Ames, Iowa, November 3, 2014 – Ag Leader Technology, Inc., a premium provider of precision agriculture hardware and software, today 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, SteerCommand™.
Combining industry-leading precision farming displays with superior GNSS technology, Ag Leader is positioned to offer an end-to-end solution for guidance and steering.
“In developing our new GNSS products, we turned to NovAtel – the foremost manufacturer and innovator in GNSS technology – as our partner moving forward in this market,” said Matt Leinen, Product Manager. “We’re confident this relationship provides our customers with the best possible product combination available on the market.”
As a fully scalable, rugged Smart Antenna, the new GPS 6500 utilizes GLIDE, SBAS, TerraStar and RTK, and is designed to meet the need of extended RTK base lines in excess of 20 miles (32km).
A full-featured, easy-to-install system, GPS 6500 with RTK Relay provides RTK correction. The GPS 6500 can be combined with one of four Relay offerings: Relay 900, Relay 400, Relay CDMA or Relay GSM. GPS 6500 with Relay 900 or Relay 400 also offers base station functionality, ideal for steering and other operations where sub-inch accuracy is needed.
When uptime is valued over absolute accuracy, StableLoc™ utilizes available correction signals in order to provide a seamless transition between correction sources – without position jumps – and maximize signal uptime.
“At Ag Leader, we endeavor to put out the best and most complete solution for our customers,” said Bill Cran, Product Specialist. “With our new GNSS products, we have an extremely flexible and powerful lineup capable of fulfilling any role within an operation.”For growers seeking an integrated steering system, Ag Leader’s SteerCommand offers best-in-class integrated steering performance when paired with GPS 6500 for repeatable, precision steering via RTK correction. The new SteerCommand controller features compact and flexible installation, as well as nine-axis terrain compensation for superior accuracy.
“Through our top-tier partners, NovAtel and Novariant, we can provide our customers with a truly all-in-one solution for GNSS and steering,” said Matt Pifkin, Product Specialist. “SteerCommand was designed to function exclusively with our GPS 6500 receiver for a fully modular system providing unmatched performance in a variety of environments and operations.”
GPS 6000 rounds out the new line of products from Ag Leader and is an entry-level option for growers seeking a cost-effective receiver. The GPS 6000 is a single frequency product designed for general mapping and AutoSwath™ functions.
Ag Leader’s family of GNSS and steering products is available worldwide in November through an international network of precision farming dealers. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit http://www.agleader.com
About Ag Leader
Ag Leader Technology, Inc., is the recognized technology innovator of precision agriculture hardware and software. Located in Ames, Iowa, USA, the company designs, manufactures and markets industry leading precision farming technology to help growers make smart, profitable business decisions. Founded in 1992, the company has achieved consistent growth and expansion by providing value-based products that help growers and agricultural professionals achieve and maintain a successful, profitable operation.
NovAtel designs, manufactures and sells high precision OEM positioning technology. Developed for efficient and rapid integration, NovAtel products have set the standard in quality and performance for over 20 years. State-of-the-art, lean manufacturing facilities in our North American headquarters produce the industry’s most extensive line of OEM receivers, antennas and subsystems. All products are backed by a team of highly skilled customer support and design engineers. NovAtel Inc. is based in Calgary, Canada and is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.
About Novariant Inc.
For more than two decades, Novariant has focused on the development and application of advanced precision steering solutions for Agriculture that provide differentiated steering performance across multiple platforms. With over 30,000 systems in the field and 750 unique platform install kits...steering is all they do. Today, by combining its unique IP and decades of expertise in precision GPS enabled technologies with a broad range of precision steering possibilities, Novariant offers unrivaled plug and play interoperable capabilities to OEMs and VARs worldwide.