Husqvarna expands innovation leadership with virtual boundary technology for Professional Robotic mowing

Husqvarna expands innovation leadership with virtual boundary technology for Professional Robotic mowing

Husqvarna, global leader in robotic lawnmowing, today launches Husqvarna EPOS technology, a satellite-based solution for a new series of professional Husqvarna Automower® robotic mowers, enabling mowing with virtual boundaries.  

Next year, Husqvarna has pioneered and shaped the robotic mowing segment for 25 years with high performing, silent and direct emission-free robotic mowers that are designed to help landscapers maintain healthy lawns and increase productivity.  

In 2019, Husqvarna introduced its first all-wheel drive robotic mowers, allowing residential and professional users to cover areas with an incline of up to 70 % - an important further step into the professional segment. Husqvarna is committed to continue to lead and develop the robotic mowing category through customer centric innovation and solutions.  

As the next step, Husqvarna today launches the Husqvarna EPOS technology, a high-precision satellite navigation system that delivers an accuracy of 2-3 centimeters. It is used to create virtual boundaries for professional robotic mowers. The new system will significantly increase the flexibility and use of professional robotic mowers in green spaces, as virtual boundaries can be adapted to meet the ever-changing needs of sports fields and public spaces. This new system further opens up opportunities for areas which historically were challenging for robotic lawnmowers, for example areas passing hard surfaces or those which are often remodeled as well as making aerating and scarifying easier.   

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Sascha Menges, President Husqvarna Division, commented: “Robotics and autonomous solutions will play a major role in the future of green space management. We are committed to continuously improving professional green space management and Husqvarna EPOS is a technological breakthrough in Husqvarna’s robotic mowing that will further accelerate the adaptation of robotics in professional lawn care. “  
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Husqvarna pro robotic mowers with Husqvarna EPOS integrate with Husqvarna Fleet Services, a digital fleet management control system, and make the management of large lawns and green spaces easier and more flexible and efficient than ever before. 

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The new technology is the next step in Husqvarna professional robotic lawnmowing and will be launched with selected professional customers in US, France, Germany and Sweden in 2020. 

Kirsten Van Pee Team Manager at Two cents
Bart van Hal Marketing Manager Husqvarna Division Benelux at Husqvarna Benelux

 

Over Husqvarna

Husqvarna is een merk van de Husqvarna Group. Al sinds 1689 vervaardigt Husqvarna hoogwaardige producten en introduceert het baanbrekende innovaties, zoals de trillingvrije en automatische kettingrem op kettingzagen en de robotmaaier. Vandaag biedt Husqvarna een ruim assortiment performante machines voor gebruik in parken, bossen en tuinen en staat het voor technologisch leiderschap in zijn kernsegmenten: kettingzagen, trimmers, zitmaaiers en robotmaaiers. De Husqvarna-producten worden verkocht in meer dan 100 landen, voornamelijk via servicedealers.  

Over de Husqvarna Group

De Husqvarna Group is een wereldwijde marktleider voor buitenmachines en innovatieve oplossingen voor bos-, park- en tuinonderhoud. Het gamma omvat onder meer kettingzagen, trimmers, robotgrasmaaiers en zitmaaiers. De groep is ook de Europese leider in tuinbevloeiingsproducten en een wereldleider op het vlak van snij- en diamantwerktuigen voor de bouw- en steensector. De producten en oplossingen van Husqvarna Group worden aan consumenten en professionals verkocht onder merknamen zoals Husqvarna, Gardena, McCulloch, Poulan Pro, Weed Eater, Flymo, Zenoah en Diamant Boart via dealers en retailers in meer dan 100 landen. De netto-omzet bedroeg in 2018 41 miljard Zweedse kroon en de groep telt zo’n 13.000 werknemers in 40 landen.

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