New AyrMesh Cab Hub2 connects machine-to-machine

A modified version of Ayrstone’s AyrMesh Hub2×2 that mounts on a tractor, sprayer, combine, UTV, or truck, the AyrMesh Cab Hub2 facilitates high-speed, high-bandwidth data communications between farm equipment and local resources, other farm machines, and the Internet.

As autonomy becomes more prevalent on the farm, strong Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connectivity will become increasingly important. From simple data transfer to complex operations, M2M communication is absolutely vital on today’s farm equipment. The AyrMesh system is built specifically for use in rural locations and works even where there is no cellular connection.

A unique cable allows the Hub2 to be powered by a common 12-volt utility plug and two external magnetic-mount antennas for a clear signal. Mounted inside the cab of your farm or ranch vehicle, it connects that vehicle to the rest of the AyrMesh network.

The Cab Hub2 is available either in a retail configuration, which includes a strong plastic case, power cable, and two magnetic mount antennas. It is also available in an embeddable option for farm equipment OEMs who want to include it as default for connectivity.

“Machine-to-machine communication is becoming vital as the industry moves toward autonomy,” says Bill Moffitt, president of Ayrstone Productivity. “The new AyrMesh Cab Hub2 can best be used with an existing AyrMesh WiFi system to keep farm equipment connected all over the farm, but it can also be used as a stand-alone wireless networking node for an autonomous vehicle fleet.”

While the company’s current target is farm equipment that requires connectivity for tasks like RTK corrections or moving prescriptions and as-applied data, Moffitt says it is also eager to work with manufacturers of farm machinery to help them create fully autonomous solutions.

The AyrMesh Cab Hub2 retails for $499.95. To learn more, visit ayrstone.com.

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