HIAWATHA, KS, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - (TSX: AJX)-- AgJunction, a leading provider of innovative hardware and software solutions for precision agriculture, announced today the release of its Advanced Task Controller for ISOBUS. ISOBUS is the industry's most widely accepted and utilized electronic communication standard.
Last Fall AgJunction announced the addition of the Virtual Terminal feature for Outback MAX to support ISOBUS implement control. This latest Advanced Task Controller release complements that functionality by now supporting automatic section control and rate control for compatible ISOBUS ready implements such as planters and seeders.
"Our Advanced Task Controller provides a broader range of implement control options and significantly increases our support for ISO-compatible equipment," said Rick Heiniger, President and CEO of AgJunction. "The Outback MAX was designed to receive increased functionality and compatibility over time, broadening its application and appeal to an ever wider customer base. Today, Outback MAX works with the nearly all implements and brands."
In addition to the Advanced Task Controller features, Outback MAX will now have the added convenience of being WiFi-enabled. This feature supports WiFi tethering between a user's existing smartphone or MiFi device and Outback MAX allowing for data transfer, Internet access, and receipt of RTK corrections utilizing existing data packages.
The Outback MAX ISOBUS Advanced Task Controller will be available for purchase March 31st, 2014 through Outback Guidance Centers and through AgJunction distributors worldwide. Upgrade kits are available for the ISOBUS Virtual Terminal and Advanced Task Controller functionality along with hardware kits for non ISO ready vehicles.
Visit www.Outbackguidance.com for more information.
About Outback MAX™
Outback MAX™ redefines simplicity in precision farming. The system works seamlessly with eDriveX™ with eTurns™ and features section and variable rate control within the rugged, high-definition console, complete with ISO Universal Terminal capability. Full-featured section control, monitoring, and guidance is possible through Outback MAX with video support for up to 4 monitoring cameras and an optional switch box and lightbar that conveniently attach to the console. For more information visit http://www.outbackguidance.com/Products/Terminals/OutbackMAX.aspx
AgJunction, Inc. provides innovative hardware and software applications for precision agriculture worldwide. The Company holds numerous patents and markets its products and services under leading brand names including Outback Guidance®, Satloc®, and AgJunction® Cloud Services. AgJunction supports advanced farming practices and enables seamless data connectivity among growers and their agricultural service providers. The Company is headquartered in Hiawatha, Kansas, with facilities in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Manitoba and Queensland, Australia. AgJunction is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol "AJX" and is one of the TSX Cleantech designated companies. For more information, please go to www.agjunction.com.
SOURCE: Agjunction Inc.
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