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John Deere Strengthens Commitment to Open Positioning Architecture

February 29, 2012 in Randy's Blog

John Deere (Deere & Company) have made two announcements this month regarding alliances with Leica GeoSystems and Topcon Positioning Systems.

The Leica agreement for the moment pertains to Deere’s agricultural division while Topcon’s alliance seems focused toward construction. The general concept is not new as Deere offers an Integrated Grade Controls (IGC) program that gives positioning companies access to their machine controls. IGC facillitates access by 3rd party positioning companies for easier retrofit. But actually it goes a bit deeper.

This freedom of choice is fantastic for customers. More on this in my newsletter article next week…..

Both of the press releases are linked below for more information.

Leica & John Deere Press Release, click here
Topcon & John Deere Press Release, click here

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