Ag Leader Enhances SMS™ Desktop Software Compatibility

August 31, 2009, AMES, Iowa – Today, Ag Leader Technology, Inc., a leader in the development of precision farming solutions, announced new and enhanced industry file format support from the market-leading SMS Basic and SMS Advanced precision farming desktop software.

With the release of Version 9.5, SMS Basic and SMS Advanced now support files from the AutoFarm A5 display, Hempishere GPS Outback and Air systems and ISO11783 XML log files. Additionally, the software has enhanced compatibility with the John Deere GreenStar™ 2, Case IH AFS® Pro600, New Holland IntelliView™ as well as Trimble’s AgGPS® FMD™ and AgGPS® FmX™ monitors.

“We feel it is critical to provide our customers and dealers with software that is open and compatible with data from different manufacturers,” says Ag Leader President, Al Myers. “SMS desktop software provides unmatched support for key industry file formats, for both the reading and exporting of files. These additions further strengthen our commitment to supporting all precision farming data.”

“We put a lot of effort into data integration, especially managing and moving guidance lines from different manufacturers’ precision farming systems,” adds Corey Weddle, Director of Software Solutions. “We are working very closely with other manufacturers to ensure SMS is compatible with as many systems as possible.”

SMS software manages, organizes and provides analysis of precision agriculture data allowing users to make informed decisions. The software supports reading and exporting data from Ag Leader displays and most precision farming systems including: AGCO, AutoFarm, Case IH, CLAAS, DICKEY-john, Flexi-coil, Hemisphere GPS, John Deere, KINZE, Kverneland, Mid-Tech, New Holland, Precision Planting, Raven, RDS and Trimble. A complete list of file formats and extensions can be found at: http://sms.agleader.com.

About Ag Leader

Ag Leader Technology, Inc. is a pioneer and recognized technology innovator of precision agriculture hardware and software. Located in Ames, Iowa the company manufactures and markets industry leading precision farming technology designed to help growers make smart, profitable business decisions. Founded in 1992 the company has achieved consistent growth and expansion by providing value-based products that help growers and ag professionals achieve and maintain a successful operation. For more information visit: www.agleader.com

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