Data management has been a hot topic in agriculture recently as many companies have raced to develop their own proprietary data collection tools and management software. Some of the largest equipment manufacturers in the world have been working to carve out their place in this data management space. However, many, if not all these companies have taken the proprietary path, meaning they have decided to develop these systems specifically for their brands. At DMZ, we understand that the Ag market is not brand specific. Instead there are multiple shades of reds, greens, yellows, and blues, on farms. It is for this reason that DMZ took a different approach than other companies in that it sought to design a tool that was capable across all brands and all equipment. From that desire DMZ has built a brand independent data management tool from the ground up, that can be utilized by any farmer, in any machine. This tool is called Yield Link and it is a patent pending product built, assembled, and managed by DMZ.
How It Works
Yield Link is best thought of as a Cloud-Enabled Flash Drive. Just like a flash drive, Yield Link can be plugged into your device's (Yield Monitor for example) USB Port. From there, the device will recognize Yield Link as a regular flash drive. At that point users can save to the flash drive just as they would to any flash drive they have previously used. Then, users can launch the Yield Link App on their phone and click one button (upload) to have all the files saved on Yield Link uploaded to the Cloud. Due to the fact Yield Link uploads the files over your Smart Phone or Tablet's data connection, users don't need to add another data subscription to their farm and instead can use their existing data plan with their Smart Phone or Tablet.
Patent Pending Status
Yield Link is currently a Patent Pending Technology. All Patent paperwork was handled by Casimir Jones out of Madison, WI.
Pricing for a Yield Link System is $1,500. This price includes both the hardware component, which is the actual Yield Link box, as well as the software application that runs the hardware.