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Agribotix

June 16, 2016 09:47 ET

Agribotix™ Brings Portable, Affordable Drone-and-Analytics Solution Built on DJI™ PHANTOM™ to Agriculture

Best-in-Class Agricultural Intelligence Platform and Popular PHANTOM Drone Configured and Priced to Make Real-Time Field Data Easy for All

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwired - June 16, 2016) - Emerging leader in agricultural intelligence, Agribotix™, announced the immediate availability of a complete agricultural drone solution that enables anyone to evaluate the health of an entire field. The package bundles Agribotix's purpose-built FarmLens™ agricultural data and analytics service with DJI's lauded PHANTOM drone platform.

The Agribotix Agrion™ system is a game-changer. Available now, the system includes a portable drone equipped with a near infrared (NIR) camera designed to capture superb field-level imagery, which is uploaded to the included Agribotix FarmLens platform for processing. Results are produced automatically in the cloud, eliminating the need for hard-to-use software packages. The drone is so easy to use that even beginners can fly with confidence within a few minutes. Combined with the intuitive, best-in-class FarmLens, which was designed from the ground up for agricultural applications, the solution marks a new era for agricultural intelligence. With a price tag starting at just $2,960, Agribotix has created a powerful, real-time decision support tool accessible to any farming operation, big or small.

"We're excited to introduce this complete solution to the agricultural market," said Lou Faust, Agribotix CEO. "For the first time, this puts a user-friendly, farm-optimized drone-and-data package at every agronomist's and farmer's disposal. DJI has written the book on drones, and Agribotix, an authorized dealer of DJI products, is the only data and analytics company devoted 100% to agriculture. The power of this combination is that it shatters the twin hurdles of price and complexity associated with drone-enabled intelligence. Quite simply, the Agrion solutions put tremendous analytic power in the farmer's hands without requiring special training or deep pockets. He or she can drive out to the field, fly autonomously, get back detailed results about every inch of the field, and decide what action to take in near real-time. That means bigger, more profitable harvests, lower fertilizer and pesticide costs, and less environmental impact. It's efficient, it's accurate, and at this incredible price, it more than pays for itself within a few uses."

With the Agribotix Agrion system, users create a flight plan, autonomously takeoff, fly and land, and upload images to the cloud. Results are processed automatically and returned in formats commonly used in agricultural equipment and management systems to make identifying issues in the field and taking appropriate action easy and intuitive. Specialized reporting enables users to respond to issues throughout the season in time to improve outcomes. Applications include: full field health assessment, yield estimating, presence of pests or disease, assessment and response to weather events, and irrigation irregularities.

About Agribotix
Founded in Boulder, Colorado, in 2013, Agribotix LLC delivers agricultural intelligence to increase yields and profits using drone-enabled technologies. All Agribotix solutions include FarmLens™, a leading cloud-based data analysis and reporting solution for people using drones in agriculture. Outputs include agricultural intelligence maps for in-season fertilization, georeferenced reports that can be used to identify resistant weed patches and estimate coverage, stand density analysis, and specialized reporting that supports precision agriculture programs. The FarmLens solution is available separately and in complete bundles. For more information, visit www.agribotix.com or call (720) 295-3625.

DJI and PHANTOM are trademarks of DJI. Agribotix, Agrion and FarmLens are trademarks of Agribotix, LLC.

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