Ill., Sept. 29, 2022 /CNW/ -- Deere &
Company (NYSE: DE) announced it has issued a satellite
communications (SATCOM)-focused request for proposals to secure a
cutting-edge solution that will further connect its fleet of
intelligent machines. This will enhance the satellite connectivity
that Deere is already delivering to its customers today, and is a
critical step in the company's commitment to creating value for
farmers around the world.
"We believe SATCOM will unlock significant opportunities in
agriculture by enabling farmers to take advantage of innovative
technologies that rely on real-time information and communication,"
said Lane Arthur, VP of Data,
Applications and Analytics at John Deere. "For example, autonomous
tractors benefit from real-time communication through the John
Deere Operations Center, as farmers use the app to start and stop
the machine, monitor the job it's executing, and determine what it
should do when it encounters an obstacle."
During the initial phase, Deere is seeking a strategic
partnership with a vendor or set of vendors to connect both new
machines and retrofitted machines through satellite service and
ruggedized satellite terminals. This is expected to enable Deere's
customers to be more productive and efficient, and increase food
and fuel production for their communities and the world's growing
As SATCOM plays an increasingly critical role in deploying new
innovative technologies, vendors have the opportunity to benefit
from the financial and experiential advantages of collaborating
with Deere by being at the forefront of this connectivity effort
and obtaining key learnings to apply to future projects and use
For more information or inquiries related to the RFP, contact
About John Deere
Deere & Company (www.JohnDeere.com) is a global leader in
the delivery of agricultural, construction, and forestry equipment.
We help our customers push the boundaries of what's possible in
ways that are more productive and sustainable to help life leap
forward. Our technology-enabled products including John Deere
Autonomous 8R Tractor, See & Spray™, and E-Power Backhoe are
just some of the ways we help meet the world's increasing need for
food, shelter, and infrastructure. Deere & Company also
provides financial services through John Deere Financial.
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