Farmers using Hemisphere GPS Outback Guidance can now easily move field data into Ag Leader’s SMS Basic and SMS Advanced mapping software solutions.
“We are very pleased to be expanding for our customers the use of the valuable data our systems collect. Ag Leader SMS Basic and SMS Advanced software will now be compatible with Hemisphere GPS Outback Guidance and aerial application products,” said John Bohlke, Hemisphere GPS Director of Product Marketing. “Farmers using our guidance and auto-steering technology can now easily move their field data to their SMS desktop software for increased efficiency and a greater return from every acre. This compatibility extends the value of our products towards agriculture data management solutions.”
“Adding compatibility with Hemisphere GPS data file formats to SMS software is a natural fit given the number of Hemisphere GPS customers across North America who are collecting site specific data,” said Al Myers, President of Ag Leader. “This also reinforces Ag Leader’s strategy on being compatible with a wide variety of equipment brands when it comes to supporting site specific data. With this new compatibility with Hemisphere GPS products, we can bring our combined value to the market place to offer a complete solution to our customers.”
Ag Leader’s SMS Basic and SMS Advanced version 9.5, expected to release in September of 2009, will add support for reading and writing to file formats used by Hemisphere GPS products; including Outback 360, Outback Sts, Outback S3 and the Air M3 system. Data such as coverage maps, as-applied rates, field boundaries, marks, and guidance lines will all be supported.