Slingshot Receives 2011 FinOvation Award Presented by Farm Industry News

Posted January 20th, 2011 in Awards

The 2011 FinOvation Award winners cover the spectrum of new products that growers need for their corn and soybean crops.Farm Industry News chose 22 winners as the most innovative agricultural products of 2010, based on reader interest. All of the new products appeared in Farm Industry News or on during the past 12 months.

Precision communication: Raven Slingshot

The new Slingshot from Raven Industries is groundbreaking technology in ag precision communications. It offers cellular-based RTK correction signals plus brand-neutral, high-speed communications. The communications provide always-on Internet and data transfer to a wide range of computers and other mobile devices. A field hub in the cab receives signals and gives Internet access.

Unique to Slingshot is its application programming interface (API) that allows software companies, precision ag equipment manufacturers, and others to use Slingshot to deliver solutions to their customers. This is a first for the ag market, according to Raven’s Kelby Kleinsasser. It is similar in concept to Apple’s approach that allows developers to design and market programs for the iPhone, iTouch and iPad.

View a slideshow of all the winners at Farm Industry News.