Topcon Precision Agriculture Announces Receiver/Steering Controller

January 24, 2013  - By
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Topcon Precision Agriculture,  a business unit of Topcon Positioning Systems, announces the AGI-4, an integrated steering solution that can interface with many manufacturer’s virtual terminals.

The AGI-4 features multiple-constellation GNSS satellite reception, inertial sensors for full terrain compensation, and Topcon’s line acquisition and on-line steering functionality. It will be released at AgConnect Expo in Kansas City, Missouri, January 29-31.

The AGI-4’s modular design includes antenna, multi-constellation GNSS satellite receiver and steering controller, with optional high-accuracy inertial sensors snap-in module offering unmatched upgradability, Cobb said. It comes standard with WAAS and EGNOS steering functionality. An RTK communication module is also an option.  It is easily upgradeable to 2-centimeters accuracy with RTK radio options.

NTRIP capability allows a user to tap into existing reference networks via mobile phone connection (dependent on local availability) and uses existing data plans and infrastructure to minimize costs.

AGI-4 features include ISO11783 compatibility with virtual terminals, allowing the addition of Topcon’s auto-steering performance to virtually any steer-ready vehicle via a single component installation, according to Kevin Cobb, TPA director of product management. “Being compatible with the displays of many other manufacturers lets the AGI-4 steering controller give true Drop-in and Drive convenience,” Cobb said.

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