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John Deere unveils fully autonomous tractor at CES, says it’s just the beginning

'Today, the fully autonomous portion is just tillage; tomorrow it may be planting, and after that it may be spraying,' the manager of John Deere’s StarFire Network Al Savage told RCR Wireless News at CES The most impressive thing about the 40,000-pound tractor that John...

Well, technically… there’s a LOT of data in agriculture: John Deere’s Deanna Kovar (Ep. 43)

According to John Deere's Vice President of Production & Precision Ag Production Systems Deanna Kovar, farming is just like manufacturing, except, of course, that it's outside. This means it's subject to the whims of nature, making advanced technologies like spatial intelligence and real-time data processing crucial. Further, the pressure is on for farmers as higher yields will be necessary to feed and clothe the increasing population.

Nokia, Vodafone India Foundation deploy more than 400 sensors as part of SmartAgri solution

The deployment will benefit more than 50,000 farmers in India Nokia and Vodafone India Foundation, the CSR arm of Vi, have deployed a Smart Agriculture (SmartAgri) solution as part of a pilot that is being implemented in 100 locations in the states of Madhya Pradesh...

Well, technically… farming is focused on being smarter and more automated: John Deere’s Nancy Post (Ep. 20)

When John Deere first began supplying agricultural tools in 1804, it was pitchforks and shovels; today, it’s connectivity and data. On this episode of Well, technically… John Deere's Director of Intelligent Solutions Group Nancy Post digs into how the company is helping farmers improve efficiency and output with advanced technologies like AI, machine learning and hopefully one day, 5G.

Australia invests over $21 million to accelerate adoption of 5G in industries

  The Australian government announced it is investing almost AUD30 million ($21.2 million) to improve the allocation and management of spectrum and trial 5G use across different industry sectors. This investment is part of the government’s Job Maker Digital Business Plan, which aims to accelerate the...

5G could have a $1.2 tn economic impact in Brazil by 2035: Nokia

  The future deployment of 5G technology in Brazil could have a $1.216 trillion economic impact and an increase in productivity of $3.08 trillion, according to a recent study by Nokia and Omdia. ICT, government, manufacturing, services, agriculture, and retail will be the industries most impacted...

5G to represent over 15% of mobile market by 2025: GSMA

  According to the GSMA, 5G networks will cover 40% of the global population by that year 5G connections are expected to reach 1.4 billion connections by 2025, representing over 15% of the global mobile market, according to a new study by the GSMA. The report highlights...

Wireless smart farming to keep frost away from citrus

Computer scientists from UCSB team up with citrus researchers to make a smart farm system that reports temperatures and may eventually automate the use of wind machines that keep frost off citrus crops. Computer science researchers from the University of California Santa Barbara are using...

California’s research network connects science and community

An interview with CENIC CEO Louis Fox reveals the interconnectedness and importance of broadband and wireless to researchers and community at large. CENIC — the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California — wants to connect the state of California into one giant wireless mesh network. With...

Agtech 5G use cases: Demo-day startups crave connectivity

Two agtech startups from demo day need 5G more than others. SALINAS, California -- Salinas — the "salad bowl of the world" — grows agricultural tech entrepreneurs. At the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas this week, nine nervous startup executives pitched their agriculture-related startups to...

Five drone use cases

Beyond military applications Commercial unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as drones, are no longer bound to military applications. The potential applications of drones is significantly increasing as the components that makeup the technology become more lightweight and affordable. Below explores a handful of drone use...

Carnegie Labs explores agricultural IoT, hybrid networking

Carnegie Technologies recently launched a new research and development lab that is exploring projects in hybrid satellite/cellular networking as well as agricultural "internet of things" projects. Carnegie Technologies is the developer of a converged platform for Wi-Fi and cellular, and the company's CTO Paul Struhsaker is...

Washington, D.C., suburb to become a lab for internet of things projects

A suburb of Washington, D.C., is growing into a living laboratory for "internet of things" technology projects. Set in Montgomery County, Maryland, Thingstitute is set to be an agricultural testbed to help farmers use data to become more "productive, prosperous and viable." The goal...

Senet partnership brings smart farming to LoRa-based LPWA network

Senet, a low power wide area network provider for North American LoRa-based "internet of things" applications, today announced a partnership with Paige Ag, a manufacturer and supplier of wire, cables, cable assemblies and electrical accessories, targeting smart farming and irrigation in agriculture. Poor wireless coverage...

IoT helps Italy’s farms recover from drought with precision agriculture

A problem with corn production, and a precision agriculture solution Italy is one of the top maize grain producers in the European Union alongside France, Germany, Hungary and Spain, producing more than 7 million tons of corn in an area of 700,000 hectares in 2015, according to EuroStat...

Increasing banana production with precision agriculture in Colombia

Agriculture is evolving Smart farming and precision agriculture have become important parts of modern agricultural practices. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), by 2050, food production may increase 70% to feed 9.6 billion people. Food and agricultural companies are...

Use cases: The many IoT applications of drones

Drones are a capitivating IoT example According to a report from retail research firm NPD Group, sales of drones have more than tripled over the last year, reaching around $200 million. The increasing interest in using these aerial devices is one of the best illustrations of how...

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