Jun. 1, 2018
Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN), a leading global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology, recently announced that FieldNET technology soon will be available with 4G LTE functionality.
The new cellular Category M1 (Cat-M1) modem has been certified and approved by a major wireless carrier as a network ready-to-integrate device that supports 4G LTE technology in the United States. LTE Cat-M1 is a low-power technology that allows growers to connect to the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices. The new FieldNET Cat-M1 offers extended range and compatibility with current and future FieldNET products.
"The 4G LTE modem will provide our U.S. customers with a simple, reliable and cost-effective wireless management solution for new systems or for upgrading existing FieldNET products," said Reece Andrews, product manager for FieldNET and Irrigation Controls. "This innovative device is another example of our commitment to provide growers with the tools they need to make faster, better-informed irrigation decisions."
The most-awarded pivot telemetry in the industry, FieldNET offers seamless remote monitoring and control, integrating a grower's irrigation tools and systems. The platform, which is compatible with almost any electric pivot brand, delivers real-time information, so growers can see exactly what their systems are doing and control them quickly and easily from a smartphone, tablet or computer.
A phased roll-out for the Cat-M1 is expected begin in June 2018.