Raven Industries Announces New DGPS Receiver Line

Date: Sep 07, 2006 --

Sioux Falls, SD -- Raven Industries announces the release of their new line of GPS receivers - the Phoenix series. This series combines the Raven receiver design with GPS engine technology from leading companies in the industry, making this line one of the most powerful and accurate receiver lines on the market. The Phoenix series will include the Phoenix 100, 200, and 300 receivers. The Phoenix 200 is the first to be released in this new line, combining Raven receiver technology with the latest Hemisphere GPS Crescent® OEM engine. The Phoenix 200 presents an economical, high-performance sub-meter receiver capable of utilizing two differential correction solutions.

The Phoenix 200 provides the following features and capabilities:

  • Sub-meter, single frequency WAAS enabled receiver. Specifically designed for use in areas where WAAS signals are weak, this is a great all-around receiver for many different types of applications and equipment.
  • Upgradeable to the new e-Dif® differential correction. e-Dif® is a technique that models the differential correction over a period of time and then applies it to the GPS data to maintain a consistent, relative position. e-Dif® is ideal for locations where the WAAS signal is very weak or non-existent.
  • Uses a helix-style smart antenna for more efficient tracking of satellites that are positioned low on the horizon. The receiver and antenna are housed in the same enclosure for easy installation and portability to other machines.
  • Ideal for use with the Raven SmarTrax or new QuickTrax steering systems, as well as with the Envizio Plus and RGL Lightbar guidance systems.

According to Matt Willard, Business Development Manager of Raven's Flow Control Division, “The Phoenix 200 is the first of a new series of receivers that will combine the best of Raven receiver technology and user interface with the best in class of GPS engine technology. This will enable Raven to offer the best receiver for a customer’s specific application and geography”.

The Phoenix 200 GPS receiver will be available in September 2006 from authorized Raven distributors, along with the e-Dif® upgrade.

Celebrating 50 years of business innovation, Raven Industries was founded in Sioux Falls, SD in 1956, as a manufacturer of high-altitude research balloons for NASA and the American space program. From a single product line, they have evolved into a successful, diversified manufacturer publicly traded on NASDAQ (RAVN). Raven Industries’ Flow Controls Division has provided precision solutions to the agriculture market for more than 25 years. From flow controls to high accuracy GPS and steering systems, Raven leads the way in integrating technology for today’s agricultural market.