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 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

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 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

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 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 INTEGRA display. The

update is available for existing INTEGRA owners to download at, under “Customer Support”.