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Introducing ParaDyme™ – Advanced Automated Steering from Ag Leader

by Nov 3, 2009News & Announcements

AMES, IOWA, November 3, 2009 – Ag Leader Technology, Inc., a leader in the development of precision farming solutions, unveiled ParaDyme, a full-featured steering system with integrated wireless and cellular communication capabilities for remote diagnostics. The patented dual-antenna roof module provides operators automatic steering control with sub-inch accuracy, improving product placement and fuel efficiency while significantly reducing operator fatigue.

With the dual-antenna roof module, ParaDyme uses Logic 7D™ technology to track pitch, roll and yaw as well as vehicle position and heading at all times, even when the vehicle is not moving. This feature provides operators with very precise vehicle steering performance. The dual-antenna system also makes rapid line acquisition possible in forward or reverse.

“We’re happy to introduce a steering system with unmatched accuracy and repeatability. This is a new direction for Ag Leader, and I’m confident our customers will be pleased with the quality and performance of the ParaDyme system,” says Al Myers, Ag Leader President. “The ParaDyme dual-antenna approach eliminates the need for a vehicle wheel-angle sensor to achieve RTK accuracy. This simplifies system installation immensely for both dealers and customers.”

Once installation has taken place, ParaDyme offers an “Auto Calibration” routine for steering calibration. The automatic routine allows ParaDyme to learn machine-specific steering characteristics.

Ag Leader’s Integra or EDGE display will serve as the user-interface for ParaDyme. All set up, calibration and run-time operation of ParaDyme is done through the display.

“With the combination of ParaDyme and our Ag Leader® Integra or EDGE display, we are pleased to offer our customers a truly all-in-one precision farming solution,” says GPS and Guidance Product Manager, Matt Leinen. “Operators will also have access to in-field technical support with the remote diagnostics capability of ParaDyme. This will save users valuable time during peak field operation periods throughout the growing season.”

Using the integrated cellular communication capability, ParaDyme allows operators to request help through the Ag Leader Integra or EDGE display for in-field technical support. When help is requested, dealer service technicians receive both an email and text message alerting them to a service request. Service technicians can access ParaDyme remotely to diagnose the problem while operators are still in the field.

ParaDyme supports WAAS, OmniSTAR HP/XP and RTK differential signals and over 350 vehicle platforms. RTK correction can also be received through a cellular network allowing operators to take advantage of CORS networks in their area.

About Ag Leader Ag Leader Technology, Inc. is a pioneer and recognized technology innovator of precision agriculture hardware and software. Located in Ames, Iowa the company manufactures and markets industry leading precision farming technology designed 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 ag professionals achieve and maintain a successful operation.

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