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John Deere & SpaceX Partner to Help Farmers Overcome Connectivity Challenges.

by Beuuy Sanga
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• John Deer partner with SpaceX to provide cutting-edge satellite communications (SATCOM) service to farmers. 

• This partnership, will enable John Deere customers to be more productive, profitable, and sustainable in their operations.

• As of early January, Starlink’s network of satellites consisted of 5,289 mass-produced small satellites in low Earth orbit

John Deere has entered into an agreement with SpaceX to utilise its Starlink satellite internet constellation as part of the John Deere SATCOM solution.

Utilizing the industry-leading Starlink network, this solution will allow farmers facing rural connectivity challenges to fully leverage precision agriculture technologies. 

This partnership, will enable John Deere customers to be more productive, profitable, and sustainable in their operations as they continue to provide food, fuel, and fiber for their communities and a growing global population.

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We all know the value of connectivity to farmers is broader than any single task or action.

Connectivity unlocks vast opportunities that were previously limited or unavailable” ~said Aaron wetzel Vice president of precision Agriculture at John Deer.

How it works:

To activate this solution, The John DeereSATCOM solution will connect both new and existing machines through satellite internet service and ruggedised satellite terminals.

John Deere dealers will install a ruggedised Starlink terminal on compatible machines, along with a 4G LTE JDLink modem to connect the machine to the John Deere Operations Center.

This will fully enable technologies such as autonomy, real-time data sharing, remote diagnostics, enhanced self-repair solutions, and machine-to-machine communication, all of which help farmers work more efficiently while minimizing downtime.

About John Deere:

John Deere has led the agriculture equipment industry for more than two decades with satellite-based precision guidance technology,”

Now they are bringing satellite communication at farm scale so farmers with cellular coverage challenges can maximise the value of connectivity to their operations. 

Conclusion :

The SATCOM solution will initially be available through a limited release in the United States and Brazil starting in the second half of 2024

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