Ag Leader® Integra Display Gains Ability to Load Variety Maps
AMES, IOWA, July 8, 2010 – Ag Leader Technology, Inc., a leader in the development of precision farming solutions, has introduced the ability to load variety maps on to the Ag Leader Integra display. Ag Leader’s SMS™ Basic or SMS™ Advanced desktop software helps achieve this process by facilitating variety map integration from an array of collection devices. This new feature allows more growers to see variety maps on the Ag Leader Integra display while harvesting, seeing hybrid/variety yield results in real time. “For a long time growers have used our yield monitor to compare varieties at harvest. However, the field had to be harvested with the same display that planted the field to see the variety map in real time,” says New Business Development Manager, Roger Zielke. “I’m happy to say this added feature gives our customers a solution, regardless of their planting display. SMS-compatible data can be read into the software to create a reference file. That file is then loaded on to the Ag Leader Integra display to show the variety map at harvest.” Using SMS software to generate variety maps helps farming operations with multiple precision ag displays or mixed fleets of precision ag equipment in the operation. “We take great pride in the number of precision ag products SMS can read and manage data from. Now we can integrate variety map data from multiple collection devices and make those maps available on the Ag Leader Integra display to use in harvest operations,” says Corey Weddle, Director of Software Solutions. “Users with the following precision ag equipment brands can take advantage of this feature: Ag Leader, AGCO ISO-based displays, Case IH, DICKEY-john, Flexicoil, John Deere, KINZE, Mid-Tech, New Holland, Raven, RDS, Trimble and any ISO11783 display using the XML file format. That’s an extensive list; we’re excited to facilitate this data exchange among multiple brands in order to help growers get the most benefit from their precision ag equipment.” This new feature is available in the recent Ag Leader Integra firmware release, Version 1.5; SMS Basic or SMS Advanced Version 10.0 (released in May) is required to export hybrid/variety reference maps to the Ag Leader Integra display. The update is available for existing Ag Leader Integra owners to download at http://www.agleader.com under, “Customer Support”.