Precision Ag

FAA Grants UAS Exemption to Trimble Navigation

December 10, 2014By
The Trimble UX5 surveys a construction site.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today granted five regulatory exemptions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations to four companies representing several industries that promise to benefit from UAS technology, including Trimble Navigation Ltd. The four companies that received exemptions want to fly UAS to perform operations for aerial surveying, construction site monitoring and oil rig flare stack inspections. “Unmanned aircraft... read more

AgJunction Debuts LiteStar III Guidance System for Aerial Application

December 9, 2014By

AgJunction, a provider of hardware and software solutions for precision agriculture, today announced the release of its latest aerial guidance product, the LiteStar III from Satloc at the National Agricultural Aviation Association annual convention in Louisville, Kentucky. As the next generation of affordable GPS guidance system for aerial applicators, LiteStar III builds upon the features of the previous LiteStar II... read more

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Topcon Acquires in-Cab Mounted Console Manufacturer

November 20, 2014By

Topcon Positioning Group has completed the acquisition of Wachendorff Elektronik GmbH and Wachendorff Electronics Inc. in a private transaction. Wachendorff Elektronik GmbH and its U.S. subsidiary Wachendorff Electronics, Inc., are manufacturers of in-cabin mounted consoles for the industrial vehicle market in the agricultural and construction industries. “This acquisition is a key ingredient of our global strategy to strengthen our ability to... read more

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Yield Monitoring Market Worth $2.51 Billion by 2020

November 19, 2014By

According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the total Yield Monitoring Devices and Services Market is expected to reach $2.51 Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 7.17% from 2014 to 2020. The report, “Yield Monitoring Devices and Services Market by Technology (GPS/GNSS, GIS, Remote Sensing), Components (Sensors, GPS/GNSS, Display, Guidance & Steering, and Software & Services), Application (VRA,... read more

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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Dual-Frequency Pinwheel Antenna Designed for Optimal Positioning 

September 3, 2014By
The NovAtel GPS-702-GG-HV high-performance pinwheel antenna comes in three colors.

NovAtel, Inc., has introduced the GPS-702-GG-HV to its line of high-performance Pinwheel antennas. Tracking L1/L2 GPS and L1/L2 GLONASS frequencies, customers can use the same antenna for GPS-only or dual constellation applications, reducing equipment costs and need for future redesign, the company said. With the same form-factor and choke ring performance as the company’s other pinwheel antennas, the GPS-702-GG-HV has been enhanced... read more

Topcon Releases New UAS for Aerial Mapping

August 28, 2014By
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Topcon Positioning Group has released two unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for mapping — the Sirius Pro and Sirius Basic. Both systems are designed to produce the most accurate solutions for the automated mapping of a wide range of sites — regardless of terrain — including construction sites, mines and quarries, and for use in land surveying, power line and pipeline inspection... read more

New GNSS Market Outlook Report Forecasts to 2020

August 14, 2014By

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “GNSS Market Outlook 2020″ report to its offerings. Research and Markets explained that GNSS has developed its applications across various industries worldwide. Some applications are simple, such as determining a position, whereas others are complex blends of GNSS with communications and other technologies. Over the past few years, the rapid growth in GNSS commercial applications... read more