U.S. Cellular, IoT America partner on smart farming

September 28, 2018 //By Rich Pell
U.S. Cellular, IoT America partner on smart farming
Wireless telecommunications provider U.S. Cellular (Chicago, IL) has announced that it has teamed up with managed IoT services provider Internet of Things (IoT) America (Frisco, TX) to provide an enhanced suite of IoT solutions for business customers and rural communities.

In the partnership, U.S. Cellular customers - which range from growers and ranchers to small towns, light industrial companies, and more - will now have access to IoT America technology solutions designed to increase efficiency, yield, productivity and safety, while reducing operating costs. IoT America manages every aspect of implementation and delivery of IoT technologies, including installation, sensor management, ongoing monitoring as well as data analytics.

"We strive to work with companies who share our commitment to providing an excellent customer experience, and IoT America offers unique IoT applications and solutions that can enhance any agricultural operation while providing ongoing support every step of the way," says Scott Scheuber, director of emerging product and services management at U.S. Cellular. "IoT doesn't have to be difficult, and with our track record of high-quality network service, we can ensure that farms of all sizes and functions have access to the technology they need to be successful."

The companies say they 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, while tank monitoring solutions highlight diesel tank, propane tank, and water tank monitoring. In addition, say the companies, 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.

Michelle Reese, senior vice president of strategic alliances at IoT America, adds, "The success of our customers living and working in rural communities drives everything we do at IoT America, including our strategic engagement with U.S. Cellular. 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

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