Swift Navigation, Carnegie Robotics Announce Duro

Kelly Marshall

When Carnegie Robotics saw Swift Navigation‘s centimeter-accurate GPS technology, they knew the mashup with their rugged robotics components would lead to great things. Today the two companies are announcing the first of their joint projects, the Duro– a dual frequency RTK GNSS receiver ready to withstand what precision agriculture can throw at it. “In precision agriculture what customers demand is …

Agribusiness, GPS, Robot, RTK

Swift Navigation, Carnegie Robotics Form Partnership

Kelly Marshall

Swift Navigation is a San Francisco-based startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology for autonomous vehicles. Their RTK technology offers 100 times more accuracy than traditional GPS solutions and at a more affordable price point. Carnegie Robotics supplies rugged, reliable robotics systems, transitioning the latest innovations to real-world working situations for agriculture and other industries such as the military. Recently the two …

Agribusiness, GPS, Robot, RTK

Case IH Highlights Drones, AccuTurn at #NFMS17

Kelly Marshall

A new partnership between Case IH and DroneDeploy is bringing customers the complete package in UAV technology, say Ryan Blasiak of Case IH and Brandon O’Sullivan from DroneDeploy at the National Farm Machinery Show. “Case IH and DroneDeploy are going to market together with the complete UAV solution of both hardware and software to provide data management for growers and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Case IH, drone, GPS

Swift Navigation Announces High-Precision GNSS Receiver

Kelly Marshall

Swift Navigation is a San Francisco-based startup ready to make autonomous vehicles a reality with centimeter-accurate GPS technology.  The company has recently unveiled the Piksi™ Multi— a multi-band, multi-constellation high-precision GNSS receiver.  Like the original Piksi module, the new Piski Multi is revolutionizing the industry with prices much lower than competitors. Swift Navigation uses real-time kinematics (RTK) solutions, meaning locations are 100 times …

Agribusiness, GPS, RTK

GPS Designed by Farmers

Kelly Marshall

What happens when farmers design a GPS system?  You get an accurate system that also improves input accuracy and minimizes impact on the soil.  That’s what  “Real Time Kinematics” from Argi-Tech East offers, thanks to the work of growers like Robert Salmon of the U.K. who helped create a program that can guide farm machinery along controlled traffic systems. Robert …

Agribusiness, GPS, Guidance, Soil

TerraStar-L from NovAtel Ensures Continuous Positioning

Kelly Marshall

NovAtel Inc. is announcing the new 40 centimeter Precise Point Position (PPP) correction service, TerraStar-L.  This new service is a subscription based program that provides GNSS correction data from a satellite to a precision navigation system.  TerraStar-L’s position accuracy makes it perfect for agriculture, GIS or unmanned vehicle navigation, especially around trees, buildings or other obstructions. With the addition of …

Agribusiness, GPS, Satellite

Trimble Broadens Connectivity with IRON Solutions

John Davis

Precision agriculture technology provider Trimble says it will broaden its connected farm solutions for growers, ag dealers and agronomists with its acquisition of IRON Solutions, Inc. Trimble says the deal will increase the connected farm user community through market-neutral information and analytics. IRON Solutions provides market information, analytics-based intelligence and a cloud-based enterprise system to improve dealer and producer productivity. …

Agribusiness, Data, GPS, Trimble

New Ag Leader GNSS and Steering Products Hit Market

John Davis

A new line of GNSS and steering products are being touted as innovations that combine industry-leading precision farming displays with superior GNSS technology. Precision ag equipment provider Ag Leader Technology, Inc. announced a new line of GNSS receivers – GPS 6000, GPS 6500, RTK Relay and GPS 6500 base station – as well as the company’s latest automated steering controller, …

Ag Leader, Equipment, GPS, Guidance

Raven Acquires SBG Innovatie BV & Navtronics BVBA

Jamie Johansen

Raven Industries, Inc. today announced 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 …

Agribusiness, GPS, Raven, technology

GPS Used to Track Pollination Patterns of Bees

John Davis

Miniature wireless sensors attached to bumblebees could soon give researchers real-time data on their pollination patterns. This story from Oregon State University says researchers at the school are planning to build sensors that will track how the bees pollinate fruits and vegetables, including blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, tomatoes and dozens of other staples. Given recent losses of European honeybees to diseases, …

GPS, Research