Machine Control/Ag

Farmers Edge Closes Investment for Precision Farming

November 10, 2014By

Farmers Edge, a precision agriculture and independent data management solutions company, has received an investment from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ Green Growth Fund. With operations around the world, Farmers Edge provides a plug-and-play technology solution that helps farmers optimize crop inputs and maximize yield. The investment from Kleiner Perkins will fund expansion of Farmers Edge’s technology platform and support... read more

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Topcon Offers 3D Indicate Grade System

August 25, 2014By
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Topcon Positioning Group has announced a multi-platform 3D indicate grade system, the i-33. The new system features GNSS technology and a graphical display designed to provide a powerful indicate system at an economical price. The i-33 allows for quick installation and easy operation on many types of grading and earth-moving machinery, according to Topcon. It is designed for use on a dozer, scraper or... read more

NovAtel Introduces New IMU to SPAN Line of GNSS Products

August 22, 2014By
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NovAtel Inc. has added the IMU-ISA-100C as an inertial measurement unit (IMU) option to its SPAN GNSS+INS line of positioning products. The IMU-ISA-100C is a high-performance, near navigation-grade IMU designed for platform stabilization, general-purpose navigation, photogrammetry, remote sensing, and ground mobile-mapping applications. Commercially exportable, the IMU-ISA-100C integrates easily with a NovAtel SPAN capable receiver to provide a tightly coupled 3D... read more

LORD MicroStrain Offers GPS/INS High-Performance MEMS

August 11, 2014By
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The 3DM-GX4-45 by LORD MicroStrain is a miniature, industrial-grade GPS-aided inertial navigation system that uses high-performance MEMS sensor technology. It combines a triaxial accelerometer, triaxial gyro, triaxial magnetometer, temperature sensors, pressure altimeter, and dual on-board processors running a sophisticated Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) to provide excellent position, velocity, and attitude estimates. It offers a range of fully calibrated AHRS measurements, including... read more

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Trimble Adds Advanced Line Acquisition to Autopilot Steering

August 11, 2014By

Trimble has added advanced line acquisition technology to its Autopilot automated steering system Trimble OnSwath technology. The acquisition technology reduces the time lost turning at the end of a row by enabling the vehicle to make a tighter turn and approach the next line, or crop row, 50 percent faster. Using OnSwath, the farmer can decrease idle driving time, fuel consumption,... read more

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Trimble Announces Land-Based 3D Piling Application for Mixed Fleets

July 31, 2014By
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Trimble has introduced the DPS900 Piling System, a dedicated land-based 3D machine control system for a variety of piling machine makes and models. The accuracy of the system allows piling contractors to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs for building structural foundations, retaining walls, coffer dams, and solar or wind farm installations. “The DPS900 Piling System can transform the way piling contractors work,”... read more

Precision Farming Projected to Grow at 13 Percent to 2018

July 28, 2014By

The growth of precision farming market is expected to be remarkable, and is estimated to reach $3.7 billion by 2018, at an estimated CAGR of 13.36% to 2018, according to a report by ReportsnReports. The global population is expected to rise up to nearly 7.5 billion by the year 2020, and the ability to manage and tackle the ever-increasing demand for food will in all likelihood... read more

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Precision Ag Conference Planned for July

June 13, 2014By
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Attracting more than 400 precision ag experts from 40 countries, the 12th International Conference on Precision Agriculture will be held July 20-23 at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento, California, USA. In the heart of high-value agriculture, the Sacramento setting is fitting to the high-tech talks on the program. The global scale of the conference is apparent from the list of... read more

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