John Deere

Deere & Co. has issued a request for proposals that would lead to a strategic partnership to help it advance its satellite communications (SATCOM) capabilities for intelligent machines.

“We believe SATCOM will unlock significant opportunities in agriculture by enabling farmers to take advantage of innovative technologies that rely on real-time information and communication,” said Lane Arthur, VP of data, applications and analytics, in a prepared statement. “For example, autonomous tractors benefit from real-time communication through the John Deere Operations Center, as farmers use the app to start and stop the machine, monitor the job it’s executing, and determine what it should do when it encounters an obstacle.”

The company is looking for vendors who can help it connect machines through satellite service and ruggedized satellite terminals.


Source: Deere & Co.