Fresno, Calif (PRWEB) October 01, 2014
(October 1, 2014)—Agrian, Inc. announced today that it has purchased Altamont Computers, Inc., a California-based software development company specializing in land management programs and mobile mapping applications for enterprise agriculture operations.
The acquisition includes Altamont’s LandView app. Altamont founder and former CEO, Tom Horsley, will assist in the integration process and joins Agrian’s mobile division as the enterprise architect.
Nishan Majarian, Agrian’s founder and CEO, said Altamont’s interactive map-based offering fits well within Agrian’s comprehensive suite of easy-to-use data management solutions for ag retailers, crop advisors, agronomists, growers and food handlers.
“We’re continuing to grow at a rapid pace and will soon be introducing even more tools to simplify the process of collecting, managing and leveraging field-level information for precision agronomy,” said Majarian. “We’re very pleased to have acquired the talented team at Altamont.”
The LandView mobile map-based app differs from some other geographical information systems (GIS) in that it lets users create tasks and track the completion of those tasks. LandView uses aerial imagery and real time updates to provide a big picture perspective of site-specific data. Majarian said LandView will be maintained for the immediate future and will eventually be incorporated into the Agrian Mobile platform.
“A core belief at Altamont was that information technology can make a significant difference in the efficiency, sustainability and safety of global agriculture,” said Horsley. “We know Agrian shares the same core values and can take what we’ve started to the next level. We’re proud to become part of the Agrian team.”
The Agrian platform is a single, uncomplicated software system enabling users to capture boots-in-the-dirt intelligence resulting in agronomic precision. Agrian’s web-based service allows users to incorporate field equipment data with mapping and input reports, providing the tools needed to manage assets and make the best use of the land.
By helping to determine optimal amounts of seed, crop protection inputs and nutrients for best possible yields, Agrian makes it easier to maintain profitability, meet compliance reporting requirements and show stewardship of the land and other resources.
Founded in 2004, Agrian Inc. offers the most integrated solution to the growing demand for information addressing food safety, environmental concerns, traceability, sustainability, and locally and organically grown food. The company’s flagship products include Agrian Advisor and Documented Advisor; Agrian Grower and Documented Grower; Agrian Applicator and Documented Applicator; and Agrian Handler and Compliance Handler. For more information, please call 559-437-5700 or visit http://www.agrian.com.