Raven Industries Releases Envizio Pro XL Field Computer

Sioux Falls, SDSeptember 4, 2012Raven Industries (NASDAQ: RAVN) is excited to introduce the Envizio Pro XL™ as their newest addition to an industry-leading field computer lineup!  The Envizio Pro XL will enhance a user’s experience through its brilliant, extra-large 10.4” color touchscreen display.  It operates on the proven and reliable Envizio™ operating system which features language support for customers in the many global markets Raven serves, and growers will benefit from the simple-to-use interface, multi-product control and VRA capabilities. The Envizio Pro XL field computer is the perfect controller for Raven’s advanced product lineup such as Slingshot®, SmartYield™, SmarTrax™, OmniRow® or OmniSeed™.

“Some of our customers have given us feedback that they really like the simple-to-use interface of the Envizio Pro and Envizio Pro II field computers, but would like to see it on a larger display.  The Envizio Pro XL allows them to do just that by utilizing the same operating system on a bigger screen, which will enhance their experience when using products like our OmniRow advanced planter control system, or OmniSeed advanced air-seeder control system,” says Matt Burkhart, Raven Applied Technology Division vice president and general manager.

The Envizio Pro XL will be featured at upcoming farm shows in the US and Canada and will be available for purchase September 15, 2012 with shipments in early 2013.  To find out more, contact your nearest Raven dealer or distributor, or call (800) 243-5435.

About Raven Industries
Since 1978, Raven has helped define the concept of precision agriculture and continues to create ground-breaking ideas and products that improve the position of growers around the world.  Raven is publicly traded on NASDAQ (RAVN) and has earned an international reputation for agricultural innovation, product reliability and unmatched service and support.  From field computers to planter and boom controls, from GPS guidance to steering systems and wireless technology, Raven is leading the way for precision ag technology that delivers in the field.  In partnership with our network of Raven dealers and distributors, we’re helping growers of all sizes and types work smarter, reduce input costs and increase yields and profitability.  Success in farming has always been about using less and getting more.  With Raven, you can simply do it better.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements regarding the expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future.  Without limiting the foregoing, the words “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  The company intends that all forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act.  Although management believes that the expectations reflected in forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance these assumptions are correct or that these expectations will be achieved.  Assumptions involve important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect results in the future.  These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those relating to the inability to achieve objectives established for research and development activities, or changes in competition, raw material availability, technology or relationships with the company’s largest customers—any of which could adversely affect any of the company’s product lines—as well as other risks described in Raven’s 10-K under Item 1A.This list is not exhaustive, and the company does not have an obligation to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date these statements are made.

Contacts:

Kristin Tilus, Communications Manager
Raven Industries, Inc.
605-575-0640
Kristin.Tilus@ravenind.com

Paul Welbig, Director of Marketing
Raven Industries Applied Technology Division
1-800-243-5435
Paul.Welbig@ravenind.com

3 comments on “Raven Industries Releases Envizio Pro XL Field Computer”

  • Michael Richards on said:

    I am looking at up grading my systems.
    I require the plan to handle 120 fields/ per farm,( some owners may well have up to 5 different farms as well) to show me which field is already done, as I drive down the lane, ( I average 800 fields per month, as one third of my work is at night and often in fogs) the processing must be fast, as I cycle 12-15 ha,s per hour including reloading on a micro bacteria sprayer, with anywhere from 2 to often 8 fields in the hour.

    Currently I use an envisio for overall coverage and driving off, ( giving me the gross area)
    alongside I have a Inex (Leica) this provides me with the individual field recording,
    and net area,( I cant bill 320 ha when the farmers rate demand is only 300 Ha)`

    the system works reasonablely well, except the inex struggles to preform when the farm is over 65 fields,
    the other problem that a lot of units have is that you must drive round the out side of the field first to record the over size. on steep country I often do the middle of the paddock first to lighten the load and get the feel of the paddock before I venture over the side.
    or have to do one side of a break then the other to make the whole field.

    Farmdata Kaiapoi New zealand have recomended that we look at the Viper Pro, but he doesn,t have the personal experience to answer the above, when the above equipment was set up, it was at its top end, but since then my major clients have added to their opperations, my truck has increased its work rate as well.

    would appreciate some comment on the above, ethier to me at the above emailor to Tim Mcmillian at sales@farmdata.co.nz

    Michael Richards
    Liquid Spread Ltd
    120 Rangiora Leithfield Rd
    R D 7
    Rangiora
    NZ 7477

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