U.S. Cellular and Internet of Things America (IoT America) will provide an enhanced suite of IoT solutions for business customers and rural communities. These U.S. Cellular customers – which range from growers and ranchers to small towns, light industrial companies and more — now have access to IoT America technology solutions designed to increase efficiency, yield, productivity and safety, while reducing operating costs.
IoT America manages the implementation and delivery of IoT technologies, including installation, sensor management, ongoing monitoring as well as data analytics. Whether a farm needs tracking devices on herds or tanks, facility monitoring or anything in between, IoT reduces the complexity of evolving a farm into a tech-forward business, according to Michelle Reese, senior vice president of strategic alliances at IoT America.
“By combining our vast IoT capabilities and industry expertise with U.S. Cellular’s market leadership in creating solutions that delight customers on their network, we are in a perfect position to help growers and ranchers make smarter decisions and improve the way they work,” said Reese.
U.S. Cellular and IoT America will be providing smart farming solutions for farmers and ranchers to deliver higher yields and efficiencies to enhance day-to-day operations. Initially, IoT America will begin with asset tracking and tank monitoring solutions for U.S. Cellular customers. Asset Tracking includes outdoor applications as well as Lone Worker identification capabilities. The Tank Monitoring solutions highlight diesel tank, propane tank and water tank monitoring. Additionally, Tank Monitoring allows for reduced truck rolls from delivery companies, increased time utilization for both family farm operations and large co-ops, and better facility performance and uptime for livestock and machinery.