SST Software and Botlink partner to explore new opportunities for drones in agriculture

Improved workflows for agronomists ensure more growers experience drone benefits

FARGO, N.D. October 3, 2017— Botlink announces a seamless flow of actionable aerial data for clients of SST precision agriculture software.

This integration makes it quick and easy for farmers and agronomists to put their drone data to work in the SST software solutions they are already familiar with, including SST Summit®, FarmRite® and Sirrus® which can be used with SST Analytics® software.

Botlink’s XRD LTE data-streaming hardware and Botlink Capture flight control software already make it easy for farmers and agronomists to acquire images and create aerial maps of their crops. Now, aerial maps created using the Botlink platform are automatically synced with SST’s agX® data management servers, further increasing the value of the Botlink platform for agronomists and farmers.

“The quick and seamless transfer of precision aerial imagery from drones flown using Botlink to applications compatible with agX will help agronomists cover more ground accurately and efficiently,” Botlink CEO Terri Zimmerman said. “Drones that professional agronomists use today are now essential tools to improve crop efficiencies.”

Botlink’s integration with the agX platform enables them to provide their customers with an end-to-end automated crop scouting and analysis workflow. This saves farmers and agronomists multiple steps and reduces the time between image capture and analysis, meaning the data can be used while it is still timely and actionable.

Botlink’s partners are excited to offer this capability to their customers. Bret Chilcott of AgEagle, Botlink partner and manufacturer, commented: “Handling SD memory cards, manually uploading images to a computer, waiting for precision agriculture maps to be generated and then importing the image data into precision ag software is now a thing of the past.”

Botlink’s advanced technology now allows the seamless integration between drone and precision ag software. “OEMs are not the only players excited; ultimately, farmers and agronomists stand to benefit the most from our seamless integration with the AgX platform,” said Alex Kube Co-Founder and CSO of Botlink.

About SST Software

SST (Site-Specific Technologies) enhances cultivation practices through the development of enterprise level software that assists industry leaders in providing top quality precision ag services. Since its inception in 1994, SST has been at the forefront of precision agriculture as one of the first pioneers of the industry. Its success is largely accredited to its unique approach of viewing what occurs on the field as a spatial problem with an agronomic application. SST Software provides all the pieces necessary for a successful precision agricultural program. SST Software is based in Stillwater, O.K.

About Botlink

Botlink is a user-friendly control, safety, and data delivery platform that makes integrating drones into workflow simple and affordable, giving customers the real-time insight they need to make business decisions. Botlink integrates with users' existing industry analysis tools, while eliminating the problems that prevent many users from incorporating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology, such as a lack of aviation knowledge, stringent FAA flight guidelines and limited aircraft endurance. Botlink is based in Fargo, N.D.