

The new RX520 dual-frequency GNSS receiver from TeeJet Technologies brings reliable, upgradable accuracy and performance to precision farming applications, TeeJet said. It features an integrated L1/L2 GPS+GLONASS receiver and antenna in a single compact enclosure. Integral magnetic mounting allows for a clean, low-profile installation. All RX520 receivers include ClearPath technology, which ensures smooth, consistent position data even if brief signal... read more

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Report Looks at Feeding Growing Global Population with Precision Farming, IoT

February 9, 2015By

A new report by Beecham Research examines how the agricultural sector is embracing precision farming to face challenges raised by an increasing worldwide population and the impact of climate change. The United Nations predicts the global population will reach 8 billion by 2025, and 9.6 billion by 2050, meaning food production must increase by 70 percent by 2050. The report explores how agricultural... read more

Tallysman Wraps Antennas in Armored Cable for Precision Ag, M2M

February 5, 2015By
This photo shows the corrugated conduit covering the RG174 cable with Tallysman’s TW2410 antenna.

Tallysman’s enclosed antennas now come with optional armored corrugated cable. The standard RG174 cable is encased in a corrugated conduit of tough plastic, which maintains its functionality between the temperatures of -40 to +150C. The extra protection increases the resilience of the antenna for use in precision agriculture, machine-to-machine, and other rugged applications. Tallysman is a manufacturer of high-performance, high-quality products... read more

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