updated 5/23/2011 9:17:15 AM ET 2011-05-23T13:17:15

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., May 23, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Raven Industries (Nasdaq:RAVN) is excited to announce new Fleet View applications on its Slingshot platform which will allow for simple and affordable tracking of all types of machines, assets and support vehicles used for various farming applications. A new Fleet View only version of the Field Hub, coupled with free access to the new Fleet View Basic application on Slingshot, provides a cost efficient and upgradable version of the Field Hub currently used to deliver RTK, File Transfer and Remote Support services.

Slingshot Fleet View
Slingshot Fleet View showing vehicle locations

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Fleet View Basic is the online application that gives managers visibility into their fleets at a whole new level, allowing users to track vehicle locations from the home or office – or anywhere with an internet connection. From here users will be able to view a vehicle's current status, speed, direction of travel, latitude, longitude, wireless signal strength, and even historical maps to track where vehicles have been.

"These new applications allow users to leverage the superior technology of our Slingshot platform," said Program Manager Clint Mundt, "for affordable support vehicle tracking where RTK and Field Computer File transfer capabilities may not be necessary." The single low profile combo antenna can be installed out of sight and is great for use in any support vehicles.  Like the Slingshot RTK Field Hub, the end user will need to subscribe to a data service from a wireless service provider. The Fleet View Field Hub can also be used as an Ethernet connection to run a laptop, PDA or tablet allowing users to stay connected anywhere.

The Fleet View Field Hub, priced at $995, offers upgrade options that include a high performance antenna system for enhanced performance and signal strength as well as a Slingshot RTK upgrade kit for full RTK and Online capabilities. Once the remote upgrade is complete users will be able to utilize the RTK services, data transfer, remote support, API and all of the other capabilities provided by Slingshot. Customers interested in Fleet View, or other Slingshot product offerings, should contact a local Slingshot dealer, call us toll free at (800) 243-5435, or visit www.ravenslingshot.com for more information.

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 boom controls, from GPS guidance to steering systems, 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 all 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.

CONTACT: Ryan Molitor, Marketing Supervisor
         Raven Industries Applied Technology Division

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