Machine Control/Ag

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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Hexagon Acquires iLab for Smart Agriculture

June 2, 2014By

Hexagon AB, a global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies, has acquired iLab Sistemas, a provider of planning and optimization solutions for the agro business sector, with special focus in the sugar and ethanol industries. iLab will, together with Arvus and Leica Agriculture, form the backbone of Hexagon’s Smart Agriculture Solution. Headquartered in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, iLab takes advantage... read more

Rohde & Schwarz Joins M2M Alliance

May 19, 2014By

On April 1, Rohde & Schwarz joined the M2M Alliance, the largest association for the machine-to-machine sector. “The advanced networking between people and machines and among machines themselves is completely changing our lives. It is opening up entirely new fields of application for our wireless test solutions,” said Jörg Köpp, who is responsible for the M2M/NFC market segment at Rohde... read more

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VectorNav Launches Dual-Antenna GPS-Aided Inertial Nav System

May 13, 2014By
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VectorNav Technologies has introduced its VN-300 dual-antenna GPS-aided inertial navigation system (GPS/INS). A follow-on product to the VN-100 IMU/AHRS and VN-200 GPS/INS, the miniature, high-performance VN-300 enables a wider range of applications through the incorporation of GPS compassing techniques. The VN-300 can be used in a wide variety of industrial and military applications, and is well suited for size, weight,... read more

Raven Industries Acquires SBG Innovatie BV and Navtronics BVBA

May 1, 2014By

Raven Industries, Inc. announces that its Applied Technology Division (ATD) has acquired SBG Innovatie BV and its affiliate, Navtronics BVBA. Headquartered in Middenmeer, Netherlands, SBG manufactures advanced GPS steering systems for a variety of agricultural applications. The acquisition broadens Raven’s guided steering system product line by adding high-accuracy implement steering applications. Additionally, SBG’s headquarters will become the new home office... read more