Raven Industries has announced a new development platform that will allow software companies to integrate their software into the Slingshot RTK correction, data transfer, remote support and high speed internet access system.
Several software providers, including AgWorks and SST Software, have already signed up and begun implementations using the new software development tool, called an API. Once the software is integrated into Slingshot via the API, users of the respective software will be able to access key functions with Raven displays while in the field.
“Utilizing Raven’s Slingshot API allows SST Summit users to access tools within our software developed to better integrate the office with real-time field operations,” says Matt Waits of SST Software. “The added value of wireless data transfer between Raven field computers and SST Summit software is immediately visible in reduced time, lower costs and increased data collection.”
Raven’s Paul Welbig described the Slingshot API as the first step in response to demand for customized wireless interactions with Raven field computers from third parties. It will eliminate the need for cumbersome data transfer using thumb drives and will streamline the way operations manage valuable data collected by field computers.