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Ag Leader enhances TerraStar-X and InCommand

A number of new features and upgrades have been introduced by Ag Leader across its portfolio of software and hardware products for precision farming and enterprise management.

Among them is version 5.0 of the firmware that operates Ag Leader’s InCommand terminals, which fully supports the newest TerraStar position correction signal.

TerraStar-X is designed to provide the speed and accuracy of an RTK network for high-precision guidance applications such as planting, and is claimed to provide centimetre accuracy and convergence to 2cm accuracy in less than a minute.

Like all TerraStar correction signals, the latest service uses precise point positioning (PPP), which relies on observations from a single receiver along with precise satellite orbits and clock corrections.

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Upgrading to version 5.0 of Ag Leader’s InCommand firmware gives access to TerraStar-X, the new high-precision position correction service. - Photos: Ag Leader
Upgrading to version 5.0 of Ag Leader’s InCommand firmware gives access to TerraStar-X, the new high-precision position correction service. - Photos: Ag Leader

Ag Leader GPS 7500 GNSS receiver upgraded

Ag Leader’s GPS 7500 GNSS receiver has already been upgraded to support TerraStar-X, which is available on a 12 month subscription, along with the WAAS/EGNOS, TerraStar L and TerraStar C-Pro, and RTK networks.

A useful InCommand 5.0 feature for planter operators is the introduction of an implement switch status icon for the display run screen, which is intended to make life easier when troubleshooting or needing to adjust the switch position, says Ag Leader.

Version 20.0 of the company’s SMS Software precision agriculture decision-making tool introduces increased connectivity with John Deere Operations Center via Ag Leader’s cloud-based AgFiniti platform.

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The GPS 7500 GNSS receiver can operate with TerraStar-X as well as other correction services available through Ag Leader.
The GPS 7500 GNSS receiver can operate with TerraStar-X as well as other correction services available through Ag Leader.

John Deere Operations Center connected directly to SMS

It enables Operations Center to be connected directly to SMS through the platform to access files for analysis, and instead of information moving only from Operations Center to SMS, it is now possible to move Deere display files wirelessly to SMS and back to the display via AgFiniti, with no need for a USB memory stick.

Also, the Advanced version of SMS, which provides decision-making support for planting, spraying and fertiliser application, harvest data and field stewardship, has new Field Trial tools said to make it easier to replicate and manipulate trials of seed and input variables.

New tools for designing mains in a field drainage plan

And in the Water Management module, there are new tools for designing mains in a field drainage plan based on watershed, selected position and drawn path options.

Finally, data storage capacity allowances for AgFiniti licenses and SMS accounts have been increased.

With version 20.0 of Ag Leader’s SMS Software decision-making support software, data files can be exchanged wirelessly with John Deere Operations Centre via the AgFinity cloud-based platform.
With version 20.0 of Ag Leader’s SMS Software decision-making support software, data files can be exchanged wirelessly with John Deere Operations Centre via the AgFinity cloud-based platform.

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