Ayrstone Introduces AyrMesh Bridge

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How about an ethernet cable without the wires on your farm network? Yes, it’s possible. That is, with the Ayrstone Productivity AyrMesh Bridge! During the NAFB convention I spoke with company president Bill Moffitt about their newest product. The Bridge joins a growing family of products from Ayrstone like their AyrMesh Hub, Receiver and a Hub that mounts in your …

Audio, Internet, ZimmCast

New Holland Construction Website is New

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New Holland has been busy with website work lately. The Construction division just announced a new website. You may know that the marketing functions for New Holland Agriculture and Construction have been combined. I’m sure that makes for some interesting discussions in the marketing department! Easy navigation tailor-made for the user New Holland Construction’s new website (http://construction.newholland.com/nar) offers a fresh, …

Agribusiness, Internet, New Holland

Head to the Clouds with Ag Leader’s AgFiniti

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The big trend in the data world these days is the “cloud”. The cloud is a way to store your data in a safe, secure place and have access to it anywhere you may be. Ag Leader recently headed to the “clouds” with their new AgFiniti precision technology and to learn more, I spoke with Kaleb Lindquist during the 2014 …

Ag Leader, Agribusiness, Audio, Internet, Iowa Power Show, Precision Agriculture

Season’s Greeting from Joyent

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Have a Happy Holidays from Joyent. If you’ve ever wondered how or why ZimmComm websites like AgWired.com are always up and work so well then just think Joyent. Season’s Greetings from our team to yours. Looking back with appreciation for your business and looking forward to supporting your success in the coming new year. Henry Wasik

Holiday, Internet

The Next Generation Wireless Farm Networking is Here

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Ayrstone Productivity has brought it’s customers faster, longer, easier outdoor WiFi coverage. The next generation AyrMesh Hub2n will include 802.11n connectivity, expanded network security and outdoor range extension of up to 7.5 miles. This new technology puts farmers into the next phase of productivity improvement via wireless signals and hands-free data capture. With long-range wireless networks farmers can quickly and …

Internet, Technology

Farm Foundation Tackles Rural Internet Connectivity

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Walk down the street in most major American cities today, it’s pretty easy to get a high-speed wireless Internet hook-up. But move away from the city lights and into rural America, and it’s a different story. Too many farms lack real access to the web … ironic considering how much more reliant agribusiness has become on the Internet. Our friends …

Farm Foundation, Internet

2013 USDA-NASS Farm Computer Report

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The latest USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service report, “Farm Computer Usage and Ownership Report” (pdf) is now available. As you would expect, there’s more computer ownership and usage and more high speed internet access with less dialup. You can find the full report here with breakout statistics by state. Here’s a summary of the data. DSL was the most common …

Government, Internet, USDA

MyAgCentral: Getting All Info in One Place

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Recently, we told you about a new cloud-based precision data service called MyAgCentral.com. During the recent 2013 InfoAg Conference, Chuck was able to catch up with Steve Cubbage, the President of Prime Meridian, a company behind MyAgCentral.com and find out a little more. “It’s a subscription-based service for growers, retailers and service providers that brings technology together,” Steve said. “There’s …

Agribusiness, Audio, Internet

Connecting Farmers, Advisors and Precision Data

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Farmers looking to better leverage field data and expertise from their local advisor partners now have access to a new tool. Newly launched MyAgCentral is designed to bridge the gap between farmers and their trusted local advisors, allowing both to more easily exchange data and develop plans using a single online dashboard. The dashboard lets the farmer pull data from …

Agribusiness, Internet, Precision Agriculture