Stanley Black & Decker accelerate IoT connectivity

Stanley Black & Decker is using T-Mobile Austria’s network, Ericsson IoT Accelerator and Stanley Black & Decker digital accelerator for accelerating connected equipment and services.

One such example, already live in the field, is the Stanley Earth’s farming project in India – the NADI Smart Solar Pump – that is enabling farmers to increase productivity and lower costs while offering a more sustainable alternative to an inefficient power grid or diesel-dependent water pumps for irrigation.

The 5-horsepower model of the NADI Smart Solar Pump is capable of delivering 100,000 liters of water a day, enabling farmers to manage groundwater resources better and irrigate over 5 acres of land throughout the year for higher crop yields – all with the control from their mobile phone. In addition to improving the livelihoods of rural farmers and their communities, the smart, connected solar water pumps also have a positive impact on the environment due to water and energy.

Stanley Black & Decker use cases include connecting high-end heavy excavators for predictive maintenance, tracking and productivity monitoring, and connected security infrastructure for software updates, intruder detection and alerts, and appropriate responses.

Mike Keogh, President, Stanley-X said, “We leverage cellular IoT along with renewable energy to expand workable areas for farms, simplify compliance to regulations, conserve natural resources, decrease dependency on fossil fuel, and increase revenue opportunities for farmers. We’re proud to offer improvements to the quality of life of farmers while improving the environment.“

Maria Zesch, CCO Business & Digitalization, T-Mobile Austria said, “Stanley Black & Decker demonstrates what an innovative company can achieve by combining its products with connectivity to have a positive and sustainable impact productivity and income of farmers. As an operator, we are delighted to help them leverage the connectivity and coverage to meet the needs of the local market and their project.”

Kiva Allgood, Head of IoT, Ericsson said, “Accelerating digital transformation and sustainability is a critical outcome we can deliver by partnering with T-Mobile Austria and Stanley Black & Decker. Leveraging Ericsson IoT Accelerator, a dedicated IoT network, it is possible to promote sustainable agriculture and contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.”

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