Edge Cloud Computing is expected to pave the way for advanced insights and improved operational efficiency and production in agriculture
Trilogy Networks has partnered with Chat Mobility, a rural wireless services provider, to launch rural cloud initiative for accelerating digital transformation of precision agriculture across the US.
The relationship will pair Trilogy Networks’ distributed cloud platform with Chat Mobility’s wealth of network assets in Southwest Iowa.
Trilogy Networks to extend its expertise in Edge Cloud Computing and networking to family farms
Through the alliance, Trilogy Networks will extend its expertise in Edge Cloud Computing and networking to family farms and multi-national corporations focused on precision agriculture across the rural areas in America.
Trilogy’s Edge Computing can optimise the interaction of IoT sensors and devices with Cloud applications by bringing computing and storage close to the sources of data, significantly reducing latency and bandwidth requirements. It also enables in the automation of agricultural ecosystem.
Farmers will also have access to data captured in real-time from the connected devices across their farms during the entire crop cycle.
Trilogy Networks president and CEO George Woodward said: “The Precision Agriculture segment has been keenly focused on solutions to drive the next generation of efficiency in agricultural output. We are at the genesis of what converged IT, OT (operational technologies), and the Internet of Things can achieve.
“Producers are constantly looking to increase yields and lower costs. The power of Edge computing within feet of the crops is a game-changer. Trilogy’s LinX network and Multi-Tenant Edge solutions will enable the most efficient and highest quality food production on earth.”
Chat Mobility general manager Brian Spurgeon said: “The first phase of our alliance includes the deployment of high capacity computing and storage in our data centre, within our central offices, and at several cell sites across Southwest Iowa.
“This forward-looking initiative continues our history of delivering the cutting-edge solutions needed by our customers, in this case, real-time analytics at the far Edge of network covering thousands of square miles of rich agricultural lands.”