Source: Net Irrigate news release
Net Irrigate, an Internet of Things ag tech company, unveils its new, industry-leading mobile app – complete with Alexa integration – this week at Husker Harvest Days Expo Sept. 11-13. Visitors at the Nebraska-based expo have the chance to interact and test the beta version onsite before its official launch Oct. 1.
Features of the new app will change ag irrigation industry standards for purchasing, service, and support, and offer customers a truly user-focused tool for the company’s CircleScout brand of remote monitors. The current capabilities of CircleScout such as GPS positioning and proactive notifications are all included in the new release.
Net Irrigate is breaking new ground by giving its growers the ability to now purchase products and connect with service providers through the app, and even more, manage pivots through Alexa – another industry first. Customers can get equipped faster and more inexpensively than through other existing channels.
“In the same way that Amazon empowered consumers, we plan to lead the empowerment of growers to both operate and maintain their center pivots,” said Eddie DeSalle, CEO of Net Irrigate. “We want to continue to bridge the gap between irrigation and technology, change the mindset about how the industry can work, and most importantly, provide an experience that puts growers first.”
In addition, customers can make needed adjustments to their accounts and make payments; creating a self-serve environment that eliminates inefficiencies and unnecessary steps in managing their irrigation systems.
Other features include multi-mapping that allows customers operating in multiple locations to monitor all of their systems on one screen; real-time chat to connect farmers with their rep at Net Irrigate for customer support; and an in-app events feed that can be tailored based on location, interests and account information. The CircleScout app is free to customers and will be available in iOS and Android through the app store.
The new app represents an overall effort from Net Irrigate to spur changes in the industry that help it connect directly with growers and bring added value to its products and services. Since its inception, the company has worked to produce the most practical remote monitoring technology and is now working equally as hard to get that technology into the hands of farmers faster and more economically.
“With technology advances and changing market demands our industry will certainly face challenges, but we want customers to know that if there is a better or more efficient way to do things, we will bring it to them,” said DeSalle.
To learn more about Net Irrigate or CircleScout, please visit https://store.netirrigate.com/about-us/.