New FieldNET® Modem Supports 4G LTE Technology
Sep 5, 2018
We are very pleased to announce that FieldNET technology is now available with 4G LTE technology.
“The 4G LTE Category M1 (Cat-M1) provides our U.S. customers with a simple, cost-effective wireless management solution,” said Reece Andrews, product manager for FieldNET and Irrigation Controls.
The 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 modem has been approved by a major wireless carrier as a network ready-to-integrate device that supports 4G LTE technology in the United States.
“The new FieldNET Cat-M1 offers extended range and compatibility with current and future FieldNET products,” Andrews said. “This innovative device is another example of our commitment to provide growers with the tools they need to make faster, better-informed irrigation decisions.”
With industry-leading FieldNET technology, growers have the ability to remotely monitor and control their irrigation systems. The platform, which is compatible with almost any brand of electric pivot, 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 of the Cat-M1 began earlier this summer.