J&M Manufacturing and Bitstrata Systems Announce J&M iFarm™ by Agrimatics™

First-ever tablet and smartphone-based grain cart solution

Online PR News – 27-March-2014 – Saskatoon, SK Canada – J&M Manufacturing Co., Inc. has partnered with Bitstrata Systems Inc. to offer the latest in grain cart weighing and data management technology. J&M iFarm™ by Agrimatics™ is a cloud-based data management system that collects, stores and sends weigh scale data from the cart directly to a smartphone or tablet. A small battery-operated device and free mobile app turns a smartphone or tablet into a full-featured grain cart display and data management system. The system can export data in a spreadsheet-friendly format, and is compatible with the upcoming Agrimatics™ cloud service for convenient data sharing and archiving.

The patent-pending technology enables remote operators to see the grain cart weight from their smartphone or tablet within a range of 400 feet. The system automatically collects and stores data when the grain cart is unloaded, without need of an additional sensor. Options for moisture sensor and automatic gate-shutoff are also available.

When asked why J&M chose to collaborate with Bitstrata Systems Inc., Joe Knapke, J&M’s service manager stated, "What really interested me about this system, is that it is leading edge technology, that is simple to use and works. With troubleshooting scale systems on a regular basis, common sense simplicity goes a long way. Also the fact that it can be retrofitted to almost any scale system we have out there as long as it has a junction box on it."

Ian Meier, CEO of Bitstrata Systems states, “We immediately saw a synergy between J&M’s streamlined implement designs and the leading-edge user experience of our Agrimatics™ products. The ease of use and connectivity of our tablet and smartphone-based solutions is changing the industry.”

About J&M Manufacturing Co., Inc.
J&M Manufacturing Co., Inc. located in Fort Recovery, Ohio is known for their many patents and uncomplicated designs for grain carts and other harvest equipment.  With over 700 dealers in their network, they have become a leading force in the grain handling market.

Bitstrata Systems Inc.
Bitstrata Systems Inc. located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, builds mobile device-based monitoring technologies for various industries. For the agricultural sector, they launched the Agrimatics™ Libra system in June 2013 at Canada’s Farm Progress show and have since shipped it throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. Agrimatics is a trademark of Bitstrata Systems Inc. Used by permission.

To learn more about J&M iFarm™ by Agrimatics™, please contact Mitchell Wood at J&M Manufacturing or visit www.jm-inc.com/ifarm.php for a visual demonstration today.

Mitchell Wood - iFarm Manager
J&M Manufacturing Co., Inc.
284 Railroad Street
Fort Recovery, OH  45846
Office: (419) 375-2376 ext. 168
Fax: (419) 375-2708