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MapShots and AgSense Collaborate

August 7, 2013

The two companies will combine their agronomy software and cloud-based wireless network technologies to provide real-time irrigation and machine data to growers for remote monitoring and management.

HURON, SD and CUMMING, GA /PRNewswire/ -- Agriculture technology leaders MapShots Inc. and AgSense announced that they have teamed up to deliver real-time irrigation data for growers. The new relationship pairs MapShots' AgStudio suite of precision agronomy software with AgSense's WagNet cloud-based wireless network.

"We are excited to be integrating the WagNet cloud technology with MapShots AgStudio software," said Ted Macy, Vice-President of Operations at MapShots. "The ability to monitor irrigation pivots as well as the many types of field sensors supported by WagNet provides growers with real-time access to irrigation status and machine health, as well as the ability to collect watering records for agronomic analysis.

"The benefits that our open architecture delivers to MapShots' customers highlights the strength of our products and business model," said Terry Schiltz, President of AgSense. "It is rewarding that an industry leader like MapShots has embraced our technology.

Common customers of AgSense and MapShots can immediately take advantage of this partnership by requesting that their irrigation data from WagNet be integrated with their AgStudio software and services. Each company will continue to market their software and solutions through existing localized distribution channels.

To learn more about MapShots and the AgStudio solutions, visit the company's Web site. For more information about AgSense and WagNet remote monitoring and management network, visit the AgSense Web site.

About MapShots
MapShots Inc., headquartered in Cumming, GA, is an agricultural software development company, with a controlling interest owned by DuPont Pioneer. MapShots provides precision agronomy software applications for crop input suppliers, crop consultants, seed dealers, and farmers. MapShots AgStudio is a registered trademark of DuPont Pioneer.

About AgSense
AgSense, founded in 2003, is the leader in providing remote monitoring and management services for growers. AgSense was the first to integrate digital cellular technology to remotely monitor, start, and stop a pivot, and incorporate that with the monitoring of grain bin temperature, weather, and soil moisture. The company was also the first to use GPS technology to facilitate remote programming of variable end gun and speed tables, which introduced Precision Agriculture to the irrigation industry. AgSense is headquartered in Huron, SD, with offices in Aurora, NE, and Minneapolis, MN.

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