nPhase announced today that Trimble Agriculture has signed on to the nPhase ONE developer program to utilize the Verizon Wireless mobile broadband network for their Trimble Connected Farm deployment strategy. The nPhase ONE M2M development platform enables Trimble to integrate advanced M2M management capabilities into their back-office systems and applications as well as customer systems where and when required by using Unified Web Services APIs engineered to work across Verizon and Vodafone mobile broadband networks.
The Trimble Connected Farm solution enables wireless connections to optimize farming operations. Farmers can see where their assets are and make more informed decisions for time sensitive field operations like planting, pest management, and harvest, send jobs from their computer to the cab of machines, and automatically archive records in the back office for record keeping and billing.
"Trimble is a clear leader in enabling a whole new generation of 'smart farms'," said Steve Pazol, president of nPhase. "They provide an excellent example of how our respective companies are working together in solving important business and societal needs of today and tomorrow through advanced M2M. We are pleased to have them join nPhase at the 2011 CTIA Enterprise & Applications show to demonstrate the Trimble Connected Farm solution and the value delivered by nPhase and Verizon."
"The Trimble Connected Farm solution is designed for deployment in rural areas where cellular coverage has traditionally been spotty," said Ian Harley, business area director for Ag Information Management. "The Verizon Wireless network provides the best possible coverage for our target markets. This advantage, combined with nPhase advanced M2M capabilities, places Trimble Agriculture in a strong position to effectively and efficiently solve for the complex dynamic needs of our agriculture customers."
The Trimble DCM-300C modem is a Verizon certified communications device that can simultaneously measure and report machine telemetry, wirelessly sync precision Ag data like prescriptions to the office, and deliver high-accuracy sub-inch GPS corrections for guidance and machine control. The DCM-300C can be mounted on any machine with a power source to track and report machine movement.
To learn more about the Trimble Connected Farm solution and how nPhase and Verizon are bringing value, please visit nPhase booth #247 at the 2011 CTIA Enterprise & Applications show October 11-13 at the San Diego Convention Center. Trimble and nPhase executives will also be available for scheduled interviews.
About Trimble's Agriculture Division
Trimble's Agriculture Division is a leader in precision agriculture and guidance, operating globally with resellers throughout the world. Trimble's Connected Farm solutions help customers operate farm vehicles and implements more efficiently, save on input costs, and increase yield and productivity. Solutions include vehicle and implement guidance and steering; application control for seed, liquid, and granular products; laser- and GPS-based water management technology; record keeping and seamless field-to-office information management.
For more information, visit: www.trimble.com/agriculture
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location--including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
nPhase, a 50/50 joint venture between Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Verizon, provides advanced Machine to Machine (M2M) cloud platform services to the world's leading wireless operators such as Verizon and Vodafone, and enterprise customers with the most demanding needs for data reliability, coverage, security and innovation in M2M. Industries served include consumer electronics, transportation/ construction, utilities, healthcare, retail, industrial, financial services and government. nPhase leverages the global leadership in advanced connectivity technologies provided by Qualcomm, the industry leading network and channel provided by Verizon Wireless, and ten years experience as an M2M pioneer, to lead in the advancement of M2M. nPhase headquarters are located at 6195 Lusk Boulevard, Suite 200, San Diego, CA, 92121. More information about nPhase can be found at www.nphase.com.