Inmarsat inks deal with Pessl Instruments on agricultural IoT
Inmarsat and Pessl Instruments join forces to speed up adoption of smart agricultural technology.
Satellite tech company Inmarsat and agricultural tech specialist Pessl Instruments have teamed up to speed up the adoption of IoT in the agricultural sector. Inmarsat will become Pessl Instruments sole connectivity and platforms provider.
By partnering with Inmarsat, and integrating Inmarsat’s range of IoT capabilities including LoRaWAN (LPWAN), global L-band satellite network and data platforms, both Pessl and Inmarsat will be able to offer bespoke IoT solutions to their customers in even the most remote and rural locations around the world, in a bid to help farmers become more efficient and increase productivity.
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Austria, Pessl Instruments offers a complete range of wireless, real-time weather, insect, crop growth and real nutrient status solutions. Ita agritech business, which also operates under the Metos brand, has a direct presence in 13 countries and distribution channels in over 80 countries around the world.
IoT means more profits in agriculture
Gottfried Pessl, founder and CEO of Pessl Instruments, said that IoT is “one of the most exciting new technologies to hit the farming and agriculture sectors for decades and the technology is fast leading to the emergence of a cleaner, more sustainable and more profitable industry”.
“Demand for IoT-based solutions is rapidly increasing, which is why we believe that the time is now right for Pessl to enter into a partnership with Inmarsat. By combining our respective expertise and capabilities, we can extend our reach and support our customers with bespoke IoT solutions wherever they are around the world.”
Simon Fisk, senior vice president of Inmarsat Enterprise, said that IoT’s utility in the agriculture sector is proven and faces challenges with globally diverse locations and significant land mass coverage, which has limited the roll out of advanced IoT solutions.
“Inmarsat is able to deliver a unique mix of LPWAN and satellite technologies anywhere on the planet that provides a complete solution to enable remote data collection, analytics and automation. Joining forces with Pessl will enable us to have a transformative impact on the farming sector,” he added.
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