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Topcon cooperates with Raven

Topcon Agriculture closed a deal with Raven Industries to use the latter’s Slingshot-technology. Topcon’s systems can now streamline their data exchange with Raven-equipment.

Slingshot is a so called Application Programming Interface (API). In short, it’s a bridge between software from one source and software from another source. The job of Slingshot is that software from both systems communicate flawlessly.

An example of a Topcon product is this X35 terminal. - Photo: Topcon
An example of a Topcon product is this X35 terminal. - Photo: Topcon

Topcon will incorporate Slingshot in it’s Topcon Agriculture Platform, TAP in short. TAP is a collection of cloud-based services that allow for example a Topcon user (of say a steering aid) to send tractor or machine data wireless to the cloud, and further onwards to the office. Or send a task card from a home based computer to the tractor in the field.

A Raven-controlled sprayer, like this self propelled HeroW, can use TAP cloud services later. - Photo: Joost Stallen
A Raven-controlled sprayer, like this self propelled HeroW, can use TAP cloud services later. - Photo: Joost Stallen

The agreement gives Raven-users (of for example sprayer technology) access to Topcon’s TAP services. Alternatively Topcon equipment may become an interesting option for Raven users.

Eric Wientjes

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