At a Glance.
With PubNub, Climate:
- Easily shares real-time data across their digital farming platform, which helps to improve productivity.
- Operates continuously and reliably to deliver real-time updates of farm equipment usage.
- Can deliver these updates and device status changes at scale, without latency issues, no matter how high usage spikes.
“We found that PubNub is so reliable for us that we have never even considered moving away from it or building our own backend system. We don’t have to think about PubNub. We know that PubNub can handle that load no matter how high usage spikes.”Artie Lee, Director of Engineering at Climate
Meet Climate LLC and Bayer Crop Science Digital Farming
Climate and Bayer Crop Science Digital Farming are dedicated to helping farmers sustainably increase their productivity. From field insights to crop performance analysis, their platform is modernizing farm management by providing a way for users to control and monitor their operations in real time from their app.
Utilizing solutions offered by Climate and Bayer Crop Science Digital Farming, farmers can collect and store data and monitor progress in real time as they are working in the field. The Climate FieldView™ platform provides a wide range of tools that seamlessly integrates with nearly all major equipment brands, helping farmers to make informed data-driven decisions that improve their operations.
In order to provide their customers with the most reliable way to connect and share data in real time, Climate turned to PubNub.
Increasing productivity with real-time updates
Rather than building a system of their own, Climate FieldView relies on PubNub to deliver real-time updates of farm equipment usage.
As an early adopter of PubNub, the Engineering division of Climate has built out a core feature of their platform called Remote View, which allows those who are not working in the field to easily monitor equipment use and connect in real time to share critical information. “Say you're a farm manager and you want to see what your team has worked on today. You can fire up Remote View on your device and see the work [being] performed,” said Artie Lee, Director of Engineering at Climate.
Through Presence, powered by PubNub, their platform monitors equipment usage and pushes out real-time updates as the device state changes, like the amount of work performed that day by a specific vehicle. “A person in the office will know the work that is performed immediately via PubNub’s messaging infrastructure due to Presence,” said Lee. “They can then easily share data through various PubNub streams.”
By using PubNub for these real-time capabilities, Climate has given their customers the ability to remotely monitor device usage and status changes, which helps to improve productivity and farming operations.
Operating continuously and at scale during usage spikes
Network reliability can be challenging while in the field, which is why Climate customers depend on them to provide a platform with continuous operability—especially during harvest season when usage spikes.
“A lot of the value we get from PubNub is the fact that it works very fast and in real time,” said Lee. “The reality is, the low latency PubNub provides is really tough to beat.”
Since implementing PubNub, Lee and his team haven’t had to worry about outages or delays. They are confident that PubNub can provide high reliability while ensuring the lowest latency to meet the needs of their customers.
“We found that PubNub is so reliable for us that we have never even considered moving away from it or building our own backend system,” said Lee. “We don’t have to think about PubNub. We know that PubNub can handle that load no matter how high usage spikes.”
Confidently looking ahead with a reliable partner
Another crucial benefit that Lee and his team have seen with PubNub is knowing that they can count on PubNub to provide insight and support, whether that’s guidance on iterating a previously implemented functionality, or discussing how they can evolve their platform with new features to improve their user experience.
Having this additional support from PubNub helps Lee and his team truly focus on innovating their product offering. “Working with your support team and our PubNub Account Executive has always been fantastic,” said Lee. “It’s exciting to discuss how we can develop new features or updates that can improve our customer experience.”
Climate teams trust PubNub because they know that we can operate reliably and at scale to deliver real-time updates and critical information to customers. If you would like to learn how PubNub can help easily power your real-time experiences—get in touch with our team of experts.
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