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Orange, Dacom deliver Smart Agriculture

Orange, Dacom deliver Smart Agriculture

May 8, 2014

Orange Business Services is delivering a scalable communications infrastructure and managed machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity services to Dacom, an innovative high-tech company that develops and supplies ICT and sensor solutions that provide yield optimisation to arable farms around the world. The managed M2M solution from Orange Business Services will enable Dacom to connect tens of thousands of devices for its agricultural customers in more than 30 countries around the globe.

Dacom uses M2M technology to enable farming success
Dacom is an innovative high-tech company that develops and supplies specialised hardware, software and online advisory services to arable farms and the agribusiness around the world. All data is combined on the same platform, delivering unrivaled flexibility. Through its scalable communications infrastructure, Orange Business Services will collect and transmit information from Dacom’s  connected devices, including sensors such as weather stations and soil moisture sensors. By combining sensor technology, Internet and scientific knowledge, growers can continuously monitor and fine-tune their production process throughout the growing season and crop information is easily sharable with the surrounding partners. The agribusiness can continuously anticipate and optimise raw material supply through the consultation of field data and smart modules. This results in the maximum yield achievable through the economically sound and responsible use of agri-inputs likes chemicals, water and nutrients.

M2M solution from Orange Business Services delivers business benefits
Orange Business Services’ scalable infrastructure guarantees reliable and seamless data transfers, which will communicate through Orange’s international M2M communications network. Dacom achieves tangible business benefits from having a single global provider of all of its M2M communication infrastructure, such as:

  • Seamless SIM card ordering, activation and tracking through a dedicated portal;
  • One price per SIM card regardless of location; and
  • Scalable connectivity reaching 220 countries and territories.

“The M2M communications infrastructure provided by Orange Business Services is key to Dacom’s go-to-market strategy as the customers are requiring global support and connectivity,” said Janneke Hadders, managing director, Dacom. “Orange is our partner of choice because of the company’s international footprint and smart agriculture ambition. Our partnership has the potential to support us with managed services for Dacom’s platform, not only today, but also in the future.”

Orange Business Services provides unique Smart Agriculture expertise
Smart Agriculture is a vertical within the Orange Smart Cities & Territories strategic program with an ambition to provide a diversified, coherent multi-solution offering for agriculture and agri-food companies. Digital services are becoming more accessible in the agricultural world and farmers are more aware of the opportunities that new technologies provide. Orange Business Services offers that support Agriculture include solutions to connect sensors for fields, machines and livestock monitoring, agricultural machinery tracking and traceability and shipping control.

“Through its Smart Agriculture vertical, Orange Business Services aspires to let agriculture’s stakeholders benefit from its expertise as an operator and integrator, through an open, innovative approach,” said Nathalie Leboucher, head of Orange Smart Cities & Territories. “We believe that by combining our solutions with the solutions created by Dacom, we can help farmers enable digital services usage and support them in their day-to-day decision making.”

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