Outback S Touch Screen (Outback Sts)

Description
The Outback Sts is a GPS-based farming system designed to provide precision guidance for farm machinery. The system was manufactured in 2012 by Hemisphere GPS (renamed AgSolution in 2013), a company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Roy Bardole used this touch-screen computer and a GPS antenna to receive enhanced GPS signals for working corn and soybean acreage in Iowa. With the equipment, he could set a work area perimeter, instruct tractors and implements to steer automatically on either a straight or contoured path, and log data about the work accomplished.
Satellite navigation helps farmers meet the challenge of increasing crop yields and lowering costs. They can use precise positioning to plant and harvest faster and more efficiently than ever before, and by applying fertilizers and pesticides more precisely, they can reduce the environmental impact of raising crops.
Object Name
gps display unit
maker
Hemisphere GPS. Outback Guidance Division
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
black (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
grey (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/8 in x 8 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 15.5575 cm x 21.2725 cm x 6.35 cm
place made
China
ID Number
2012.0221.02
catalog number
2012.0221.02
accession number
2012.0221
maker number
902-1049-000#_0912
serial number
1100188
subject
Measuring & Mapping
Time and Navigation
See more items in
Work and Industry: Agriculture
Time and Navigation
Exhibition
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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