Launch of new entry level system set to make precision farming more accessible to farmers
LAMMA 2011 will see precision farming specialist, SOYL unveil its new entry level variable rate application system, the SOYL-OPTI. The SOYL- OPTI uses recently developed 'SOYLsync' wireless technology to make fertiliser application easier, quicker and more accurate. The relatively low cost and easy operation of the system make precision farming more accessible than ever before to farmers.
How does it work?
The new unit comes with a built in mobile phone SIM card which is used with SOYL's new SOYLsync wireless transfer software. SOYLsync connects the tractor to SOYL's servers and touchscreen technology enables application maps to be downloaded directly to the OPTI in the field. This is particularly useful for variable rate nitrogen where application maps are required regularly throughout the spring.
The OPTI brings simplicity, reliability and affordability to variable rate fertiliser application. It is durable and extremely easy to use and with just three presses of a button an application map is loaded and ready for spreading.
The system also removes the need for the operator to return to the office to download maps, saving time and labour costs and eliminating the need for operator PC skills.
'We introduced the OPTI back in 1996 but stopped developing the product in 1999 in anticipation of improved technology from established agricultural electronics companies' explains SOYL's, Commercial Director, Simon Parrington. 'The reality is that whilst there are now a wide number of excellent devices with extensive functionality available, until now there wasn't a simple variable rate only device and the new SOYL-OPTI fits that bill perfectly.'
As with all SOYL application maps which can be used with more than 20 different GPS application systems, the SOYL-OPTI is compatible with all the main spreader, sprayer and drill brands.