Raven Industries Adds Speed to Slingshot

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Equipment, technology

Field Hub 20_TopThe new Slingshot Field Hub 2.0 is beefing up Raven Industries‘ line of high speed modems. The modem boasts data speeds of up to 4G where available– ten times faster than other versions.  The new speeds mean faster data transfer, more reliable remote support sessions, and better connectivity with external devices.  The Slingshot has a WiFi option, allowing connection with other devices in the cab with no need for an additional cellular plan.

Currently the device is supported on the Verizon network, with support from other carriers, including AT&T and Bell, coming soon. The modem also works to enhance Raven’s newer field computers, including the Viper 4.

The Field Hub 2.0 comes in a modern, more compact package, making it easier to fit in the cab while still carrying forward the industrial strength and reliability that Slingshot users have grown accustomed to. The low loss primary and diversity antenna package ensures connectivity in even the most remote and challenging environments. As with all Field Hubs, it is GPS-enabled so that users can always locate and manage their unit through the Slingshot web portal.

“Data connectivity is incredibly important in modern agriculture, and professional operators today depend on it,” said Josh Skanderup, Product Manager for Slingshot. “The Field Hub 2.0 provides the speed and reliability Raven needs to continue building innovative, connected solutions.”

For growers using the current Field Hub solution, Raven will continue to ensure it remains a trusted and reliable solution.