Growers can Choose the Best Applications for their Farming Operations and Leverage the Power of the Connected Farm from the Tractor
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 9, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has launched an Android™-based operating environment with a suite of mobile applications on its TMX-2050™ display—allowing growers greater flexibility to customize the display for their farming operations. Streamlined workflows and new mobile applications can increase operator productivity while leveraging powerful Connected Farm™ solutions that offer valuable farm management functionality through an operating system that is designed for connectivity. Growers will also have access to third-party mobile applications on the TMX-2050 display, providing them with localized solutions for their specific farming tasks, and all without ever leaving the tractor cab.
"The TMX-2050 display provides growers with an environment they are already familiar with since it uses the same Android-based platform used by many mobile devices today," said Erik Ehn, Smart Machines business area director of Trimble's Agriculture Division. "The display's intuitive and familiar workflows enable users to more efficiently complete their tasks, while also providing a choice of applications so they can select the one that best meets their work needs. Growers are able to customize the display screen with applications that are most important to their workflow, which provides further ease of use and convenience."
Choice of Display Application Provides Farmers Additional Flexibility
Operators can choose the display application that addresses their requirements best—Trimble FmX® Plus or the Precision-IQ™ application. FmX Plus leverages the same familiar workflows and menus of the Trimble® FmX integrated display, while taking advantage of the latest advancements in hardware, processing speed and field connectivity of the TMX-2050 display. Precision-IQ provides a graphics-rich and intuitive workflow designed specially on the TMX-2050 display for today's leading grower.
Leveraging the Connected Farm on the TMX-2050 Display
The display also includes Trimble's Connected Farm Scout, Fleet, Productivity, Operator, and Irrigate applications for conducting field scouting and mapping activities, managing a machine fleet, determining operator and vehicle productivity, or monitoring and controlling irrigators from inside the tractor cab. Also available on the display is the Connected Farm dashboard, which provides easy access in one central location to key information impacting farming operations such as rainfall totals, weather forecasts, commodity tracking, planting coverage, aerial imaging, irrigation monitoring and control, and more. Some of these Connected Farm applications require additional purchases of hardware, data plans and service subscriptions.
Access to Third-Party Applications
Trimble is also accepting submissions from third-party application developers for the creation of customized farming applications to run on the TMX-2050 display. To learn more, interested parties can visit: http://aginfo.trimble.com/agapps.html.
The TMX-2050 display is currently available. For a limited time, growers can trade in any non-Trimble Ag display and receive special pricing toward the purchase of a new TMX-2050 display. To contact a local Trimble reseller for additional details on this promotion, visit: http://dealerlocator.trimble.com/. To learn more about the TMX-2050 display visit: http://www.tmx2050.com/ or watch a video at: http://youtu.be/2SspRWXMHtM.
About Trimble's Agriculture Division
Trimble Agriculture solutions enable customers to maximize efficiency and reduce chemical and fertilizer inputs while also protecting natural resources and the environment. Trimble's precision agriculture solutions cover all seasons, crops, terrains, and farm sizes, and its brand-agnostic strategy allows farmers to use Trimble products on most vehicles in their fleet—regardless of manufacturer. To enable better decision making, Trimble offers the Connected Farm solution which allows farmers to collect, share, and manage information across their farm in real time. To optimize water use, Trimble provides water solutions for irrigation, drainage, and land leveling. Trimble's product suite includes vehicle and implement guidance and steering, as well as a portfolio of correction options that are the most versatile of their kind in the industry. Additional solutions include an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for aerial imaging and mapping; application control for seed, liquid, and granular products; a harvest solution; and farm management software.
For more information on Trimble Agriculture, visit: www.trimble.com/agriculture.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.
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Lea Ann McNabb, Media