Trimble's Connected Farm App Further Automates Use and Efficiency of
App Calculates Application Rates for GreenSeeker Handheld Crop Readings
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2013
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB)
introduced today a new feature of the Connected Farm™ app which automatically
calculates the recommended nitrogen rates for crop readings taken by the
GreenSeeker® handheld crop sensor, an easy-to-use measurement device designed
to assess the health of a crop.
The Connected Farm app allows farmers to conduct scouting and mapping
activities from their smartphones and tablets. The new feature provides an
easier and more efficient process for recording crop readings and determining
application rates using the GreenSeeker handheld crop sensor.
Farmers using the GreenSeeker handheld can now enter their crop readings into
the Connected Farm app, which will calculate the recommended nitrogen rate
from each reading and geo-reference the location. Logged data is sent to
www.connectedfarm.com so users can view their information online.
"Our goal is to make it easier and more efficient for farmers to do their
increasingly complex jobs," said Ian Harley, business area director for
Trimble's Agriculture Division. "Recently, we introduced the GreenSeeker
handheld to help farmers make more efficient use of fertilizer. Now we've made
it even easier for farmers by automating the application rate calculations and
location tracking through the Connected Farm app. The result is added
convenience and efficiency and that's what farmers are looking for."
The new Connected Farm app feature is expected to be available in January 2013
for both Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. For more information on
the GreenSeeker handheld, visit:
The Connected Farm app is part of Trimble's Connected Farm solution, an
integrated operations management solution that provides information exchange
across the entire farm. Connected Farm provides wireless data transfer between
the office and field, vehicle-to-vehicle information sharing and vehicle
tracking, and includes the Connected Farm app for scouting and mapping.
About Trimble's Agriculture Division
Trimble's Agriculture Division is a leader in precision agriculture, GPS and
guidance solutions that help customers operate farm vehicles and implements
more efficiently, save on input costs and increase yield and productivity. To
ensure better decision making, Trimble offers an integrated operations
management solution called Connected Farm that provides information exchange
across the entire farm using industry-leading software and
hardware.Additional Trimble solutions include vehicle and implement guidance
and steering; application control for seed, liquid and granular products;
laser- and GPS-based water management technology; and a harvest solution.
For more information on Trimble Agriculture, visit:
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and
government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on
applications requiring position or location--including surveying,
construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and
mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS,
lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to
the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the
solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back
office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.
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