CircleScout Brings DIY Pivot Monitoring

Kelly Marshall

For growers who prefer do-it-yourself options, Net Irrigate is excited to announce the launch of their new brand, CircleScout.  As the industry’s first self-installable remote monitoring product, CircleScout eliminates the need for professional installation generally associated with high-volatage pivot irrigation systems. In fact, its simplicity is unprecedented.  The new system is completely wireless.  A palm-sized piece of hardware can be …

Agribusiness, Irrigation, Water Management, Wireless

AFS Connect Keeps Farmers in Control

Lizzy Schultz

The minds behind Advanced Farming Systems(AFS), the Case IH precision software system, are always looking to keep their customers connected. The AFS Connect System is allowing them to do that. AFS Connect is telematics; it’s a modem, inside a vehicle, that allows a farmer to wirelessly communicate with that vehicle by providing them dashboard access to their equipment on any …

Case IH, Dealers, Displays, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Gadgets, Harvesting, Mobile, Uncategorized, Wireless

Trimble Expands with Three New Offerings

Kelly Marshall

Trimble has recently announced three new projects within the company. Their Connected Farm solution will soon be available in subscription bundles to suit all types of farm management needs.  The entry level bundle allows growers to organize data from a desktop or mobile device.  A standard bundle gives farmers a platform for fleet management, crop health monitoring, precipitation monitoring, and …

Agribusiness, Apps, Software, Website, Wireless

Encirca℠ Services and Raven Slingshot® Connect

Cindy Zimmerman

DuPont Pioneer and Raven Industries today announced a collaboration to enable data transfer from Pioneer Encirca℠ services to Raven Viper®4 and other compatible field computers through Raven’s Slingshot® wireless connectivity solution. As part of this data exchange, growers can choose to have their EncircaSM services prescriptions wirelessly transferred directly to compatible Raven controllers to be accurately applied in their fields, …

Data, Dupont Pioneer, Raven, Wireless

Raven Helping Rural High-speed Internet

Talia Goes

Raven Industries, Inc. announced it is involved in a pilot project with Google designed to provide high-speed wireless Internet accessibility to rural, remote and underserved areas of the world. Google plans to use Raven-designed and developed high-tech balloons as part of its new project for balloon-powered Internet access, Project Loon. Raven Aerostar has been working for several months in close …

Agribusiness, Internet, Raven, Wireless

What’s New in Data Management at Raven?

Jamie Johansen

Data management was one of the buzz words during the recent Raven Innovation Summit. Raven Industries hosted dealers and growers from around the world as they made public their latest and greatest precision ag technologies. When is comes to data management Slingshot has revolutionized the cab. When you bring together Slingshot and Raven hardware you can view and support the …

Audio, Dealers, Raven, Wireless

MapShots to Offer MAPP… Mobile App… for Its Software

John Davis

One of the issues about some of the data collection methods for precision agriculture is the fact that many times the data still has to be manually transferred from data device, such as a USB, to office software. The folks at MapShots hope to change that. At the International Conference on Precision Agriculture in Indianapolis, IN, Chuck talked to the …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, Data Collection, ICPA, Wireless

Questions Remain over LightSquared Spectrum Usage

Melissa Sandfort

Over the past year, the National Corn Growers Association has monitored issues surrounding the wireless broadband company LightSquared. While the Federal Communications Commission considers approval of LightSquared’s proposed terrestrial based broadband network, NCGA remains concerned about the effects it would have on precision farming. GPS technology has become an important tool for farmers as they improve their efficiency in seed, …

Corn, Farmers, GPS, John Deere, Wireless

Wireless Connections Helping Precision Ag

Chuck Zimmerman

I shared the stage for a session at the InfoAg Conference with Jeremy Wilson, Technology Specialist, Crop IMS. We talked social media and wireless connections. I also did a short interview with him afterward. Jeremy says that wireless connectivity has become very important to precision ag service and support as well as communicating with customers. He says “Our biggest investment …

Audio, InfoAg, Wireless