Raven Industries Releases New Connectivity Tool for Ag Operations

Virtual Thumb Drive Through Raven’s CRx Field Computers Seamlessly Syncs Information Between the Office and Field

Raven Industries, Inc. announced the release of Virtual Thumb Drive, the latest tool in Raven Applied Technology’s expansive CRx field computer product suite. VTD’s powerful addition to ag operations is enabled through the Slingshot Services and Logistics platform. Available for order today in Russia, Europe, and Latin America, this solution brings greater reliability in over-the-air data transfer for ag operations.

This software advancement seamlessly and quickly connects the office to Raven’s CRx field computers: CR7 and CR12. Raven’s CRx products offer lightweight field computers to any cab with extensive field-planning and job execution capabilities. VTD’s introduction into this product suite ensures operators have the information they need to confidently complete their job. VTD’s over-the-air access from the office to the field gives the flexibility to send jobs, update information, and receive job status to make informed decisions for the operation.

“Raven’s commitment to bring agricultural solutions to the market on a global scale is attributed to our service-first mindset. We have heard across the world that reliable connectivity from the office to the field is an ongoing challenge. Our team is listening to the needs of farmers from Russia to Brazil, and we are proud to release VTD as a part of our Slingshot platform. Slingshot bridges the gap from the field to the office, increasing productivity, confidence, and accuracy.”

said Frank Dorenkamp, International Business Director for Raven Applied Technology.

Raven’s Slingshot Services and Logistics platform is the leading technology solution to connect ag equipment to an operation’s offices for efficient, aligned, and accurate work. Through a tiered subscription approach, customers can receive a unique connectivity solution to fit their needs. Slingshot services offer a full spectrum of performance and control for an ag operation. Alongside VTD, the Slingshot platform gives operations:

  • The ability to access coverage and guidance information between multiple machines in the same job.
  • Machine operation, idle and transit time data, accessible 24/7.
  • Complete visibility to where equipment and assets are located and what tasks they are completing.

Source: Raven Industries