John Deere Boosts Its Wireless Networks with the Purchase of CBRS PAL Licenses

Posted On November 19, 2020

Source: Successful Farming

John Deere’s manufacturing facilities are extremely complex environments that rely on automation and connectivity. 

“For example, Harvester Works in Moline, Illinois, is a tremendously large operation. A lot of information gets passed around in that facility that we have to translate,” says Craig Sutton, manager for advanced manufacturing and innovation, John Deere. “People may not realize how much Ethernet cable we have to run in order to ensure we bring together all of the data we use to build machines.”

While there are miles of embedded Ethernet cables and Wi-Fi points in their facilities, the company still faces limited flexibility for set up and upgrades.

Written by Timothy Downs

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