Remote Farm Support a Hit with Farmers

December 3, 2013 04:55 AM
Remote Farm Support a Hit with Farmers

Source: DeLaval

As modern farms become increasingly advanced, remote support is rapidly gaining popularity according to DeLaval, leading supplier of solutions that improve milking performance on farms. With DeLaval Remote Farm Connection, RFC, dairies can reduce on-farm visits from their advisory team and improve the rate at which they receive fast, actionable advice.

In the last 12 months, DeLaval has installed RFC on more than 2,000 dairies worldwide. Recent data from these farms show an increase of both control and efficiency in farm management. As a result, more farmers are aware of the benefits of remote consultations from external experts with RFC, which provides unrivalled farm data protection.

Producers in need of specialist support and advice are no longer limited to relying on their local network of service people. They can now also consult veterinarians, nutritionists and financial advisors from further afield. What’s more, when the owner is away from the farm, the farm’s computer can also be accessed via a secure web-based connection.

"Remote farm connections enable us to support our customers to a much greater extent than before. This kind of remote access provides us with the opportunity to support the producer more rapidly and more accurately than before as we are no longer confined to actual visits if we require farm data to make a decision," says Shaul Tcherikover, Business Development Manager, Farm Management Support Systems, DeLaval International. "A remote farm connection allows producers to give permission to our field technicians and other professionals to access the farm computer and provide aid, advice and support."

DeLaval Remote Farm Connection, RFC
DeLaval RFC provides secured networking and Internet connection for dairy producers looking to remotely obtain farm data or give external parties access to their farm’s computer. The solution includes a Cisco RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router, Kaspersky Antivirus Package and LogMeIn Pro remote connection software. RFC is compatible with all DeLaval installation types, be it ALPRO, DelPro, Standalone Activity System or any other DeLaval system.

About DeLaval
DeLaval is a leading supplier of solutions that improve the performance of farms for professional food producers. We support our customers in reducing their environmental footprint while improving food production, profitability and the well-being of the people and animals involved. We offer products, systems and services for all steps of milk production. Our solutions are used by millions of dairy farmers around the globe every day.

DeLaval was founded more than 130 years ago in Sweden, when the visionary Gustaf de Laval patented the cream separator. Today, DeLaval has 4,500 employees and operates in more than 100 markets. DeLaval, alongside Tetra Pak and Sidel, is part of the Tetra Laval Group.

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