Connected operations cloud startup Samsara Inc. has today announced a new integration with John Deere to empower better agricultural operations.
The deal between the two companies sees Samsara and John Deere expanding upon its existing JDLink integration to deliver new features that provide greater visibility into support vehicles to optimize farming operations. JDLink is a connection that enables automatic data flow between connected machines and the owner’s John Deere Operations Center account.
It’s 2022 and of course tractors are connected to the internet, but it goes further. Support vehicles in agriculture such as fuel trucks, service trucks and pickups involve instrumental tasks such as taking fuel to equipment, transporting crops and servicing equipment. The ability to monitor support vehicles’ location and status progress in near-real time and quickly access information without interrupting workflows on the farm is important in modern times.
With the new integration, data from Samsara Vehicle Gateways on support vehicles, including vehicle location, heading, speed and fuel levels, is now available on the John Deere Operations Center map. Customers can leverage insights from Samsara devices within John Deere Operations Center to monitor support vehicles, alongside JDLink enabled equipment and machinery, on one platform.
The consolidated view allows customers to have complete visibility into their farming equipment and vehicles, according to the companies. As a result, organizations can maximize efficiency and uptime and improve communication workflows.
“With this integration, we’re able to take another step forward in bringing these physical operations to the cloud,” Chris Mozzocchi, senior director of product management, product and ecosystem integrations at Samsara, said in a statement. “Now that customers can access information from Samsara Gateways alongside the rest of their farm operations powered by John Deere, they have the complete visibility they need to keep things running smoothly and efficiently.”
This integrated solution with the John Deere Operations Center is available in early access for eligible support vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.
Samsara was last in the news in December when it raised $805 million in an initial public offering.