John Deere was recognized on April 16 for its work in wireless communications with the announcement of the 2015 Prometheus Award winners. The agricultural company received the “Mobile App of the Year” award at the gala for its Wireless Data Transfer, which sends analytical data from smartphones to John Deere machines.
The Prometheus Awards recognize organizations and innovations for technological breakthroughs that improve the lives and futures of people in Iowa. This year, the gala was presented by the Technology Association of Iowa, which has honored 168 Prometheus Award winners over the past decade.
“These award winners are innovating and building products, services, and businesses that are changing the world for the better,” said Brian Waller, president and chief executive officer of TAI. “They’re fueling Iowa’s economy and helping make our state a very attractive place for the best and brightest talents.”
John Deere introduced new wireless data transfer technology in August 2013. Wireless Data Transfer began enabling individuals to transmit data between their GreenStar display, JohnDeere.com and their farm management information systems.
“With the introduction of Wireless Data Transfer and data sharing on MyJohnDeere.com, overall data collection, transfer, and management will be much easier,” said John Deere Product Manager Kathy Michael, at the time of the announcement.
In light of its new service, John Deere also rolled out a general principles document on its website to clarify security and data management details to its customers. This was in an effort to provide the utmost transparency in terms of privacy.
At the 2015 Prometheus Awards gala, more than 800 technology professionals came together to recognize John Deere and other winners for their innovations.