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Raven Industries (NASDAQ:RAVN) announced today that it has named Wade Robey as Executive Director of Raven Autonomy™. Raven Autonomy™, one of the company’s two strategic platforms for growth, will propel its Applied Technology Division to become the industry leader in autonomous agricultural solutions. In this role, Robey will oversee and direct all business development and operational efforts related to accelerating autonomous agricultural solutions to the marketplace.

Raven announced today a new suite of fleet management tools to be added to its world-class Slingshot® portfolio. Fleet Analytics Manager™ is a robust reporting tool which provides valuable insight on an operation’s entire fleet and system.The added functions will enhance Raven’s Connected Workflow™, a streamlined solution for ag retailers to sync their office to the field.

Raven is once again expanding its class-leading product line to help ag retailers and growers boost their efficiency and profits. The new VSN™ visual guidance system uses state-of-the-art image sensor and processing technologies to deliver quick response and better control. VSN maintains row guidance at industry-required spraying speeds — from the time when crops are just a few inches post-emerge up to a nearly full canopy — without the use of mechanical feelers.

Raven has expanded its logistics and control offering to help ag retailers find more efficiency, and profitability, in their custom application operations. Featuring the integrated suite of AgSync™, Slingshot® and the Viper® 4+ software and hardware; Raven’s Connected Workflow™ allows users to seamlessly and wirelessly connect their office to the field and back again.

Raven announced the release of AutoBoom® XRT, the latest advancement in boom control. AutoBoom XRT’s industry-leading radar sensor technology uses simultaneous ground and canopy detection to maintain optimal spray height for maximum product efficacy. Pressure-based control allows for smooth movement and quicker reaction time, while center rack stability technology with optional dampers gives the operator complete control, maximizing boom life.