(Deshler, Neb. – Oct. 26, 2022) – Reinke Manufacturing, a leader in precision irrigation equipment, and FreeWave® Technologies, a leader in industrial wireless connectivity, today announced a partnership to simplify data connectivity between irrigation systems and the cloud, making way for another best-in-class hardware line-up for Reinke’s ReinCloud-Ready® products.
With years of agriculture experience between the two companies, Reinke and FreeWave will simplify how data is collected through FreeWave’s Fusion global wireless technology. This collaboration enables growers to access real-time event-based irrigation data over a robust radio network, giving them total control without worrying about connectivity gaps.
FreeWave’s technology will deliver the data to Reinke’s ReinCloud® ag-data service. ReinCloud’s easy-to-use and customizable dashboard allows growers to organize data in a way that works for their operation. Data can be arranged by property, zone and equipment. ReinCloud will send notifications to a smart device based on insights from the field. Irrigation systems can be operated remotely from any place, at any time, while giving growers information on how operations are progressing.
“Reinke is always looking for ways to improve how data is gathered for growers,” said Chris Roth, president of Reinke. “FreeWave is also committed to this process. The irrigation system can be operated remotely from any place, at any time, giving the growers freedom and time savings.”
“Using technology can quickly change business models for the better. It’s great to see Reinke offering our data-connectivity solutions for growers. Together, we’re able to give them the ability to better focus on their fields and crops and have the data wherever they are, whenever they need it, to garner better yields,” said Kirk Byles, FreeWave CEO. “The ReinCloud Ready series of solutions is just the beginning of our partnership with Reinke.”
About Reinke Manufacturing: With hundreds of dealers in more than 40 countries, Reinke Manufacturing is the world’s largest privately held manufacturer of center pivot and lateral move irrigation systems. Family-owned since 1954 and headquartered in Deshler, Neb., Reinke develops products and technology designed to increase agriculture production while providing labor savings and environmental efficiencies. Reinke is a continued leader in industry advancements as the first to incorporate GPS, satellite-based communications, and touchscreen panel capabilities into mechanized irrigation system management. Visit Reinke.com for more information on Reinke or to locate a dealership.
About FreeWave Technologies: Based in Boulder, Colo., for nearly 30 years, FreeWave Technologies have connected the unconnected with a reliable ecosystem of edge intelligent radios and solutions – manufactured in the United States – to optimize the extreme edge of remote industrial operations. FreeWave has a legacy of solving thousands of customer challenges globally across multiple industries, FreeWave can help transform and future-proof an operation now. Visit freewave.com to get started.