Topcon Agriculture and CropZilla announce data sharing partnership
SAN ANTONIO – February 28, 2020 – Topcon Agriculture and CropZilla, both leaders in the precision agriculture market, announced today a licensing agreement for use of the Topcon Agriculture Platform (TAP) application programming interface (API) in the CropZilla Web Mobile Analytics platforms. TAP is a software-to-software interface designed to benefit the end-user by providing a simple and seamless way for sharing data between software systems.
With the Topcon interface, CropZilla is able to acquire machine data from a common device on the machine, adding simplicity and value to each grower wanting to utilize both tools to manage data. Users simply create an account with TAP and CropZilla and the data sharing is effortless.
“Topcon’s strategy as it relates to our new digital solution platform is one of partnerships, connectivity, and collaboration. This partnership with CropZilla is the first step of several towards deeper integration with a premier colleague and embodies our philosophy ideally. It demonstrates that two companies can collaborate to provide additional value to the producer, dealer, and OEM,” said Brian Sorbe, VP and GM for Topcon Agriculture.
Brian Watkins, CEO of CropZilla, said, “We’re excited to add Topcon Ag to our expanding ecosystem of partners for CropZilla. We have a common desire with Topcon to create immense value to growers as painlessly as possible. This is only the first step and is a great example of that in action.”
CropZilla Software, Inc., (cropzilla.com) based in Columbus, Ohio, USA, provides analytical software solutions for managing farm operations, specifically around cost visibility and modeling to support equipment purchase decisions.
About Topcon Agriculture Group
Topcon Agriculture Group is a division of Topcon Positioning Group, headquartered in Livermore, California, USA (topconpositioning.com). Topcon Agriculture Group (topconagriculture.com), provides advanced IoT connected field and farm management solutions for aftermarket and OEM customers in the agriculture industry, integrating high-precision hardware, software and data to bring efficiency and enhance productivity to every phase of the farming operations. Its brands include Topcon, Digi-Star, RDS Technology, and Norac. Topcon Corporation (topcon.com), founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).