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RTK Coverage - How does it work?

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RTK Coverage - How does it work?

For Growers in covered regions, these RTK corrections offer the ability to improve farming efficiency in a very cost effective manner. As can be seen on the RTK Coverage Map on this website, the Departments of Transportation in many states offer Slingshot-compatible RTK corrections.  The naming of the service varies by state, but some of the more common names are...

Lew-ee-vil or Lew-vil?

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Lew-ee-vil or Lew-vil?

The visitors that I spoke with at NFMS this year asked some very educated questions that actually had me sweating a little bit. At about the same time each year, the anxiety builds in my throat.  How do I pronounce the city in western Kentucky where the National Farm Machinery Show is held?  Do I pronounce it as I feel it should sound, or do I attempt to sound like a local resident and drop the “i” in the middle of the word?  As a Canadian, my accent puts me at an early disadvantage of sounding like a local resident...

The “Easy” Button

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The “Easy” Button

Why overcomplicate seemingly simple tasks such as buying paper and pens?  This is a great question that we can all apply to our respective businesses. Thank you to Staples for introducing the world to the “Easy” button.  Obviously, their objective as a company is to be the first choice for office supplies; effectively to become a “one stop shop” for your stationary needs.  Since it’s debut in Staples commercials, the “Easy” button has evolved into a term used in everyday conversations in any industry, not just for ordering office supplies.

 

Slingshot Compatibility

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Slingshot Compatibility

The beauty of the Slingshot® RTK system is that we eliminate the line-of-sight issues typically seen with a radio RTK tower and network. Slingshot® RTK is compatible with our Slingshot® RTK base stations (with a range of up to 30 miles), setup by one of our Slingshot® certified dealers all over the world, but also on other networks, typically referred to as a CORS network.  These may be state run, or even a third party such as MyWayRTK. One question we receive a lot of is in regards to which RTK equipment Slingshot® is compatible with...

Raven Introduces Industry’s First Software Development Platform with Slingshot

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Raven Introduces Industry’s First Software Development Platform with Slingshot

Raven Industries recently introduced the Slingshot API at the 2010 Ag Retailers Association Annual Conference and Expo.  Building upon the Slingshot suite of wireless products and services, including RTK correction, data transfer, remote support, high speed internet access and more, the Slingshot API is designed to bridge the information gap between activity in the field and existing software at the office.  This is made possible through Slingshot’s managed wireless connectivity platform and a software toolkit (API) to be implemented by software vendors and will allow an organization to take control over workflow and operational efficiency without replacing current software platforms.

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