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Agricultural equipment manufacturer relies on iot to help farmers improve efficiency and increase profits

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Precision agriculture takes this age-old practice to the next level, using the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) to connect devices and data analytics systems. The result is improved accuracy of agricultural management practices, enabling farmers to make smarter decisions, such as what and where to plant, fertilize or spray.

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Agricultural equipment manufacturer relies on iot to help farmers improve efficiency and increase profits

  1. 1. Agricultural equipment manufacturer relies on iot to help farmers improve efficiency and increase profits Agricultural Equipment Farmers have always been skilled at observing their environment: weather, soil, crop readiness, and adjusting their planting, harvesting and other tasks based on measurements, conditions and forecasts. Precision agriculture takes this age-old practice to the next level, using the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) to connect devices and data analytics systems. The result is improved accuracy of agricultural management practices, enabling farmers to make smarter decisions, such as what and where to plant, fertilize or spray. A global manufacturer and distributor of agricultural and construction machinery is capitalizing on the recent advances in IoT by outfitting their farming equipment with sensors and telematics solutions to help farmers implement precision agriculture practices: • Manage their fleet of machinery • Track machines • Gather real-time data on equipment status The ability to monitor the farm equipment in real time enables farmers to program exactly what and where each piece of equipment will plant, fertilize, spray and harvest. This saves fuel, improves efficiency, and ultimately increases profits. Control Center accelerates equipment rollout and simplifies monitoring Quickly rolling out connected machines in emerging markets and monitoring them is a key challenge for the manufacturer. Control Center automates the IoT service lifecycle for the connected equipment, and enables the supplier to include a single, global SIM during the manufacturing process. The global SIM maps the lifecycle of that device to its supply- chain process from factory to distribution. The company reports that it has increased its expansion of devices five-fold in the last year, growing the number of connected machines to more than 50,000. Customer Use Case “Before IoT, collecting data was difficult. For example, a farmer takes 2-4 weeks to harvest, all the while collecting data. That information about the yield is important for the agronomist who is creating a fertilizer prescription for him. However, in the past, the agronomist had to wait until the harvest was done to get that data,” said the product line manager. CONFIDENTIAL
  2. 2. © Jasper. All rights reserved. +1.650.810.8000 www.jasper.com UC_AgManufacturer_101415 • Quickly expand into emerging markets while managing costs • Maintain consistent product, including common modem and SIM card so the manufacturer can ship equipment anywhere in the world Business goals • Broad signal coverage for customers in new areas • Manufacturing complexity, with different equipment parts for different countries • Managing different rate plans in each new market Operational challenges By the numbers More than 50,000 North America, Western Europe 5 tiered global plans, 5 tiered US plans 26 different users, including ops, finance Number of devices Geographic markets Rate plans User roles How Control Center helps • Allows the manufacturer to keep a single global SIM while they expand into new markets • Ensures predictable costs Control Center usage details Benefits • Runs 1.9M API pulls/month (Echo, EditTerminal, SendSMS, GetTerminalDetails) • Test responsiveness of devices • Control costs • Interact with application on devices • Provide visibility into device behavior • Average of 36,000 automated provisioning actions/month • Reliance on APIs • Quickly provision new devices • Integrated into company’s data management platform • If no connection for one week, change SIM status to “Activation Ready” • Cost containment — don’t pay for deactivated machines Functionality Automation examples API examples CONFIDENTIAL

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